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Nas and Jack White connect and link up with a backing band of talented musicians for a special performance for the new PBS documentary program American Epic. A three-part series, American Epic is a multimedia effort from White, Robert Redford and T-Bone Burnett; the audiovisual project centers on the beginning days of music and sound recording. For the latest vignette released in support of the PBS show, White and Nas deliver their own live spin on Memphis Jug Band’s pivotal 1920s record “On the Road Again.” “It’s the same as today, it’s the same as rap music today,” Nas says of the Memphis Jug Band song. “They were rapping about street life and gangster life and hustling, just a dark side of the world … it just goes to show me that rapping is a natural, poetic thing that’s always been here. As long as there was English and black people, there was rap.”

You can check out Nas and Jack White’s modern spin on “On the Road Again” above. The American Epic episode that features the performance will air on PBS on June 6, while the series itself will debut on May 16. The music that serves as the basis for American Epic will see release courtesy of Jack White’s Third Man Record and Legacy Recordings; a 100-part collection known as American Epic: The Collection and American Epic: The Soundtrack are both set to arrive this Friday, May 12. Columbia Records will also be releasing American Epic: The Sessions on June 9.

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Grupa Ebola koju čine Kurs, Skole, Grga i DJ Jazz izbacili su novu traku koja nosi naziv Lagano skladamo. Produkciju pjesme odradili su Ebola i Sound Imupls.

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New DPG track delivered by Daz Dillinger. That’s My Baby will be featured of Daz‘s new album dropping on June, 16. Produced By Daz Dillinger, Soopafly & Dazmin. Stay tuned for Snoop Dogg‘s highly-anticipated Neva Left project dropping on May, 19.

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The founding member and DJ/producer of Boogie Down Productions, Scott La Rock lived to enjoy just one album release, 1987’s classic Criminal Minded. August 27 will mark 30 years since Scott was shot and killed in the Bronx, NY. He was the musical partner of KRS-One, the cousin of D-Nice, and the friend to Just-Ice, Greg Nice, DJ Red Alert, one of the first Hip-Hop artists to die amidst rising fame.
Next Friday May 19, the intersection of Jerome Avenue and Kingsbridge Road in Boogie Down Bronx will host a street-naming dedication in Scott La Rock’s honor. This comes just few months after the block of Linden Boulevard and 192th Street in Queens got named Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way.
Check out the video above with Scott La Rock, Jr.‘s appearance on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control radio show to promoting the event.

Via AFH.

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Canadian artist J.O. Mairs delivers his latest single Wishes. Make sure to check out more of the releases of this upcoming emcee at Mairs Society.

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The second video ‘Piro’ taken from the ‘Shotgunz in Hell’ album, a joint venture between Onyx and Dope D.O.D. dropping May 29!

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The famous producer Calvin Harris announced his forthcoming album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 the other day. The project will feature guest appearances from Frank Ocean, Quavo, Travis Scott, Snoop Dogg and many more. The album is set to drop on June 30th.

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Greg Nice and Positive K talk about their new album Gr8te Mind, remember Charlie Murphy, Tupac and Biggie. Check out the interview via YouTube above.

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Ya’ll know what to do before pressin’ the play button and slightly turnin’ the volume dial to the right….

King Just, one of Staten Island’s finest emcees, hooked up with one the greatest emcees and producers in Hip-Hop, his majesty Easy Mo Bee, for a smooth and dope tune off King Just‘s debut Mystics Of The God, released in ’95 on Black Fist Records.

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O teeebi ne razmišljaaaaam, već daaanimaaaa!! ZEMBO! Kakav slavuj! Dregermajster Crew nam donosi spot za pjesmu Ne Razmišljam, funky ljetni hitić sa bomba refrenom i neopterećenim, tečnim rapom. Vokali na traci su Johnny i Zembo, prisutne su i DJ Chill-ove izjave, a za glazbu je zaslužan Kiddara. Obavezno checkirajte ako niste još, pogotovo za ovakav sunčan dan!

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