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free statik 540x358 Freeway   Running The Streets (prod. by Statik Selektah)

Statik Selektah made a promise that when he hit 20,ooo followers on Twitter, he would let loose an exclusive download. Looking through a stash of unreleased joints, he found “Running The Streets” which he did with Freeway and his Free Money Crew.

Download: Freeway – Running The Streets (prod. by Statik Selektah)

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Hypetrak TV catches up with one of the greatest Hip-Hop producers ever DJ Premier at the legendary D&D studios (now known as HeadQCourterz) where the producer, record label owner and radio show host shares with interviewer David Huynh, his personal journey inside the world of Hip-Hop as well as some of his most cherished moments in Hip-Hop and beyond it.

Via SC.

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Proof1 Proof   The Fizzo ft. T3 (prod. by J Dilla)

Paul Rosenberg set free an unreleased track from Proof over J Dilla’s production with T3 of Slum Village on the hook.
R.I.P. Big Proof (October 2, 1973 – April 11, 2006).

Download: Proof – The Fizzo ft. T3 (prod. by J Dilla)

Via XZ.

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beat junkies rakaa The Beat Junkies Live In Japan (2002)

This particular recording was a recorded live in Japan in the August of 2002. We were celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary of the Beat Junkies throughout the whole year.
Dilated Peoples & the Beat Junkies were asked to perform at the Technics’ 30 Yr Anniversary to commemorate the 30 years that the Technics 1200 Turntable has been around in the business. Dilated & ourselves were the headliners, but we were also sharing the stage with Japan’s very own Heavyweights: Dj Muro, Dj Krush, & Mighty Crown (Japan’s top Reggae Soundsystem & the 1st Japanese crew to win the Reggae World Soundclash). We were able to extend our trip to throw a “NIGHTLIFE” event in Japan and to celebrate the Junkies’ 10 Yr. Anniversary. At the our Anniversary show, we had Dj Tashi (92 DMC Japan Champ) do an opening party rocking set and of course we had Rakaa Iriscience handling the mic duties. This was a 2 Hour performance/party rocking set; 5 turntables, 4 mixers, 2 Pioneer EFX500 boxes, & the real kicker…..RECORDS! Yes people, this was waay before the Serato explosion. Anyways, the first 5 minutes is basically us rocking a Turntable band set (basically all of us on one turntable each: Babu = Lead Vocals, Melo-D = Lead Guitars, J-Rocc = Percussion & Rhythm Section, & me = The Drummer). The rest of the mix is pretty much our individual party rocking sets gettin down, “Beat Junkie Style”. Evidence (Dilated Peoples), Dj Muro, GM Yoshi, & Key-Kool (Visionaries) were in the crowd.

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DOWNLOAD: The Beat Junkies Live In Japan (2002)

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Black Milk checked in from SXSW as one of the guests on NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly show, where he spoke about Detroit’s music scene and his music style.

via HHNM.

Hit the cut to see another interview in which Black Milk speaks on what he spent his 1st big paycheck on, the key to success, upcoming producers he approves of and the difference between a producer and a beatmaker.

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Reportaža sa Red Bull BC One Cyphera održanog početkom ovog mjeseca u Zagrebu.

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“Nomad” is taken from Vast’ forthcoming solo-LP “Can Ox 2010: A Street Odyssey,” which will be released on 5-31-2011 courtesy of Man Bites Dog/Fat Beats Records.

“Can Ox 2010: A Street Odyssey” features appearances by Cappadonna and Guilty Simpson and production by Ayatollah and J-Zone. Also, the LP features a Cannibal Ox reunion track with Vordul Mega which features Raekwon entitled “Thor’s Hammer.”

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On Wednesday, April 6th Puma hosted Game Time, a hip-hop extravaganza in celebration of launching the Undefeated Collection of their trademark Clyde Puma. Manhattan’s Good Unit space was transformed into a classic hip-hop cultural paradise for music and lifestyle enthusiasts with Clyde sneakers showcased on display, a master lineup of DJ phenomenons, and plenty of B-Boy and B-Girl dance battles jumping off as the crowd formed circles to spectate. Powered by Digiwaxx, the all-star talent line up of DJs included the legendary Kid Capri, GetLive, and Prince Language facing off in a soundclash spinning strictly vinyl records against BET/Smirnoff Master of the Mix DJ Scratch, DJ Spinna, and Kenny Dope with an opening by Harlem’s own Webstar. Open bar drinks flowed all night as attendees enjoyed the on-site photo booth, hip-hop notables lounged throughout the audience, and everyone stared in amazement at the turntable tricks taking place on stage. The evening was hosted by Angela Yee from Power 105′s morning show with video by Vlad TV and photo by Village Slum’s Mel D. Cole. Hip Hop notables in attendance included: Parrish (EPMD), Mos Def, Biz Markie, Evil Dee, and DJ Goldfinger.

Check the photo gallery from this event here.

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n1404413243 126569 6629 Magellan, DJ Dirty Hairy & Flash91 @ Mixtape Session Radio Show ( 7.4.2011)

Magellan, DJ Dirty Hairy & Flash 91 kicking a dope bilingual freeflow session on radio Student, DJ Chill and Disko Trip overseeing the sickness.

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Fresh off this year’s edition of his annual Paid Dues festival, Los Angeles rapper Murs presents the six-song Varsity Blues 2 EP, the sequel to 2002′s first installment. Murs (just about) kicks drugs and alcohol, pulls a gun on the ‘other guy’, dedicates one song to a dead love, another to a lost groupie, and ends by breaking clean with maybe his toughest habit, Los Angeles. Varsity Blues 2 is the sound of a young man strangling his weaknesses one by one, only to discover that nobody gets them all. Production by Aesop Rock, Terrace Martin, Issue, Foudnation, Karl Berringer and Droop-E.

Video directed by Darryl Richardson.

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