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Od 19.10. (povodom proslave druge godišnjice) kreće serija razgovora sa ljudima koji su se na ovaj il onaj način bavili hip-hopom prije 15-20-25 godina. U prvoj epizodi Xed, jerfra koji je organizirao prvi hip-hop party u Zagrebu (1988. u KSET-u), član legendarnih ReelPsychodeliX-a i solo izvođač u zlatno doba hrvatskog hip-hopa, nam priča svoje doživljaje i iskustva, te najavljuje nekaj kaj će obradovati sve ljubitelje starog zagrebačkog repa. stej tjund…

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Though his life was cut tragically short, Paul C McKasty, a/k/a Paul C is regarded by those who know his work as one of the all-time great innovators in hip-hop production. Over the past 13 years, self-described “record collector and hip-hop activist” Pritt Kalsi conducted a plethora of video interviews with the late Queens-bred boardsman’s friends, family and creative collaborators – including Rakim, Ultramagnetic‘s Ced Gee, TR Love and Moe Luv, Pharoahe Monch, Casanova Rud, Mikey D and more. The film, Kalsi admits, is a work in progress. But he’s elected to share it on-line in the hopes that public enthusiasm for the project may help see it to completion. As the title describes, this is at heart a series of personal recollections and appreciations of McKasty’s artistry – including some incredible early footage of The Mandolindley Roadshow, the early ’80s rock band in which he played bass.

Watch part 1 & 2 of the documentary here and for part 3 go here.

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Here’s the 3rd and final leak off Blu & Nottz’ Gods In The Spirit EP. This one features ANTHM, Homeboy Sandman, Sene & Johaz.

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From Yamin Semali’s upcoming free album Senior Dues (12/7) featuring Kurupt, Big Vision, Count Bass D, Phene, SmallEyez and more. Download the track here.

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Video directed by Jonathan Andrade.

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Smif N Wessun prep for their upcoming set at the Duck Down x Javotti Media CMJ Showcase on Oct. 16th at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The group will be doing a reggae jam session backed by the Judah Tribe Band.

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Official music video for Montana’s track Gifted, featuring The Weeknd, off Excuse My French.

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Check out all the cyphers of last night’s BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 hosted by Snoop.
Hit continue reading to watch the cyphers (A$AP Mob, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson, Wax, Kevin Hart…)

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Here’s the latest episode of Hot 97’s Juan Epstein show, featuring guests Elliott YN Wilson and B.Dot of Rap Radar. Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds chop it up with the guys about YN’s recent ventures, the Rap Internets, the local rap scene and much, much more.

One of the biggest talking points of the debate was B.Dot’s argument that New York DJs don’t break records like they used to, which prompted Ebro to join the conversation (highlighted in the video above and can be found at the 50-minute mark in the Soundcloud stream) and break down how commercial radio works.

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