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Bronx duo Camp Lo decodes the classic “Coolie High” from their debut album Uptown Saturday Night.

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Snoop Lion and Big K.R.I.T. were invited as yesterday’s guests on MTV’s RapFix Live. And with DJ Enuff on the turntables, the pair brought the episode to a close with a few rhymes.

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Eve offers up a new record from her upcoming album Lip Lock. This time she gives us project’s intro track Eve featuring Miss Kitty. The LP will finally be hitting stores on May 14th and you can check out a preview of the album here.

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In this fourth installment of Classic Recipes, the legendary DJ/producer Marley Marl explains and demonstrates how he produced and mixed the lead single off Biz Markie’s 1986 debut album Goin’ Off. Marl tells the story of how a young Biz, who was referred to at the time as The Diabolical Biz Markie and The Inhuman Orchestra, tracked him down in Queensbridge one weekend and introduced himself. When Marley Marl’s beats and melodies were combined with Biz Markie’s beat-boxing and rhymes, the chemistry was instantaneous.

In this video Marley Marl reconstructed the beat from “Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz” using the Akai MPC Renaissance. He uses his trusted kick and snare (The Honey Drippers’ “Impeach The President” intro drum beat) but this time around he has switched-up the beat pattern, using the hi-hats to create ghost notes. To complete the beat, Marl adds a sub-heavy, off-beat 808 kick drum, a sampled/sped-up piano melody from Issac Hayes, and some shakers which he created by recording his own voice.

Previous episodes: 1 / 2 / 3

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DOOM performs “Ballskin” off his Born Like This LP at a Converse Get Dirty event in London.

Via NR.

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DJ Soul predstavlja treći mix iz serije Funkee Breakz. Ovaj mix izlazi jednom godišnje i jedinstven je spoj pjesama iz Neo Soul, Nu Funk, R&B i drugih žanrova. Prožet je mashupima i remixima, inspirisan Hip Hop kao i Reggae zvukom. Glavna vodilja ovog mixa uvijek je visoki muzički kvalitet korištene muzike, bilo da se radilo o izvanrednim vokalnim, tekstualnim, producentskim ili DJ vještinama. Tako se na Funkee Breakz 3 od preko stotinu pjesama u finalnom izboru našlo njih oko 40, sa preko 50 izvođača u mixu DJ Soul-a od 74 minute. Među njima su vrhunski majstori svoga posla: Fort Knox Five, Roots Manuva, The Herbaliser, Lyrics Born, Nick Thayer, Freestylers, Badboe, Skeewiff, Mungolian Jetset, C2C, Breakbeat Junkies, Pimpsoul, kao i naš Funk Efemdzemov.

Mix je pripreman u periodu od preko godinu dana, i donosi široku lepezu muzičkih stilova, a uvijek sa pozadisnkim funky osjećajem koji tjera na ples. Nadamo se da će se ova muzička priča dugo slušati iz vaših plejera, i želimo vam puno dobre zabave uz Funky Breakz 3.

Download: DJ Soul – Funkee Breakz 3 (Mixtape)

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FROM THE UPCOMMING PROJECT “SOCIAL GRAFFITI” ILLA GHEE DROPS A NEW SINGLE TELLING THE WORLD HOW HE FEELS ABOUT PRIME TIME RADIO.

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Produced by Mac Miller’s alter-ego, Larry Fisherman.

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Today marks eleven years since the untimely passing of TLC member Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes. In classic fashion, Mister Cee gathers countless hits, features, and album cuts from the long catalogue of Left-Eye’s starting from the early 90s.

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Combat Jack starts off with Black Thought on the very first episode of the Combat Jack Show, featured on ComplexTV.

UPDATE: Hit continue reading to watch parts 2 & 3.

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