DJ Rashad Hayes pays tribute to one of the illest emcees to come out of the borough of Brooklyn, Mos Def a/k/a/ Yasiin Bey. Spanning 30 tracks, this collection of Mos Def music includes his work with fellow BK rhymesmith Talib Kweli and features a early freestyle at age 16. “Travellin Man” featuring DJ Honda, “Mathematics” produced by DJ Premier and “Ms. Fat Booty” can also be found on this great mix.
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Urban Noize sends out their Adam Yauch tribute in the shape of their personal interpretation of the Beastie Boys and Nas collaboration “Too Many Rappers.” The Florida duo took it back with this one and added some traditional hip-hop elements to it. From James Brown at the intro, who was a huge influence to the culture, down to an excerpt from the Fugees cut “Too Many Mics,” this rework, downloadable here, should satisfy any follower of the legendario hip-hop trio.
DJ Premier talks with GWHH’s GY312 on his new project with Bumpy Knuckles ‘Kolexxion’, why Kanye West is a boss, and the dualities in hip hop between “new school,” and true school. The video also features performance footage from his headlining set at The Shrine in Chicago, IL.
J Dilla’s mother, Mrs. Maureen “MaDukes” Yancey, is pleased to announce a new album of unreleased material from her son. “Rebirth of Detroit” will be released on 6-12-12. The “Rebirth of Detroit” will feature new music from the late producer, as well as Detroit’s finest emcees and musicians who have both worked with and/or been influenced by J Dilla. It was important to Maureen Yancey that this project be a collaboration of emcees and musicians working in the Detroit Hip Hop community.
Alchemist speaks with DJ Pizzo of HipHopSite.Com about his 6-26-12 release, “Russian Roulette”, as well as upcoming full-length projects with Evidence (“Step Brothers”), Planet Asia + Killa Ben + Tri State (“Doo-Rag Dynasty”), Action Bronson (“Rare Chandeliers”), Roc Marciano, Boldy James, and the fate of his rumored projects with Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs, and…..Vanilli.