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Major Coinz Did Exist

See, that group, other than Sporty Thievz, I wrote about a while back wasn’t just an urban legend. [Checked at Rap Radar]

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Who?: Sporty Thievz X Major Coinz

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , | 1 Comment

Video: Consequence “Whatever U Want” f/ Kanye West + John Legend

Consequence and his Grammy Family (Kanye “I’ma Let You Finish” West & John “My Last Name is Really Stephens” Legend) drops the video for “Whatever You Want.” Directed by Hype Williams and it’s from Cons’ upcoming album, Cons TV. Short and sweet. [Thanks to The Sowmya Life]

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , | Leave a comment

Mos Def is MF DOOM Fan – Vol. 2

Black Dante recites Zev Love X’s verse from “Meat Grinder,” with assistance from the Supervillain. Further vidence that a DOOM and Mighty Mos Def album is so profoundly necessary. [Spotted via Stone Throw's twitter, via Frolab.com]

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The Mask of Doom [The New Yorker]

that's really him

that's really him

September 28, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News, Random | , , , , | 1 Comment

Spike Lee’s Joints — Nike Air Trainer II and ‘2.0’ New Era Cap

Do you know?40 Acres & some kicks…

Wrote a quick blurb about Spike Lee’s growing list of Nike collabs, and a few with New Era too, for Street Level dot com. Good site.

Below, scene from Do The Right Thing when Buggin’ Out is threatening to smack up (2X!) the gentrifier who disrespected his Air Jordan IV’s. Great, great scene.

Do you know?

Do you know?

September 28, 2009 Posted by | Fresh Dipped, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Kicks, News | , , , , | Leave a comment

J. Cole on Beats

Clap for him...

Clap for him...

So this kid J. Cole—you know, the one rolling with Jay-Z—is nice with the bars and the beats. Says he’s produced 99.9% of his own music. Considering both his mixtapes [The Come Up and The Warm Up] are official like a ref with a whistle, I figured I’d ask the Fayetteville, NC native a couple of quick production related questions…

In short, his favorite producer is Kanye “I’ma Let You Finish” West, he started making beats on an ASR-X Pro, he’s working with No ID and…just watch the clip. Safe bet he’ll be in XXL Mag’s next Freshmen class.

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J. Cole – 16 Bars [Nah Right]

J. Cole Speaks on Drake [2DopeBoyz]

September 24, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , | 5 Comments

VIDEO: Camp Lo “Son Of A…”

“Sons of Bronx slang…”—Sonny Cheeba

“Son of the Boogie Bang…”—Geechie Suede

That’s means The Bronx, and you should already know.

Camp Lo’s “Son Of A” video directed by Court Dunn. From The Lo’s new Another Heist album; dropping sooner that later. [Props to Eskay]

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Camp Lo: Fever Pitch [AllHipHop]

Camp Lo Feat. Styles P – “OnSMASH/Crime Of ‘89″ Video [The Smoking Section]

September 17, 2009 Posted by | Aqua's Clips, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News, The Boogie | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jay-Z’s Stash Spot Found?

560 State Street, Brooklyn, NYC

560 State Street, Brooklyn, NYC

“I used to cop in Harlem, all of my Dominicanos/Right there up on Broadway, pull me back to that McDonald’s/Took it to my stash SPOT 560 State Street/Catch me in the kitchen like a Simmons with them pastries.”—Jay-Z “Empire State of Mind”

The heads at NY Mag’s Vulture Blog went to the trouble of interviewing cats at Jay-Z’s old stomping grounds (no Marcy Projects) in BK. Since it was shouted out in his ditty with Alicia Keys, it was bound to happen. Listen closely, Hov says “spot,” not “box.” Doesn’t seem like them, or Curbed, have grasped the concept of a stash spot, though.

Below, the making of The Blueprint 3’s artwork. Almost Gold in a week? Guess Hov really is running the map.

September 17, 2009 Posted by | Hip-Hop, Music, Random | , , , , , | 8 Comments

VIDEO: Pill “Glass”

Pill got the the bloggers and critics—even the NY TImes—flapping their gums keyboards when he dropped “Trap Goin’ Ham” (below) from his 4180: The Prescription mixtape.

I wasn’t ready to sip the Kool-Aid just yet but this new vid for “Glass” (above), from his pending 4075: The Refill mixtape, shows Pill to be more than just another trap rapper. Being part of the homie Killer Mike’s Grind Time Rap Gang isn’t a bad look either. [Props to Jasi B.]

September 15, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , | 1 Comment

VIDEO: Pac Div “Pac Div”

A new video from the Church League Champs. Dig it.

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Pac Div on It’s On with Alexa Chung [Nah Right]

September 14, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Harlem, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Keepin’ It Kanye Goes Wrong

I just had to use that line. And to think, I had just been touting the merits of Yeezy not too long ago. The apology has already been made, via his blog. At this time an RIP to Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Hip-Hop’s best award show bumrusher by far, is also in order. [Spotted at MTV]

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Kanye Is A Whiny Bitch Tee

Blame it on the...

Blame it on the...

September 14, 2009 Posted by | Hip-Hop, Lamewatch, Music, News, T.V. | , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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