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From the moment he appeared as the 16-year-old featured DJ on Marley Marl’s In Control Rap Show on WBLS in 1988, Pete Rock was destined for higher heights. Following in the footsteps of his radio mentor, the Mount Vernon-bred starchild may have caught his initial break via a bit of music biz nepotism (being cousin to the Marley-produced Heavy D), but proved more than worthy of these blessings by going on to become hip-hop’s most dominant producer of ’92 and ’93.

Originally Published in ego trip #7, 1996.

Read the interview at egotripland.

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Off their upcoming Vicious Experiments projects, produced by DJ Mekalek.

Raw Drive

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Tracklist after the jump.

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You know that when a track opens with a quotable from Richard Kuklinkski, a/k/a “The Iceman,” one of the most notorious and ruthless contract killers to which the world has ever seen, that the lyrics to follow are going to be nothing short of ruthless. On “Say Hello To The Bad Guy,” MTV’s four time Direct Effect Battle Champ El Gant, and Smokey Lah, a/k/a Tek (of Smif-n-Wessun) debut the Deejay Iron and D-Purpose produced leak off their forthcoming collaborative album,Gibson & Glover, just in time for Friday the 13th. “Say wassup to the bad buy, say goodbye, middle finger to the sky, live wicha hands high/ welcome to the wild side gutter, slapped by Gibson and the mother fu*#in’ Glover.” Stay tuned for more leaks off Gibson & Glover, scheduled to drop this summer!

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Phat Fridays, klub Groove, Petrinjska 4, Phat Phillie, Independent, najbolje od R&B-a i Hip Hopa, i jedna napomena – svi posjetitelji večeras imaju šansu osvojiti besplatnu ulaznicu za Fresh Island festival!
Za besplatne upade u klub se javite na adresu blackouthiphop@gmail.com

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After premiering on this year’s Sundance festival, Ice-T’s documentary Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap will hit theaters in June, and now you have the official (super dope) trailer to get you hyped up. This looks really good.

#theartofrap Coming June 15- Ice-T takes us on an intimate journey into the heart and soul of hip-hop with the legends of rap music. This goes beyond the stardom and the bling to explore what goes on inside the minds, and erupts from the lips, of the grandmasters of rap. Recognized as the godfather of Gangsta rap, Ice-T is granted unparalleled access to the personal lives of the masters of this art form that he credits for saving his life.

Hit continue reading to watch 2 segments from the movie featuring Doug E. Fresh & Nas.

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In the latest episode of Respect Da Vetz, producer Easy Mo Bee talks about his upcoming James Brown remix compilation, and expresses his thoughts on the current state of Hip-Hop.

Respect Da Vetz is a new web series that salutes the legendary producers of the Hip-Hop world.

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Consequence drops off his latest track “Trust Fund Baby” with production by his fam Q-Tip. Look out for his new project Curb Certified 2 coming soon.

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One of four remixes from the Deluxe-Edition of De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 ‘First Serve’ album, available now on iTunes.

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The Urban Nomad catches up with Buckshot & Smif N Wessun prior to their Duck Down x Blacksmith SXSW show at La Zona Rosa.

Smif N Wessun & Buckshot go into detail about their experiences working with Tupac & Buckshot sheds light on the fact that Pac was deading his beef with Nas a week prior to his death.

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