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On the eve of the 1st annyversary of Guru’s passing, DJ Premier stopped by Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97 and played a 2 hour tribute set in honor of his late partner. Listen to the mix here & download the official audio recording here: part 1 & part 2

Note: The picture above is from The Source Magazine, published in 1994, the only issue of Source with Gang Starr on the cover. There’s an interesting coincidence here, this is the issue of Source where they gave Illmatic 5 mics, and Guru passed away on the same day Illmatic was released.

1. Guru’s Nephew Justin Elam Ruff Talks His Uncle’s Estate, Tribute Concert, And Feature Film in an interview you can read here.
2. After doing a tribute set on Hot 97, Preemo headed to club Sutra where a Guru Tribute party was held. Hit continue reading to watch a video from that night w/ DJ Premier, DJ Tony Touch, Grand Puba & Grandmaster Caz.
3. The second video after the cut is Premier’s interview with Revivalist, where he talks about what it was like to work in the studio with Guru.

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On the heels of their star studded video for Make Some Noise comes the visual for the Beastie Boys’ Fight For Your Right Revisited. Similar to the music video the 30-minute short film is packed with prominent cameo appearances from the likes of Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Rashida Jones and many more.

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After a show in Toronto, Method Man sits down with The Come Up Show to talk about his inspiration, how he feels he’s misfired on some of his previous albums and how his upcoming album The Chrystal Meth has the chance to reach classic status, how he doesn’t put weed in the forefront and more.

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Freedom Radio exclusive interview with Guru in 1995. He addresses the upcoming important issues within the Black Community & Hip Hop Culture.
Hit continue reading to watch a video of Gang Starr performing You Know My Steez on BET back in 1998.

Related: Guru Never Heard Greg Street Freestyle from 2001 + More Unreleased Guru Freestyles

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In celebration of Coalmine Records five year anniversary, the Brooklyn-based indie is pleased to present you with their latest offering, Can You Dig It? This digital-only full length compilation contains 15 tracks of the label’s singles catalog, which spans the greater half of the past decade. Featured artists include El Da Sensei, Bekay, Brown Bag AllStars, Heltah Skeltah, Custom Made, Skyzoo,Big Noyd, Supernatural & more.

Coalmine has made their latest single, Play By Play from One Dae featuring Evidence available as a free download.

Download: One Dae Feat. Evidence – Play By Play

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Via Fresh Selects.

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A year in the life of CEO, NAACP ambassador, Duke University professor, husband, father, son and Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder. The film follows one of soul music’s most dynamic figures from his childhood home to late nights in the studio and everywhere in between.

Featuring: Drake, DJ Premier, DJ Green Lantern, J. Cole, Murs, Phonte, Sha Money XL, Young Guru, The Alchemist & more.

Previous: Phonte speaks on reconciliation with 9th Wonder

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DJ Premier, DJ J. Period, Rob Swift, Easy Mo Bee and others are in Evil Dee and Mr. Walt’s Bushwick crib as of this afternoon for five straight days.

Brooklyn, New York production and deejay duo Da Beatminerz (Evil Dee and Mr. Walt) are hosting their 14th annual Mixmaster’s Weekend. The Boot Camp Clik affiliates and producers for Fat Joe, Bahamadia and others will broadcast the event from their Bushwick home, dubbed “The Dewgarde Crib of Hits,” with several guest deejays broadcasting from overseas and home studios of their own.

Guests include founding X-Ecutionerz member Rob Swift, Gang Starr deejay/producer DJ Premier, Notorious B.I.G. mentor Easy Mo Bee and mixtape titan DJ J. Period.

The event can viewed worldwide on UStream.TV here.

The lineup for this year’s Mixmaster’s Weekend, which began yesterday, can be seen after the jump.

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Ova stvar najavljuje album Dvorske Lude – “Strip”, snimljena je kao prva stvar planirana za album, još 2008. godine, a na njoj gostuju legenda hrvatskog hip hopa Target i DJ Dee. Radi se o prvom singlu za album, a sam album Dvorski planira da izbaci krajem godine.

Pjesmu poslušajte u playeru ispod a cijeli singl, zajedno s remixom i instrumentalima možete skinuti ovdje.

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The Source Magazine has seen it’s better days. In the ’90s this magazine was the bible of hip-hop. Fans would wait in anticipation for album reviews to see who had the 5 mics. Labels would hire writers as A&Rs due to their finds in the Unsigned Hype section. Most importantly, no one was seeing them in the hip-hop world. Today is a different time. After the rise of XXL, the demise of the Dave Mays and Benzino era, and the further mismanagement of the mag, many people felt The Source was done for. Fast forward to 2010. The magazine is looking to make a comeback. The Source is looking for a new leader that will take them back to the top of the hip-hop world. The man they chose was referred by some of the most important people in the print world. He stands at an average height, with long dreds, thick glasses, and a scar that runs from his mouth to his jaw bone. The man they chose was Bonsu Thompson.

Bonsu understands that he is looking at an uphill battle. In his first Editorial for The Source, he talks about being hesitant to take the job due to the stigma around the magazine. Hell, it’s not easy to be an Editor-In-Cheif these days. Print is considered to be a dying industry. You can read an entire cover story on JoeSchmoe.Wordpress.Com two weeks before the ‘zene comes out. You already know all of the people in the Unsigned Hype section, because that same blog has been posting their music for weeks. Technology is the wave of the future, and putting ink to paper just might be the way of the past. So, the task at hand isn’t just leading The Source back to prominence, it’s coming up while keeping the brand afloat.

In part one of our interview we discuss Bonsu’s come up. He tells us everything from the interesting story that landed him the job at Harris Pub, to learning from Scoop Jackson and Elliott Wilson. We then talk about what he learned helping XXL rise up over The Source, and how he can use that knowledge to help him out now that he has switched sides.

Via Al Lindstrom.

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