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On the surface, A Genius Leaves The Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z chronicles how hip-hop’s most successful rapper of the past two decades reached the top; but at its core, the film attempts to divulge the savvy and cunning business acumen of a mogul who decided that being at the top of the charts wasn’t enough. This 60-minute unauthorized biography explores the mind of a man who never played by the rules and admits it.

Buy/rent the film here.

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International Hip Hop Rundown – Emicida, Sido, Fuzati, Shi 360, Joe Flizzow

For the inaugural installment of our international hip hop roundup series, we have talented artists representing Brazil, Germany, France, Israel and Malaysia.

As part of Birthplace to the Earthspace, our continuing international hip hop coverage series, we want to bring you a monthly assortment of fascinating artists from around the world to explore and discover. Be sure to check out in-depth artist Q&As, international hip hop festival coverage and other hip hop news from around the world, only on Birthplace Magazine.

Read the full article HERE.

Via birthplacemag.com

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Nakon uspješnog premijernog izdanja, Whateverest nastavlja pohod novim eventom zakazanim za idući petak (4. travnja). Više informacija potražite na Facebook eventu.

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With scratches by DJ Wonder, the combination of emcee KO The Legend and producer Balthazar Getty connect with Johnny Blaze for this latest offering from their upcoming self-titled debut album dropping this May.

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90-godišnji guslar službeno je najstariji MC koji je gostovao na nekom domaćem albumu, a moći ćete ga čuti 1.4. kad izlazi Dvojezična Ploča.

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The third release from Doppelgangaz’ new super dope album Peace Kehd.

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Wu-Tang Clan have recorded a new album titled Once Upon A Time In Shaolin over the last few years in secret and they plan to sell just one copy of it. The one-of-a-kind launch will be a separate release from the group’s 20th anniversary album, A Better Tomorrow which is set to drop this Summer.

The double disc box was handcrafted over the course of three months by British-Moroccan artist Yahya. In an interview with Forbes, RZA said:

We’re about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of [modern] music. We’re making a single-sale collector’s item. This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king. The idea that music is art has been something we advocated for years. And yet its doesn’t receive the same treatment as art in the sense of the value of what it is, especially nowadays when it’s been devalued and diminished to almost the point that it has to be given away for free.

Members of the group along with album’s main producer Cilvaringz plan to tour through museums, galleries and festivals with the album which will have a cost to attend for the visitors, likely in the $30-$50 range. Once it completes the excursion, Wu-Tang will sell the album for millions.

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Coinciding with the 25-year anniversary of their memorable debut album 3 Feet High & Rising, De La Soul are back as promised with the release of a brand new project. The New York outfit provide a familiar delivery of lyrics on their Smell The DA.I.S.Y. mixtape, which takes place above vintage production from the late J Dilla from top to bottom, with the release dedicated to the brilliant career of the Detroit beatmaker.

DOWNLOAD: De La Soul – Smell The DA.I.S.Y. (Mixtape)

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