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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Monk-E “Le seul chemin”

Monk-E has been on the scene for a minute and recently gained notoriety as the Canadian champion in the End of the Weak MC competition. A deadly pengame has always been the major characteristic for the MTL spitter, however his artistic expression has always extended beyond rhymes as he is …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Half A Mill “Any Day Can Be Your Last” (1993)

I found this myserious 12′ single in a dollar bin a few days ago and I don’t why I picked it up but I guess the Afro and $$ visuals caught my attention. Well I’m glad I did because this is some heavy heavy stuff from hip-hop’s golden era. NYC …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Buckshot “At Night” (Produced by 9th Wonder)

Here is a track we put on our last monthly MIMS Show (link) we loved so much we had to make sure it found its way to your ears. Fantastic track from frequent collaborators Buckshot of Boom Camp Click / Black moon fame and producer 9th Wonder which proves that …

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Bolts - DJ Mix - Manchester, UK
Guest Mix
Beats Hip-Hop Soul

Guest Mix #20: BOLTS (Manchester, UK)

We’re very happy to bring you this guest mix from Manchester-based producer BOLTS, one of our current favourites. We have been playing a lot of his tracks in our radio shows in case the name sounds familiar. If it’s not, then you should take note! His latest EP called “Collecting …

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Mix Of The Day
Hip-Hop

Classic Mixes: J Rocc – Mix for Dublab (2006)

via Dublab: “J Rocc of Stones Throw Records uses the dublab turntables to explore the “golden era” of hip-hop landscape. He casually flips between chilled-out jazz, party funk, and booming J Dilla beats. If you can spot the treat, J Rocc deconstructs the “Find a Way” instrumental by Dilla for …

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Brother Ali’s Conference at Chicago Ideas
Video Digs
Hip-Hop

Brother Ali’s Brilliant Conference at Chicago Ideas

I’m not going to spend a long time going into the many reasons why you need to watch this great mini-conference by Brother Ali, you’re just going to hit the play button as well you should! The best way to sum it up in a few words is that Brother …

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Guest Mix
Beats Hip-Hop

Guest Mix #19: DR. KWEST (Belgium)

Really nice hour long guest mix courtesy of Dr. Kwest all the way from Brussels, Belgium. Focusing on the worldwide beat scene you could say that the main thing found in this next hour is the head nod factor! Great to see some familiar names on the tracklists; 3 tracks …

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Fallacy and Fusion “The Groundbreaker” (2002)
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Fallacy and Fusion “The Groundbreaker” (2002)

Anyone else remember this one? I suspect quite a few people do. It might be considered a bit of a London thing, but it did make it as far as the leafy lanes of rural Norfolk. I spent a good few years bumping this track on the school bus as …

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Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – The Abstract and The Dragon
Hip-Hop

Mixtape: Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – The Abstract and The Dragon

via Complex: It’s a moment that some hip-hop heads have fantasized about for more than 20 years. The long-awaited question to what, in fact, is the scenario. The ultimate “Oh My God.” A collaboration between two of New York’s most revered rappers, announced suddenly just a few weeks ago, as …

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Madlib – Rock Konducta
Beats Hip-Hop

New Release: Madlib – Rock Konducta

via RAPPCATS.com: “Rock Konducta is the latest in Madlib’s instrumental “Beat Konducta” series, the producer’s raw hip-hop beat tapes brought to life. Previous titles include Movie Scenes and Beat Konducta in India, imaginary film soundtracks; the self-deceptive A Tribute to J Dilla;the Beat Konducta in Africa inspired by the Zambian “Zamrock” music scene of the ’70s. The …

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Flipout & Jay Swing “The Love Theory”
Mix Of The Day
Hip-Hop

Mix of the Day: Flipout & Jay Swing “The Love Theory”

Vancouver hop-hop staples, Flipout and Jay Swing, take a creative plunge into the catalogue of their all-time fave hip-hop group(and mine), A Tribe Called Quest. A very fine-tuned foray that pays the utmost respect and homage to one of the greatest hip-hop acts of all time Split version (into separate …

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MIMS Talks with: DJ PLATURN (Oakland, US)
Interviews
Hip-Hop

MIMS Talks with: DJ PLATURN (Oakland, US)

When he’s not providing the Bay Area with his broad spectrum of sounds, or curating his 45 Sessions brand, it’s a safe bet you’ll find DJ Platurn doing the back end work that makes him one of the finest disc jocks around; digging for records, making beats, and crafting some …

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