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Via DJ Premier Blog.


Blu is putting his beats on full display, with the production album Open, to be released on September 27th, 2011 through New World Color / Nature Sounds. Originally posted online as a Blu-produced instrumental set, Open has been transformed into a full-fledged production album.
Featuring a slew of promising up-and-comers on the mic, Open is a perfect showcase for Blu’s hazy, lo-fi production. Along with two show-stopping appearances from Blu himself, the album features buzzed-about MCs like Fresh Daily, ScienZe, and Sene, as well as newer names like Just Lee and Tribe of Levi.


Ms. Badu, who was part of Moments at MADE – Chapter Two sat down with us and shared her insights and thoughts about art, the creative process and what makes her smile.

Hit continue reading to watch a part of Erykah’s peformance @ MADE.

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The latest video from Shaz Illyork, from his mixtape Air Unlimited which is available for free download here.
Hit continue reading to check out a few older videos from Shaz.


The latest leak from Cormega album Raw Forever, produced by The Revelations.

Via HHS.

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9th Wonder – Band Practice Pt. II feat. Phonte & Median

9th Wonder – Band Practice feat. Phonte & DJ Flash

Band Practice will be on 9th’s upcoming album The Wonder Years out September 27th.



Hip Hop recording artist Torae announces his upcoming debut offering; For The Record, on his Internal Affairs Entertainment imprint. Slated for release on November 1, 2011 the album is an ample fifteen tracks worth of high-caliber production and impeccable rhyme.

Tracklist after the jump.

Via Dot Got It.


Recorded on tape in 1997. This is the part DJ Premier mixed, others were P.F. Cuttin’, Mister Cee, Tony Touch & Evil Dee.


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Via NQM.


Gold Chain Military – Handle Yours

Gold Chain Military – Call Me Out

New tracks off the upcoming Gold Chain Military (Planet Asia, Killer Ben & Killa Kali) street LP entitlted Insurgents coming soon.
Both songs are produced by MasterKraftsmen.