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Video for track from 2009′s Born And Raised.
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share save 171 16 Cormega feat. Red Alert, Parrish Smith, Grand Puba, KRS One & Big Daddy Kane   Fresh

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Track from Legendary Weapons, out July 26th.
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9th Wonder and Rapsody talk about 9th’s Wonder Years album premiere and more.

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doomstark 660x495 540x405 DOOMSTARKS (DOOM + Ghostface Killah)   Victory Laps (Madvillainz Remix)

After years of speculation, rumours and (im)patient waiting, the first taste of DoomStarks the collaborative project between the illusive DOOM and Ghostface Killah is here.

If you managed to purchase the limited edition mystery DOOM x Akomplice box that was released a few months ago you may have received a super limited red tape featuring the Madvillainz (DOOM x Madlib) remix of the first cut from Doom/Starks “Victory Laps”.

Nature Sounds who will be releasing the DoomStarks project has revealed via twitter that the un-remixed original version will be available on iTunes on July 26th and there is a 12″ special edition picture disc released on August 30th, which you can pre-order now.

Hot 97 premiered the track last night, so this is a radio rip.

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share save 171 16 DOOMSTARKS (DOOM + Ghostface Killah)   Victory Laps (Madvillainz Remix)

l a0f956f2d5abe5bf596da02ab5ed372c 431x540 MC Eiht: Gangsta Generation X (Interview)

Compton rapper MC Eiht talks about his new group, career, collaborating with DJ Premier and more. Check out the interview on AllHipHop.

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The genius behind both the Mos Dub and Dub Kweli projects is back once again, this time clutching some serious afro-funk blended with some classic Ghostface Killah acapellas.

Download link and tracklist after the jump.

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Jazzy Jeff & Ayah got together to talk about career, personal & Back For More album which will be available for free download on July 12th.

If you missed Part 1, check it here.

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share save 171 16 DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah: Q & A Sessions Part 2

vtma6 Mixtape: Jadakiss   Jacking For Beats

Download the mixtape here. Tracklist after the jump.

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share save 171 16 Mixtape: Jadakiss   Jacking For Beats

Edition #8 of our monthly Classic Material series pays tribute to the hip hop of 1994, a year which for many is best remembered for giving us two of hip hop’s most revered debut albums, Nas’ Illmatic and Notorious B.I.G’s Ready to Die. It was also a golden year for radio and mixtape DJs with tapes from the likes of Funkmaster Flex, Stretch Armstrong, Doo Wop, Ron G and others being a key outlet for the new breed of underground acts as well as established names.

Tracklist and download link after jump. You can find previous editions here.

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Clips of DJ JS-1 spinning at the Tools of War annual Park Jams in Harlem, New York. Thanks to Tools of War (Christie & Fabel) and Grandmaster Caz, there is great outdoor jams in NY with good djays spinning breaks & old skool. If you are in NY in the summer, you do not wanna miss these!

More after jump.

share save 171 16 DJ JS 1 live at Tools of War Park Jam