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With his most recent album Yeezus still making the plenty of noise, there was no question whether Kanye West should take on a widescale tour in light of the project’s success. Today the G.O.O.D. Music general has officially announced that he will be embarking on a number of dates across the US with Top Dawg’s very own, Kendrick Lamar. As two of the current leading figures in hip-hop, we’re expecting the pair to undoubtedly produce sold out shows across it entirety, which will act as Kanye’s first official solo tour in five years.

Take a look at the full list of dates after the jump.



Legendary producer DJ Premier sits down with Mass Appeal to explain the mindset behind our Gang Starr-inspired collaboration and how the original Gang Starr logo first came to be. Created by Guru and Big Shug, Premier explains, “the chain is the bond of the artists and the star is the talent inside the chain”.



Brand new cut from Project Pat, produced by Croatia’s own Gezin Beats. Kick Door can be found on Pat’s new mixtape Cheez N Dope 2, available for download here.
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KCRW’s Anthony Valadez put together a mix of Stones Throw releases and wrote a little about his own experience with the label:

In the late 90′s there was this time in the California hip-hop landscape that catered towards those who appreciated lyrics, rhymes and beats. Groups from the Bay Area began to experiment with an emphasis on production. Shadow, Hieroglyphics, Blackalicious all stood out but it was the obscure name of a gentleman by the name of Peanut Butter Wolf from San Jose who began to appear in the record bins around BeatNonStop and Aarons Records around Hollywood and on the liner notes of compilations and his own releases that always caught my eye.

Step on Our Egos was the first 12′ of Wolf’s that I purchased and there was something about the production and authenticity that I appreciated. Next, Charizma’s 2003 release Big Shots struck my ear while a sophomore, hosting my weekly radio show on KCSN. The label moved to L.A. and the label manager Egon assisted me in getting all the new Stones Throw releases. I began to see first hand at just how important they valued their relationship with college radio and the DJ culture. They made the DJ’s feel connected to the brand. They began to push new artists on the roster who at the time made us scratch our heads only to get it and appreciate it 2 years later. Stones Throw began to develop it’s roster across the musical board with the traditional boom bap styles of Madlib, Lootpack to the obscure sounds of Gary Wilson and Koushik. When you bought or received a Stones Throw 12′ or album, you never knew what you were going to get. And this made record shopping and digging fun again.



Hip hop festival Asfaltiranje počinje danas u Podgorici i traje do nedjelje. Phat Phillie je na rasporedu u subotu na main stageu, a ostatak timetablea i ostale informacije provjerite na službenim stranicama festivala.



Nakon više od 20 godina na domaćoj graffiti sceni, Krešimir Buden, umjetničkog imena 2Fast, izlazi iz uobičajenih okvira oslikavanja zidova i predstavlja istraživanje vlastitog 3d stila na neuobičajen način – graffiti skulpturama.

Objekti svojim oblicima fizički izlaze i podloge i zaustavljeni u svojoj kretnji savijanja i rotiranja tvore dosad neotkrivenu dimenziju graffiti umjetnosti.

Pozivam vas da zajedno zaigramo igru oblika, svjetla i sjena na otvorenju izložbe u galeriji Kulturnog centra Dubrava, Vladimir Filakovac, Dubrava 51a, u ponedjeljak 9. rujna 2013. u 19:00 sati

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Off The Proposal, out October 1st.



During his stay in Croatia for Outlook & Dimensions festival, Benji B recorded his Radio 1 podcast, where he shared some candid stories that went down last week. Listen to the special HERE.
Sidenote: the podcast will be available for streaming for another 6 days.


Check out Yasiin & Pharoahe perform their classic collabo cut on Outlook festival in Croatia.
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