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Maurice Garland sits down with Big Boi and Mike Bigga (a.k.a Killer Mike) in Stankonia studios to talk about current state of Hip Hop, how their supergroup with Pill came about, the remix for ‘Ready Set Go’ with T.I., which they began shooting the video for and more.

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Pound Magazine chops it up wtih Statik & Term about the importance of mixtapes, Boston hip-hop scene, how hip-hop came into their lives and their favorite duos.

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Part 1 of Joell Ortiz on tour in London. Video shot and cut by Carl Allegard.

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Also hit continue reading to check out Joell’s live performance at Cargo, London, where he wrapped his tour in UK.

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Back in 1995 Notorious B.I.G. was a guest star on Martin Lawrence’ sitcom called Martin. This is the full episode split in 3 parts, hit continue reading to watch the rest of it.

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Legendary keyboardist and funk-man Booker T. (of “Green Onions” and “Melting Pot” fame) was recently in the studio working on his new record, The Road From Memphis (in stores 5/10/11), with special guests The Roots. Watch the video piece RollingStone captured, with Booker T. and The Legendary recreating their own interpretation of Lauryn Hill‘s “Everything Is Everything.”

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raekwon live Raekwon Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

Raekwon the Chef has cooked up some marvelous shit during his illustrious rap career. Since he went to “war with the melting pot” on Wu-Tang Clan’s first single “Protect Ya Neck” in ’92, Shallah put out a string of memorable solo albums (including the classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… series), made outstanding co-starring appearances on countless stellar Wu releases (most notably with his Co-D Ghostface Killah), and spit darts on tracks with everyone from the late Big Pun to teen twitter-throb Justin Bieber.
This week he released yet another solo album, Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, which sounds like some of his best work to date. So we felt it was the right time to go chop it up with the Chef to break down what we feel are the 25 most essential songs in his never ending catalog of crack. And you know Louis Rich Diamonds is always down to connect, politic, ditto. Put your shoes on.

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Previous: Full Clip: Raekwon Breaks Down The Wu-Tang/Chef Catalogue

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Extensive interview with esteemed producer, DJ, New Orleans hip-hop living legend, Mr. Mannie Fresh. This particular Q&A, conducted by long-time RBMA team member Chairman Jefferson Mao, took place at a recent Red Bull Music Academy meeting of the minds in NOLA. Watch and observe as Mannie discusses the roots of bounce music, where he spent his early collegiate years (hint: not in college), his glorious run with Cash Money Records and more.

Watch the interview here.

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Član riječkog Balance crew-a Doki Dok je svoj mixtape pustio u prodaju ljetos, a sad je odlučio staviti ga na besplatni download.

Sa riječkih ulica stigla je nova zaliha pravog hip hopa direktno za vaše ipode, mobitele, aute i radio postaje. Nakon godina rada na CD-u , član Balance Crew-a DOKI DOK izbacuje svoj prvi uradak pod nazivom „Balance Mixtape“. Sve što ćete čuti na ovome CD-u je ukomponirano sa poznatim ljubljanskim DJ K’Pow-om koji je uz svoje trikove i skliove „scratchanja“ napravio ovaj mixtape različitim na hip hop sceni. Na mixtape-u se nalazi 22 pjesme koje će Vas uravnotežiti, te nekoliko singlova kao što su „Radost je bitna“, „Probudi se“ i „Za ili protiv“ feat. Dejo. Također na CD-u gostuju članovi Balance Crew-a (Fanatiks, KBC, Sunny Sun), zagrebački MC Muhamed, Dejo iz Rijeke te Snox i Assas iz Pariza. Za produkciju su zaslužni: Marvel, Pushkone, Tyme(Kanada), Kobalt(France), B.I. (USA), Da Costa(Fanatiks) i Agent 003 koji su ovaj mixtape počastili sa dobrim zvukom.

Download: Doki Dok – Balance Mixtape

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ben ufo eddy ramich rbma web Red Bull Music Academy 2011 Info

Ožujak će definitivno biti u znaku Red Bull Music Academy 2011. – i to sa čak tri odlična plesnjaka uz odlične DJ-eve. Prvog se RBMA vikenda, točnije u subotu 12. ožujka, zabavljamo u zagrebačkom klubu Masters na još jednom izdanju programa Freilauf, uz domaćeg Jogardea i gosta iz Njemačke Gerda Jansona. On je među organizatorima ovogodišnje svjetske akademije u Tokiju, gdje će biti vodeći moderator mnogih predavanja. Gerdu će ovo biti treće gostovanje u Zagrebu, a prva dva su mnogima ostala u posebnom sjećanju.

Već sljedećeg vikenda, u subotu 19. ožujka, dogodit će se središnji event u sve popularnijem zagrebačkom klubu Grič. Domaćin je Eddy Ramich, a gost Ben UFO. On dolazi iz Velike Britanije i jedan je od najutjecajnih londonskih klupskih DJ-a . Popularnost mu raste iz dana u dan. Kombinirajući razne stilove – house i garage, dubstep i grime – sa bezvremenskim klasicima iz plesne glazbene povijesti, njegovi su nastupi nepredvidivi i inspirativni. Nikoga ne ostavlja ravnodušnim. Kao DJ na londonskom Rinse FM-u ima ulogu važnog promotora novih zvukova i producenata plesne glazbe. Odlični podcastovi i mixevi za Red Bull Music Academy Radio i Resident Advisor lansirali su ga do pozornica i DJ pultova širom svijeta pa Ben UFO sad nastupa uz velikane poput Kerrija Chandlera i Ricarda Villalobosa. Ulaz na ovaj središnji RBMA event neće se naplaćivati!!!

I treći vikend zaredom podsjetit ćemo vas kako se faza prijava za RBMA 2011. primiče kraju te ćemo tog 25. ožujka zaplesati u zagrebačkom klubu Sirup uz domaćeg Pytzeka i gosta iz SAD-a, Tima Sweeneya, službenog DJ-a kultnog DFA „labela“. Njegova radijska emisija, kao i „Beats In Space“ podcast, svakog tjedna privlači više stotina tisuća slušatelja iz cijeloga svijeta. Godinu dana nakon prvog ZG-nastupa u klubu Sirup potvrdit će svoju neupitnu kvalitetu.

Na svim tulumima moći ćete od naše ekipe dobiti detaljnije informacije o instituciji Red Bull Music Akademije. Očekujemo vas u velikom broju na odličnim zabavama ovoga mjeseca, a svima koji će se prijaviti za tokijski Red Bull Music Academy 2011. želimo puno sreće.

Više informacija o tokijskom RBMA potražite u nastavku posta.

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Download: Kaydee Feat. J-Sands (Lone Catalysts) – That’s Why (L-Jazze Remix)

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