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The artwork and tracklist for Rugged Man’s forthcoming Legends Never Die album can now be viewed, with guest features from the likes of Talib Kweli, Tech N9ne, Brother Ali, Master Ace, Hopsin, Sadat X and many more. Considering that the release is his first full-length in a number of years gives us every reason to be rooting for it, which will be available to purchase on April 30th via Nature Sounds.

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In this week’s episode, DJ Jazzy Jeff wraps up the Middle Eastern portion of his tour. The crew gets an opportunity of a life time hanging out in the Red Bull pits at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain. As a Red Bull DJ, Jeff was thrilled to witness the victory of the Red Bull racing team. Following the race, Jeff catches up with world class driver Lewis Hamilton to talk cars and music. The conversation continues back at the palace where Jeff uses the Prince’s personal studio to record scratches for Mint Condition’s single “Girl Of My Life.” On a day off, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz decide to put on a special performance for some deserving people. They show their appreciation to the men and women of the armed forces by playing at a military base in Abu Dhabi. The crew leaves the Middle East on a high note only to have a run in with the law at their next stop, Paris.

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To celebrate Trek Life’s new album, we debuted his newest single Rap Time on MTV Hive. The song is a beat driven affair in which guests Hawdwerk and Bishop Lamont join Trek in kicking laid back dope verses while DJ Buddy accents things with some cuts on the turntables. Enjoy the new single and cop the new album!

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Last month marks the passing of the lauded rapper Notorious B.I.G. and to honor his legacy, New York resident DJ Finesse debuted a special tribute during DJ Premier’s Sirius/XM show “Live From Headqcourterz” on March 8.

The mix showcases Biggie’s a capellas paired with Premier-produced beats. While the original tribute was shorter for air-time, Finesse extends the tribute for hip-hop fans here with a special intro by Premier himself.

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Ice Cube is currently working on his 10th album Everythang’s Corrupt which is due for release later this year. Here’s the latest single called Crowded which will be available at all digital retailers tomorrow. Catch him on tour with LL Cool J, Public Enemy and De La Soul this summer.

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The newest tune off of Peter Rosenberg’s “New York Renaissance” Mixtape which drops on Thursday — courtesy of Ecko Unlimited.

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Lord Finesse and fellow hip-hop legend KRS One team with Slice-of-Spice to drop the unreleased original version of “No Gimmicks” – a boom bap banger dripping with enough golden era soul to make a true-schooler shed a tear as the sleigh bells and horns drop. KRS opens with a bombastic patois inflected intro that could fool you into thinking 1996 is back. Well, it sort of is. What you are listening to is the original studio recording before it was updated for release at a later date. In other words, a special treat. The intro is a great addition to the track that also includes slightly different lyrics from the Blastmaster.

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Part 2 of DJ Optimus’ Jukebox Delight series. Check out part 1 here.

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STREAM / DOWNLOAD: HOUR 1 | HOUR 2 | HOUR 3

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