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The Bad Seed- “Belt Off” (Video)

Off his new Coreyography album, The Bad Seed flows over a Nottz production and boasts old-school discipline.

Joey Bada$$ Styles Out on Funk Flex (Video)

Joey Bada$$ recently sat down with NYC’s Funkmaster Flex for his “Freestyle Series.” While spitting a few written bars and some off the top, Joey shoots a few flames at former nemesis Troy Ave. Listen.

Loaded Lux – “Fallen Angels” (Video)

Here’s a new video and lyrical substance from Loaded Lux off of his Beloved 2 album.

New Tunes: Black Milk – “Like I Need it All”

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The Motor City emcee/producer spits about the grind from the bottom upwards. If There’s A Hell Below is out now.   Read the rest of this entry

Necro ft. Vinnie Paz & Immortal Technique – “Take Hip Hop Back” (Video)

New sights and sounds from off of Necro’s upcoming KILLaborations album.

Classic Art from the Streets (Video)

Film director Henry Chalfant captures the elements of 80’s Hip-Hop in “All City”, a street doc shot in the Bronx.  Dondi, Butch and other originators and graffiti writers break down the inspiration that powered the early Hip-Hop movement in NYC. It’s amazing to see and hear some the aspirations of these urban architects.  Mr. Wiggles even reveals the “Electric Boogie’s” ancient Egyptian origin. Classic!

ALBUM REVIEW – Vinnie Paz Set to Drop ‘God of the Serengeti’

Words by JC the Carnivore

Vinnie Paz, the gruff rap spokesman of Jedi Mind Tricks fame, blew my brains out with his sophomore solo LP God of the Serengeti. The features stood out to an old head like me: Mobb Deep, Scarface, Kool G Rap, and production by DJ Premier and Psycho Les from the Beatnuts. Some whippersnappers might not recognize those names, but those are legends, and Vin can hang in their company, having built a time-tested indie-rap empire. Released under Paz’s Enemy Soil imprint, GOTS is the soundtrack for a battle à la Gangs of New York. It is a tribute album to Big Pun. It’s a public act of urination on heads of corny rappers.  Read the rest of this entry

Vintage Throwback – Scram Jones- “One September Day”

Producer/Emcee  Scram Jones re-enacts the story of a white-collar worker who begins a normal work day before finding himself caught in the midst of one of the most dramatic scenes in American history.

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Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Drank)”

A lot of acts in this Hip-Hop game turn out to be more hype than substance.  We’d be here a long time if I had to list them all.  You know the ones who drop a dozen mixtapes but you cant ever remember a single song.  This kid from Compton, CA is quickly distinguishing himself as most anticipated.  So far, everything I’ve heard sounds like it was intended for the listener’s pleasure.  His songs have wicked flow, catchy hooks and technical skill that many purists of the art form look for.  I’m still listening to “The Recipe” joint he did with Dr. Dre.  On his latest summer leakage, produced by T-Minus, Kendrick takes us through different stages of inebriation.  He get a little personal and tackles the subject of family alcoholism making it into something you can sing along to.   The  good kid m.A.A.d city album is scheduled for an October 2nd release.  Will you be copping this?

Big Daddy Kane – Unsung Documentary (Video)

TV One gives their take on one of the Juice Crew’s finest.