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Random Axe is the super-group comprised of Sean Price, Black Milk & Guilty Simpson. Their debut, self-titled album is in stores June 14th on Duck Down Music. All songs are produced by Black Milk.

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Cover The Best Men Present: Playground Vol. 4 (Mixtape)

The Best Men is a Swiss DJ team made of DJ Costa & DJ Shig. This is the latest edition of their Playground mixtapes, so hit continue reading to check the tracklist & download link.

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Los Angeles radio station KDAY hosted the West Coast old school reunion show, Krush Groove, this past Friday night at the Gibson Amphitheater marking the official introductory performance of the West coast powerhouse group 1st Generation. Comprised of West coast legends Kurupt, Jayo Felony, MC Eiht, Chill, Gangsta, King T, Sir Jinx and DJ Battlecat, 1st Generation is an amalgamation of some of the most critically acclaimed emcee’s and producers in West coast history.

As the inaugural release from the new indie label, Uneek Music is setting the standard of excellence with 1st Generation as the lead project coming from the label. The group is the brainchild of members Tha Chill (Compton’s Most Wanted) and Gangsta, (Tha Comrads) who began reaching out to their circle of friends about reuniting the West and once the word had spread the “Magnificent 7,” as Chill describes them, answered the call. “We wanted to do something massive for the coast.” says Chill, “So we had to figure out which attitudes and talent could mix and make the group work, and once we got off the phone with the homies, we met at Kurupt’s house and made the first song, and all the professional creative ideas meshed and we knew we were on the right track.”

With dynamic producer/DJ Battlecat on board bringing the sound of the West and the art of djing from the infamous KDAY Mixmasters and Uncle Jams Army days, 1st Generation is reflective of the entire culture. The first single “Killing Me Softly” delivers bar after bar of ether as each artist shows how they gained a place in West coast’s multi platinum catalogue of hits.

Watch another video from Krush Groove after the cut plus DubCNN’s event recap.

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Das EFX live in club Aquarius, Zagreb, back in 1998 & their interview with Phat Phillie. Watch part 2 below.

Previously on Top DJ Mag: Lewis ParkerDJ 279 | O.C. & Big L | Cutmaster Swift

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Filmed at the Gouverneur Correctional Facility, not far from the Canadian boarder in upstate New York, while Slick Rick was serving time for second degree attempted murder charges. The hip-hop legend talks about what it’s like being in jail, what he thinks of Snoop Dogg’s cover of “La Di Da Di”, and advice to other rappers in trouble with the law Dr. Dre and Tupac.

Hit continue reading to watch part 2 of this interview where he talks a day in the life as an inmate, dress codes and how he looks forward to the weekends when the prisoners are shown movies such as Madonna’s Truth or Dare.

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Single from The Makings will be out soon on iTunes and all other fine digital outlets. Artwork by Gizmo.
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Produced by Astronote – From “Everything’s A Gamble 3″ Available July 19, 2011

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Killer Mike drops a mixtape before release of his upcoming album PL3DGE on May 18th.
Download here and tracklist after jump.
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Artwork of upcoming album Royalty Check, out May 31st.
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