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We linked up with none other than Pharrell Williams for the latest installment of Off Tha’ Wall. Pharrell discussed a broad range of topics with us, such as what it was like growing up in Virginia Beach, working with Daft Punk, and the biggest misconception about him.

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Kurupt chronicles the early stages of his career, including his time on Death Row and lessons he learned from Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur. Interview by Justin “The Company Man” Hunte.

Hit continue reading to watch part 2 & go here to read the rest of the interview.

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In the premiere episode of Complex TV’s new web series “The Process with Peter Rosenberg,” Pete sits down with Lou Diamond to speak on his legendary verse from “C.R.E.A.M.,” and how the lyrics that we all know and love were actually not the first bars he originally laid for the song.

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Check out snippets from the upcoming U-God album The Keynote Speaker.

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On June 18, Stones Throw will release Yessir Whatever, a compilation of rarities and unreleased tracks from Madlib’s experimentations as occasional alter-ego Quasimoto. You’ve heard “Planned Attack” (available below). Now listen to another track, “Brothers Can’t See Me”.

Via Pitchfork.

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Raekwon is ready to release his new album F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art) in fourth quarter of this year. Here’s the first taste from the anticipated project featuring a strong hook from Melanie Fiona and produced by Jerry Wonda.

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From the all new Tony Touch album “Piece Maker 3… Return of the 50 MCs”. In stores everywhere July 9th.

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Rakim Live @ Red Hook Park bringing out Styles P, Rock of Heltah Skeltah , Ol Dirty Bastard Jr for a monumental day in hip hop.

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Check out another leak from Prodigy & Alchemist’s upcoming collabo album Albert Einstein which drops next Tuesday, June 11th.

Previous: Prodigy Feat. Domo Genesis – YNT (Young and Thuggin)

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Mayer Hawthorne preps fans for the release of his forthcoming LP Where Does This Door Go with the official tracklisting for the project. The multifaceted music man stands atop a catalog that is equal parts hip-hop, rock and classic soul – a sound he moves to expand upon with the 14-track release that includes an appearance from Kendrick Lamar as well as production from Pharrell Williams. Mayer Hawthorne broke the album and down during a recent interview with Life + Times that included a peek at his creative motivations and the handful of heavy hitters that contributed to the LP he says he modeled after Michael Jackson‘s Thriller.

Read the interview here and hit continue reading to check the full tracklist.

Via OKP.

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