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Maurice Malone joins Sway in the Morning to speak on Hip-Hop and fashion history. He opens up about creating Mojeans and the Hip Hop Shop as well as getting into department stores and gives advice to young designers.

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“New rap is making kids dumber”

Whether you know it or not, Jay Z’s “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” mantra descends from the lineage EPMD started, dating back to the late 1980s. The Brentwood, Long Island, New York “funk lords” formed their group 30 years ago and released their groundbreaking debut album Strictly Business in 1988, and was vital to the art of sampling in rap. The album boasted four singles You Gots to Chill, I’m Housin, It’s My Thing and the title track and peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop chart.

Continue reading this great article and interview with EPMD via hiphopdx

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New single and visuals for The Meek, from the album Whole Food produced by Gensu Dean and featuring vocals by Denmark Vessey. Directed by Rodolfo Duran.

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Hieroglyphics Imperium proudly presents their 5rd Annual Hiero Day on Monday, September 5, 2016 (Labor Day) from 11:00AM-7PM at 3rd and Chestnut in West Oakland.

Hiero Day is an all-day, all-age music festival, showcasing over 25 live performances on 3 different stages by both local and renowned artists in genres such as hip-hop, rap, R&B, and more with the legendary hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics headlining the festival; and additional performances from Too Short, Juvenile, Just Blaze, Asher Roth, Murs, Mr. Lif, Dilated Peoples, Paris, Lyrics Born, Young L (The Pack) and many more.

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Jay Worthy and Sean House, the rapper and producer duo that make up LNDN DRGS, grabbed plenty of attention after the release of last year’s Aktive full-length. The Fool’s Gold release had the half-Vancouver, half-Los Angeles duo running through old-school beats and channeling their classic influences into the contemporary.

The release of Burnout 2 a couple weeks back felt like a step up though. The track was a genuine play for the summer, sunny as hell and aggressively laid-back. Now they’ve dropped the video, directed by Noisey‘s own Justin Staple, for the track, a suitably summery three minutes of hanging out and doing fun sh*t.

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Another positive quality track this time from Bronx’s native Positive K, who’s active since ’86. Among singles and other guest spots, he was featured on Brand Nubian’s One for All and another on Grand Puba‘s Reel to Reel, along with a self-released, Big Daddy Kane-produced single, Nightshift, which set the stage for The Skills Dat Pay Da Bills, his debut and only album, released on Island Records in ’92.

Today’s track apears on Feel Good ‘Bout Myself EP from ’99.

Produced by LG

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Phat Phillie:

“Tracklist for the night when i DJ’d for Beatnuts in ‪Belgrade.

Peace to the homies Psycho Les & Junkyard JuJu.”

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Posljednji zagrebački koncert Marčela bio je u ožujku ove godine pred prepunom malom dvoranom Doma sportova gdje je prvi puta u Zagrebu predstavio novi prateći sastav Napeti Quintet. U sklopu proslave 40 godina kultnog kluba KSET-a koji je Marčelov omiljeni zagrebački koncertni prostor glazbeno umijeće jazzera iz Napetog Quinteta doći će do punog izražaja, u subotu, 08.10.

Cijena ulaznice iznosit će 55 kn u pretprodaji i 70 na ulazu, a karte možete nabaviti od 12.9. u KSET-u. Ulaz se otvara u 20h, a nastup počinje u 21h.

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Big Ben City Mixtape 2016 by Sweap & Pfund 500 hosted by Shortee Blitz, including tracks by Stormzy, Skepta, Lethal Bizzle, Chip, Shakka, DJ Cable, Tinchy Strider, Giggs, Slick Don, Yungen, JME and many more..

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It should come as no surprise that YG‘s faithful evocation of mid-’90s Southern California G-funk, Still Brazy, has dominated this summer of record heat, gun violence, police brutality and polarizing politics. Above the Law’s 1994 out-of-print magnum opus Uncle Sam’s Curse, an hourlong, funk-driven study in urban injustice and middle-American anxiety released halfway through the summer of the Brentwood murders, Newt Gingrich’s Contract With America and the Major League Baseball strike.

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