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Standing Room Only is a concept where the goal is to get touring musicians into a studio in Minneapolis, MN, throw them together with the house band as they replay the production for three of their songs while recording and filming the process.

Hit continue reading to check out the audio version of all 3 songs performed.

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Rob Pursey:

DJ Mark The 45 King was perhaps (with the exception of Marley Marl) the first producer I remember just wanting to own all the records that he’d produced, remixed or had a hand in. The simple, hard hitting loops of some of his early classics coupled with the fact that all the MCs he worked with – Lakim Shabazz, Chill Rob G, Latee, Markey Fresh, Latifah etc. – all had the kind of flawless, commanding flows that just demanded you listen, mean that to this day it’s hard to compare his music to anyone’s and as a resul just have a ’45 King zone’ in my brain. Seeing him get his huge paydays later in his career with ‘Hard Knock Life’ and ‘Stan’ was perhaps, to me, one of the most rewarding stories in rap history, but this mix is definitely about that late 80s/early 90s zone that he just dominated for me. However, loving pretty much every damn record he produced, this had to be a Part 1 of sorts, as I could never have included all the gems that he committed to wax. Hell I even missed out my personal favourite ‘Court Is Now In Session’ just so I’d have to do another! Anyway, enjoy some of the most unheralded, but dopest rappers in history (along with a couple of well-known legends of course) over that classic Mark The 45 King sound. More dusty than digital – enjoy!

Via egotrip.

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bobbyv

Formerly known as Bobby Valentino, Bobby V is back with a new EP called Peach Moon.

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Less than 24 hours after dropping his star-studded remix for Work, A$AP Ferg releases the official music video for his new single. The record features A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Trinidad James and ScHoolboy Q. The video, filmed at NYC’s Rucker Park and in Los Angeles, premiered earlier today on BET’s 106 & Park. Ferg’s Trap Lord mixtape/album is scheduled to drop on May 27.

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This documentary about the social impact and history of Hip Hop bridges the divide between the ghetto and mainstream America in a cool way by featuring interviews between both worlds. In doing so, there is an examination of various viewpoints of how a street culture has gone from humble beginnings to influencing the world.
Featuring Run DMC, Chuck D, KRS-One, Quincy Jones, Kurtis Blow.

Via CI.

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Veteran Philly-born emcee Eve has returned from a nearly 11 year absence from music with the release of her new album, Lip Lock. Her first album release to date as an independent artist, the project features 12 tracks from the former first lady of Ruff Ryders.

Stream the album HERE.

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This Where The Lonely Kids Go When The Bell Rings fan-made documentary is a must-watch for any true Kanye West fan. The documentary takes fans through Ye’s career from College Dropout to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
It’s a 45-minute compilation of Kanye footage—on stage, behind the scenes, and more. Props to James Workman who created the video.

Via KTT.

Bonus: The Evolution of Kanye West’s Production Before The College Dropout

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supastition

One of two BONUS tracks from The Blackboard (Deluxe Edition) CD by Supastition. Produced by German producer, Microphono of 83 Sound, who is 1/2 of the Phantom Notes production team with Rik Marvel.

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Radio 808

Zbog tehničkih poteškoća večeras neće biti emisije Blackout na Radiju 808. Na rasporedu smo opet sljedećeg tjedna u standardnom terminu od 20 do 23 h.

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