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Hip-Hop

Dudley Perkins “Foot Surgery” (prod. Kankick)

via MelloMusicGroup: “Dr. Stokley. So old school and still so cool. Holistic healer for the dark heart. Stimulator of the mind. Inoculating you with sharp darts. Old dirty record addict. Heads have been waiting 4 years for a new Dudley Perkins solo record – this Black Friday November 29th it …

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Video Digs
Beats Hip-Hop

“The Unseen” Documentary on Detroit Hip-Hop Producers

I’m stood in the middle of some sweatbox club on the Brighton seafront. On stage, three of Detroit’s finest are putting the finishing bars to Game Over by Dabrye. At the end of the track, DJ Dez cuts the music and Phat Kat steps past Elzhi to the front of …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Chuck Small “U Got Nothin’ Coming” (1989)

West Coast Hip-Hop, Compton; 1989. Perhaps the first names that came to your mind are: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube, Eazy E, Compton’s Most wanted and stuff. But if you go further in your searching, then you’ll find treasures like this: “Compton Compilation – The Sound Control Mob” We …

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Mix Of The Day
Hip-Hop

Mix of the Day: “The Best of Big Pun” mixed by Mr. Cee

Big Punisher was the complete MC. Lyrics, humour, imagery a great voice and an undeniable flow. He left us too soon but he has a legacy of bangers and ridiculous featurings which make for one of the strongest discographies in hip-hop. Brooklyn DJ Mr.Cee has put together a solid mix …

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Mix Of The Day
Hip-Hop

Mix of the Day: SchmitzCutz “FuckYeahRealRap! #2″

Very nice mix by SchmitzCutz from Düsseldorf (Germany) for the Rap lover in you. “FuckYeahRealRap! #2″ contains dope remixes of 90’s classics combined with some new rap joints. From Jamal, Biggie, Mobb Deep and East Flatbush Project to Action Bronson, Dillan Cooper, Fresh Daily and The Astronomical Kid this 1h …

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Video Digs
Hip-Hop

Quasimoto “Catchin’ The Vibe”

via Stones Throw: “Quasimoto’s “Catchin’ the Vibe” was released on the album Yessir Whatever produced by Madlib. We set out to film the video for “Catchin’ the Vibe” in Quasimoto’s home town Lost Gates CA, but were denied filming permits. We were also denied permits for filming in Los Angeles County, possibly …

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Video Digs
Hip-Hop

The Story behind Jeru & Dj Premier’s “Come Clean”

via the good folks at EGOTRIP “It wasn’t really East versus West, it was fake versus real.” So says Jeru the Damaja about his rugged, no holds-barred “Come Clean” in this Complex TV presentation on the making of theDJ Premier-produced instant classic from 1993. The mini-doc gets into the Shelly Manne andOnyx samples used in the track and the …

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Mix Of The Day
Hip-Hop

Mix of the Day: Phonographe Corp “Colonie de vacances – Été 2013″

Really nice mix from our good friends from France at Phonographe. Definitely a must to bring on your next road trip! From Phonographe: “We recently reached 6000 fans on our Facebook page. To be honest, we would never have thought about it 1 year ago ! As it is very …

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Mix Of The Day
Hip-Hop

Mix of the Day: Pipomixes “SP-1200 Volume 2″

I first heard Pipo’s SP1200 mix vol1 a long time ago back when digging for breaks/samples was the main focus and 90’s hiphop ruled my listening landscape. 10 years later and a lot has changed, pipo has kept the same concept: re-interpret classic hiphop beats that were made (or whose …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Ka “Off The Record”

I’m not sure I really got lyrics at first. When I started listening to hip hop, it was always the beat that caught my ear. The rapper, rhythmic and percussive, added something but never took centre stage. My moment of clarity lay about halfway through It Ain’t Hard to Tell …

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Hip-Hop Soul

Future Classic: Ian Kamau “One Day Soon”

I’ve been steering clear of lyrics recently and letting my ears revel in the beauty of instrumentals and beats. It’s been a wonderful experience so far but I must admit, it was a deliberate and bitter decision I made for myself so I wouldn’t end up hating music, or more …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Obia le Chef & El Cotola “Le Théorème”

Montreal’s finest MC/Producer duo are back on their grind following up their ridiculously dope EP Le Procédé with their debut full length record Le Théorème. If the EP was the blueprint addressing themes of revolution and street spleen with serious bravado,beats and surgical rhymes, then the chemical procedure has been …

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