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As I sat at the other end of the phone with legendary music producer, DJ Premier, I become immediately engrossed by the explanation of the laundry list of his current and future projects. Before Premier could finish the story behind a specific collaboration, he quickly recalls a conversation or two about producing for a singer in the pop world, a Southern rapper, and a vocalist big in the UK garage scene. He’s conducted a symphony (literally), constructed beats and melodies for some of the industry’s biggest names in hip hop, pop, R&B, and hybrid genres. One minute he’s remixing a Disclosure record and the next minute he’s involved with production for artists on his label, Year Round Records. During the course of the conversation he speaks of producing for Year Round Records’ artists NYGz (Hustlaz Union: Local NYG album later this year), Lady Rage from Death Row Records (Queen Kong due out this year), Houston-based rapper Khaleel, Wale, Christina Aguilera, Miguel (“Damned”), Kendrick Lamar, Slaughterhouse (“Y’all Ready Know”), and the launch of his new website.

Read the whole thing HERE.

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Nakon uspješnog DJ Battlea i vatrenog nastupa Bore Balboe, Hip Hop Unity Vas je odlučio i dalje uveseljavati odličnim nastupima i atmosferom na partyjima. Ovaj put 24.05. u zagrebačkom Grey Roomu (AKC Medika) u goste nam dolaze kao main act, jake zagrebačke snage 40industry, koji najavljuju da im je posljednji nastup prije izlaska zajedničkog albuma koji će uskoro ugledati svjetlo dana. Kao support pozvali smo dvije interesantne pregrupe, dečke iz nove rap atrakcije zvane Kukus, te mlade obećavajuće nade iz Malešnice i Vrapča ČNK Reprezent. Kao i uvijek s nama su naši resident DJi Nole & Katz, koji obećaju da će Vas ugodno iznenaditi svojim izborom glazbe kroz cijelu noć, te u ulozi hosta večeri Sukre. Upad je simboličnih 20 kn, cuga prejeftina kao i uvijek.

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Kandžijin live album snimljen s njegovim bendom Gole Žene od danas je dostupan za free download i možete ga preuzeti OVDJE.

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Najveće svjetsko 1 na 1 natjecanje u brejkanju i ove godine posjetit će Hrvatsku. Red Bull BC One u svojoj potrazi za najvećim majstorom plesnog podija obići će 70 Cyphera diljem svijeta, čije će pobjednike zatim okupiti u 6 regionalnih finala, a samo najbolji doći će do završne borbe – svjetskog prvenstva u Parizu.

Red Bull BC One Croatia Cypher održat će se 7. lipnja u zagrebačkom SKUC-u Pauk u 18 sati, a kvalifikacije počinju već ujutro. Sve informacije o prijavama potražite na www.redbull.hr. Plesače i plesačice ocjenjivat će tročlani žiri, koji čine Pelezinho, član Red Bull BC One All Star postave, zatim njemačka B-Boy legenda Swift Rock te hrvatski B-Boy El Rock. Ulogu MC-ja preuzet će nizozemska ikona hip hop kulture, B-Boy Mario BEE uz pomoć našeg Malog Dineka, koji je i prošle godine imao ulogu domaćina natjecanja, a za beatove će se pobrinuti Dj Wize Kid.

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Diggin’ In The Crates co-founder Lord Finesse gives us a history lesson on his days as the Funky Technician, discovering the late great Big L, being a part of the Notorious B.I.G.’s classic ‘Ready To Die’ album, running with Puff, working closely to this day with Dr. Dre and his legal issues with Mac Miller. Of course there’s more to this, so pull up a chair because rap class is in session so you can stop guessing.

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One of the hottest names out of Detroit in the past few years, fast rising rapper Kid Vishis releases his long awaited debut album “Timing Is Everything” on 22nd July.

The younger brother of Slaughterhouse veteran Royce da 5 9 began rhyming “downstairs in the family freestyle basement sessions” while still at high school before performing at local open mic nights. Such was the public response, word on the street reached his brother who put him to the test one night in the studio in 2003.

The result, a guest appearance on Royce’s M.I.C. mixtape followed by touring as hypeman, saw him perform freestyles to sell out crowds in Canada, California, Chicago, Virginia, Miami and New York, while sharing bills with Slum Village, Rakim, Ghostface, Slick Rick, Talib Kweli and many more.

He has since appeared on all 3 of his brother’s “Bar Exam” mixtapes in addition to the albums Street Hop and Success Is Certain, and released the first of his own “Sick Em” mixtape series Vishis Is Me in 2007.

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Blackout TV went to Ljubljana, Slovenia to catch up with our brother O.C. from D.I.T.C. at his Gala Hala performance w/ DJ Boogie Blind.
Phat Phillie and O.C. first met back in 1997 when he & Big L came to rock Zagreb, Croatia. Check this ’97 legendary footage here.

Apathy’s self-produced new single, from his upcoming album Connecticut Casual, in stores June 3rd.

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From Anteek’s Recipes project. Dirty hairy has 7″ vinyls going for approx. 8 Euros, so hit him up if you want one because the pressing is very limited.

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