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Video: Bambu Ft. Killer Mike – Upset The Setup

April 23, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Whether Bambu was keeping this one in the vault for so long or the video was only recently shot is unknown to me, but I’m glad it eventually dropped through Okayplayer yesterday, otherwise his left…

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Listen: L’Orange & Homeboy Sandman – Mind Vs. Matter

April 22, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

L’Orage has dropped his new album Orchid Days, and to give you a taste of the dopeness it contains, he gives away this track with Boy Sand for free. You’ll hear his deceptively stoic verses…

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Video: SchoolBoy Q Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – Studio (Explicit)

April 22, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Q comes through with the smoothest cut off Oxymoron, sitting in a studio rapping about he’d rather not be in the studio but be with his woman, but he has to rap about this feeling…

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Listen: Pink Floyd x Dead Prez – “They Schools” (CHEATCODE Remix)

April 18, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Thematically, the two cuts producer Cheatcode matched with each otehr here line up perfectly, stylistically, it’s a whole different. Thankfully, it’s more than just a blend, as Cheatcode carves some hiphop edges into Roger Waters’…

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Leave That Autocue at Home, Nas!

April 18, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Text: Rik Spruijt (twitter.com/rikspruijt) | Previously published @ HIJS. You’ve gotta stop when it starts to get sad. And that’s the idea I got when Nas performed his debut album Illmatic in its entirety at…

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De La Soul Drops Extremely Limited Pressing of ‘Smell The Da.I.S.Y.’ Instrumentals

April 18, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Selected stores in Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York will receive copies, and five copies are being put up for auction on eBay, where, at the time of writing this, they’re already racking up bids upwards to $600.

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The Official Boondocks Season 4 Mixtape Welcomes You to the Show’s (Final) Return

April 17, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Complex premiers the mixtape promoting the bittersweet final season of The Boondocks: To celebrate the show’s fantastic run, a number of its very talented fans/friends got together to curate a Boondocks-inspired mixtape. Hosted by DJ…

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Experimental Graffiti Artist KATSU Has Created a Flying Graffiti Drone

April 17, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

This may just be the dawn of a new age in graffiti, as well as the Vandal Squad’s worst nightmare.

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Listen to Another Unreleased Track from Dilla’s ‘Lost’ MCA Album

April 16, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

J Dill’s ‘lost’ MCA album was an essential part of teh very first featue I wrote for TRU, many moons ago. I won’t come as a surprise than, that I was very, very pleasantly surprised…

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Live on Stage: The 10 Greatest Live Acts in Rap

April 16, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Hiphop started as a purely live form of music. Word is, Sylvia Robinson had a bit of trouble finding three guys willing to actually rap in a studio, back when she was forming The Sugarhill…

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