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It has been almost two years since his passing, but Nujabes’ music continues to mesmerize and inspire us. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the recent posthumous album, Spiritual State, is more than eagerly anticipated. The album’s atmosphere and the common theme is influenced through the instrumental material with the trademark piano-based influences, as well as tracks complemented with vocals by the likes of Cise Star, Substantial and Pase Rock.

Listen to the album cut Down On The Side below.


Here’s a mix of some of Todd Ray’s work from back when he was killing it behind the boards. You can listen to the mix here and download it here.
Tracklist after the jump.

Via Unkut.

Common gives us his collaboration with John Legend off his album The Dreamer, The Believer dropping December 20th.

Via Nah Right.

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Tipi TV ekipa složila je kratki video kao tribute za DJ Bronsona.
Rest in peace Brane.

Statik Selektah:

Recorded 10 minutes ago… we had an off day in Sweden on the European Population Control tour…. for the Internets/deejays/fans. New 1982 album 2012 dropping top of the year on Showoff/ST. Records Shooting the video right now… why not?

Via 2DB.

U sklopu programa Kazich ovog četvrtka u klubu Pepermint General woo održao je promociju svog novog albuma. Galeriju fotki s ovog tuluma možete pogledati ovdje.

DJ Mr. Cee invited Kiss FM’s Ed Lover to take over the Hot97 Throwback At Noon for a special tribute mix to Yo! MTV Raps.

Today, MTV2 is bringing back that iconic hip hop video show, Yo! MTV Raps, with a special episode called Classic Cuts. The show features the original host, Ed Lover, along with our pals like Shaheem Reid, Jayson Rodriguez, Peter Rosenberg and more.

They’ll be talking about “classic cuts” like ATCQ’s “Scenario”, Ice Cube’s “Today Was a Good Day”, Geto Boys’ “Mind’s Playin’ Tricks On Me” and more. And the show hunted down the legends behind the songs and their contemporaries, interviewing Q Tip, Scarface, Ice Cube, Wiz Khalifa, DJ Khaled, Questlove, Busta Rhymes, Mac Miller, Machine Gun Kelly, Young Jeezy, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Phife, Fat Joe, Common, Mike Epps, Ice T, Meek Mill, Tyga, and Naughty By Nature. The show airs at 12 midnight (EST), right after the MTV2 Sucker Free Awards.

Via Miss Info.

The Furious 5 & Grand Master Flash, Common, Lupe Fiasco & LL Cool J perform The Message live at the Grammy Concert.

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg make their first TV performance in over 11 years with “The Next Episode” live at the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
R.I.P. Nate Dogg.

Fat Joe performed last night in Macedonia’s capital Skopje during Taksirat Festival. Hit continue reading to watch more footage.