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Gang Starr Foundation member and rhymesayer Hannibal Stax along with Brooklyn’s leading boom-bap purveyor Marco Polo have teamed up for a collaborative project entitled Seize The Day (the duo’s mixtape/precursor, The Honorable, was released in December of 2012) which is now available via Soulspazm Records.

Originally discovered by DJ Premier, Stax has been a staple on NYC’s underground scene for years and was featured on two Gang Starr LP’s and numerous tracks that were lost in major label recording vaults. Although Stax is undeniably a veteran, Seize The Day represents his long-overdue solo debut.


Slum Village’s new forthcoming LP, Evolution, will be released on 6-25-2013. Here is the lead-single, “Forever,” from Evolution in video form.


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Apollo Brown is back it! His newest group with Verbal Kent and Red Pill dropped their first single today.


Directed & Animated by Filthy Will
Visual Concepts by Filthy Will & Necro
Music Produced by Necro


Bay Area cannabis aficionado and newest member of the Taylor Gang, Berner is this week’s guest. His strain game is insane. Weed weed and more weed. Girl scout cookies, Willie Nelson, dominos and more this week on GGN.




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Taken off the album “Golden Era Music Sciences” dropping 05/14/2013


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This is a special edition of Blackout Rap Show, fully dedicated to the great Big Daddy Kane. Kane stopped by to talk to us on air & drop a dope freestyle over a Koolade beat. Shouts to DJ Skazdigga & Mike Nice of the World Famous Butta Team in the place to be, also my guy DJ J-Boogie (Bumsquad DJz), Rolling Stone magazine Croatia, Ante Raić (HRT), Filip Vujić (Blackout TV) & MC Kandžija who all came to see & talk to Kane. Special shout out goes to DJ Odie who recorded an exclusive Big Daddy Kane mix for us to play on the show.

Check out photos his from interview here and photos from his Pepermint club performance here.


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You might’ve seen his hats in the streets, but do you know 40oz Van? Since launching his business a year ago, The Bronx native’s snapbacks have become must haves in street wear decor. At $40 a pop, artists like Kendrick Lamar, Bun B, and Swizz Beatz have been spotted rocking the caps. More recently, he was featured on Funkmaster Flex’s Who You Mad At Me Or Yourself? mixtape. With his next hat dropping later this month, 40 spoke on his origins, business acumen and social media presence.

Via RR.



Grand Daddy I.U. is back with a new track featuring Sadat X, taken from his new album, P.I.M.P. (Paper is My Priority), due late June.

Via Unkut.