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From the album New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh
Directed by: Flying Lotus
Post-Production: Beeple
Modeling: Beeple + Vince Ream
Director of Photography: Theo Jemison

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apathy 540x359 Apathy revisits 90s hip hop gems on podcast

Connecticut’s own Apathy gives us a selection of treats from the 90′s on his podcast, choosing from the feel-good side of the audio spectrum with songs that are reminiscent of summertime, and a carefree era of writing by many MCs. The influence of Jazz upon the 90′s era to create classics is felt in a set of songs by De La Soul, Bush Babees, Erule and more. After the lighter set, he goes into a set of more rugged songs to remind you of the streets.

Good joints on this one.
Via CI.

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Video for track from upcoming album Stone Rollin. Download the song here.
Via ICE.

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NickJavas Nick Javas   The Hot Seat (Interview)
mtvU sits down with Nick Javas for their ‘The Hot Seat’ series.

5. What’s in heavy rotation in your MP3/CD player right now?
I can’t seem to get enough of “Remember the Titans” (Showbiz remix). I mean, how do you go wrong when you put Fab, Budden, Banks, and Royce on the same joint?! Reminds me of the old DJ Clue mixtapes.

Read the whole interview here and also check out another interview Nick Javas did with NJ.com.

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Talib Kweli sits down with The Shrine Chicago’s Andrea Opan to discuss his album title, music and the music industry. Thanks to Cam Be for the video.

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This is from the Dilla tribute @ DROM last week. Includes some performance footage and Tip speaking on Dilla in general.

Via NR.

Continue reading for more footage from the event with T3 of Slum Village and Dilla’s brother Illa J.

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LFHQ DJ Premier’s Live From HQ podcast (4.2.2011)

GUESTS: SHOWBIZ & FRED THE GODSON & KRS-ONE on the CALL IN….

PROMOTING HIS NEW LP:
SHOWBIZ & KRS-ONE–”GODSVILLE”
AVAILABLE ON ALL DIGITAL OUTLETS FEBRUARY 15, 2011 (R.I.P. BIG L)

SHOUT TO THE BLASTMASTER KRS-ONE FOR CALLIN’ IN TO CO-SIGN THE LP….

AND BY THE WAY, FRED THE GODSON GOT HIS RHYME ON AT THE END OF THE SHOW !!!
AND HIS NEW MIXTAPE “ARMAGEDDON” IS AVAILABLE NOW!!!!

Show playlist and download links after the cut.

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soul dilla DJ Soul   Mad Decent Radio Dilla Mix
DJ Soul comes with another great mix, this time a tribute to the late great J.Dilla.

Download: Mad Decent Radio Dilla Mix – Mixed by DJ Soul

Tracklisting below.

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MOD2 cover Consequence   Movies on Demand 2
Today is the big day, as Consequence finally drops Movies On Demand2. Here are some words from Cons:

I’d like to thank all the Co-stars, Producers, Engineers and my Team at Band Camp Records for making this Incredible Project Happen!!! Agent & EP “We Did It” You DAMN RIGHT WE DID IT!!! Special Shout Out 2 DJ ILL WiLL, DJ Rockstar, Jesse @ XXL ,HotNewHipHop.com DJ Pizzo @HipHopSite, TanstaNYC & my dawg Global Vito @ThatsEnuff.com!!!
We’ve Only Just Begun…

It’s The Cons Fool

WORD!!!

Download link and back cover after the jump.

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Last night at the Highline Ballroom in NYC, Bun B warmed up the crowd before Slaughterhouse took the stage. With DJ Premier on the turntables, they performed ‘Let Em Know’ off Bun B’s last LP Trill O.G.

Props to B.Dot.

After the jump, take a look at live performances from Slaughterhouse, Pharaohe Monch, Crooked I and Lloyd Banks.

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