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Ogranak Blackout Slovenija uskoro objavljuje svoju prvu kompilaciju najboljih slovenskih MC-a. Ovo je jedna od stvari koja će se naći na toj kompilaciji.

Download: Ghet Feat. Goko – Blaw (prod. by Ghet)

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With Guru undergoing surgery today after suffering a heart attack this past weekend, Shade 45’s DJ Wonder constructed this tribute mix. Download link & tracklist after the jump.

Via RR.

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German site www.hiphop.de did an interview with Blackout’s own Phat Phillie. Read it here.

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We saw a preview of this track when Statik Selektah dropped his collaborative RE:Union mixtape with Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek. The video for this single is set to drop soon.

Download: Reflection Eternal – In This World

Via OS.

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Krondon, of the group Strong Arm Steady, released his first real street LP, mixed by DJ Warrior. Let Em Live features production from The Alchemist, DJ Babu & J Dilla. Track list and download link after the jump.

Via NR.

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This gathering of artists was great to witness during a 1992 summer where I remember classic hip hop releases came in abundance. If there was ever a year that I remember the ecstatic feeling of walking through a record store for cassette, CD or vinyl, 1992 was one of those years. A.G., Showbiz, Fat Joe and Lord Finesse sit down backstage at a show for an interview with Ralph McDaniels of Video Music Box. They are also joined by a few other New York hip hop legends who add some fun to the conversation, I’ll leave those as a surprise for you to discover yourself in the video. This was conducted months after Showbiz & AG dropped their classic full length “Runaway Slave”, Fat Joe had yet to release his solo debut which you’ll hear him talk about near the end.

Via Collectors Item.

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Two songs taken off the new album from Gorillaz, called Plastic Beach, out on March 9th. Stylo is the first single and it features Bobby Womack & Mos Def. The second one is called Superfast Jellyfish and it features De La Soul, who have worked with the Gorillaz before.
Continue reading to check out the album track list.

Gorillaz Feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack – Stylo

Gorillaz Feat. De La Soul & Gruff Rhys – Superfast Jellyfish

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This one takes place where Rakim recorded the whole Paid in Full LP, where Nas did the first of It Ain’t Hard to Tell’s many versions… Fat Joe, LL Cool J, Mobb Deep, Run-DMC, BDP, Biggie, and Jay-Z also laid classic verses here.
This studio was called Power Play until it was sold in 98. In Ya Ear is the new moniker, Joell Ortiz, Cory Gunz and Cormega are some of the regular customers… Rob and Ax, the new bosses, shares thoughts on the vast legacy of this joint.
Greatest moments include the (long) making of The Big Picture, Big L’s posthumous album, by his friend and mentor Lord Finesse.
Baddest moments ? Power Play was sold for a reason : the old owner was fed up with rappers and labels not paying their studio time. That’s why he kept each and every reel until somebody paid the bills. That’s why Rob and Ax ended up with dozens of masters from Finesse, EPMD, Rakim, etc.
I’m sure you’ve started guessing : the treasure was sitting here, and… something bad happened. In a New York Minute.

Via NY Minute.

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DJ Premier and NYGz had a meeting at Headqcourterz studios to go over songs for their upcoming album, Hustla’s Union, out this summer.

Via Live From HQ.

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Final part of a three part documentary focusing on J Dilla’s life in Los Angeles.

Previous: Part 1 & Part 2

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