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Earlier today, the good people over at Vibe premiered the free album Preloaded from Showbiz & A.G., which is the D.I.T.C. duo’s way of showing appreciation to the fans and to build up excitement for their Mugshot Music LP coming later this year.

Here’s the latest offering from 90s rap duo Showbiz & AG in the form of their free album Pre-Loaded.

The new project will lead to a brand new Showbiz & AG album dropping later this Summer or early Fall, entitled Mugshot Music. A deluxe version of Pre-Loaded, which features some bonus songs, is on sale as of today!

Hit continue reading to check the tracklist & download link.


Enjoy this flashback to a period where the success and cultural influence of “The Chronic” began to gain recognition by mainstream media, and hear thoughts from Dre and Snoop while in the midst of their reign as influential artists of the West Coast.

Source: Collector’s Item


These 2 tracks can be found on SV’s latest mixtape The Dirty Slums.

Source: OKP 


Change The World is the first single from Nefew‘s collaborative compilation with producer Nottz.


Dirty Hairy:

Filling in for Phat Phillie on Radio 808 tonight a pre recorded 3 hour boom bap selection from Dirty Hairy (including a 1 hour Balkan hip hop only show down) turn on , tune in and bugg out !

Stream Blackout on Radio808 RIGHT NOW!


Večernji dio programa xSTatic festivala odvijati će se u klubu O’Hara u petak 18. i subotu 19.5.
Nastupiti će Whoo See, Ajs Nigrutin & Timbe, DJ Phat Phillie, Filip Motovunski, DJ Venom, itd.


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


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.



Off HaLo’s latest The Blind Poet album.

Via NQM.


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.