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VIDEO: Big Pun f/ Black Thought “Super Lyrical”

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RIP DILLA

RIP DILLA

A few years back I asked Black Thought—for the Roots cover story on the left, try to find it, it’s good—why he had so few collaborations with other MCs outside of the Roots camp. His answer:

“It’s cause people are scared to rock with me on their joints, I don’t know. You only going to work with motherf**ker’s that you know… It’s very rare…there is a couple of rare occasions where you just reach out to somebody you have no existing relationship with already to get them on a record but that’s not really how I tend to work. Yeah, a lot of people are scared and over the years it’s, ‘Why I’ma put somebody else on my record that’s so spectactular? It might sound mediocre.'”—Black Thought

What’s ill is that the Roots frontman somehow manage to sound humble while giving that answer. Anyway, the late great Big Pun wasn’t scared. Props to 2DopeBoyz.

September 9, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music | , , , , | Leave a comment

Swine Flu Rap

“J-A-Y, I flow sick,” said, Jay-Z on “Money, Cash Hoes.” You know, that song that also features Crackman Darkman X who is now calling Jay Kanye “heartless” (see below).

Hov probably didn’t have Jerome Clark’s awkward (let me be nice) attempt at flowing about swine flu prevention in mind when he said the aforementioned line (or when he said he was “the only MC with the flu” on “Brooklyn’s Finest”). Someone get Clark, the medical director of the Long Island Railroad, a deal with Purell. [Spotted at NY Mag]

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September 3, 2009 Posted by | Hip-Hop, Music, Random | , , , , , | 2 Comments

VIDEO: Ghostface + Raekwon X “Criminology” X The Deal

So Raekwon and Ghostface came through Harlem to tape a couple of episodes of The Deal. We convinced RAGU to drop a couple of gems from Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… and Ironman for the camera. Here’s some of “Criminology.”

Our soundman Chris came through with the Flip, and I just had to upload this on the fly. Catch the full wop, along with “Daytona 500,” next week on The Deal. No comment on the 3AM time slot, I know.

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II drops September 8, Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry drops September 29.

September 2, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Harlem, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Donny Goines X Certified Fresh

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Donny Goines is one of the hardest working MC’s out there. And the brother has genuine talent. So I gladly produced this Certified Fresh look at the Harlem resident for The Deal.

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September 1, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Harlem, Hip-Hop, Music, T.V. | , , , | 2 Comments