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By   |  18 November 2012 19:27 pm  |   Editorial
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It has to be said that in mid-November, with 2012 coming to a close (seriously, how fast has this year gone?!), most of the year’s biggest talking points have already been milked: Frank Ocean’s coming out party, Obama being re-elected and Kendrick Lamar altering the trajectory of hip-hop (for good, hopefully). But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to look forward to in the coming months. J. Cole’s Born Sinner (which is shaping up to be a stellar effort–just lend an ear to “Miss America“), Kid Cudi’s Indicud and Pusha T’s G.O.O.D. Music debut all await us in early 2013. Oh, and not to mention the prospect of new Kanye, Jay-Z and Eminem albums (fingers crossed!) But in the meantime, hit the jump to peep some new tracks and videos from this week that will help hold the anticipation over ’til then. Shouts to Public Enemy, Hot Sugar, OverDoz., Dyme-A-Duzin and REKS.

 

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By   |  23 August 2012 13:00 pm  |   Video
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Classic hip-hop comes together as Public Enemy and Run-D.M.C.‘s Darryl “DMC” McDaniels share mic – and camera – time for the music video to their “RLTK” collaboration, taken from P.E.’s recently-released 13th LP, Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp.

 

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By   |  16 August 2012 19:45 pm  |   Editorial
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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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By   |  12 July 2012 20:02 pm  |   Video
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25 years may have passed since Public Enemy burst onto the scene, but the Power is still being fought. With the first of two new LPs on the horizon with Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamp (the follow-up, The Evil Empire of Everything, arriving later in the year) Chuck D and Flavor Flav deliver the album’s second single and its accompanying music video.

 

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By   |  12 June 2012 12:21 pm  |   Audio
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Following the news that two new LPs will arrive this year, in Summer and Autumn, respectively, iconic hip-hop group Public Enemy return with a brand new track “Get It In”, their first since 2010′s “Say It Like It Really Is” single. Premiered on DJ Premier’s Live From Headcourterz radio show, the cut features Bumpy Knuckles (who recently linked up with Preem for the KoleXXXion LP) who lends both a guest verse and production to soak the song in even more Golden Age nostalgia. It’s unclear whether “Get It In” will feature on either of PE’s forthcoming albums, Most Of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamp and The Evil Empire Of Everything, but it’s proof that Chuck D and Flavor Flav still got it. Enjoy the radio rip below for now.

 

STREAM: Public Enemy (feat. Bumpy Knuckles) – “Get It In”

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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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