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165386 1654731780150 1592736242 1459658 4090897 n A Letter From Chuck D To Hip Hop

I really don’t know what constitutes for “relevant” coverage in HIP-HOP news in America these days, but I really want to give you all a heads up. As you know I’ve been through three passports, 76 countries on the regular in the name of Hip-Hop since 1987 and in 2010, although I’ve never stopped traveling the earth this year, I’ve seen, heard and felt some new things.

As far as RAP and HIP-HOP, it’s like USA Olympic basketball, the world has parity now and have surpassed the USA in ALL of the basic fundamentals of HIP-HOP – TURNTABLISM, BREAKING, GRAFFITI, and now EMCEEING with succinct mission , meaning and skill. Skill-wise rappers spitting three languages, have created super rappers to move the crowd with intensity and passion. The “arrogant” American comes in blackface, but if there was a HIP-HOP or Rap Olympics, I really don’t think the United States would get Gold, Silver or Brass or even ass for that sake.

Hit the jump to read the rest of the letter.

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In this outtake from my “Things You Didn’t Know” interview for, Saigon talks about his producer and mentor Just Blaze. He shares how his alter ego Red F5VE was created, the classic Just Blaze sound and how important he is to the careers of MCs.

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And just when you thought auto-tune is dead.
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sincity sunday classic party21 Target Live @ Sin City

Ovu nedjelju Sin City Sunday program pripremio je za Vas Classic party, gdje će live nastupiti jedan od začetnika Hip-Hopa na našim prostorima, i definitivno velikan naše scene, član najbolje i neponovljive grupe Tram 11 – TARGET!!
Za najveće i najnovije hitove pobrinuti će se Dj Brc!

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PositiveK Positive K Feat. MC Lyte   Im Still Not Having It

Part 2 of their collabo from back in the day.

Download: Positive K Feat. MC Lyte – I’m Still Not Having It

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As part of her new Round Table series, Dee Vasquez sits down with Karen Civil, B.Dot, Lady Luck and Nina B to discuss femcees, Lauryn Hill, turntable hits and if you have to be sexually appealing to be a successful female MC. Rah Digga also calls in to give some input. was there to cover it. Music by Up North Productions.

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H A M Kanye West & Jay Zs First Single H.A.M. Coming 11.1.2011
These news were floating around the net in the past days but now we finally get some confirmation. A few hours ago Kanye tweeted the artwork for the first single from Watch The Throne posting ’1.11.11′. Reportedly it is produced by Lex Luger.

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Naughty By Nature featuring Jahiem & Bilal – “FLAGS”
Starring : Ice-T & Marc John Jefferies

“FLAGS” is an EPIC mini-movie with a music video slipped within. This feature will will be one of the next projects released and will be accompanied by a full-length documentary.

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ItAllComesDownToThisFront Remedy   It All Comes Down To This (Street Album)

Over the years Wu-Tang affiliate Remedy has drawn widespread acclaim for his work on everything from production work for ESPN to his renowned holocaust tribute “Never Again”, which was featured on the platinum selling Wu-Tang Killa Bees The Swarm compilation album. Both as a gift to this long time fans, and as a slap in the face to those caught sleeping, Remedy has now released his “It All Comes Down to This” mixtape, a a collection of new tracks, freestyles, previously released material and remixes.

Guest appearances include Killah Priest, JoJo Pelligrino, King Just, R.A. The Rugged Man, Blaq Poet, Trife Diesel and more. Producers tapped include Remedy, RZA, Frank Dukes, J. Glaze, Godzwrath among others. In other words, this is that real real hip-hop. Get to downloading.

Tracklist & download link after the jump.

Via Refined Hype.

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U MTV-evoj Hitorami koja je bila emitirana za Novu godinu, gosti su bili Marčelo & Filteri i prateći bend Iskaz te su izveli pjesmu Pozerište.

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