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Thursday, December 31, 2009

(Video) Jay-Z ft. Swizz Beats - On To The Next One

(Audio) Young Buck - "Happy New Year" (New January 2010 G Unit Diss) CDQ - DIRTY - NO DJ

This the best Young Buck track I've heard in a couple years....





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(Video) Vivica Fox Tears Up When Asked About 50 Cent

(Video) EPMD Documentary

Via IndustryMuscle.com

A short Documentary on Legendary rap Group EPMD. IndustryMuscle.com spent a day with Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith as they performed in front of a crazy audience. Busta Rhymes, Onyx, Master Ace, Ed Og, Dougie Fresh, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon also make guest appearances during the Documentary.



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(Video) Grafh - Call Me Up (feat. Robbie Nova)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

(Video) Cam'ron - Gangsta Grillz Freestyle

GANGSTA GRILLZ 2 COMING OUT JAN. 4TH....

(Video) 40 Glocc ft. Sun - Local Boy

40 GLOCC & ZOOLIFE "CONCRETE JUNGLE" STREET ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW ON 40Glocc.com

(Video) ILLA GHEE - "MY IMAGE"

ILLA GHEE TALKS ABOUT THE 4 DIFFERENT SIDES OF HIMSELF. "MY IMAGE" IS FROM ILLA GHEE'S CULT CLASSIC "BULLET AND A BRACELET" LP. MOSTLY PRODUCED BY "TEAM DEMO" (THE PRODUCERS OF 50 CENTS' "CRIME WAVE").

(Video) Stack Bundles - Peep Game (feat. Tha Riot Squad) Full Version

One of my favorite Stack Bundles (R.I.P.) songs ever....Free Bynoe....

(Artist Spotlight/Video) D-Boy Automatic ft. Arasmus - "Callin Me Back"



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(Video) Shabaam Sahdeeq ft. Sadat X and General Steele - "Nite Time"

Thursday, December 24, 2009

(Artist Spotlight/Video) TWONE GABZ -"BULLY"

Who else has a better Artist Spotlight? All these other blogs follow each other and highlight the same artist but not us. This dude right here got bars and them horns is funky as hell.....

TWONE GABZ GIVES FAKESHOREDRIVE.COM AN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FOR BULLY SHOT BY OPEN WORLD FILMS...

(Video) Amerie feat. Fabolous - More Than Love

Amerie is slept on....

(Video) Grafh feat. Busta Rhymes & Prinz - "Like Ooh"

"Evolution" Album coming soon - "The Gang Mixtape" out now....

(Video) Lloyd Banks Live @ BB King in NYC - Live Performance + Backstage Access

Lloyd Banks Live @ BB King in NYC - Live Performance + Backstage Access
Performs Ain't No Click, I'm So Fly, Officer Down, Playboy and announces his new mixtape titled V5 for December 28 2009....

(Video) Fabolous talks New Mixtape, Twitter Probation, Grammy Nomination & more

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

(Hip Hop Beef) DJ Kay Slay VS. Big Lou

Big Lou dropped a disgruntled record a day or so ago talking about his Streetsweepers situation. In the record he takes shots at Kay Slay & Papoose for whatever reason. Here's the Big Lou record plus Kay Slay's video response Via VladTV.


Big Lou - I Don't Want To Be Right


Kay Slay responds....

(Video) 40 Glocc speaks on Young Buck's disloyalty

(Video) Mike Beck & Rock Redd - “Heavybank Anthem”

R.I.P. Mike Beck

(Artist Spotlight/Video) Tres Coronas - EPK (en Español)

(Video) CHRISTMAS BEEF WITH 50 CENT (XMAS 2009 INTERVIEW)

50 Cent recently jetted into London for a pre-Crimbo blowout, so Dazed Digital dispatched music editor Tim Noakes to his hotel to grill him. Does he dress up as Santa? Turkey or Beef? Will Jay-Z and Fat Joe be coming over to the crib to sing carols? Is he just a paranoid studio gangsta? How many times was he shot again? And, most importantly, what should Tim buy his wife for Christmas?



