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NOWNESS give us a quick preview of whats to come in the Russell Simmons & Rick Rubin written publication titled 25 Years of Def Jam Recordings. Being released by publisher Rizzoli on October 11th, this book is a catalog of the grounding breaking experimental project that was created by Russel Simmons and Rick Rubin. Nowness has released this batch of images to entice us hip-hop fans of what is set to come.

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as quoted from Nas on Twitter ” I just did my last concert until my New Album drops, so Thank u York University!! U r the truth! Love Canada.”

Nas and Pete Rock performed at York University yesterday for Yorkfest welcome week 2011 . The concert was originally suppose to happen two days ago but due to Nas feeling under the weather he rescheduled and delivered for the high energetic crowd of students. Nas was impressed by the song request coming from crowd and goes on to say “most of yall we’re just born when that song came out” Clip includes footage of Nas performing classic Joints “Got ur self” “New York State of Mind” ” the world is yours” “Hate me now” “Nas is Like” and “one Mic”

Via Collector’s Item.

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Beats Rhymes Life DVD Cover e1317065470935 Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest DVD Dropping October 18th

Michael Rapaport’s highly talked about documentary will be seeing a DVD and blu-ray release on the 18th of October. According to MTV Rap Fix, the DVD will include audio commentary from each member of A Tribe Called Quest, three featurettes, and deleted, extended and alternate scenes. Director Michael Rapaport will be lending his commentary to the film as well. If you did not have a chance to see this great film in the theaters, here is your chance to own a piece of Hip Hop history.

Pre-order Beats, Rhymes & Life on Amazon now.

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In this interview with Montreality , Masta Ace speaks about:

– His style being compared to that of Eminem’s
– The type of student he was in school
– Jobs he’s had as a teenager
– What he spent his 1st big paycheck on
– The key to success
– What he has in his pockets
– His favorite airport
– Music he’s been listening to
+ MORE

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Come take this exclusive look at the Infamous Mobb Deep, as they record a new track entitled “Illson 2012,” produced by Aaron LaCrate. We also get an exclusive sneak peak at the new 2012 Milkcrate line photographed by Aaron himself, modeled by Mobb Deep.

Via Karmaloop TV.

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LafayetteMix 2 DJ Soul   Lafayette 8 Year Anniversary (Mixtape)

DJ Soul is back with a new new mixtape in conjunction with Lafayette clothing for the anniversary of their 8 years in the streetwear business. DJ Soul digs in the creates and brings you the best hip-hop of the past few years, mixed with a couple unreleased gems and rarities.

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mayerhawthornehowdoyoudo Mayer Hawthorne   How Do You Do (Artwork & Tracklist)

Official artwork & tracklist for Mayer’s new album How Do You Do, dropping October 11th.
Hit continue reading to check the tracklist.

Via OS.

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DJ Premier:

R.I.P. MARY GARRETT….TO MY NIGGA CHRIS GARRETT HOLD YA HEAD MAN !
I KNOW IT’S TOUGH TO BURY MOMMA, BUT SUFFERING IS NEVER GOOD AND HER MIND AND ENERGY NEVER DIES, ONLY THE SOUL !

ALSO HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MARY BAUMEL (R.I.P.)

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO MY NEPHEW COREY AND HEADQCOURTERZ MOMS…..
I LOVE YOU TO DEATH ALWAYS !!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DJ FINESSE AND BOBBITO AND DJ FINESSE WILL BE FILLING IN FOR ME ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30 WHILE I ROCK IN SAN FRANCISCO WITH PETE ROCK-vs-PREMIER SHOW…….

Playlist & download links after the jump.

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J-Live’s new album S​.​P​.​T​.​A. (Said Person of That Ability) is out today and it’s available for purchase on iTunes and Bandcamp. Listen to the album below.

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COLORSwebflyer Colors Event Mix Vol.1

DJ Sweap, DJ Pfund500 & DJ CutXact present: Colors Event Mix Vol.1 with mixed music from Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Nas, Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean, John Legend, Masta Ace, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Raekwon and more.
Next Colors Events:
1.10.11 with Phat Phillie (Croatia)
3.12.11 with DJ Maxxx (Berlin)

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