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By   |  28 August 2013 16:41 pm  |  
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RewindWednesdays

Eminem shocked the world when he announced the release of the sequel to the highly successful The Marshall Mathers LP in November; we’ve decided to breakdown “The Real Slim Shady” in it’s entirely. Check it out after the jump…

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By   |  8 February 2013 18:00 pm  |  Editorial Editorial
FridayFlips

We here at Takin’ Mines have noticed a crazy trend lately in the reuse of classic samples, so much to the point that its motivated us to launch this new column that we’ll start posting every Friday, appropriately titled Friday Flips (don’t sue me Mr. Silverman). The concept here is to pick one new single every week that’s reused a recognizable sample and see how it holds up to other tracks that flipped the same sample.. easy right? When it’s all said and done, we’ll let you get the last word by voting on your favorite version.

 

So for our inaugural post, we’re gonna see how Scoop DeVille‘s flip of David McCallum‘s 1967 classic “The Edge” was used on the new Jim Jones’ joint “Green Light Go,” featuring Swizz Beatz, while taking a trip down memory lane to see how it was used elsewhere. The sample should be pretty obvious, even to you newbies out there, so hit the jump for some edutainment. #FridayFlips

 

Jim Jones (feat. Swizz Beatz) – “Green Light Go” (prod. by Scoop DeVille)

 

 

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By   |  1 October 2012 23:44 pm  |  Audio Audio
KendrickLamar

With just 20 days away from the release of Kendrick’s October 22nd major label debut of good kid, m.A.A.d city, the internet Gods bless us with the Doc Dre assisted “Compton,” produced by none other than the cheat code. Implementing that signature knock, Just Blaze cooks up an anthemic, Compton-themed opus for the master and his new apprentice to get busy. GKMC is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Press play and hit the jump to peep the tracklist..

 

 

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By   |  26 August 2012 11:04 am  |  Audio Audio
Xzibit

After dropping both the tracklist and trailer for Napalm, we finally get some audio content off X to the Z’s first album since 2006, and it seems as if Mr. X to the Z hasn’t missed a beat. According to Xzibit’s tweet (after the jump), the Dr. Dre produced neck breaker titled “Louis XIII,” which finds the Cali veteran reunited with King Tee and The Liks, was not planned to leak just yet. Intended or not, the track has proved that the internet is still very much open on weekends, as news of the leak seems to have made the rounds nearly instantly. With a release date of October 9th, I’m definitely amped to hear more music off Napalm in the upcoming weeks.

 

STREAM: Xzibit (feat. King Tee & Tha Alkaholiks) – “Louis XIII” (prod. by Dr. Dre)

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By   |  16 August 2012 19:45 pm  |  Editorial Editorial
IsntThatIronic

Hip-Hop has journeyed through several eras over the years, but none not quite as ironic as the genre’s current state of affairs. From rap’s Golden Era of the mid-late 80’s through the early 90’s, to the commercial vs. underground rift of the mid-late 90’s that’s sparked a cultural diaspora, have we come full circle, or are we lost as sea? They say that to know where you’re going, you need to know where you’ve been, and Hip-Hop more than any other cultural phenomenon has neglected these ethos, leaving us to wonder – where are we now? It seems safe to say that we have now embarked upon an era marked more by it’s irony then by its cultural solidarity. Welcome to the Era of Irony..

 

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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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