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Producers Pete Rock, Sean C, and LV catch up on Grind Music radio to talk about how the Pete accidentally started out on the radio and worked with Heavy D and Marley Marl at the age of 15. Pete Rock also touches briefly on the origins of the instrumental for The Notorious B.I.G.’s Juicy and reveals his top 5 favorite producers of all time.

Via Karmaloop TV.

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A sampling of some classic Wu-Tang covers, redesigned with a vague Blue Note Records aesthetic. Featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the FontFeed, Kottke.org, and more.

To merge one of the greatest Jazz labels album packaging design with the modern street imagery of The Wu-Tang Clan is a very interesting visual combination, it is also testament of Hip Hop’s ability to evoke strong cultural and musical influences of one era upon another.

Props to JR.

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obie bme Obie Trice   Learn To Love

While Obie Trice puts the finishing touches on his long awaited “Bottom’s Up” project, he sends over another freebie to hold you down until the project is released.

Download: Obie Trice – Learn To Love

Via HHH.

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Last year the aforementioned artists took their talent to the UK for a 10-country tour. Here is just some of their overseas antics.

Via 2DB.

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l1 Rapsody Feat. Mac Miller & Halo   EXTRA EXTRA (prod. by Khrysis)

June 21st is the date when Rapsody’s next solo project, Thank H.E.R. Now, will be dropping. Here is the first release from that offering.

Download: Rapsody Feat. Mac Miller & Halo – EXTRA EXRA (prod. by Khrysis)

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ultramagnetic mcs  red alert Ultramagnetic MCs   Chilling with Chuck Chill Out

“Chilling with Chuck Chill Out” – originally a one sided acetate – never pressed to vinyl or on any Ultra Magnetic albums or compilations. Probably one of a kind acetate played exclusively by “Chuck Chill Out” at the beginning of his historic radio mix show in the late 80′s on KISS FM.

The song features a nice Herbie Hancock break and wild abstract verses from the whole crew, record mastering by Dick Charles (DCHARLES). One acetate changed his owner for 2.827 $ on ebay last year.

Stream only for this one, check the snippet below or listen to it on Youtube.

Via SBS.

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jillscott Jill Scott Feat. Eve   Shame

Three-time Grammy-winning singer/actress Jill Scott is coming back this year with a new album called The Light Of The Sun and here’s the uptempo first single featuring Eve. Hit continue reading to check some behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot.

Download: Jill Scott Feat. Eve – Shame

Via HHNM.

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The mother of J Dilla reveals that a new project will be released consisting of music from the late producer and other artists from Detroit.

In a video message released yesterday, April 4 Maureen Yancy the mother of late producer James “J Dilla” Yancy revealed that a new album featuring unreleased music from J Dilla will be released this fall.

Titled The Rebirth Of Detroit the album will feature Detroit-based artists who have worked with J Dilla in the past. Mrs. Yancy, who is commonly referred to as Ma Dukes, explained that building camaraderie was one of the main goals of the project.

“This will bring together artists that have drifted away from one another and haven’t been able to work with each other lately,” Mrs. Yancy explained. “It’s a healing process for the city.

She went on to stress that the album will consist of completely new material and ideas from J Dilla.

“There’s a misconception that it has something to do with old projects. This is entirely new, fresh ideas, energetic, fresh and gifted. It is titled The Rebirth of Detroit, so no one will get it twisted,” said Mrs. Yancy.

Via DX.

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safe image.php  Sade   Still In Love With You

Sade are back with The Ultimate Collection to be released on May 3rd. The must-have, 29-track, two-disc album will include four new, never-before heard songs including a remix to The Moon And The Sky (featuring Jay-Z). The Ultimate Collection also features 15 tracks that were not included on Sade’s 1994 Best Of album.
Still In Love With You is the first new song to be presented publicly.

Download: Sade – Still In Love With You

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Part 2 off OnSMASH’ interview with the Canadian produced MoSS. If you missed part 1, watch it here.

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