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blujesus Blu   Jesus (prod. by Madlib)

L.A. rap prodigy Blu has adopted the alter-ego B for his latest project Jesus, but fans can expect the same intricate rhymes and hazy soundscapes he’s become known for. In stores today, Jesus is the first newly-recorded project from Blu since 2009. It also features some of his most memorable collaborations to date, with the likes Alchemist, Madlib, Planet Asia, and Hezekiah.

Check out the Madlib-produced title track below.

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J Live+SPTA+copy 540x540 J Live   SPTA (Artwork & Tracklist)

J-Live’s long awaited fifth full length album, “S.P.T.A.”, will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally September 27th, 2011. “S.P.T.A. Said Person of That Ability” (Pronounced Spitta) is the follow up to the Undivided Attention EP. J-Live is known as one of hip hop’s preeminent triple threats as a producer, deejay and emcee. Creatively, he approaches this project as if he were a three man group rather than a solo artist. The album features production by J-Live, RJD2, Nicolay of Foreign Exchange, The Audible Doctor, Illastrate, Korede, Floyd The Locsmif, Marco Polo and Diamond D.

Hit continue reading to check the tracklist.

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Pusha T with yet another video from his acclaimed mixtape Fear Of God. This one will also be found on the brand new EP he’s preparing called Fear of God 2: Let Us Pray.

If you missed previous videos from this mixtape, watch them here: My God | Cook It Down | Can I Live | Blow | Open Your Eyes | Alone In Vegas

share save 171 16 Video: Pusha T Feat. Kevin Cossom   Feeling Myself

Just hours after being released from an Arizona prison, the folks over at XXL caught DMX in the lab spitting a freestyle while working on his next album. Check out the footage above..

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Jay Billion’s Big Bills II is from the HTM Media/Island Def Jam Digital’s “The Audacity,” which is set to be released in the fall of 2001. “Big Bills II” features the legendary Sadat X of Brand Nubian fame as well as Serbian international artist Eeva and the was shot in two different continents; Jay Billion and Sadat X (Brand Nubian) shot their parts in BKNY, while Eeva recorded and filmed her parts in Belgrade, Serbia.

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mayerhawthorne Mayer Hawthorne    The Walk

Mayer Hawthorne continues to celebrate MayerMondays and unveils another free gift in anticipation for his new album How Do You Do, due October 11.

Via HT.

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Director Jason Goldwatch gives us a glimpse of some BTS footage of Nas’ latest return-of-the-boom-bap joint, Nasty while out in Queensbridge. Word on the curb is the video will be premiered this week.

Check the pictures from the video shoot here.
Download Nas – Nasty.

Via 2DB.

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The Diamond District emcee finally drops his latest offering, presented by the dopehouse, featuring the likes of yU, Oddisee, AB The Pro and many more.

Tracklist and album download after the jump.

Via 2DB.

share save 171 16 Video: Uptown XO feat. Diamond District   Told You So

Kazich 01 09 2011 021 DJ Phat Phillie & DJ Bizzo Bodega @ Kazich (Pepermint, Zagreb)

Klub Pepermint započinje novu sezonu idućeg tjedna, i za 1.9. zakazano je novo izdanje programa Kazich čiji su residenti Phat Phillie i Bizzo Bodega. Na glazbenom repertoaru su classic hip hop & breaks.
Tulum starta u 22 h.

UPDATE: Dijelimo 20 upada za Kazich, stoga ako želito besplatno upasti u Pepermint u četvrtak pošaljite e-mail s vašim imenom i prezimenom na blackoutrapshow@gmail.com

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Latest video from Kweli’s album Gutter Rainbows out now.
Via MTV.

EDIT: Post updated with extended version, see it after jump.

share save 171 16 Video: Talib Kweli feat. Jean Grae   Uh Oh