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dillmatic

In honor of one of Hip Hop’s greatest producers, Squeek Boogie made this mixtape where he blended Dilla’s beats with the vocals of Nasir Jones. Download here.

Via Rappers I Know.

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rakim

Very good interview with Rakim, courtesy of Waxpoetics. Read it here.

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The official music video for Ain’t Leaving Without You (Remix) featuring Jadakiss by Jaheim, from his upcoming album Another Round, due out February 9th, 2010.

Previous: Jaheim Feat. Jadakiss – Ain’t Leavin Without You (Remix)

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Farewell Def Jux

This is a mix I threw together in light of Def Jux calling it quits, its an exclusive to the site and it marks some of the best tracks Def Jux had to offer (IMHO). This mix is something a hardcore fan (Jukie) can sit back and love or someone new who’s never heard of Def Jux to become an instant fan and fall in love with their style, skills and originiality. Theres something here from almost every Def Jux album ever released, I obviously can’t include every track but it’s possible I can make another volume, we’ll have to wait and see. Special thanks to Def Jux who graced this planet with some extraordinary music over the years, hopefully someday they’ll be back releasing the music you knew and loved, but until then farewell Definitive Jux you’ll be missed,. R.I.P. Camu Tao

Continue reading for the tracklist & download link.

Via TCO.

Related: El-P breaks down the future of Def Jux

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cnn

Download: Capone-N-Noreaga Feat. Raekwon – Luther

Via 57th Ave.

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folk_stress

This is the new track from up and coming NY artists Folk & Stress. This is from the debut album The Box coming soon via Think Differently Music / Soulspazm Digital. The project has been A&R’d by Wu Tang affiliate Dreddy Krugar and co-sponsored by Alife. The Box looks to be one of the most anticipated albums of 2010, with features including Gza, Aesop Rock, Blu, Vast Aire, Bronze Nazareth & more.

Download: Folk & Stress feat. GZA – New York Ginseng

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GLAMOURLIFE

AC, Realm Reality, Termanology & Pun’s son pay homage to one of the nicest Latin emcee’s to ever bless the mic Big Pun. Produced by Jet Audio.

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via: 2dopeboyz

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Black Thought, Truck North, STS & Porn rehearse for their performance at the 6th Annual Pre-Grammy Roots Jam session, and then perform.

via: nahright.com

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Here’s the first single off Fat Joe’s new album, The Darkside. It features Young Jeezy. Produced by Scoop Deville.

Download: Fat Joe Feat. Young Jeezy – Ha Ha

Via 305.

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T3 speaks on the reasons for such a long break in between 2005’s self-titled album and the Villa Manifesto Digital EP.

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