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By   |  25 August 2013 23:04 pm  |   Editorial
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Toronto crooner Drake decides on a baby faced album cover for Nothing Was the Same, but how innovative is the whole concept? Also, new music from Peter Leo, Meyhem Lauren, Bambu, Ka, and Wordburgular, all after the jump…

 

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By   |  11 August 2013 22:13 pm  |   Editorial
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Nasty Nas proves that he truly is “The Don” by raising over $60,000 for Stanley Young, who earlier this week lost his home to a tragic accident. Also, music from JGivens, GoldLink, Mic Handz,Alex Wiley, and Theo3

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By   |  23 June 2013 10:01 am  |   Audio
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This is one of those times that reminds you hip-hop is in a great fucking spot right now. After hearing his revealing open letter, “Let Nas Down,” God’s Son lets J. Cole know he made him proud by jumping on the remix to his Born Sinner album cut. Esco killed it, too.

 

While you was writin’ down my rhymes, I was just tryna show you/ That if you say what’s on your mind, you can stand the test of time/ Now I’m playin’ ‘Born Sinner’ loud, saw you live, rock the crowd, Like wow, you made your nigga Nas proud.

 

 

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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   |  24 April 2013 17:28 pm  |   Audio
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If you’re working overtime today at the office, we have the perfect playlist for you.

 

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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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