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clipse 540x361 Travis Barker   City of Dreams ft. Clipse & Kobe

Clipse give a hand to Travis Barker for a track on his Give The Drummer Some LP, dropping March 15th.

Download: Travis Barker – City of Dreams ft. Clipse & Kobe

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J. Cardim releases new visuals to one of the stand out tracks off his Dice Music Group: The In Crowd mixtape with features from Joe Budden, Sha Stimuli & Sheek Louch. Video directed by Dan Moraru and Nicholas Black.

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In this sit down with Student Hip-Hop Organization (SHHO), the Chef speaks on the creation of some of the tracks off his Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang album. In round 1 he talks about ‘Rock N Roll’, but also check out second & final round after the cut.

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Everybody has an opinion about Biggie, Pac and why they died…
But only this guy rapped with BIG on Ready To die, and only him would also make the trip to LA and work with Pac…
That’d make his opinion worth more than… anybody’s, really.

Previous: Part 1

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Fame and Billy sit down with WHCR Harlem Community Radio to speak with the host and listeners about their second LP. For the threatening gun buckin’ street persona M.O.P. brought at this time, this interview is surprisingly positive as they engage in discussion with callers who are very inspired by the duo’s raw energy and determination.

Listen to the interview here.

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Pharoahe Monch premieres his first visual from W.A.R. (We Are Rengades) out March 22nd. A 10-minute short film, Pharoahe Monch evokes raw emotions as he brings viewers on a journey of a police raid gone dramatically wrong.

“Clap (one day)” is directed by Terence Nance. Original score by Lion’s Share Music Group. Starring Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire), Kim Howard & Josiah Small.

Fans who buy Pharoahe Monch’s W.A.R. album from iTunes will receive the short-film with purchase.

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DJDEADEYEFRONT FEAT 2 DJ Deadeye Feat. Freddie Foxxx, Big Shug & Panchi   Had It Comin

DJ Deadeye’s debut, “Substance Abuse,” will be released on 3-22-2011 in conjunction with Brick/ST. Records.
Here is a new track DJ Premier premiered on his radio show this past weekend featuring Gang Starr Foundation members Freddie Foxxx, Big Shug and Panchi (NYG’z).

Download: DJ Deadeye Feat. Freddie Foxxx, Big Shug & Panchi – Had It Comin’

Previous: DJ Deadeye – Just In Case ft. Rapper Pooh, Chaundon & O-Dash (prod. by Lee Bannon)

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dj premier meldcole Rap Is Outta Control w/ DJ Premier (06.03.2011.)

DJ Premier:

SO I FILLED IN FOR DJ ECLIPSE THIS SUNDAY WHILE HE IS ON TOUR IN AUSTRALIA WITH ILL BILL & SABAC…….SHOUT TO TORAE WHO RECEIVED HIS NIKE/DJ PREMIER (PREEMS) AT THE SHOW….
KEEBLR HELD DOWN THE VIDEO VISUALS AND DJ FINESSE WHO WILL BE FILLING IN NEXT SUNDAY MARCH 13, AND I WILL BE BACK TO FILL IN ON MARCH 20 WHICH WILL BE 2 DAYS BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY SO I GUESS WE WILL HAVE A PRE-CELEBRATION THAT NIGHT TO BRING IN MY 45TH BIRTHDAY YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAH !!!!

WHILE ECLIPSE CALLED IN TO HATE ON MY INCREDIBLE MIXING SKILLS, WE KEPT HIM FROM TALKING AS LONG AS I DO WHEN I CALL IN TO HIS SHOW TO TAKE UP VALUABLE TIME………..

OF COURSE PANCHI COULD NOT MAKE IT DUE TO THE HEAVY RAIN IN NYC BUT AS USUAL J57 HELD IT DOWN ON THE PHONES AND CALI DRE HELD DOWN THE BOARDS……

Playlist & download links after the jump.

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illcontestbanner !llmind launching a remix contest

Despite being one of hip-hop’s most in-demand producers, !llmind has never before released an official album of his own. The New Jersey native, who has provided soundscapes for hip-hop royalty like 50 Cent, Eminem, Little Brother, Redman, 2pac, and Scarface, will team up with Nature Sounds on April 21st to release his first instrumental project, Beh!nd The Curta!n. To give fans a true look “behind the curtain,” !llmind will also be releasing the album’s audio stems (drums parts, bass parts, horns parts, etc.) through a download card in the first 1000 CDs and through his Bandcamp page.

While hip-hop producers are known to operate in secrecy, !llmind hopes to inspire the next generation of track masters. “The purpose of the album is to showcase the love that I have for unique and innovative ways to put together beats,” he explains. “There are different techniques I’ve learned throughout the years, and I’m hoping production fans take notice! I know my fellow producers will have fun with the stems.” To celebrate the album, !llmind is also launching a new remix contest. Using the stems to the BTC track “Next Round”, producers are challenged to make the best (and most original) beat using ONLY THOSE SOUNDS. The winner will receive a $100 credit to the Nature Sounds store (which offers CDs, Vinyl, T-Shirts, Hoodies, Slipmats, and more). !llmind will pick the winner to the contest; enter at illmind.bandcamp.com.

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