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LL Cool J | Takin' Mines
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By   |  16 October 2013 16:11 pm  |  
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In celebration of the annual BET awards and their cyphers, we’ve decided to dedicate this week’s Rewind Wednesdays to an old classic. Check out the remix of Craig Mack‘s “Flava In Ya Ear”, which features verses from The Notorious B.I.G, Rampage, LL Cool J & Busta Rhymes.


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By   |  5 June 2013 10:12 am  |  Audio Audio

Queens is definitely in the building on Action Bronson‘s “Strictly 4 My Jeeps.” The burly, bearded Flushing native gets daps from vets LL Cool J and Lloyd Banks on the re-up of his Harry Fraud-produced banger. The original will live on Bam Bam’s Saaab Stories EP, which drops June 11.



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By   |  6 October 2012 20:37 pm  |  Audio Audio
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Well, look who decided to make a comeback. With his first rap release since 2011’s Ne-Yo assisted “No More” single (which itself came a whole two years after “NCIS: No Crew Is Superior”), LL Cool J returns with a brand new single, “Ratchet.” Despite championing it as “authentic hip hop” (also the title of his new project-in-the-works), this track is admittedly more club-orientated than boom bap hip-hop – and pretty dated, too. Nevertheless, you can give it a stream below and claim your free download via LLCoolJMusic.com.


STREAM: LL Cool J – “Ratchet”

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

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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