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Mobb Deep’s Prodigy speaks from the studio about the origins of Havoc’s haunting, wobbly hooks, sampling jazz records inherited from the legendary Budd Johnson, and finessing the MC skills that made The Infamous a classic.

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edub 600x600 DJ Just Dizle   E Dub By Diz (Mixtape)

Just Dizle put out another one of his monster mixtapes, this one dedicated to Erick Sermon. Listen / download below and continue reading for the tracklist.

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Thanks to MTV for making the VMA recording unavailable for watching everywhere except the USA. Good looks.
Anyway, if you missed the live show or don’t really feel like watching the whole thing on re-runs, here’s a couple of interesting performances. Up top Kanye & Jay perform Otis, and hit continue reading to watch Beyonce (whose performance was the talk of the night) & Bruno Mars’ dedication to Amy Winehouse.
(Note: since these videos are all unofficial they will probably be taken down soon, so enjoy them while you can.)

share save 171 16 Jay Z & Kanye West   Otis (Live @ MTV Video Music Awards 2011)

MUU u DUUGAVAMA Muzej Ulične Umjetnosti @ Dugave (Zagreb)

Muzej ulicne umjetnosti (MUU), siroj javnosti najpoznatiji po proslogodisnjem iznimno uspjesnom projektu Novo lice Branimirove ulice, predstaviti ce novi projekt – STREET ART FESTIVAL U DUGAVAMA (01.-15.09.) kojim se od tog novozagrebackog kvarta zeli napraviti najveci ulicni muzej u Hrvatskoj.

Na Street Art Festivalu u Dugavama sudjelovati ce tridesetak najboljih domacih i izuzetno zanimljivih internacionalnih umjetnika. Izdvajamo Pumu34, Oko Ninju Tigera, Sretnog Bora, Mirona Milica, Lunara, Emira Sehanovica Esha iz Bosne i Hercegovine, majstore 3D mappinga – kolektiv KIBORZ iz Srbije, Nero 108 iz Italije, te dvojac Jana&JS iz Francuske i Austrije. Radovi na javnim povrsinama Dugava, poglavito Osnovnoj skoli Dugave i sredisnjoj zgradi Djecjeg vrtica Tratincica, zapocinju 01. rujna i traju do 15. rujna, za kada je najavljeno i svecano otvorenje Muzeja.

Cilj festivala jest promicanje ulicne umjetnosti, decentralizacija kulturne ponude Grada Zagreba i ozivljavanje zanemarenih dijelova grada. Istovremeno se sudjeluje u stvaranju trenda ulicne umjetnosti u regiji, Europi i svijetu, stvara se platforma za djelovanje lokalnih umjetnika te otvaraju prilike za razne medjusobne suradnje, na nacionalnom i internacionalnom nivou.

Festival organizira udruga CENTRALNA JEDINICA uz podrsku Grada Zagreba, Ministarstva kulture, Ministarstva turizma, TZ Grada Zagreba, EUNIC mreze kulturnih foruma u Hrvatskoj, Instituta otvoreno drustvo te Hrvatskog drustva likovnih umjetnika.

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blujesus Blu   Jesus (prod. by Madlib)

L.A. rap prodigy Blu has adopted the alter-ego B for his latest project Jesus, but fans can expect the same intricate rhymes and hazy soundscapes he’s become known for. In stores today, Jesus is the first newly-recorded project from Blu since 2009. It also features some of his most memorable collaborations to date, with the likes Alchemist, Madlib, Planet Asia, and Hezekiah.

Check out the Madlib-produced title track below.

Previous: Blu – Lucky

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J Live+SPTA+copy 540x540 J Live   SPTA (Artwork & Tracklist)

J-Live’s long awaited fifth full length album, “S.P.T.A.”, will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally September 27th, 2011. “S.P.T.A. Said Person of That Ability” (Pronounced Spitta) is the follow up to the Undivided Attention EP. J-Live is known as one of hip hop’s preeminent triple threats as a producer, deejay and emcee. Creatively, he approaches this project as if he were a three man group rather than a solo artist. The album features production by J-Live, RJD2, Nicolay of Foreign Exchange, The Audible Doctor, Illastrate, Korede, Floyd The Locsmif, Marco Polo and Diamond D.

Hit continue reading to check the tracklist.

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Pusha T with yet another video from his acclaimed mixtape Fear Of God. This one will also be found on the brand new EP he’s preparing called Fear of God 2: Let Us Pray.

If you missed previous videos from this mixtape, watch them here: My God | Cook It Down | Can I Live | Blow | Open Your Eyes | Alone In Vegas

share save 171 16 Video: Pusha T Feat. Kevin Cossom   Feeling Myself

Just hours after being released from an Arizona prison, the folks over at XXL caught DMX in the lab spitting a freestyle while working on his next album. Check out the footage above..

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Jay Billion’s Big Bills II is from the HTM Media/Island Def Jam Digital’s “The Audacity,” which is set to be released in the fall of 2001. “Big Bills II” features the legendary Sadat X of Brand Nubian fame as well as Serbian international artist Eeva and the was shot in two different continents; Jay Billion and Sadat X (Brand Nubian) shot their parts in BKNY, while Eeva recorded and filmed her parts in Belgrade, Serbia.

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mayerhawthorne Mayer Hawthorne    The Walk

Mayer Hawthorne continues to celebrate MayerMondays and unveils another free gift in anticipation for his new album How Do You Do, due October 11.

Via HT.

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