Above is the footage of Nas & Lauryn Hill performing If I Ruled The World, and hit continue reading for more gems. Nas brought out Large Pro, Pete Rock, Akinyele & more. All that after the jump.
Labor Day Weekend is nearly upon us… And those that know Brooklyn know this weekend the streets of Flatbush and Crown Heights will explode for the Carribean Day parade. In the spirit of the many Caribbean nations pouring into our streets to tear it up, we decided to contribute to the mayhem by throwing a new mixtape project into the mix – one that would end the summer with a bang… or a murder.
We teamed up with the mighty Federation Sound to bring you Summer Murda, a unique 48-track soundclash mix full of exclusive dubplates from a wide range of dancehall’s greatest new and old artists – including the likes of Buju Banton, Vybz Kartel, Sean Paul, Chino, Mr. Lexx, Kardinal Offishall and Flippa Mafia to true OGs Johnny Osbourne, Shinehead and Freddie McGregor. Our collective focus was not to bring you the latest, newest dancehall, but to create something timeless.
Tracklisting & download link after the jump.
This is the second extract of “The Branstorm”, the DJ Brans album who will be dropping in late 2011 with the featuring: M-Dot, Armageddon, DJ Djaz, Nutso, Dirt Platoon, Shaz IllYork, Spit Gemz, Wyld Bunch,Meyhem Lauren, B.A.M, DebOnAir, Gab Gotcha, Illus and more…
Declaime is back on track with the latest single off of his forthcoming album/dvd combo Self Study.
Photographer Trevor Traynor produced a very nice backstage portrait series at the Rock The Bells festival in San Francisco. He caught everybody from Common, Mos Def, GZA to J Rocc and Masta Killa, and many more behind the scenes.
Check out more portraits in our gallery after the cut.