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Ahead of the sell-out Black Star, De La Soul and Rakim tour (London on 10 May and Manchester on 11 May) we persuaded UK rap royalty Blak Twang to interview one of the all-time greats to ever rock the mic, Rakim, aka the God MC. He talks about classic albums like Paid In Full and Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em, explains why you shouldn’t read out your rhymes and how hip-hop is killing the neighbourhoods. We couldn’t put this up without including some of those incredible Eric B & Rakim joints that still sound fresh today, so turn it up and let it move you.


Related: Hit continue reading to watch The God MC perform some of his classic cuts for the crowd in Manhattan for the launch of his shirt collaboration with West NYC & Milkcrate Athletics.

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IMG 0865 Rap Is Outta Control Podcast (24.04.2011.)

Special guests: Rasheed Chappell, Kenny Dope,Action Bronson & Meyhem Lauren.
Playlist & download links after the cut.

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DJ Quik stopped by the Skee lodge in celebration of his new album titled Book Of David. In part 1 of the interview Quik talks about what motivates him to keep making music, how different the music business is today and being the first Hip Hop artist to clear a ”Grease” sample.

Via YK2Daily.

Part 2 after the jump.

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Animal Farm’s new single “Test of Time” featuring Talib Kweli is the first offering from Animal Farm’s upcoming album “Culture Shock”. The single and entire album was produced by Animal Farm’s Gen.Erik.

The single can be purchased on iTunes. Find out more about Animal Farm after the cut.

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Right Here PT.2 is the belated sequal from last years single Right Here from Maryland Kyle aka Kaydee.

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Click on image to view in full size. Props to Yaniz Merican & Mizz Nina.

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Camp Lo let free this new joint from the upcoming 80 Blocks from Tiffany’s Mixtape: Part 2. Track produced by Smoking Apples.

Via NR.

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Young Guru chops it up with DJ Semtex on how to break into the U.S. music market.

Spotted at PDS.

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N.O.R.E drops official video for a joint off his recently released N.O.R.Easter EP.

Via RealTalkNY.

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