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Monday, December 21, 2009

(Video) Raekwon says Queens emcees are his favorite emcees out of NY

Via Splash Mag

Watch, listen and learn how Raekwon discovered Nas’ “Illmatic”, which legendary rap duo he and Ghost admired as young kids and what is the story behind the Clarks shoes on the cover of the “Ironman” LP...

(Video) N.O.R.E. Analyzes "The War Report"

As Capone-N-Noreaga prepare to begin the journey of recording part 2 of their classic album "The War Report", N.O.R.E. revisits the actual 1997 release and begins to study the masterpiece that is "The War Report". Stay tuned! CNN's "The War Report 2" Coming 2010...

(Video) Ras Kass - Thank You

(Video) MIC GERONIMO INTERVIEW ON HATE MONEY RADIO

Speak up Mic!!!

(Video) Big Twin - Time To Shine

Throwback joint of the day...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

(Audio) Jay Electronica - Exhibit C (CDQ)

This will officially be my first Jay Electronica entry. Apparently this has the Internet going nuts. I'll admit this is a nice tune, I'm just not sold on Jay yet. All my peoples is bigging dude up & this is the first joint that has peaked my interest. On a side note I peeped some comments on some random blog where some Neo Hip Hop maggots were all upset over other artist spitting freestyles over the beat. C'MON SON. Anyways props on this joint.





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(Artist Spotlight/Video) Onyx (UK) - Hardest Freestyle

This is some dude from the UK that calls himself Onyx? Ofcourse as you all know we already have a group out of Southside, Queens that goes by that name, regardless I decided to post this video cuz the homie got a few bars.

(Artist Spotlight/Video) Phene - Dirty Money Angels Freestyle

(Video) DJ Premier talks about working on illmatic + crazy Biggie story

(Audio) Ali Vegas - Serengetti

New Ali Vegas....



(Audio) Empire State Remix - Alicia Keys x Raekwon x CNN x Styles P x Green Lantern

Shouts to @718Heathcliff


(Artist Spotlight/Video) Quintescence - Street Love

Female emcee outta the Bronx....this joint is dope right here....



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(Great Gift Idea) Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas's Illmatic (Paperback)



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The best and brightest writers of the hip-hop generation reflect upon the era's landmark album: Nas's Illmatic.

From the moment then nineteen-year-old Nasir "Nas" Jones began recording tracks for his debut album the hip-hop world was forever changed. Released in 1994, Illmatic, was hailed as a masterpiece and is one of the most influentialalbums in hip-hop history. In Born to Use Mics, Michael Eric Dyson and Sohail Daulatzai have brought together the brightest minds to reflect upon and engage one of the most incisive sets of songs ever laid down on wax.

Contributors include:
Adilifu Nama * Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. * James Peterson * Marc Lamont Hill * Michael Eric Dyson * Mark Anthony Neal * Kyra Gaunt * Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. * Imani Perry * and more....

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Friday, December 18, 2009

(Science) Earth-Like Planet Spotted Close To Our Solar Sytem Might Be Waterworld

(Artist Spotlight/Video) CHEN LO - GIVE IT ALL UP ft. Raphael Smith



"Give It All Up" is Chen Lo's latest music video offering (directed by Chidiki Whitley) and the first single off his "LO" EP. It's a story many working artists can relate to. They often find themselves at the crossroads of personal and professional obligations and struggle to negotiate the two. The track was produced by Blade-Runner (aka Rashad G). You can purchase and download the song at www.chenlomusic.com.

(Video) Sadat X - True Wine Connoisseur's {Episode 11}

Sadat X has Mexican Road rage!

(News) Police shooting victim Sean Bell due to have Queens street named after him

Via The NY Daily News


Police shooting victim Sean Bell is due to get a Queens street named after him by the City Council next week, after a Council committee approved it Thursday.

The proposed Sean Bell Way would be on a block of Liverpool St. where the unarmed Bell died in a hail of 50 police bullets as he left a strip club on the morning of his wedding day.

