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SoulCulture TV sat down with the creative brain behind the innovative audiovisual experience known as The Bullitts, Jeymes Samuel and fellow collaborator Jay Electronica following their energetic performance at the Big Chill Festival 2011, held earlier this month at Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Herefordshire, UK as the pair have an animated chat about the experience of working together on their joint EP, their mutual musical appreciation and how their forthcoming album came about — with a line-up that includes actors Idris Elba and Lucy Liu.

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Sadat X gives the visual treatment to his single “The Prophet” produced by Will Tell. The track appears on the Brand Nubian member’s new album No Features, which is available now.

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Affion Crockett’s impersonations of Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and Jay-Z have become viral sensations. Now it looks like Jay is also laughing. The Roc Nation mogul has enlisted the comedian to appear in a viral campaign for Rocawear where he raps to “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” and performs as hip-hop dancing duo Les Twins to “Venus vs. Mars.”

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As hip-hop vets Cypress Hill gear up for the Rock The Bells national tour, they take a few minutes to reflect on their classic sophomore album Black Sunday (1993).

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5-time DMC champion, DJ Craze, visited SAE Miami to speak with students and alumni. Following a Q&A period, Craze demonstrated some of the techniques that has made him so legendary. Check out his routine where he cuts up Jay-Z’s Stop, and hit continue reading to watch another one where he chops up Kanye’s Monster.

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Featuring:

KANYE WEST
NAS
MOS DEF
WILL I AM
DE LA SOUL
CONSEQUENCE
BIG SEAN
KID CUDI
MR HUDSON
TONY WILLIAMS
DAMON ALBARN

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share save 171 16 G.O.O.D. Music After Party Freestyle Session (London, 2008)

bigkrit Big K.R.I.T.   Last King 2 (Gods Machine) (Mixtape)

Here’s the new Big K.R.I.T. mixtape “Last King 2 (God’s Machine)” presented by DJ Wally Sparks and DJ Breakem Off. This is a collection of unreleased songs and features from the past year that may have been overlooked. Lots of quality production from K.R.I.T., 9th Wonder, DJ Khalil and DJ Burn One. Also, on this mixtape you’ll get to hear K.R.I.T. alongside other great artists like Pimp C, Bun B, Killer Mike, Yelawolf, Dom Kennedy, Cyhi Da Prynce and many more.

Tracklist & download link after the jump.

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wutang 540x348 The 100 best Wu Tang Clan songs by Complex.com

The Wu-Tang saga is a revolution that swarmed on the music industry like a pack of killer bees. Straight out of the slums of Shaolin, the Clan created an often imitated but never duplicated sound comprised of eerie beats mixed with puzzling stanzas and clashing kung-fu swords. The collective powers of RZA the Abbot, GZA the Genius, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Raekwon Shallah, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and Cappadonna have entertained and inspired legions with perplexing rhymes full of grit.

With this year’s Rock the Bells line-up featuring Raekwon and Ghostface performing all of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… and GZA doing Liquid Swords, it’s a perfect time for Complex to enter all 36 Chambers to unmask The 100 Best Wu-Tang Clan Songs.

Written by egotrip‘s Gabriel Alvarez. Check the list here.

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cats dogs Evidence   Cats & Dogs (Artwork & Tracklist)

Evidence’s upcoming album on Rhymesayers, Cats & Dogs, is up for pre-order. And those that head to Fifth Element and do so, will get your hands on the exclusive track with Fashawn, as Ev explains in this promo video. The pre-order also comes with an autographed copy of the album and stickers from Evidence, RSE and Fifth Element.
Cats & Dogs is slated to drop on September 27th. Hit continue reading to check the tracklist.

UPDATE: Album sampler, mixed by DJ Babu, is now available for download here.

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kanye jay Watch The Toes: A history of Jay Z and Kanye Wests sneaker ventures

When it comes to kicks Jay-Z and Kanye West have been featured on more drops than anyone else in the rap game. Signatures, collabs, and samples have put both on a pedestal as tastemakers and power players in overlapping industries. Over the years, the brothers in arms have proved friends in feet stepping out in style together and even crossing their own lines. Having worked on multiple releases with numerous brands, we take a look at Yeezy and Hov’s track record in the footwear field.

Check the article here.

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