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North Carolina duo of Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh, is proud to finally confirm the release of an album people have been waiting on for years. LeftBack, which will be the fourth album of Little Brother’s illustrious career, will be available April 20th via Hall Of Justus.
Little Brother members Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh worked through several versions of the album before locking in the final version of LeftBack. Close followers of Little Brother may already be familiar with the LeftBack title, however, any previously held notions of this album being an EP should be dismissed. Little Brother opted to scrap the EP concept and instead, crafted an album’s worth of material for those who have been waiting patiently for new content. “I didn’t want our last record to be a bunch of second-rate material,” says Phonte. “I wanted to walk away from Little Brother knowing that I gave our fans all that I had to give, and said everything I wanted to say. With LeftBack, I’ve done that.”
Continuing the tradition they set with the critically acclaimed GetBack, Big Pooh and Phonte have enlisted multiple producers for LeftBack, both from within and outside of the Justus League camp. Producers for this album include frequent collaborator Khrysis and GetBack producers Denaun Porter and Zo!, as well as efforts from Symbolyc One and first time Little Brother contributors, J. Bizness, and King Karnov.
In addition to production, Khyrsis will also be contributing guest vocals on the album. Joining the North Carolina producer/MC are Torae, Truck North, Jozeemo and fellow Justus League MC’s Chaundon and Median. Resident crooner Darien Brockington and songstress Yahzarah also supply vocals on the album.

This will also be the last Little Brother album.


Continue reading for the RIOC playlist & download links.


Tony Touch and Shade 45 wanted to do something to celebrate a great 2009 for Toca Tuesdays, as well as prepare for an even better 2010. To do this, DJ Tony Touch put together some of the best freestyle from 2k9 and is putting them up for download. The mixtape features freestyles from artists like: J. Cole, Redman & Method Man, Wale, Slaughterhouse, Skyzoo, Sean Price, and many more.

Hit the jump for the track list of artist’s freestyles + download link.

Via NR.


This Album “ Kombit pou Haiti” will be released exclusively for Itunes… from CHUCK D: I think that in this age of technology and communication we can come together with better urgency to address emergency. Since many cannot be there to physically help, the gift of music can connect something we can give for fundraising efforts. There are many organizations reaching out to the call, and it takes that and many more. We would like to connect with an organization that has proven to continue to push the efforts to help. One that is a trustful artist himself WYCLEF JEAN and his YE’LE HAITI charity.’
Nine tracks are included in the KOMBIT pou HAITI album . Many of the labels artists turned this around in a 24 hour period for itunes release next week. As said all proceeds will go to WYCLEF JEANs Haitian charity, YE’LE HAITI. from iTUNES.

Download: MistaChuck featuring Kyle Jason and DJ Johnny Juice Rosado – This Bit Of Earth

Here’s the visual for Skillz’ latest Wrap Up. Download the mp3 here.

Via Three/21 Media.

In a video flashback from 1986, Grandmaster Flash explains the craft of DJ‘ing and the origin of MC’ing while going to work on Bob James’s Take Me To The Mardi Gras.

Continue reading to watch a new interview with Flash, where he talks about early hip-hop, first discovering breaks, traveling with vinyl, and the wonders of technology.

Via CK.

PRIKI- 5 do 12 cover

Priki je izbacio novi mixtape naziva Pet Do Dvanaest. Od gostiju izdvajamo Kooladea, Edu i Don Adnana. U nastavku posta provjerite download link.

Vezano: Priki Feat. Don Adnan – Domaća Zadaća

DJ Roc Raida and DJ Qbert perform back to back LL Cool J Rock The Bells and Herbie Hancock Rockit routines at Baltimore’s Ottobar.

Via CK.

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Here’s Funk Doc’s second single off Reggie Noble 9 1/2.

Download: Redman – Oh My

Via NR.


U subotu, 30.01. u Stereo Dvoranu dolazi jedan i jedini Edo Maajka!
O gorenavedenom gospodinu suvišno je trošiti riječi: četiri albuma, nebrojene nagrade, nebrojene suradnje i gostovanja, te dva dokumentarna filma snimljena o njemu govore dovoljno o kvaliteti jednog od najboljih MC-a na Balkanu.
Zadnji put je u našim krajevima bio pred nepune dvije godine, kada je promovirao album “Balkansko a naše” i držao publiku u deliriju za vrijeme svog nastupa, a sad se vraća ponovno rasturiti Stereo! Uz Edu na mikrofonu bit će MC Frenkie, a na gramofonima DJ Soul.
Za zagrijavanje prije Ede pobrinut će se DJ Ramo & DJ Šah Mat, dva brata koji vrte ploče, uz to su mladi i perspektivni i članovi riječkog Balance Crewa, a od njih možemo očekivati tvrdu hip-hop selekciju. Da sve ne bi bilo brzo gotovo, nakon nastupa Ede Maajke se za zabavu brine DJ Soul, a sprema se Stereo Dvoranu baciti u ludi drum’n’bass/jungle trans!

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