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Novi EP vinkovačkog repera Brke, koji je ekskluzivno dostupan za download na Blackouthiphop.com
Na EP-u gostuju General Woo, Stoka, Priki, 3ki Stil i drugi. Popis pjesama i download link potražite u nastavku posta.

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Here’s the first official single from the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation album. Produced by Lifted.
Purchase the track on iTunes now.

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It’s been more than ten years since the passing of one of the brightest stars in R&B, Aaliyah. Now VH1 is documenting her life and career in the latest episode of Behind The Music. They focus on her best and worst moments in music, role in urban martial arts flick Romeo Must Die, love life including interview with first love Damon Dash, her fan flooded funeral and more.

Via HHNM / Yardie.

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It’s history morning on Blackouthiphop.com

New York, 1986: a city of big dreams and equally big problems. Like New York itself, hip-hop music encompassed both of these human conditions. But hip-hop and its cultural birthplace shared other important characteristics, too: the desire to always be original, a hustle-to-survive ambition, and — if the stars aligned — the ability to come out on top, no matter what the odds.

Dutch filmmaker, journalist and rap fanatic Bram Van Splunteren stepped into the city for one intense week in 1986. He was armed with five things: a camera crew, a map, a deep respect for the hip-hop artform, a list of phone numbers, and a burning desire to get to the bottom of what this still-growing subculture was all about. By the time he left, he had the answers he needed, along with a treasure trove of golden video footage. Tragically, these images never returned from Europe, languishing in obscurity from hip-hop’s homeland for more than a quarter-century. Until now.

Big Fun in the Big Town is about hip-hop when artistry in the game was still at its center. When skills, not hype, got you your first record deal. When Run-DMC took the reins from Doug E Fresh and Grandmaster Flash, paving the way for hundreds of other hitmakers to follow. When a chart-topping LL Cool J still lived with his Grandmother. When the Latin Quarter was the club to be at on any weekend night. And when artists from all backgrounds could taste their own pop chart dreams, just beyond their reach but still seemingly attainable.

This essential, fast-paced documentary shows hip-hop from just about every angle, and approaches its subjects with a journalistic sobriety and respect rarely given to this oft-misunderstood artform and culture, even to this day. It presents worldwide superstars and aspiring rappers, dancers and beatboxers on an even playing field, reminding us that rap was once a wide-open game for anyone with talent to grab at the brass ring of fame.

Commercially available for the first time ever after more than 25 years, Big Fun in the Big Town is nothing short of a revelation.

Dutch director Bram Van Splunteren has been a noted music, arts and human-interest documentarian for more than two decades, known for feature films on The Red Hot Chili Peppers (“A Dutch Connection”) and Loudon Wainwright (“One Man Guy”), among many others. For more information, visit: www.bramvansplunteren.nl.

Via egotrip.

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In this clip, we go it back to the mid-90’s when these artists had memorable singles out between each of them. Chubb Rock, Jeru The Damaja and O.C. interview with Ralph McDaniels and Spike Lee for their single “Return of The Crooklyn Dodgers” then following is a clip of Vinnie from Naughty by Nature who is very enthusiastic to interview Havoc of Mobb Deep during the release of “Shook Ones”.

Classic. Shouts to JR.

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Excerpts of the only known recording of the first show by the Roots featuring the original band members Black Thought and Malik B on vocals, Questlove on drums, Leonard Hubbard on bass,and Scott Storch on keyboards — this is PART I of the excerpts … filmed on location at the Painted Bride in Philadelphia in December of 1992.

Via OKP.

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Brand new mixtape from Game, hosted by DJ Skee. The project boasts a long list of high-profiled guests including Drake, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, Pharrell, Shyne, and more. The production credits include The Neptunes, Cool & Dre, Boi-1da, and Lex Luger.
Hit continue reading for the tracklist & download link.

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The Dogfather looks to stretch his business this Summer with a new venture in smokable books. Yes you heard it right, smokable books. Pretty soon, you’ll see the shelves and counters of you local bodega with Snoop Dogg booklets covered with lyric filled pages that can also be used as smoking paper for your “tobacco.” The spine of the also has a match striking surface for added convenience.

Via HYPETRAK.

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As they gear up for the release of their new project, Mug Shot Music, Showbiz and A.G. are releasing a free mixtape called Mug Shot Music Pre-Loaded on May 8th. The compilation will include some previously leaked tracks as well as some previously unheard music from the DITC duo.

Via Nah Right.

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BLACKOUT PROUDLY PRESENTS FRESH ISLAND FESTIVAL SPECIAL, 25.4.2012 @ KLUB CIRKUS | GENERAL WOO, V.I.P, ZLATKO, FRENKIE, KANDŽIJA, AJS NIGRUTIN & TIMBE, PRIKI, SUNNY SUN, GERO, DJ PHAT PHILLIE, DJ SUPASTAR, DJ BIZO BODEGA, DJ K’POW AND OTHERS!

UPDATE: Video najavu pogledajte u nastavku posta.

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