Three NYPD detectives were acquitted of charges after the shooting, prompting outraged protests.


READ THE REST OF THE STORY HERE

(Audio) S.A.S. (Eurogang) ft. Nicki Minaj - Et Trois



(Unreleased Video) Dr Dre ft. The Lady Of Rage & Dogg Pound - Puffin' On Blunts, Drankin' On Tanqueray

Kurupt spazzed out!!!

(Audio) Joell Ortiz - Exhibit C Freestyle





(Classic) Artifacts - "C'Mon Wit Da Git Down" (1994)

Second throw back of the day....classic shit....

(Video) The Lox and Puff Reunited

(Video) Bang Em Smurf reaches out to Shyne for "Deportee" collabo

(Video) Freeway & Jake One – Know What I Mean

Fire...

(Video) Sha Stimuli - Change

Record produced by Jaywan off Sha Stimuli "My Soul to Keep" LP in stores now from Chambermusik/E1 Records.




(Video) Styles P - Legal Money [In Hotel Performance]

(Video) Raekwon- Pyrex Vision (NSFW!!!)

(Video) SCRAM JONES FT. SAIGON, NINO BLESS & CROOKED I - "3RD DEGREE"

Here is the new video for Scram Jones' "3rd Degree" feat Saigon, Nino Bless & Crooked I off his new producer album "Beast Music" dropping in 2010 on Nature Sounds.

(Video) Mobb Deep ft 50 Cent - Creep

Throw back joint of the day....good morning music.....

(Video) CNN x 9th Wonder x Raekwon Discuss "The War Report 2"

While in NC, CNN & Raekwon caught up with 9thWonder. Check out what Rae & 9th Wonder had to say about the material they have heard off CNN's new album "The War Report 2", dropping in 2010.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

(News) Wrongfully convicted man freed after 35 years in prison




Once again we have yet another example of an innocent man spending many many years in prison for things they didn't do. This makes me so angry to see things like this happening. All I can say is thank God for The Innocence Project and others like it that are doing everything they can to make sure that the wrongs of our justice system is righted.

This is just another instance of my long held belief that until this sort of thing doesn't happen, then we should not have the death penalty. Until the justice system can assure everyone that there is no way an innocent person will be sentenced to prison for crimes they didn't do, whether it's a police set up, or lying witnesses, or an overzealous prosecutor, or racist prosecutions, then there's no moral justification for continuing with capital punishment.

I mean this man lost the prime years of his life. He was 19 years old when he was wrongly imprisoned for this heinous crime, and I think it's crazy not only that he lost so many years of his life, but to realize that when he had gone in, there were no cell phones. His mother was speaking to him through a cellphone at the courthouse when he was freed, and he didn't even know what it was.

courtesy of the Tampa Bay Online:

Out of custody for the first time in 35 years, the Lake Wales man had been wrongly convicted. Genetic evidence — unavailable when Bain was tried in 1974 — was tested three decades after a 9-year-old boy said he was raped, and it showed Bain to be innocent.

"He was just not connected to this particular incident," said Polk State Attorney Jerry Hill.

Relatives and friends greeted Bain as he walked down the steps of the courthouse. They cheered, clapped and wept.

Bain, who wore a black Innocence Project T-shirt that said "Not Guilty" in big red and white letters, did not appear to shed a tear. He was relieved. He was not angry. He was not bitter. He held no grudges. God will take care of him, he said, and He will deal with the real rapist, wherever he is.

A family member handed him a device and Bain gingerly took hold of it. On a tiny speaker, his mother's voice asked about him; told him to hurry home, that she was waiting for him. Bain looked around for help. He had never used a cell phone before.

(Video) Large Professor in the studio w/ Satchel Page

The legendary Large Pro live in studio during recording of single "Sweet 16s" for up and coming project from Satchel Page entitled "YOUNG PATRIARCH" produced by Ayatollah.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

(Video) LOST Season 6 ABC Promo ("Amazing Grace" Extended Version)

The 6th and final season of Lost begins Feb. 2nd on ABC.....can't wait....

