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Killer Mike has always been a passionate rapper, but with his sixth studio album, R.A.P. Music, he’s gone next-level. “I put everything into this record. I said I was going to do everything I wanna do and say everything I wanna say,” said Mike, as we chatted at a small Italian restaurant on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

The album, produced entirely by noise-rap stalwart El-P, goes harder than hard with chest-caving 808s and fiery political rhetoric. As we say in the lead review of our May/June “Loud Issue”: “A child of the ’80s, and a student of the Internet, Killer Mike is as exciting and wildly unclassifiable as hip-hop gets: New York noise and country shit, nods to when rap was punk and crunk was pop, Ice Cube before he needed hooks, David Banner before he needed to whisper, and Willie D before he needed anybody.”

Stream R.A.P. Music at Spin.com.

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This was an interlude track on a beat CD from the early 2000s. The track wasn’t finished, but the basic, raw elements were enough for me. I love this joint.

I dug deeply into my unseen video footage to bring you along as Q-Tip took me and Dilla to New York’s world famous The Sound Library in 1999. This was the trip where we picked up Fred Miller’s, “Sounds of Love – A to Zzzz.”

I have finally been reunited with this record thanks to DJ Akalepse. Get a copy and put it on ice. Thx to @nstybrd for additional filming.

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Off HaLo’s latest The Blind Poet album.

Via NQM.

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The DJBooth has joined forces with Grammy Award winning producer, artist, teacher and Jamla Records founder 9th Wonder to present Tutankhamen, a new instrumental project that’s every bit as royal (and potentially deadly) as the name suggests.

Included on Tutankhamen are a full 40 beats, including some of 9th’s classic instrumentals (The Bodega, BarberShop, The End) and more, as well as exclusive, previously unreleased treats. As a sample, listeners can find ten beats available for stream below. Emcees, producer, DJs, lovers of the culture, enjoy….

Listen and purchase the album at DJ Booth. Tracklist after the jump.

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FRESH ISLAND FESTIVAL presented by NEW YORKER, prvi hip-hop i r’n’b festival u regiji raspisuje natječaj za nastup na festivalu! Na Fresh Island Festivalu od 05.-08. srpnja na vrućoj plaži Zrće, u klubovima Papaya i Aquarius, nastupit će krema eminentnih svjetskih i domaćih hip-hop imena. Pobjednik natječaja FRESHMAN 2012 nastupit će uz bok hip-hop zvijezdama kao što su Eve, Dj Muggs iz Cypress Hilla, Dj Revolution, Punchline + Dj Soul Clap, General Woo, VIP+Struka, Frenkie, Miss Stylie, Dj Spin Doctor, Nefew, Dj Kidcut, Dj Cesar, Dj Dirty Hairy itd.

Svi MC-iji u regiji tako će dobiti priliku da svoju rimu i vers bace na himnu Fresh Island Festivala koju su specijalno za ovu priliku napravili Dj Soul Clap & Punchline. Najvrući „featuring“ i vers osvaja titulu FRESHMAN 2012 te nastup na Fresh Island Festivalu!

Pravila natjecanja potražite u nastavku posta.

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After recently releasing his album Bottoms Up, Obie Trice is already back to work on a new mixtape called The Hangover. Here is a new release from the upcoming project.

Source: XZ

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Action Bronson teams together with UK producer The Purist for a brand new cut titled “Northern & Rozay.” The track will appear on Purist’s new Double Feature EP, which also includes a guest appearance from Roc Marciano. The Purist’s Double Feature EP is being released as a 7″ vinyl limited to 300 copies, which you can purchase by clicking here.

Source: HT

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Četvrti xSTatic u Split će se spustiti sa vrha Marjana u petak 18. svibnja! Noviteti festivalskog programa su najveće natjecanje u košarci na otvorenom (5vs5) te freestyle nogomet natjecanje i longboard.

Longboard Downhill vozit će se niz Marjan u 18h, a Skate Downhill u 18:30. Program će se od 21h nastaviti na Matejuški uz Roots in Session, dobru spizu i kapljicu. U ponoć će se preseliti u O’Haru prema rasporedu – Ground floor: Banana Zvuk; 1st floor: ABOP, DJ Venom.

Tek nakon prvog dana zagrijavanja, na prostoru SC Gripe kreće ono najbolje… U 10h počinje Graffiti Jam i Street Basketball turnir, u 15h je Skate Contest i Freestyle Football Contest, a od 16h Open Floor Break-dance Session i DJ Radionica by DJ Venom. Za cjelodnevnu glazbenu listu zaduženi su Theron Touret Duo, DJ Venom i Open Mic Session.

Večernji glazbeni program je ponovno u O’Hari – na prvom katu resident DJ Phat Phillie, Cha Jah Ton, Who See Klapa, Ajs Nigrutin i Timbe, a na drugom Vrh i Filip Motovunski.

Službeni flyer Xstatic festivala (s kompletnim rasporedom) provjerite ovdje.

Via My People.

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Mlađi Referent je reper iz Kraljeva, a pjesma Na Slovo Na Slovo nalazi se na njegovom prvom solo EP-u Sirovo.

Via  MP.

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Beastie Boys tribute mix by idjlex.

Hit continue reading to watch Coldplay’s tribute perfromance & Lyor Cohen’s statement, plus go here to watch unreleased footage of The Beastie Boys, live on the third season Chappelle’s Show.

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