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Little Brother’s chief engineer and producer Khrysis demonstrates Native Instruments Maschine MIDI Controller by assembling a chopped-up Soul sample then auditions drums on the 8 pads to make a beat from scratch.

Via Collectors Item.

Continue reading for a description of the Maschine from N.I.

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Raekwon takes some time to answer random questions after Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang album listening session. Rae talks about why he chose this album title, producers, the reason behind RZA’a absence from the album, working with Kanye and more.

Thx to Mr.X

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Great quality video footage of Gang Starr perfoming ‘Full Clip’ live at Splash! Festival (Chemnitz, Germany) in 2003. R.I.P to Keith Elam.

Those who haven’t heard of Splash! Festival before, visit their website and check out first acts of 2011 line up. This year is the 14th Splash! Festival, taking place on July 8. – 10. at Ferropolis, Germany.

Video of ‘Sure Shot’ live at Splash! after the jump.

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Phil Ade goes in over the D’Angelo classic Devil’s Pie.

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snoop doggumentary Snoop Dogg   I Don’t Need No B*tch ft. Devin The Dude & Kobe
We bring you the official cover for Snoop’s forthcoming album Doggumentary and a new track which will be featured on the LP.

Download: Snoop Dogg – I Don’t Need No B*tch feat. Devin The Dude & Kobe (Produced by DJ Khalil)

Via HHNM.

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The+DOC The D.O.C. splits from Dr. Dre

The man behind the rhymes of Dr. Dre and several other superstar artists reveals to DX the reasons for professionally separating from his “brother.”

Hip Hop’s most accomplished ghostwriter, The D.O.C., has ended his working relationship with Dr. Dre.

Speaking exclusively to HipHopDX on Wednesday (January 26th), the mind behind rhymes for Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and several other artists within the Ruthless Records, Death Row Records and Aftermath Entertainment camps over his 23 year tenure in the music industry explained to DX why he has ceased contributing to Dre’s long-delayed Detox.

Read the full article here.

PESO UPDATE: Part 2 of the discussion: The D.O.C. Elaborates On Dr. Dre Split, Reveals Request From Eminem

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saigon album Saigon   Too Long ft. Black Thought
Shake comes through with a bonus track off Saigon’s Greatest Story Never Told, finally dropping this Tuesday. Go here to read the album review by HipHopDX.

Download: Saigon – Too Long feat. Black Thought

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Plenty more videos including The Beatnuts, Masta Ace, Buckshot, DJ Premier, Raekwon and others after jump and on 7th Boro.
New to the old, here you have show from June of ’93.

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AHH exclusive. Video directed by Konee Rok. Download the song here.
Also, read on XXL the reason why RZA is not on the album.
Spotted at NR.

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The world famous Brooklyn posse, M.O.P. start it up again with a not so quiet live version of, “Hardcore” live @ S.O.B.’s for the The Source Ghetto Metal showcase. The crowd got very inspired and a fight broke out immediately after, so basically this was the last song. Mash Out Posse!!!!!!!

Via BHH TV.

Related: BlackoutHipHop.com Presents: M.O.P. Live @ Aquarius (Zagreb)

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