(News) Iran Test-fires Its Advanced Missile

Via AssociatedPress

Iran once again test-fired its most advanced missile Wednesday. Tehran claims the Sajjil-2 solid fuel missile is capable of striking Israel, Europe and U.S. bases in the Gulf region. (Dec. 16)

(Audio) Maxwell ft. Nas - Help Somebody (Remix)

Via XclusivesZone



Maxwell ft. Nas - Help Somebody (Remix)

(Video/Audio) Dramills - New York Girls (Trailer) Dir: Mills Miller



Music video trailer for Dramills featuring Raheem Devaughn directed by Mills Miller.

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Prouducer-Cris "Cali" Fitz
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DRAMILLS - NEW YORK GIRLS FEAT. RAHEEM DEVAUGHN (PRODUCED BY 9TH WONDER)

(Video) Alicia Keys ft. Stephen Colbert - Empire State of Mind II

(Video) Ozzie Hype shouts out Queens-HipHop.com

Ozzie Hype is a video blogger who comments on anything and everything via YouTube. Recently Ozzie had commented on a Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks video (I don't remember what it was about) saying he would rather have liked to see them doing a video giving back to the community/schools etc. We contacted Ozzie via twitter and linked him to this video and here is his response.



For more Ozzie Hype videos subscribe to his Youtube channel here.

(Video) 50 Cent shares his thoughts on the Tiger Woods situation

(Video) Lopez Tonight - "Thuggies" starring 50 Cent

(News) D.C. Officer Charged With Felony Murder

Via AssociatedPress

D.C. police say a six-year veteran of the department has been arrested in the slaying of a Maryland man earlier this month. Officer Reginald Jones is charged with felony murder. He will be arraigned Wednesday. (Dec. 16)

(Video) Shyheim, Ty Nitty, Crippled, Fed-Up & Bankroll - ''Givin' Up'' (Pd. by Shroom)

Track will appear on "Produced By Shroom" compilation album (coming soon)...

(Video) Doggie Diamonds - Ransom Interview

Doggie Diamonds catches up with Ransom on the set of Lil Cease video shoot for the collaboration record they did called 'The Outsiders'. They speak on the Thisis50 fest, how they came together and did the record, plus Cease and Bravo SF say more projects with Ransom are on the way.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

(Audio/Video) Big Twins - The Infamous QB EP Sampler




LISTEN TO THE INFAMOUS QB EP SAMPLER HERE



(Video) @DJWhooKid Where Is V5?! - DJ Whoo Kid Explains Why Lloyd Banks Mixtape V5 Isn't There Yet

As he announced on his website that Lloyd Banks highly anticipated mixtape was going to be released on Monday Dec. 14th, DJ Whoo Kid responds to attacks by fans on Twitter....


(Artist Spotlight/Video) J2K - VORTEX - ALEX MILLS - FLOWDAN - "THING'S WE DO" (UK)

This is fire....




(Video) Star Has Some Advice For 50 Cent.

Star gives his input on Beanie Sigel's affiliation with 50 Cent & G Unit. Maybe 50 should think twice before having Beans sign on the dotted line.

(Video) Militainment & Ice Water: Opening Beer Bottles With Wave Brushes

Check out some footage of CNN & Raekwon on tour. New Capone-N-Noreaga album coming soon...

Monday, December 14, 2009

(Video) DJ Premier rocking the crowd @ the Nexx Club in Brussels

You'll never see a crowd this hype about Hip Hop here in the States. Gotta love them overseas aficionados.

(Video) A Day In The Life' of Tony Yayo Series (Pt. 2)

Via HipHopStan

Continuation from Part 1. Tony makes the mistake of crossing 'A Day In The Life of Tony Yayo' over into 50's life and gets shut down!

Also, Choke No Joke, director of 'Dame Dash vs Def Jam' from the "I Am Choke No Joke Documentary" has some words for Dame Dash.

(Video) Fredro Starr's Tales Of The Industry - Ep. 8 - "50 Cent" [Part 1 of 2]

In the first installment of this 2 part tale, Fredro talks about how they (Onyx) linked up with 50 Cent and what may have sparked the beef between them.

