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Album teaser for DL’s new album Blackcurrent Jazz 2 out in July 20th 2011.

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Here’s another one of those clips from Jay’s DECODED promo run. In this clip he explains how he wanted the book to help people understand that Rap deserves to be categorized with history’s great poetry.

Via Nah Right.

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Doo Wop 80s Baby Blends Artwork e1308087962284 DJ Doo Wop   80s Baby Blends (Mixtape)

The Bouncemasta gives Nas, Jay Z and the Notorious B.I.G. the blend treatment for his brand new mixtape.

Download after the jump.

Via The Diggers Union.

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Eminem & Royce Da 5’9″ were live on Youtube earlier where they answered questions from the fans in their “most serious way”. Pure comedy. Above you can watch a complete recording of the live stream. Hell: The Sequel in stores now.

Via RapDose.

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Monumental in stores June 28th.

Via Gim’s place.

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Un Pacino Hard White   How We Do It

New track from Hard White (Un Pacino & H-Brando), produced by Sebb.

Via Unkut.

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nick javas paris Nick Javas Feat. Khaleel   Anonymus (prod. by DJ Premier)

NICK JAVAS AND KHALEEL ADDRESS THE HATERS ON THE INTERNET THAT HIDE BEHIND A KEYBOARD TO EXPRESS THEIR OPINIONS INSTEAD OF IN PERSON….SO HERE IS THE NEW B-SIDE JOINT TO THE UPCOMING A-SIDE…..

ARTIST: NICK JAVAS (f. Khaleel)
JOINT: “ANONYMOUS”
LP: DESTINATION UNKNOWN
PRODUCER: DJ PREMIER
LABEL: YEAR ROUND RECORDS

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rap is outta control money making jam boys 403x540 Rap Is Outta Control w/ Money Making Jam Boys (12.06.2011.)

We had most of the Money Making Jam Boys in the place on Sunday. Dice Raw, Truck North & STS talked about “The Prestige” mixtape/cd they dropped as well as Dice’s new project “Preservation” which dropped last week. Click the link for music from both those projects as well as other stories from the crew and of course a mean freestyle at the end of the show.

Playlist and download links after jump.

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Random Axe (Sean Price, Black Milk & Guilty Simpson) album out now on iTunes and Amazon.
“Random Call” music video directed by Todd Angkasuwan.

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Pete Rock sounds busy and focused as ever in this interview with Freedom Radio in which he outlines his thoughts on Hip Hop and society. He is on his grind to make a positive difference in the culture with new music projects for 2011. Pete’s collaborations include new work with AZ, Slum Village and a full length duo LP with Supernatural. The Supernat project sounds like an interesting one, in this interview they both break down the creative concept of the album which draws inspiration from classic comics and it’s heroic figures.

Via CI.

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