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Sunday @ the Movies

Documentary on TIMBALAND’s 25 year Production Career

Via Rap Radar: In the brand new, very special episode of E! True Hollywood Story, Timbaland sits down and maps out his fascinating journey, touching on everything from being shot at age 15 to losing Aaliyah—whom he reveals in this interview he was once in love with—to his 2008 wedding in …

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Video Digs
Beats Hip-Hop

Video: Toast Dawg feat. Illa J “Finale”

Montreal-based producer (and good friend) Toast Dawg has followed on the success of his “Brazivilain” project with the 2nd volume of the conceptual project. We premiered one of the tracks of the 2nd EP which actually didn’t have a title yet and it turns out that when Toast Dawg met …

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Video Digs

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s powerful live version of “Alright” on BET

Like my man DJ Platurn from Oakland said: “Amidst all the buffoonery, at least we got K. Dot”. Yes, we gon’ be alright. With every move Kendrick makes he takes one more step to distance himself from the common rapper in 2015. In terms of skills and artistic vision he …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: JuJu Rogers “From the Life of a Good​-​For​-​Nothing”

Born of an American GI from New Orleans and a German Mother with Austrian roots, the MC known as JuJu Rogers stands out in terms of his family upbringing but also his sound. You can definitely hear in JuJu’s music that he’s sitting somewhere between his European and American influences. At …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Pete Rock “Petestrumentals 2″

via MelloMusicGroup: “Pete Rock was raised in Mount Vernon, but his face belongs on Mount Rushmore. The Chocolate Boy Wonder perfected an art form, inspired millions, and soundtracked a generation. By contrast, Teddy Roosevelt seems like a chump. This is the man who Dilla told, “I wanted to be like …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical Hip-Hop

Symphony Orchestra meets Hip-Hop Classics!

Many attempts at “mashing up” Hip-Hop and classical music have failed miserably, but Polish composer/beatmaker Radzimir “JIMEK” Dębski has pulled it off masterfully. Much like Californian composer and Dilla disciple Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s Suites for Ma Dukes, classical hip-hop covers work best when the composer is both a certified orchestrator and …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Mick Jenkins “P’s & Q’s”

Chicago-based MC Mick Jenkins is definitely one of our favorite new talents of the rap scene in the last few years. In fact, we’re quite shocked he wasn’t named to this year’s “Freshman Class” special by XXL rap magazine. (We would have added Isiah Rashad and Clear Soul Forces too) …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Les Gens d’Airs “Sous-Estimés EP”

Hard hitting Montreal producer ElCotola is back joining forces with Quebec spitter Aspect Mendoza to release Les Gens d’Airs‘ introductory Sous-Estimes EP which is a preview to an upcoming full album. Similar to Cotola’s collabo with Obia (link) this is not throwaway mixtape tracks, instead its a solid effort that …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Lil Noid “Paranoid Funk” (1995)

An absolutely brilliant reissue of a long lost mixtape from Memphis’ 90’s Rap scene courtesy of Delroy Edwards’ LA Club Ressource label. Reissues have become very common for Rare Groove records, House, Afro or Brazilian gems but they aren’t a very common thing in Rap or R&B. We’re hoping more …

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Guest Mix
Hip-Hop

Guest Mix #51: KAZI (Oxnard, California)

It’s quite an honor to get a mix session from none other than KAZI, great MC from California who has an impressive track record in the last 15 years. In addition to his two solo records, “The Plague” (2004) and “Blackmarket Seminar” an essential reissue of his collaborations with Madlib. …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Cult Mountain “Cult Mountain EP”

Very often when I’m just getting ready to record the monthly MIMS Radio show, after a couple days of absolutely frantic music research, I look at all the pieces i’ve collected for the show and lay them all out on the table like 200 puzzle pieces. One of the last …

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Hip-Hop

Oddisee releases second video “CounterClockwise” from upcoming album.

From the upcoming Oddisee solo album “The Good Fight.” “CounterClockwise is about being there for people & them working against you as a result. Becoming the bearer of their problems because they know you can handle it,” Says Oddisee. This is the second song from the Brooklyn by-way-of Prince George’s …

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