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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.


Donny Goines’ Fave Five [The Smoking Section]

Donny Goines – Dream Awake [Nah Right]

Donny Goines Shows & Proves in XXL

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

Cory Gunz X Big Pun X Shaq

So that kid Cory Gunz can rhyme with the best of them, as seen in the clip above. However, what grabbed my attention was in the interview portion (below) where Peter Gunz’s progeny said he intended to drop a mixtape using nothing but the late, great Big Pun’s beats.

gunzpunNormally such intentions are cause enough to gorilla slap a precocious rapper—especially those that need to put the mic down and get a damn job. Luckily Cory is talented enough to do those tracks some justice. The XXL Freshmen Class alum also knew Pun (pic on the left, the shortie in the center), which is an added bonus in his favor.

Cory also speaks on his God-Daddy Shaq O’Neal and that fateful “Kobe, how does my ass taste?” incident/freestyle/hilarity. To think, this Bronx repper doesn’t even have a deal right now.


Cory Gunz XXL Freestyle [via The Smoking Section]

Cory Gunz Mixtape Daily Interview [via Rap Radar]

Cory Gunz “Shut Em Down” Video

July 23, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News, The Boogie | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pac Div X The Deal Freestyle

Why haven’t you downloaded Church League Champions yet? For real, your snoozing means you’re losing.

Anyway, Pac Div dropped by BET’s The Deal about a month ago. It went down at Malibu’s Canvas and in the clip above they drop some freestyles. Actually, with Church League Champions out there it’s clear that BeYoung and Like drop their verses from “We The Champs.” Gimme a minute and I’ll place the start of Mibbs’ verse (the end of it is also from “We The Champs”). Definitely worth checking, though.

Their interview on the show where they discuss how they met, how they got signed and what to expect on their proper debut, Grown Kids Syndrome, is below.

July 21, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News, T.V. | , , , , , | 5 Comments

Cory Gunz “Shut Em Down” Video

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I’ve been blessed to work with the homie Tee Smif—who directed the above Cory Gunz video (spotted at Nah Right)—for the past few months on BET’s The Deal. The brother is a highly underrated director and did his thing with this clip from The Bronx MC.  Shout out to the Kings County Cinema Company.

I distinctly remember Cory’s pops—Peter Gunz, hopefully you knew that—grabbing the mic and killing the block parties on Vyse Ave (I grew up on 174th & Longfellow) back in the day.  That said, I still feel a ways that Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz couldn’t get to shoot the video for “Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)” in the old Yankee Stadium (location: The Boogie Down) so instead used the late Shea Stadium (location: Queens). Not a good look.

June 4, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, The Boogie | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment