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Taken from Glasses’ new LP Beach Cruiser out August 30th.

Via NQM.

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dd The LOX   The New York Rap (Freestyle)

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DJ Babu is almost unmatched when it comes to the turntables. He ushered in new styles and techniques that not only resulted in multiple DJ competition titles, but also being credited with coining the term “turntablist.” It’s definitely an honor, but one DJ Babu is not totally comfortable with claiming, as he says in this new feature from RubyHornet.com.

Via OP.

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Taken from Work Ethics, available June 14th. Video for album intro after jump.

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dj 2791 DJ 279   Throwbaak mix vol. 12

If you Love Soul & Funk from the 80s Check out Throwbaak mix Volume XII mixed by yours truly

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pete rock records hq 389x540 Pete Rock on his classic records

On the cusp of his latest release Monumental with fellow New York legends Smif N’ Wessun (due June 28th), we chopped it up with the Chocolate Boy Wonder and got the stories behind his greatest records. From the tears shed after hearing “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” mixed for the first time, to Jam Master Jay showing up at his mother’s house unannounced to work on beats, to watching Big Pun lay his verse down for the Soul Survivor album while simultaneously eating a bag of potato chips, Pete shares all his priceless moments.

For the whole article head over to Complex.

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LIKWIT BUMZ FLYER   PHILLIE 540x540 The Likwit Bumz (J Ro & Phat Phillie) @ Club Cocoon (Frankfurt)

Delorean Special with THE LIKWIT BUMZ on June 18th in Frankfurt’s club Cocoon / Micro.

LIKWIT BUMZ FLYER   J RO 540x540 The Likwit Bumz (J Ro & Phat Phillie) @ Club Cocoon (Frankfurt)

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It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since Alicia Keys’ incredible debut album, ‘Songs in A Minor,’ hit shelves, selling 50,000 copies on its first day of availability alone. The album went on to secure five Grammys and shift over 10 million copies worldwide, gaining platinum status in 10 different countries and securing recognition for the then 20-year-old native New Yorker on the international stage.

To mark the 10-year anniversary of ‘Songs in A Minor,’ the woman who made ‘Fallin” a household tune is reissuing the classic album it was first heard on as a Deluxe Edition, available on June 28.

Via Pinboardblog.

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Loso performs this track off The S.O.U.L. Tape on the Brooklyn Bridge for VEVO’s Go Shows.

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Official video for the first single from Crooked I’s album Million Dollar Story. Directedy by John Colombo.
Download the song here.

Via Rap Radar.

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