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Off JR&PH7’s The Update, available now.

Via 2DB.

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xzibit 2 Xzibit Feat. Young De (aka DEMRICK)   Runway Walk

Via YKD.

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beyonce Beyoncé   Girls (Who Run The World)

The first official single from B’s upcoming album. The track samples Major Lazer’s Pon De Floor.

Via Concrete Loop.

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Off Bomb Threat Volume 2: Evacuate The Building.
Produced by Shortfyuz, video directed by Jon Wolf.

share save 171 16 Video: Termanology   Uncut

prodigybumpyjohnsonep 600x600 540x540 Prodigy   The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP

The first solo project from Prodigy since his release from jail is now here. Prodigy has said he has about 70 songs in the stash ever since he got out, so expect a pretty crazy album from Mobb Deep to come soon. Production on the EP is handled by Alchemist, Sid Roams and King Benny.
Tracklist & download link after the jump.

Related: Prodigy put this EP out in collaboration with Complex, and they also did an interesting interview with him which you can read here.

share save 171 16 Prodigy   The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP

Singl “Desno”, nakon odlične “Krize”, najavljuje izlazak Kandžijinog drugog studijskog albuma u izdanju Dallas Records-a.
Inspiriran situacijom na Balkanu gdje je uočio jedan te isti, zajednički smjer vjetra, Kandžija nije štedio nikoga.

”Cijeli spot je sniman u današnjem vremenu, ali u crno bijeloj tehnici, bez da smo glumili išta retro ili slično, već smo htjeli pokazati da, nakon toliko godina nije se puno toga promijenilo, vrtimo se u krug i izgleda da smo isti čobani ko i prije, ali naša premijerka kaze da nam fali cobana pa eto….
Također, pošto slušamo kako je stanje sve gore i gore, a prije je bilo bolje, samo pogledajte ovaj spot i vidjet ćete da je više-manje isto… ” – rekao je Kandžija.

Produkcijom se pozabavio zagrebački producent Koolade, jedan od najpoznatijih hip hop beatmakera u Europi.
Režiju za ”Desno” kao i za ”Krizu” potpisuje Vedran Marjanovic Wekster iz Mit Studia iz Osijeka, a u spotu se, uz ovce iz Baranje pojavljuju i navijači Nk Grafičara (Kandžijin najdraži klub), te osječke mažoretkinje.

Pjesmu možete skinuti ovdje.

share save 171 16 Video: Kandžija   Desno (prod. by Koolade)

The title track and lead single from their new album receives video treatment. You can download the song here.

share save 171 16 Video: Neek The Exotic & Large Professor   Still On The Hustle

gangstarr6 The 50 Greatest Gang Starr Songs by Complex.com

Consistency. Diligence. Longevity. Not the characteristics we normally associate with a hip-hop world forever festooned with stunted career trajectories. But then, Gang Starr was no ordinary hip-hop group. Gang Starr represented all the above-mentioned and more; the one act in rap history whose name will forever be synonymous with “real hip-hop”—an oft-abused term entirely devoid of meaning in most contexts, yet still wholly applicable and inescapable when describing the legacy of the duo of Guru and DJ Premier.

There’s no shortage of irony in this fact. Not because the combination of Guru’s unmistakable monotone delivery and sophisticated street reportage and DJ Premier’s groundbreaking, scratch-propelled production has ever represented anything less than the pair’s complete commitment to authenticity. But because Guru and Premier began as such complete outsiders—products of Roxbury, Mass., and Prarie View, Texas, respectively, who studied from afar the goings-on in hip-hop’s home base of New York City at the dawn of the “Golden Era” and were inspired to give a go at it themselves, reasoning, of course, that if they could make it there then … well, you know.

Both moved separately to a then still grimy Gotham. Guru first, bringing the GS brand with him from his old crew from Boston; Premier after submitting a demo to NYC indie label Wild Pitch Records, which led to an offer to team with Guru. Together they paid dues, honed their craft, and won not only the respect of their Rotten Apple–bred rap brethren but of hip-hop fans worldwide. A remarkable string of classic and near-classic albums (Step in the Arena, Daily Operation, Hard to Earn) climaxed with 1998′s cathartic Moment of Truth. By the time they’d unofficially called it a career (after 2003′s The Ownerz), the partners had cemented their shared status as legends, dwarfing the careers of many of the artists who’d first inspired them.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, marks one year since the tragic and untimely passing of Keith “Guru” Elam from cardiac arrest after a year-long bout with multiple myeloma that left him in a coma. He was 47. To honor the memory of the man also known as Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal, we celebrate the music of the group that was his and Premier’s gift to us. Here is our list of the 50 Greatest Gang Starr Songs, a tribute to a catalog that continues to inspire others to follow the path of the chain and star. Gang Starr—now and always, one of the best yet.

Written by Chairman Mao. Read the full article here.

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The legendary Erykah Badu, aka Lo Down Loretta Brown, tears down a DJ set at Bardots Miami. She was joined onstage by Dead Prez and Supa Nova Slom.

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estellebreakmyheart Estelle Feat. Rick Ross   Break My Heart

With the album in the making for a couple months, Estelle releases her fist single from the upcoming project featuring Rick Ross.

share save 171 16 Estelle Feat. Rick Ross   Break My Heart