No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Why Does Nick Cannon Still Exist?

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The article where I compare Nick Cannon‘s career to Homeboys From Outer Space.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Why Does Nick Cannon Still Exist?



Video: Royal Flush feat. Nutso – Flushtown
Thursday April 10th 2014,
Filed under: Flushing's Finest,International Zone Coasters,Killa Queens,Video Clips
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Another single from the Grand Capo LP, with Grand Papa Tre on the beat and DJ Modesty on the cuts.



Raekwon – The Living Room

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Chef cooking up marvelous treats as per usual.



Ruc Da Jackel aka Mr. QB – The Unkut Interview
Thursday April 10th 2014,
Filed under: Interviews,Killa Queens,Killa Sha Special
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Following the Foul Monday interview, fellow Killa Kidz member Ruc Da Jackel reached out to tell his story. Having been in the game since the age of twelve, Mr. QB has worked with Killa Sha, Nas and Ron Artest, and is currently preparing his debut solo album, I Am Queensbridge and just launched his I Am QB clothing line.

Robbie: What got you started in the rap game?

Ruc Da Jackel: It was just the element of Queensbridge. It’s always been around us, rap music has always been a part of our community. Having all them influences of hip-hop around me had me making raps up, banging on the lunchroom table. From there, just kept going.
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Shabaam Sahdeeq feat. Wais P and Sha Stimuli – That Dope
Thursday April 10th 2014,
Filed under: BK All Day,Hoody Rap Ain't Dead,Steady Bootleggin'
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Something new from Shabaam Sahdeeq and DJ Skizz, from Shabaam’s Keepers of the Lost Art LP.



The 45 King feat. Supreme – Go Head Up [1990]

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Some hidden New Jersey rap gold, taken from The 45 King‘s The Lost Breakbeats – Test Press LP. Don’t call it Fast Rap though, that’s not a valid genre.



Big Twins feat. XP – Something Real
Wednesday April 09th 2014,
Filed under: Hoody Rap Ain't Dead,Killa Queens,Sid Roams Special,Steady Bootleggin'
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Big Twins and Sid Roams re-united! Could this mean that The Project Kid, Vol. 2 is going to happen one day? Either way, more of this please.



Video: The 45 King – Making The Beat with Chill Rob G and Lakim Shabazz, Pt. 3
Wednesday April 09th 2014,
Filed under: Flavor Unit Special,Jersey? Sure!,Rap Veterans,Video Clips
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I can’t enough of this stuff, as Lakim and The Chill One kick more quality rhymes for Flavor Unit aficionados.



Pharoahe Monch feat. Black Thought – Rapid Eye Movement
Tuesday April 08th 2014,
Filed under: New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Rap Veterans,Steady Bootleggin'
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Monch and Thought get their rappity rap on over a Marco Polo beat. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is out on 15 April.



The Unkut Guide To Nas Singing

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Nas luhs to rap. But he also luhs to sing hooks. Having declared that he was the “first nigga to sing a hook on some TJ Swan shit” on “Nastradumus”, it’s only right that his crooning efforts are rated using the Unkut TJ Swan Rating System (c) during this scientific study of his efforts to make like the rap game Keith Sweat over the years.
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ASAP Ferg Live Show Review – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Monday April 07th 2014,
Filed under: Features,Harlem Nights,In The Trenches,Is It Live Or Is It Memorex?
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Photo: Michelle Grace Hunder

Following the always entertaining festivities surrounding the Carbon festival (which I’m under strict orders never to speak of publicly), heading to the A$AP Ferg show at the Corner Hotel seemed like the perfect way to cap off a week-long bender. The venue was filled with excitable kids eagerly throwing-up ‘bows to the sounds of the local androgynous “It’s a Trap” Lady known as Mafia, before the curtains were drawn to prepare for the main event.
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Killa Sha – Cash [Audible Doctor Remix]
Tuesday April 01st 2014,
Filed under: Killa Queens,Killa Sha Special
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Here’s the first drop from The Shepard LP, the Audible Doctor remix of “Cash.” From what I’ve heard of the other songs this album is could be even better than GOD Walk On Water.



CRC-Approved Rap: March 2014 Edition

Had a request the other day for a weekly round-up of Unkut rap recommendations, but since I’m lucky if there’s one good new song every seven days, it makes more sense to turn it into a monthly round-up of Conservative Rap Coalition approved tunes.

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Hard White feat. Chinxdrugz and Cau2g – H-Dub-Riot [2006]
Tuesday April 01st 2014,
Filed under: Far Rock Don't Eff Around,Sid Roams Special,Steady Bootleggin'
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I had high hopes for the Hard White crew. With strong Sid Roams production and some quality anti-social content, I even went as far as asking “Are Hard White The New NWA?” – clearly ridiculous statement but an indication that I was fucking with their music pretty heavy. Sadly their capo Un Pachino was lost in the system shortly afterwards, so that was pretty much it, but recently one of their affiliates Chinx Drugz has been making some noise so I thought it would be a good time to revisit one of his early cameos. Notice that he wasn’t deemed worthy to be mentioned in the cover artwork back in 2006 so the dude has clearly been putting in some work since then.



In Memory of Killa Sha, Four Years On
Monday March 31st 2014,
Filed under: Features,Killa Queens,Killa Sha Special,Rest In Peace
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Today would have been Sha Lumi The Great‘s birthday, if he hadn’t been taken from the physical in January 2010. I’ll be premiering the first release from his second album, The Shepard, later today, but in the meantime let’s take a minute to reminisce about his time on this small planet…

Killa Sha – The Unkut Interview

Remembering Killa Sha, Part 1

Remembering Killa Sha, Part 2

DJ Phantom Discusses Killa Sha’s Career

Ten Classic Killa Sha Solo Shots