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VIDEO: RUN-DMC “Beats to the Rhyme” x RIP JAM MASTER JAY

Run-DMC had a lot of great records. But “Beats to the Rhyme” from their Tougher Than Leather album is one of my favorites. Run and DMC rocking the mic while the late great Jam Master Jay cuts up “Nautilus” by Bob James something crazy. I’m pretty sure the crew from Hollis performed “Beats to the Rhyme” on Saturday Night Live in 1986 but that clip isn’t on the Internets at the moment. Video from Arista above, and performing at the world famous Apollo below.

RIP JAM MASTER JAY (1-/21/1965 – 10/30/2002)

October 30, 2010 Posted by | DJ, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Raekwon “Flawless Crowns/Range Rover” Vinyl + Download

Raekwon "Flawless Crowns" 7"

Raekwon’s “Flawless Crowns,” produced by Mondee, gets the vinyl treatment. Not sure if it spins at 33 1/3 or 45, but only 300 of these purple joints have been made.

Another unreleased/mixtape gem called “Range Rover” is on the b-side. Available at Boundless NY. Make your Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II cipher complete with this high powered money. [Peeped at Freshness Mag]

Download “Flawless Crowns” [Mediafire courtesy of 2DopeBoyz]

Download “Range Rover” [Usershare courtesy of Kevin Nottingham]

March 18, 2010 Posted by | DJ, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Carhartt x Vestax Handy Trax Turntable

Carhartt, long known for its rugged gear and thus the choice clothing for construction workers and 90’s era, NYC rappers. Vestax, for years the go to option for pro quality DJ mixers, and turntables too.

These two companies aren’t exactly screaming synergy but nevertheless they have combined forces to drop a Carhartt branded Handy Trax portable turntable. It’s being sold via Slam Jam, so get your euros together. Vinyl forever.  [Peeped at High Snobiety]

November 18, 2009 Posted by | DJ, Freshness, Hip-Hop, News | , , | 2 Comments