WU-TANG REUNITE… ON ‘JIMMY FALLON’

Good performance from the WU. After the jump, watch the rza, gerareln butler, jimmy fallon and ghostface play balls to the walls soccer.
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Posted on October 24th, 2012

NEW RZA “Six Directions of Boxing”

he latest leak from the RZA-assembled The Man With The Iron Fists soundtrack is the most anticipated off the loaded album: a (nearly) full Wu-Tang Clan posse cut.

Like previous offerings ‘Tick, Tock’ (by Pusha T, Raekwon, and Joell Ortiz) and ‘Black Out’ (by Ghostface Killah, Pharoahe Monche, and M.O.P.), ‘Six Directions of Boxing’ is another slice of “Morricone meets RZA” with a star-studded line-up.

Predictably, it’s always a treat to hear the Clan assembled (even if Method Man is MIA). The soundtrack arrives on October 23 via RZA’s Soul Temple Records. The film, which stars Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu, will follow on November 2.

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Posted on October 14th, 2012

The Beat Junkies – “For The Record” documentary

LRG teamed up with the Beat Junkies to produce a short documentary to commemorate the crew’s 20th year anniversary. As a DJ, much of how turntablism has evolved has been from how the Skratch Picklez took the world by storm and then how the Beat Junkies carried the torch. Seeing these men in action, is like watching the Avengers in real life. A true inspiration to all creatives, I am glad to see the Beat JUnkies shine in this vid. #salute

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Posted on July 2nd, 2012

Shortkut – 90s Hip-Hop Video Mix

DJ Shortkut, one of the best DJs ever, dropped a video mix for you to enjoy. Greatness!

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Posted on May 7th, 2012

Nas – The Don

After a recent viewing of the Nas’ Behind The Music, I’ve become more and more excited for his upcoming album, The Good Life. Nas has been a streak of good songs and impressive features: Ghetto Dreams, Nasty, The Don. I feel like he’s finally in a place where his music is matching is honesty again. “Daughters” was just released and also a joint to check for. Holla!

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Posted on April 28th, 2012

Jay-Z @ SXSW (live performance)

Just in case you missed this live on Monday. He gives his first “shout-out” to the parents in the audience.

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Posted on March 14th, 2012

DJ Jazzy Jeff – A Musical Journey

Salute and tribute to my DJ idol and favorite technician on the turntables, DJ Jazzy Jeff.

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Posted on February 22nd, 2012

Jay-Z – Glory feat B.I.C.

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Jay-Z and Beyonce had their daughter, Blue Ivy, on January 7th.  Also, Just Blaze’s birthday – FYI.  On Monday, the proud dad made a song to commemorate the birth of his daughter.  Read his words:

 

“Life just got REALLY good.

Hello Hello Baby Blue!

We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012.

Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven.

She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives.

We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.”

 

Shout out to all the Dad’s of daughters who truly understand this song.

 

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Posted on January 10th, 2012

Jean Grae – U&Me&EveryoneWeKnow

 

This joint popped up on OKP and other spots in the hip-hop blogosphere.  Jean Grae releases this heartfelt first single from her upcoming album, “Cake or Death”. If hip-hop followed this transparent, emotional level that Jean is giving, we’re gonna be alright.  Take a moment to listen and make your life better.

 

 

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Posted on January 2nd, 2012

Jay-Z & Kanye West – N*ggas In Paris (live)

I got a chance to see one of my most anticipated tours recently when The Throne touched down in San Jose for one night. The concert was groundbreaking in that Jay and Kanye separated themselves from hip-hop act or MCs to full-on performers. This concert from production, setlist, staging, and confidence was at the level of U2, Coldplay, or The Who. Much like on the album, Jay was the more reserved elder statesman when compared to the emotional, relationship-driven Kanye on stage. What did strike me though was that although Jay has more classics and icon in the game, it was clear that Kanye was more popular and who the crowd came to see/enjoy.

The vid above is of them ending the night with the anthemic “N*ggas in Paris”. Unlike LA’s 10 times in a row, we only heard it 3 times.

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Posted on December 16th, 2011