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Hip-Hop

Classic Mixes: Dj Premier “New York Reality Check 101″ (1997)

Ohhh snap! We’re taking it back to ’97! Right in the middle of the dark ages of hip-hop; the “Blingy” era… Thankfully there were a handful of artists that never steered off course and kept the real-o-meter in the red! I don’t remember if I had this on tape or …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Black Sheep “Splash”

Well first off it’s a great surprise for me to post something on Black Sheep in my “Future Classics” section and not in “Forgotten Treasures“. Black Sheep used to be one of my favorite groups back in the day. I even had both the white and black t-shirts… but I …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Digable Planets “Nickel Bags” (1993)

Hmmm. Good ol’ Digable Planets… This was the third single off one of my favorite records of all-time “Reachin” (1993) with a great sample from Curtis Mayfield. After two records in 2 years and winning a Grammy for “Blowout Comb” in 1994. Their career ended abruptly and they never recorded …

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Hip-Hop

Lexis “My Favorite A Tribe Called Quest tracks”

When I heard that a documentary on ATCQ was coming out I completely lost my shit. They were without a doubt my most influencial group growing up… obviously i’m not alone, the Tribe have attainted the emblematic figure for the golden era of hip-hop in the 90’s. The rumours of …

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Video Digs
Hip-Hop

A Tribe Called Quest “Beats, Rhymes & Fights” Trailer

I just read some amazing news from my good friends at Potholes In My Blog that ATCQ is coming out with a documentary! “During Rock The Bells 2008 tour Michael Rapaport starting filming his A Tribe Called Quest documentary called Beats, Rhymes and Fights: The History of A Tribe Called …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Zion-I “The Sun Come Out”

Brand new heat from Oakland’s Zion I. The duo has been flying under the radar for years and hopefully the release of their new record called “Atomic Clock” helps them get more attention in the scene. I’m loving this track right here (it’s podcast material for sure!)… it really makes …

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Hip-Hop

Nas Documentary

Not too go to deep on why Nas is one of my top two or three favorite MC’s of all time but I just wanted to share this with you all. A pretty good documentary from a few years back (on VH1’s Driven).  Very insightful look into Nas’ career.

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Gangrene (Oh No + The Alchemist) “Take Drugs”

I had kinda read somewhere that this was a project to keep an eye on. Gangrene is the name of a new collaboration between Oh No (Madlib’s younger brother) and producer extraordinaire The Alchemist. Well, judging from the first single and video, i’m gonna like this… a lot…

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Video Digs
Hip-Hop

Kanye West “Runaway”

Ok, while we’re on the Kayne subject (I was sharing my deep feelings about him right here) here is the much talked about 30 minute mini movie… I have to admit I am pleasantly surprised. I knew it was going to be super over the top but I wasn’t expecting …

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Hip-Hop

How I Feel about Kanye

I like to take my time whenever I have to listen / watch something that has been talked about a lot. I like to let the first wave of tweets / posts / opinions pass by… Obviously Kanye realsing a new record is one of those cases. Kanye is a …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Dela “Music Is My Sanctuary Remix”

Dela is a dope beatmaker from France but also one of our favorite Montrealers! He took on the daunting task of remixing the Gary Bartz classic that inspired me for the name of the site. If you didn’t know the original version go check it out for yourself. Big thanks …

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Hip-Hop

Quasimoto “Rappcats”

Stone cold indie rap classic right here. Of course, this is a track from Lord Quas, the helium inflated MC created by Madlib. Such a dope video paying homage to some of the godfathers of RAP!

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