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Your Old Droog Will Be Revealed on September 3rd

July 31, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Mark your calendars ladies and gents, the truth shall be revealed. Whether Nas is gonna pull a Captain Murphy or his style will prove to have been bitten harder than goat in the first Jurassic…

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Kid Vishis Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Timing Is Everything

July 31, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Detroit rhyme-slinger Kid Vishis sat down for an exclusive interview with TRU. He talks about the inspiration behind the new album ‘Timing is Everything’, working with his brother Royce da 5’9″ and going toe to toe with lyrical dudes.

Posted in Interviews, Spotlight

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Wild Style Breakbeats Got Me Reminiscin’

July 30, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

For seven years, me and two homies hosted a weekly hip-hop show on local radio. we called it WildStyle FM. I must’ve been 15 years old when I first saw the mvie it took its…

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Video: Dag Savage (Exile & Johaz) ft. Choosey – Darlin’

July 23, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

If you ask me, Dag Savage’s second album E&J hasn’t gotten it’s proper due yet. There’s been a lot of dope releases so far this year, and unfortunately, their project was a part of the…

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Listen: Cage – The Void (J57 Sample-Free Remix)

July 22, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Last week we mentioned how producer J57 was venturing onto new avenues with his signature boombap style, but it turns out he’s been crafting in his sample-free mode for a while now. He recently liberated…

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The Roots’ Rich Nichols Passes Away After Bout With Leukemia

July 21, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Through Okayplayer, the unfortunate news reaches us that Rich Nichols, The Roots’ manager since day one, has passed away. While this might not seem to be the type of news we’d usually put up, Rich…

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Listen: Dilated Peoples Ft. Aloe Blacc – Show Me The Way

July 21, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

When Dilated Peoples announced a new group album earlier this year, my ears perked up. The Platform came at a formative time and had the perfect balance between LA bad-assery and hiphop purism to capture…

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J57 Ft. Meyhem Lauren, Action Bronson, Maffew Ragazino & Rasheed Chappell – Main Event (J57 SampleFree RMX)

July 17, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

NY beatsmith J57 has been relatively quiet over the past few months, steadily grinding on a new direction in his work hinted at with the Wax Aesthetic EP. We now get a sneak peek at…

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Video: Kid Vishis – Talk Behind My Back (ft. Royce da 5’9″ and Marvwon)

July 16, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Royce’s lil’ bro is climbing out from under his brother’s wing and proving his mettle effectively on Timing is Everything, his recently released solo debut. Check out the psychedelic visuals to ‘Talk Behind My Back’,…

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When Ab-Soul & ScHoolboy Q Do Debauchery, Everybody Wins

July 15, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Regular TRUbians may have noticed an absence of news surrounding Ab-Soul’s These Days after the initial anticipation had us pretty hyped here. Well, that’s mostly due to the album being a bit of a letdown.…

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