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Eso Tre and Subz are L.A. duo Substance Abuse. The former URB Next 100 picks dropped their debut Brand New Crime in 1998, following up with 2006’s Overproof which featured Motion Man, Saafir and Rasco and received four-star marks from URB and Scratch. “We”re big fans of Tha Alkaholiks and have fond memories of going to the Coast II Coast release party back in the day, so working with Tash was a pretty surreal experience,” says Eso. “We tried to capture a little bit of the vibe from the 21 & Over and Coast II Coast albums with this track but with a more updated feel. We wanted to have a party jam but still keep the lyrical content, and Tash definitely came through in that respect. Tash also was really proactive in coming with ideas for how to flip the video and we appreciate how involved he was in that. We also got to perform with him the night we filmed the final sequence of the vid which was a lot of fun.”

share save 171 16 Video: Substance Abuse Feat. Tash (Tha Alkaholiks)   Dont Get Us Wrong

Block McCloud returns digging even deeper into the mind of his “Crazy Man” with the “Straitjacket Remix” featuring acclaimed lyricists Celph Titled & R.A. the Rugged Man off of his “Crazy Man EP”.

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The latest record from Random Axe, comprised of Black Milk, Sean Price & Guilty Simpson. Fans can look forward to a video for this in early June directed by Todd Angkasuwan.

Random Axe’s album is out June 14th on Duck Down Music.

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Official video for ‘Got It,’ the brand new single by Big Dada Liverpool rapper Bang On!

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Tracklist after jump. Yes, it has Da Youngstas.

share save 171 16 Just Dizle   Live @ Barbershop Restaurant Paris (Baba Bday)

Dres talked to DJ Pizzo about 20th anniversary of A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing, Native Tongue reunion and (unavoidable) A Tribe Called Quest’s documentary.
Part 2 after jump.
Via HipHopSite.com

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In the video above SoulCulture TV chopped it up with Elzhi whilst in town for the J Dilla tribute nights at London’s Jazz Cafe, to find out the Detroit MC’s favourite self-penned verse.

“The original Illmatic version was basically [Nas] speaking on things in his childhood, but the version that I have I kinda flipped the concept a little bit,” he explains. “I made Memory Lane into a place where you couldn’t get there through any public transportation – you had to go inside yourself. The only way you can go inside yourself to go is if you took the mental plane or you took the train of thought…”

Download: Elzhi – ELmatic (Mixtape)

After the cut, Elzhi speaks on Elmatic, unreleased Pete Rock collabos, Proof battling & Memory Lane video.

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Words from Premier:

GUESTS: WAIS P PROMOTING HIS NEW FREE DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE “IT’S IN THE GAME”
A LOTTA HISTORY FROM HIS FORMER ROC-A-FELLA DAYS AND HIS CAREER WITH THE RANJAHZ….

AND ALSO YEAR ROUND RECORD’S OWN NICK JAVAS WILL BE DROPPING HIS FREE MIXTAPE “DETOUR” ON MAY 27, 2011
WHICH CAN BE FOUND ON NICKJAVAS.COM
AND HE WILL BE PERFORMING AT CITI FIELD BEFORE THE METS GAME ON THE SAME DAY OF THE MIXTAPE RELEASE….

SHOUTS TO EVERYBODY THAT CAME OUT TO THE UNITY FESTIVAL IN BOSTON SATURDAY MAY 28, 2011 !!!
IT WAS A STONE COLD GAS ! SHOUTS TO ALL THAT PERFORMED: 7L & ESOTERIC, ILLA GHEE, R.E.K.S., TERMANOLOGY, DJ DEADEYE, STATIK SELEKTAH AND THE WHOLE ST.
ED O.G., SMILEY THE GHETTO CHILD, BIG SHUG, SLAINE, JAYSAUN, SINGAPORE KANE, WAIS P,
AND ALTHOUGH AKROBATIK WAS SUPPOSED TO PERFORM
HE IS OUT OF THE INDUCED COMA AND IS DOING BETTER AND WE PRAY FOR HIS SPEEDY RECOVERY !!! HE IS TEXTING ON HIS CELL SO THAT’S A GOOD SIGN !!!

I WILL BE ON TOUR WITH BIGGEST GORD FOR A SHORT 10 DAY RUN TO EUROPE AND I HAVE A SHOW WITH RAKIM, SMIF-N-WESSUN, BEATNUTS WHILE I’M OUT THERE…..CAN’T WAIT !!!

Playlist & download links after the jump.

Via Live From HQ.

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In part 2 Phife speaks on his upcoming EP and LP, Songs in The Key of Phife, spits a couple bars from the cut he hopes will be the first single, offers his thoughts on writing lyrics down vs. not, how the definition of “freestyle” has changed, the possibility of a new Tribe album and much more.

Previous: Part 1

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Ruby Hornet comes through with footage from the ‘Nuts show in Chicago plus read their interview with Les & Juju here.

share save 171 16 The Beatnuts   No Escapin This (Live In Chicago)