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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Dead Obies “Montreal $ud”
Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Dead Obies “Montreal $ud”

Only about a year ago Dead Obies was at its infancy; a collective of MC’s (SnailKid, O.GBear, JoRCA,YS McCan & 20some) spitting stream of consciousness rhymes over producer VNCE’s beats. They decided to throw together a mixtape collage of their efforts released as Collation Vol.1 which was met with critical …

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A Tribe Called Quest “Midnight Marauders’ 20th Anniversary Mixtape” mixed by Chris Read
Mix Of The Day
Hip-Hop

Mix of the Day: A Tribe Called Quest “Midnight Marauders’ 20th Anniversary Mixtape” mixed by Chris Read

via WHOSAMPLED: “This week saw the 20th Anniversary of another of hip hop’s most beloved LPs, A Tribe Called Quest’s much celebrated third album ‘Midnight Marauders’. In celebration, we’ve teamed once again up with Wax Poetics to present an exclusive mixtape placing tracks from the album alongside original sample material used …

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Roc Marciano “The Pimpire Strikes Back”
Hip-Hop

Roc Marciano “The Pimpire Strikes Back”

As we patiently wait for his upcoming LP called “Marci Beaucoup” Roc Marciano delivers a new mixtape, The Pimpire Strikes Back, with a slew of dope tracks with great production from Alchemist, Lord Finesse, Madlib, Evidence, the Arch Druids and Marci himself! via Man Bites Dog: “Rapper, songwriter and producer …

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Action Bronson & Party Supplies “Blue Chips 2″ Mixtape
Hip-Hop

Action Bronson & Party Supplies “Blue Chips 2″ Mixtape

Here is Action Bronson & Party Supplies’ “Blue Chips 2″ mixtape. Based on how dope the first one was, we are very anxious to check this one out!

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: AKUA x Black Milk “Puddles”

OkayPlayer and OkayAfrica launched an awesome project a few months back called the Player Xchange, which is a videos series where they link an African artist with an American artist to write and record an original song. I was already pretty excited about this series cause I think the idea …

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