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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: JuJu Rogers “Hungry” (Production by Bluestaeb)

It’s incredible how much free quality music we have access to these days. Case in point, the new compilation on Jakarta records titled “Summer in Jakarta“. The project is full of goodies by great artists like Ta-Ku, Suff Daddy or IAMNOBODI. But my favorite track comes from an emcee I …

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Interviews
Hip-Hop Soul

DJ NU-MARK – in 10 Records

As a veteran in the west coast underground scene, taste maker DJ and a member of the beloved hip hop group Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark needs no introduction. “Uncle Nu” is one of the most inspiring and one of our favourite DJ’s around. To celebrate the release of his new …

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Mix Of The Day
Hip-Hop

Mix of the Day: DJ Nu-Mark & Slimkid3 “Tre’d Mark Mix” + T-shirt

via 101 Apparel: “In an age of slammin’ superhero crossovers, get ready for a Hip-Hop team-up to beat them all: Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark! With the Delicious Vinyl release of their album-length eponymous collaboration, the legendary Pharcyde MC and Jurassic 5 DJ/producer have created a soulful Hip-Hop soundtrack for the …

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Forgotten Treasure: Slick Rick “Mistakes Of A Woman”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Slick Rick “Mistakes Of A Woman” (1991)

Slick Rick is often recognized as the greatest hip-hop storyteller, with his instantly recognizable laid-back flow and British accent. Much like Q-Tip, Bahamadia, Butterfly from Digable Planets, I could listen to Slick rap the phone book. Originally from South Wimbledon, England, Slick Rick moved with his family to The Bronx in …

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Video Digs
Hip-Hop

Nas’ “Time Is Illmatic” Documentary Trailer

Check out a trailer promoting Nas’ “Illmatic” documentary. via Vevo: “Nas has big plans for the 20th anniversary of his classic album Illmatic. In addition to issuing a re-release of the album as Illmatic XX with plenty of bonus cuts, he’s completed a documentary which shows his creative process. The …

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Contests

Contest: Win a free Count Bass D “BegBorrowSteel” Cassette

Here’s your chance to win a free copy of the very limited new cassette from Count Bass D, producer & MC from Atlanta. One of the most inspiring and truly independent artists. The contest is now over. Congratulations to the lucky winner! The Prize via Trashflow: Count Bass D always …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Astronote “Astroblacked”

Astronote is back with his new album titled “Astroblacked” and here to prove that he deserves to be mentioned along with all the great beatmakers of this era. He is following up on the momentum from his recent collaborations with Stacy Epps, Buff 1, LMNO (to only name a few), …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Shabazz Palaces “Lese Majesty”

I remember being absolutely blown away when I listened to “Black Up“, Shabazz Palaces‘ first record released back in 2011. Members Ishmael Butler (formerly Butterfly from the legendary Digable Planets) and Tendai Maraire are visionaries, at a time where we are in desperate need of them in the music landscape. …

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MIMS Lists
Hip-Hop

Stones Throw Records – 18 Years x 18 Picks from (some of) the Finest Music Heads

To mark the release of the upcoming Stones Throw movie titled “Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton” we wanted to put together a feature to talk about one of the most beloved record labels from music heads worldwide. We then noticed that ST are actually celebrating their 18th birthday this year. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: East Flatbush Project “Tried By 12″ Remixes (1998)

When I was 17, I used to hangout with a guy named Fat Steve who lived in a suburb of Montreal called Cote-St-Luc. We’d chill in his bedroom at his mom’s house and listen to rap music after school. He had the fattest cat I’d ever seen in my life, …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Niko Is “Onda”

A great soul sample almost untouched and a good emcee telling his story… it seems like I can never get tired of that timeless formula! It’s exactly what we get here with this excellent cut from Rio de Janeiro native and Florida resident Niko Is. Newly signed to Talib Kweli’s …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Eman x Vlooper “Mantra”

Hip-Hop album hype usually comes off of one lead single. I still remember seeing the Still D.R.E. video for the first time and I knew right then and there the album would be a classic. It’s a hard thing to pull off but ill be damned if Mantra by veteran …

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