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By   |  4 May 2013 23:42 pm  |   Video
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According to DJ Skizz, Marco Polo gave him a sample that matched his “dunny dun sound,” and a few cuts and a MPC session later, the beat for “Triboro Thoro” was born.

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By   |  1 May 2013 15:00 pm  |   Editorial
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Last Thursday, April 25 2013 marked the 18th anniversary of Mobb Deep‘s sophomore album The Infamous, arguably one of Hip-Hop’s most prized possessions. That said, the Takin’ Mines massive thought a track by track review of their Loud debut would be quite fitting for today’s edition of Rewind Wednesdays. Joining us on our review are Robbie from Unkut, and Doug Cohen of Flud Watches.. hit the jump.

 

The Infamous was a soundtrack for a new era of anti-social, hardcore Hip-Hop, driven by Havoc’s accomplished sampling techniques, tight drum programming and bleak moods, and the heartless microphone techniques of Prodigy at his most ruthless. Outstanding assists from Q-Tip, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, and Nas made it clear that this was “the realness” personified, in terms of cutting edge street music for 1995. -Robbie, Unkut

 

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By   |  15 January 2013 10:34 am  |   Audio
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Is Queens in the building?! It certainly is on Big Noyd, Large Professor and Kool G Rap‘s surprise new collaboration, “Naturally Born.” Needless to say, the Ayatollah-produced cut sounds right out of the Golden Age, with the three vets waxing poetic over a vintage boom bap beat, complete with cuts by DJ Dutchmaster. This is the seventh single from our fam Coalmine Records’ Unearthed compilation album, which will drop in the second quarter of the year.

 

 

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By   |  3 January 2013 10:23 am  |   Audio
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Any new musical contributions from Mobb Deep may be looking uncertain right now, but Havoc and P‘s old buddie Big Noyd isn’t letting the bullshit get in the way of the bread. In fact, Noyd links up with Havoc for his new joint, “Light Up the Night,” which isn’t as sinister as we’re used to hearing from the Queensbridge projects, but knocks all the same. Looks like Noyd might have another project in the works for us.

 

Via: 2DBZ

 

 

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Greg Grease – “Forward”

 

 

If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.

 

  1. Blu & Nottz (feat. Rashad) – “End of the World”
  2. CJ Fly (feat. A La $oul & Phife Dawg) – “Seek Well”
  3. Boldy James (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis) – “Reform School” (prod. by The Alchemist)
  4. Danny Brown (feat. Scrufizzer) – “Dubstep”
  5. Black Milk – “Dismal”
  6. Alterbeats (feat. Guilty Simpson & The Rockness Monstah) – “Fruit Punch”
  7. Snow Tha Product (feat. CyHi The Prynce) – “Hold You Down”
  8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
  9. Childish Gambino – “Yaphet Kotto”
  10. Stan Ipcus – “Wifey Material”
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