Articles Posted December 2006

  • Feliz año nuevo

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    Feliz año nuevo

    By the way, I’ve finalized my new year resolution, thanks to HoustonSoReal. (Pic by The Afflicted Yard)

  • Friday Freebie: Almatic

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    Friday Freebie: Almatic

    From DJ Swindle, the brain behind 80 Cent, Bobb Deep, and Em-J, comes Almatic: Nas Meets Al Green. I’ve had “Made U Look(Rmx)” and “Streets of NY” on repeat all evening. Now I couldn’t tell…

  • Video: Common – A Dream

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    Video: Common – A Dream

    Not his most sophisticated work but sometimes less is more. “Freedom Writers Movie” Trailer: Windows | Real | Quicktime

  • Cuban Linx 12-29-06

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    Cuban Linx 12-29-06

    (Via 33 Jones) -Hip-Hop Man of the Year Award goes to… -How James Brown influenced hip-hop. -And the Hipster Album of the Year award goes to… -The 2006 Wrap-Up by Junichi. -Video: DJ Shadow –…

  • Soundbites: Songs You Forgot About

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    Soundbites: Songs You Forgot About

    Ten rap songs you forgot about (or didn’t realize existed) in 2006. Some good, some weak, some, um, forgettable. You be the judge: Lupe Fiasco – Pop, PopLupe “I Used to Hate Hip-Hop” Fiasco threatens…

  • Cuban Linx 12-27-06

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    Cuban Linx 12-27-06

    - Hip-hop ain’t dead: Nas outsells Young Jeezy by a thousand units. -Police nabsSean Price concertgoer via YouTube -Lupe Fiasco chops it up with Format Mag. -Fans pay tribute to James Brown. -27 Rap Albums…

  • Chamillionaire – Mixtape Messiah Pt. 2

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    Chamillionaire – Mixtape Messiah Pt. 2

    Happy Holidays from one King Koopa. 1. Guess Who’s Back Intro2. Hip Hop Warning3. Hip Hop Dead Skit4. She Gonna Already Know5. Let Em Know6. Tryin To Change Me7. Picture Me Rollin8. Chamillionaire Speaks9. Game…

  • Get Down for James Brown

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    Get Down for James Brown

    Not exactly how I had hoped to start off my Christmas. The dynamic, pompadoured “Godfather of Soul,” whose rasping vocals and revolutionary rhythms made him a founder of rap, funk and disco as well, died…

  • Firm Biz

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    Firm Biz

    Someone just sent me an email confirming what SOHH reported earlier: Nas will reunite with erstwhile members of The Firm AZ, Foxy, Cormega (and possibly Nature) at his Nokia Theater concert tonight. If rappers keep…

  • Messy Marv – Muzik Fo’ Tha Taliban

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    Messy Marv – Muzik Fo’ Tha Taliban

    Official cover art for Messy Marv’s Music fo’ tha Taliban, slated for release on January 30th, 2007. From what I gather, the title is a play on current events and a blind allusion to the…

  • Devin Tha Dude – Waiting To Inhale

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    Devin Tha Dude – Waiting To Inhale

    Devin the Dude – “Treatin’ Me Cold” (mp3) Last night, Matt Sonzala and the chain-hang-low peops at Rap-A-Lot Records treated a bunch of media folks to an assortment of wings and drinks. Oh, and did…

  • J Dilla Contest

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    J Dilla Contest

    (Click to enlarge) When I posted the “Won’t Do” video a couple days ago, I intended to follow it up with this mega-nice Jay Dee giveaway, but my lazy ass got hooked on 2K7 all…

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