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Official visuals for Asher Roth’s song Common Knowledge, from his new mixtape Pabst & Jazz.

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In 1986 MC Keithy E (now known as Guru) completed a demo tape that featured the early members of GangStarr, DJ Mikey Dee and Damo D (Beat Box). The tape that was recorded at “Radio One” studios in Boston, includes eight tracks featuring the young Guru rhyming and displaying his singing voice over a bare drum machine. The demo tape was clearly made and sent directly to Magnus Johnstone (a local DJ/Radio Host in Guru’s hometown of Boston) for his show. Both the demo tape’s cover and the actual tape are labeled “for Magnus”. Magnus Johnstone founded Lecco’s Lemma radio show in 1985. It was a groundbreaking hip-hop radio show, the first of its kind in Boston and one of the only rap radio shows in the world at that time. What made it even more revolutionary for the emerging Boston hip-hop scene was that Magnus encouraged local rap groups to come down to the station and perform on the air. Since the show was Boston’s outlet for up and coming hip hop artists, it was a big deal to appear on the show. This demo tape earned MC Keithy E and crew the right to be on the show and share their talents to the listeners.

Listen to this vintage Guru interview with Magnus in the video below. This must have been one of Guru’s first on-air appearances ever.

Hit continue reading to take a look at two T-shirts designed by Guru’s new clothing concept brand.

Props: Justin Nicholas-Elam Ruff

UPDATE: The X Label has now put out a limited edition recreation of Guru’s demo tape. Find out how to purchase it here.

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Here’s M.E.D.’s “Roll Out” with a new verse from J-Ro, produced by Madlib and taken from his latest album Classic.

Via Stones Throw.

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New mix by DJ JS-1, dedicated to his hometown. Hit continue reading to check the full tracklist, download link & the story behind this mixtape.

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RareInk has unveiled the first pieces in a series of original artwork created by renowned fine artists and produced in collaboration with the estates of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. The series features works by artists Tes One, BASK and David Flores with new pieces and additional artists to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

“As the exclusive artwork partner of the estates for Tupac and Biggie, we are honored to offer fans a way to celebrate the impact these two icons had on Hip Hop, “ said Tim Muret, CEO of RareInk.

The first two pieces, portraits of Tupac and Biggie by artist Tes One, are available in limited edition prints signed by the artist as well as two editions produced on stretched canvas. The original one-of-a-kind paintings by Tes One are also available for purchase. The pieces are available exclusively on RareInk.com. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Tupac Shakur Amaru Foundation and the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation.

Hit continue reading to take a closer look at these pieces.

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Legendarni program Tom Tom Club ponovno se nakon više od godinu i pol održava u Zagrebu i to u originalnom “Kulušić” postavu:
samo za vas Tomo Ricov i Tomo in der Muhlen ovu će nedjelju, 25.12., ekskluzivno u klubu “Pepermint”, slaviti Božić s vama, uz vrhunsku glazbenu selekciju.

Program počinje u 21h, a ulaz je za sve posjetitelje besplatan!

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Common stops by on #SwayintheMorning and talks about his new track Sweet and Drake. Check out what he has to say on Maya Angelou & Using The N-Word after the jump.

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Album: Monopol
Produkcija: Lud

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CJELODNEVNI TULUM ZA BADNJAK U ZAGREBAČKOM BAR&CLUB BABBAR

Zagrebački bar&club babbar pripremio je cjelodnevni zabavni program na kojem će posjetitelji moći kupovati vintage odjeću, degustirati tradicionalne božićne delicije i uživati u vrhunskoj glazbi.

Tradicionalna proslava badnjaka u subotu 24. prosinca u zagrebačkom bar&club babbar počinje već u 12 sati sa drugim po redu buvljakom. Nakon prvog uspješnog buvljaka gdje osim što su posjetitelji mogli kupovati vintage odjeću, skupljale su se donacije za humanitarnu udrugu Debra- djeca leptiri, drugi po redu buvljak također će imati humanitarni karakter gdje će se dio novca od prodanih stvari donirati udruzi Prostata, koja se bavi prevencijom raka prostata. Za vrijeme trajanja buvljaka svi posjetitelji moći će uživati u tradicionalnim božićnim delicijama uz glazbenu pozadinu najboljih zagrebačkih DJ-a.

U večernjim satima babbar bar&club je pozvao trenutno dvojicu najzanimljivijih zagrebačkih DJ-a koji će napraviti vrhunski božićni ugođaj. Prvi gost je DJ hrwoe koji je ove godine nastupao na svjetski poznatom Garden Festivalu i trenutno se smatra jednim od najboljih hrvatskih DJ-a. Zajedno sa hrwojem nastupa i strastveni skupljač raritetnih ploča sa prostora bivše Jugoslavija kojeg karakteriziraju eklektični setovi gdje se miješa ex yu disco zvuk sa modernim discom. Kao domaćin večeri biti će resident DJ babbar bar&club mirzaisfab koji će ugrijat atmosferu na početku večeri.

Sve informacije vezane za buvljak i za program bar&club babbar možete pratit na facebook.com/babbarzagreb

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Nova Inkova pjesma s nadolazeće kompilacije Sinestet predstavlja… Neobjavljeno & Obnovljeno (2010/2011). Produkciju ove stvari potpisuju Balkans HiFi.
Od Inka se u 2012. može očekivati i njegova druga solo ploča naziva INK za Sinestet u Tripio produkciji.

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