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blaqstarr 540x540 Blaqstarr   The Mixtape

Baltimore Artist/Producer/Songwriter Blaqstarr has just released his latest mixtape simply titled, “The Mixtape.” which gives listeners an true insight into his music past, present and future. After you listen to this mixtape, you’ll know exactly why M.I.A. signed the multi talented musician.

The star studded “The Mixtape” is a compilation that features appearances from Lil Wayne, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, M.I.A., Rye Rye, Shanell (Young Money), Diplo, Steve Aoki and more, with the majority of tracks being produced by Blaqstarr…

Tracklist & download link after the jump.

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Lesson Photo 620x408 The Origins Of Gang Starr

Today marks the first anniversary of Guru’s passing. Among other tributes, Fat Lace Magazine is doing a Guru Tribute Week. The first story they did was on the origins of Gang Starr. Read it here.

Rest In Peace Keith “Guru” Elam (July 17, 1961 – April 19, 2010).

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New music from Blaq Poet “Hood Talk” (produced by Stu Bangas) taken from his forthcoming solo-LP “Blaq Poet Society” which will be released on 6-21-2011 courtesy of Brick Records.

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The first video from the album Nomad 2 – The Long Way Home.

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l 3bae8b5e0e114025acf19638604da4d6 Dynasty Feat. Tek (Smif N Wessun)   Get Down

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Before the Mike Tyson vs. Clifford Etienne fight eight years ago, Showtime aired the first televised hip-hop concert featuring Jay-Z and his Roc boys. Here’s footage of Jigga running through, “U Don’t Know” and the remix, before M.O.P. makes us “Ante Up”!

Props to B.Dot

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G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T comes through with the music video for the Fear of God mixtape single. Actually reports say that this track is debut single for Pusha’s the Fear of God 2: Let Us Pray EP which drops in June. Download audio here.

Via Complex.

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Via Urban Everything.

Previously: Kanye West Live @ Coachella | Lauryn Hill Performs @ Coachella

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This Saturday during the Fat Beats & Wax Poetics Record Store Day Pop-Up Shop & Party, a small Guru/Gang Starr tribute concert was held. Watch Masta Ace (who blogged about this tribute) & CSC Funk Band in the clip above do their version of Who’s Gonna Take The Weight?, and hit continue reading to watch a few more clips featuring Armageddon & Mista Sinista.

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