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When the announcement was made that Def Jam was hiring No I.D. as the VP of A&R, it was a moment of personal satisfaction. For starters, like No I.D., I am from the Chicagoland area and it’s refreshing to see an often forgotten city in the three coast (East, West and Gulf) Hip Hop sphere have one of its most enduring and brightest stars get some much-deserved shine.

Aside from my apparent bias, No I.D. is a producer from an era -and ideology, for that matter- long gone in Hip Hop; but, he’s making commercially viable music and is arguably busier than ever in his career. He started at a time where a producer produced all or at least a vast majority of an artist’s album (see Common’s first three albums No I.D. produced for a reference). Similar to how DJ Muggs influenced Alchemist and bridged a gap between “old” and “new,” it was partly his mentoring, tutelage and talent that inspired No I.D.’s student, Kanye West, who took what No I.D. had been doing and introduced it to a global audience. Not letting his ego hamper the development of Kanye, Mr. West’s career took off! Don’t get it confused, though, No I.D. was not off the radar at this time as he teamed up with Jermaine Dupri and was co-producing records for Bow Wow and Jay-Z. After the American Gangster project, Kanye and No I.D. have joined forces once again and have gone on to make memorable records for Blueprint 3, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and Watch the Throne. This ability to mentor a future superstar is but one reason No I.D. is a good fit to oversee those who are cultivating talent at Def Jam. This man was doing it when it wasn’t, so to speak, part of his job description.

Hit continue reading to check out the rest of this article taken from Al Lindstrom‘s site, and to download this dope tribute mixtape.
(Tracklist & download link via Lost Tapes)

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Just a day after recieveing a new track by Common on that Cocaine 80′s new project, we get this pretty dope sketch treatment visual to an unreleased record by him that was produced and sketched visually by dsteele.

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Snimka finalnog battle-a između Sterme i CoA-e. Pisani report sa sinoćnjeg sarajevskog finala pročitajte u nastavku posta, a uskoro očekujemo i službene fotke i video prilog.

UPDATE: Fotke su stigle, provjerite ih ovdje.
UPDATE 2: Službeni Red Bull-ov video prilog provjerite iznad, a snimku finala potražite u nastavku posta.

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Transmeet.Tv Live, OFF Produkcija i klub KSET pres.

OFF TV Live (Vol.6)

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■ PHAT PHILLIE (Blackout, Radio808)
■ MENIGA (Seasplash, Outlook, Kingston, Dubstep klub)
■ VAL VASHAR (Ministarstvo Psihodelije)
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■ YESH! (OFF TV Live, JabbaTon, CTF! Cro, Black Light, Radio808) as your host

NEDJELJA, 30.10.2011.
19:00-23:00h

OFF TV je live online TV emisija, zajednički projekt Transmeet.TV Live, OFF produkcije i kluba KSET, smišljen po uzoru na BoilerRoom.TV, D&BTV ili GetDarkerTV, naravno uz malo drugačiji sadržaj te princip snimanja.

Ideja emisije je široj publici, posebno onoj van Zagreba, prezentirati domaću elektronsku klupsku scenu kroz gostovanja uglavnom domaćih DJ-a i live performera te ponekad i bendova. Svaki gost kroz jednosatni live set / nastup prezentira svoje glazbene afinitete te kroz ugodan razgovor s OFF TV domaćinom Yesh!om priča o projektima, planovima, sceni ili bilo čemu drugom.

Sadržaj emisije pa tako i gosti žanrovski se ne ograničavaju. Želja nam je prezentirati što više različitih glazbenih pravaca, DJ-a, klupskih večeri i svega ostalog vezano uz domaći clubbing.

http://www.facebook.com/OFF.TV.live
http://www.mixcloud.com/OFF_TV/

USTREAM LINK:
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http://www.ustream.tv/channel/transmeet-tv-live-pres-off-tv-kset

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FACEBOOK LINK:
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http://www.facebook.com/transmeet?sk=app_196506863720166

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Kultni njemački reper Azad, 28. oktobra nastupiti će u sarajevskom klubu “Cinemas” (ex Sloga). Rezervacije ulaznica svakodnevno pristižu, kako iz svih dijelova BiH tako i iz regiona. Ponosni smo što će grad Sarajevo toga dana posjetiti Azadovi fanovi iz Srbije, Hrvatske, Makedonije, Albanije, Austrije pa čak i Njemačke. Ta činjenica ne dokazuje samo njegov kultni status, nego nas i dodatno obavezuje kao domaćine u gradu koji će te večeri postati hip-hop središte našeg regiona. Ne sumnjamo da će Azadov sarajevski koncert opravdati očekivanja publike, ali isto tako i očekivanja samog izvođača, koji je za svoj prvi nastup na našim prostorima odabrao baš Sarajevo.

Ulaznice za koncert mogu se od danas, kupiti na dva pretprodajna mjesta a to su: “Skateshop Madness” i klub “Cinemas”. Cijena ulaznice u pretprodaji iznosi 20 KM (10 EUR). Svi oni koji se ne budu mogli natjerati da odu do pretprodajnog mjesta po svoju ulaznicu, prilikom ulaska u klub morati će za istu izdvojiti 5 KM više.

Svi oni koji nisu iz Sarajeva, a htjeli bi doći do ulaznice, istu mogu rezervisati na e-mail: bpmteam2011@gmail.com a na isti e-mail svi zainteresovani za “VIP” ulaznice također mogu slati svoje upite. Sve ostale informacije vezane za koncert možete pronaći na www.azadusarajevu.com

Podsjetimo da sa Azadom u Sarajevo stiže i njegov kolega, poznati reper Jeyz, koji će svakako dodatno upotpuniti kompletan nastup. Za show prije samog Azadovog nastupa, pobrinuti će se “legendarni kapitalci” odnosno sarajevska rap grupa “Capital City Crew”. U kratkoj najavi koncerta, Azad je fanovima obećao nezaboravan provod i koncert za pamćenje.

UPDATE: TV reklama dodana u nastavku posta.

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November 25, 1997
Brought to you by four kids that loved hip hop and put their money together to broadcast a weekly show on 105.9 FM WNWK.
Hosted by Larry “The Blackspot” Hester and Datwon Thomas. Music by DJ Freedom Child and DJ Rhude.

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The legendary Pete Rock talks passionately about his slept-on classic with Rakim.

Via Le Black Et La Plume.

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Almost a month ago, Supreme celebrated the launch of their London store with an assist from Pretty Tony himself. Taking the stage at Madame JoJo’s, Ghost treated excited guests to a performance that people have come to expect. Playing to an excited crowd, the footage shows Stark spitting bars with the microphone from the Supreme Clientele album cover.

Via HB.

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Cocaine 80′s have releases another EP without warning and much like the last project, there is another track with Common on there. This should hold fans over until his upcoming The Dreamer, The Believer album drops, considering it got pushed back to December.

Download the entire Ghost Lady EP here.

Via OS.

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Courtesy of DJ Rich-A (SonReal’s DJ), we present to all you Wu fans, “Tales of Suspense: A Ghostface mixtape”. Enjoy!

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