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This Saturday during the Fat Beats & Wax Poetics Record Store Day Pop-Up Shop & Party, a small Guru/Gang Starr tribute concert was held. Watch Masta Ace (who blogged about this tribute) & CSC Funk Band in the clip above do their version of Who’s Gonna Take The Weight?, and hit continue reading to watch a few more clips featuring Armageddon & Mista Sinista.

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3764 Jay Z & DMXs 1990s Bronx Battle Revisited

Ski Beatz, Sauce Money, and the Ruff Ryders’ co-founder Waah Dean tell some lesser known facts about the Bronx battle on a pooltable between the Roc-A-Fella honcho and Darkman X.

At some point in the mid-early ’90s, at a small, smoke-filled pool hall in the Bronx, a Brooklyn-based emcee named Jay-Z battled an up-and-comer from Yonkers known as DMX. X, who cabbed in to town from Baltimore just for the event, stated in his 2003 autobiography that he had no original intentions of getting involved that night. He was there as a witness, who’d only enter the fray if absolutely necessary. And, soon enough, it was. “The people knew that were the top dogs of our crews,” he wrote, “and they wanted us to go at it and after a few more rounds, I just couldn’t stand to the side anymore. It was time to hold down the fam.”

To this day, details of the battle between Jay (who was an affiliate repping Original Flavor at the time) and DMX (who stood alongside an Uptown-based group called the Harlem Knights) remain murky. So HipHopDX caught up with three people who were in attendance—Original Flavor member Ski (n/k/a Ski Beatz), Jay-Z/Original Flavor associate Sauce Money, and Ruff Ryders co-founder Waah Dean—to learn more about what went down that night. Each of the three admitted that many of the specifics have faded from memory, but that they’d recall what they could.

Read the full story here.

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Enjoy Kanye’s full Coachella show, thanks to Yardie. Hit continue reading for part 2.

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Memphis Bleek Speaks To M. Reck On Clearing The Clear Air With Past Beef With Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Jaz O, Plus He Now Fully Independent With His New Label Kush Gang/ Get Low, And Still Cool With All The Old Rocafella Members.

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Just like he did with You & Yours and The Makings, this Friday Preemo played Koolade’s new cut with Styles P on his Live From Headqcourterz radio show. Listen to the song in the clip above, and hit continue reading to check the playlist and download last week’s Live From HQ show.

Koolade’s album The Makings coming this year!

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FTD 2011 05 13 front DJ Phat Phillie @ Fresh To Death (München)

FTD 2011 05 13 back DJ Phat Phillie @ Fresh To Death (München)

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RnB EXCLUSIVE 22.04 FInal RnB EXCLUSIVE  & JAGERMEISTER Special @ Terminal (Rijeka)

U sklopu uskršnjeg vikenda najplesniji partyu gradu. Petak 22.04.2011. R’n’B EXCLUSIVE & special JAGERMEISTER night “Masterpiece of Nature”. DJ Jericho probrao je R&B i Blackmusic hitove za uvod u ljetnu sezonu.

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Prince began his 21 show run at the Forum in LA last night and covered the King Of Pop’s hit, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”. He later brought up Eva Longoria while doing a rendtion of The Time’s “Cool”.

Via RR.

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obx 1 OBX   Complexed

Produced by Analogic, a track that didn’t get put on OBX’s EP Rage.

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