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It’s very inspiring to see another member of Hip Hop emerge independently and take matters into their own hands towards happiness after facing shady industry dealings. After two groups album on major labels with his partner El, Tame One of The Artifacts sits before us on his own path toward success in this interview with Wax Poetics and reflects upon an industry experience which turned out to be much less supportive than he expected. If you are someone who is currently looking to find you’re own way in life, let this interview, Tame’s story and the power of Hip Hop serve as inspiration for you to make it.

Via Collector’s Item.

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phmon Pharoahe Monch   Best of Rarities, Features & B Sides

Compilation of Pharoahe’s unreleased tracks, rarities and other. Download the album here.

Tracklist after the jump.

Via KN.

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This is a rare footage of 2pac at the age of 19, recorded sometime around the making of the Juice movie. The track in the back It Ain’t Necessarily So by 2pac & Shock G.

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Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA joins forces with Wavves for a legendary “Liquid Swords” performance on The Daily Habit.

Via HYPETRAK.

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“PREQUEL TO A CLASSIC” provides an exclusive look into Swizz Beatz’s understanding of craft (passion, rythm, classic song) as well as his thoughts on longevity in the entertainment business.

Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, “PREQUEL TO A CLASSIC” takes you into the story of the re-launch of the Reebok Classics brand.

The night brought out Hip-Hop heavyweights: Diddy, Pharrell, Clive Davis, Busta Rhymes, Red Cafe and Alicia Keys, and apexed with an explosive performance by Swizz featuring Lloyd Banks.

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Freddie Gibbs, the latest & the strongest addition to Young Jeezy’s CTE roster, joins his boss for a feature the latest single from Da Snowman’s upcoming album The Real Is Back 2.

share save 171 16 Video: Young Jeezy Feat. Freddie Gibbs   Do It For You

Watch Erykah talk about music, motherhood, stereotypes & more.

Via RHHH.

share save 171 16 Interview: Erykah Badu

Ev gives us his reasoning for getting into the game and speaks on transitioning from graf to beatmaking. Evidence also gives us the lineup for Cats & Dogs, his forthcoming album.

Via The Diggers Union.

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db8qG Exile   Intro To The Outro (Mixtape)

Download the mixtape here.

Tracklist after the jump.

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Brand new video by UK artist Sincere, produced by Justice Falsworth.

Via Semtex.

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