(Video) Cormega live performance out in Cali

(Video) Large Professor "What's In My Bag?" Interview

Via Amoeba

(Classic Video) Mobb Deep - Peer Pressure (The Large Professor Remix)



Mobb Deep - Peer Pressure (The Large Professor Remix)
From The Album "Mobb Deep - Juvenille Hell" (1993)

(Video) Ali Vegas & Nature on UrbanWorld Radio w/ Superstar Jay & Milani Rose

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

(News) Bank fires employee for helping customers

This is a disheartening story. I understand that technically she did violate her job rules, but still, considering the economy, and considering what she was doing to help people in need, and CONSIDERING THE BANK JUST GOT BAILED OUT BY THE TAX PAYERS, it does seem a bit crazy that they fired her. This is NOT a good look for a company that is already viewed as "inherently evil", as this employee said.

(Newser) – Just in time for the holidays, a worker in Georgia who tried to get the same kind of help for bank customers that banks got from taxpayers has been fired—by Bank of America. Jackie Ramos, 23, fudged information on behalf of clients to help them qualify for credit repayment programs. "I helped people get on programs that they didn't necessarily qualify for but who needed the help," said the real-life version of kindly movie banker George Bailey. "There was something inherently evil about my job," she explains on her You Tube video.

Customers didn't have the income to qualify for repayment plans but were charged 29% interest rates and repeatedly dunned $15 "convenience fees" to make payments on bills they were already struggling to pay. Ramos was fired because she "encouraged customers to misrepresent information," said an official for the bank, which collected $45 billion in federal bailout bucks to pay off creditors.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

(Video) Raekwon - Surgical Gloves

(Video) 50 Cent / G-Unit in Paris, FRANCE - BISD European Promo Tour

50 Cent was in Paris to promote his new album "Before I Self Destruct" (In stores now). 50 Cent to Jay Z: "You don't wanna talk about the numbers..I did your whole career with my first 2 albums. I sold what you sold in 15yrs in 4yrs." + Lloyd Banks announces new mixtape.

(Artist Spotlight) M.Reck - Gutta Muzic Vision



Gutta Muzik's M.Reck Drops A Real Ill Mixtape "Juxx N'Da Vaults"

The Forbez DVD Entrepreneur Along With The Interview King Doggie Diamonds Is Grindin Hard In The Streets And On The Net.

Keep shit locked on http://www.forbezdvd.com for all the latest news and street related content.

Download The Mixtape "Juxx N'Da Vaults" From The Link Below

http://www.mediafire.com/?gxttzmwkntj

(Artist Spotlight) M.Reck - Gutta Muzic Vision



Gutta Muzik's M.Reck Drops A Real Ill Mixtape "Juxx N'Da Vaults"

The Forbez DVD Entrepreneur Along With The Interview King Doggie Diamonds Is Grindin Hard In The Streets And On The Net.

Keep shit locked on http://www.forbezdvd.com for all the latest news and street related content.

Download The Mixtape "Juxx N'Da Vaults" From The Link Below

http://www.mediafire.com/?gxttzmwkntj

(Video) Steve Stoute talks business + 50, Nas, & Jay Z

Via TLF

Part 1


Part 2


Featured Release

"Nuclear Winter represents many things. It represents dark times in our lives, it represents the state of NY hip hop & how I feel about it, & it represents my blueprint on how I think the music should be done going forward into the future. This is my manifesto to all the people that doubted me & the kryptonite to all selfishness. It's a journey from darkness into light, & from bondage & the huge amounts of weight on our shoulders to breaking free and regaining our freedom. Nuclear Winter we're coming to take shine....." - Willie Maze

The Generals consist of emcees Willie Maze & Dime.

Released 17 July 2012 Art & Direction: Willie Maze

For Booking & Info Contact: Williemaze@gmail.com

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All Songs Recorded & Mixed by SPKilla Muzik

Cover Artwork: Miami Kaos

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