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New one from Redefinition Records! This one is called “Supa Heath” which is a nod to the original sources that inspired K-Def’s creation. Incredibly, this beat features no samples… all of the sounds you hear were replayed/reprogrammed masterfully by K-Def himself. This version appears on K-Def’s upcoming “Night Shift” project which will be available in December 2011 on vinyl, cd, cassette & mp3 on Redefinition Records. Night Shift features 2 vocal tracks (INI’s Rob O and Panacea’s Raw Poetic are featured) as well as a handful of covers and original instrumentals.

Via DJ Premier Blog.

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Kanye West was one of the headlining acts on the first day of the SWU Music & Arts Festival in São Paulo, Brazil, on Saturday. Dressed in his Coachella attire, Yeezy brought out surprise guest Fergie, who was also on the bill with the Black Eyed Peas, to perform “All of the Lights” together for the first time.

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Taken from Asher’s new album Pabst & Jazz.

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Scram Jones drops off his new project The Hat Trick which serves as his first full project with him rapping. He came into this game as an emcee but never dropped a project due to the politics of the biz but the way the internet is now you don’t have to deal with any of that bullshit. So here is The Hat Trick with appearances from Alchemist, Kid Capri, Oh No and more.

Tracklisting and download link after the jump.

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undun is an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999). Through the use of emotives and Redford’s internal dialogues the album seeks to illustrate the intersection of free will and prescribed destiny as it plays out ‘on the corner’. Utilizing a reverse narrative arc, the album begins as the listener finds Redford disoriented–postmortem–and attempting to make sense of his former life. As he moves through its pivotal moments he begins to deconstruct all that has led to his (and our own) coming undun.

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From Rae’s upcoming mixtape.

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20. broj magazina My People je online, a između ostalog možete pročitati i stariji intervju s Phat Philliem te intervju sa Shorty P-em.

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Though many remember him as “the overweight lover,” Heavy D was much more than one of hip-hop’s first pop stars. He made some of his most important moves behind-the-scenes. And even after his untimely death, Hev’s lasting influence on the game remains undeniable.

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Erick Sermon of the legendary group EPMD has suffered a heart attack.
DJ Scratch, the long time DJ for the group, confirmed the news.
“Erick Sermon had a heart attack today. He’s ok, but still send your prayers. He is not on Twitter.”
The rapper is in a Long Island hospital recuperating, sources told AllHipHop.com.
While the circumstances of the heart attack are attributed to high blood pressure, according to sources close to the matter.
Kim Wingate, a close friend of Sermon and owner of justshuddup.com, said that she talked to the rapper. He nearly died.
“On the heals of suffering the loss of Heavy D, we almost lost another HipHop Legend last night. Erick Sermon is in the hospital after suffering a heart attack last night. I just got off the phone with E and he said the doctor told him his blood pressure was so high he was minutes from death. He wanted me to let everyone know he’s okay.”
Wingate also told AllHipHop that Sermon will be in the hospital for a few days to undergo testing.

Via AllHipHop.com

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