Download: Him Lo Da Inappropriate – Complimentary Snacks Album

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The Conservative Rap Coalition is proud to present the new Him Lo Da Inappropriate album, Complimentary Snacks, hitting you in the face with a broken beer bottle on some non-progressive, anti-social beats and raps type shit. You’re either with us or against us.

Download: Him Lo Da Inappropriate – Complimentary Snacks Album

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Ten Essential 80′s Rap B-Sides
Sunday August 31st 2014,
Filed under: Crates,Features,Listicles,Not Your Average
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These are ten essential 80′s b-sides, from the time when the 12″ single truly reigned supreme. “La Di Da Di” isn’t included as it’s basically a double A-side single for all intents and purposes. Technically “Ego Trippin’” also started out as a b-side on the second pressing of “To Give You Love,” but those are so scarce it barely warrents a mention.

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No Country For Old (Rap) Men: The Thin Line Between Imitation and Biting

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Weighing in on the usual complaints about Action and Droog…

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: The Thin Line Between Imitation and Biting



Timeless Truth – Strange Fruit Freestyle

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Timeless Truth go in over Pete Rock‘s “Strange Fruit” instrumental. Catch them at Webster Hall on 3 September with Your Old Droog and Rast RFC.



Him Lo feat. Clever One – Gran Torino

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New Him Lo burner from his new ten track solo project, Complimentary Snacks, which is being premiered right here on Unkut Dot Com on 1 September. Produced by DJ Rocksteady, co-produced by Him Lo.



Ricky Dubs feat. Knowledge The Pirate and Roc Marciano – Shot A Man
Wednesday August 27th 2014,
Filed under: Marcberg Season,Steady Bootleggin',Strong Island
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New Marcy and Pirate feature, taken from The Señor Dubs Ep.



Download: A Salute To Duke Bootee

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Perhaps best known for providing Melle Mel with the beat to “The Message” while working as a Sugarhill Records session player, Duke Bootee went on to unleash a series of DMX/Linn Drum driven speaker smashers for Profile and his own Beauty and the Beat imprint, as well as his own solo album. When combined with a great scratch DJ and some effective Shout Rap (Word of Mouth‘s “King Kut”) or the hardcore b-boy stance of one-time Rammellzee rhyme partner and a razor sharp Latin Rascals edit (K-Rob‘s “I’m A Homeboy”), the trademark Duke sound was unstoppable. Here’s a collection of his production and vocal work, including that time that Bootee was recruited to record a guest rap in Ewok…

Download: A Salute To Duke Bootee

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Cole James Cash Feat. Kacey Parker, Kese Soprano and M-Credible – Kacey Parker
Wednesday August 27th 2014,
Filed under: Def Dames,Internets,Steady Bootleggin'
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Third single from the BBW – A Pornographic Opera album. Homeboy made songs about his favorite big gals on film, now he’s rolling with one in real life. Bless you, internets.

Cole sez:

“This is my prized track, I actually got the woman to do the introduction for the song and be on my album cover. This picture for her single was taken right in front of me. Kacey catapulted herself to Greatest BBW Of all time when she agreed to collaborate for my album. I am forever in her debt, hopefully she takes travelers checks”



Video: Your Old Droog – Just Rhymin’ With Skizz, Episode One
Tuesday August 26th 2014,
Filed under: Coney Island,Freestyles,Video Clips
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Good to see this fellow sporting a sensible polo shirt and a haircut you can set your watch to.



Ten Album Tracks From The 90′s That Deserved To Be Singles
Monday August 25th 2014,
Filed under: Features,Listicles,Not Your Average,Steady Bootleggin',The 90's Files
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A selection of tracks worthy of twelve inch status on the grounds of how great they are. The fact that I don’t own proper instrumental versions of any of these kills me a little bit inside every day.

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Video: Action Bronson – Easy Rider
Thursday August 21st 2014,
Filed under: Killa Queens,Outdoorsmen,Video Clips
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“I heard your bitch still wears Ecko.” Good to see Action putting that VICE paper to good use.



Hus Kingpin and Rozewood – Hour Glass

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Hus‘ new tape with Rozenwood, 100$ Taper, is available now for 10% of the title.

“Black Columbo” video:
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Challace feat. Boldy James and Big Noyd – Let You Go
Thursday August 21st 2014,
Filed under: Hoody Rap Ain't Dead,Killa Queens,Rap Veterans,Steady Bootleggin'
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Killa Kidz graduate Challace enlists Bold-Faced James and Rapper Noyd for this cut from the forthcoming Paybakzdagetbak mixtape, produced by King Benny.



Him Lo – ELO-HIM

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Heard this on the new Chopped Herring mix and thought it deserved it’s own post. Him Lo explains:

“I made it bout 8 yrz ago… Done alotta deep research n studying since then so some of my viewz have changed..”

Regardless, the flow on this is exceptional and I fux with it. It’s also a million times more listenable than Ras Kass‘ “Nature of A Threat.”



Video: Ed OG – 2 Turntables and a Microphone
Wednesday August 20th 2014,
Filed under: Beantown,Rap Veterans,Video Clips
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Pete Rock produced lead single from Ed’s next LP, After All These Years, dropping 9 September.



Domingo – The Unkut Interview
Tuesday August 19th 2014,
Filed under: BK All Day,Features,Interviews,Non-Rapper Dudes
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Domingo‘s latest album, Same Game, New Rules dropped this week, featuring a mixture of veteran MC’s (AZ, Kool G Rap, KRS-One) and new jacks (Chris Rivers, Kon Boogie, Joey Fattz), so I took some time out to discuss some of the highs and lows of his long career in the music game, and found out some amusing trivia about some LL Cool J and G Rap songs in the process.

Robbie: What sparked you off to start making beats?

Domingo: My uncle used to go to radio personality college and he started deejaying for a radio station in Chicago as an intern and then became a radio personality there. He would send me cassettes back of him deejaying and I was always fascinated. When he finally came back home to Brooklyn, he threw his equipment in the basement of my grandma’s house where I was living and he would DJ down there and play the drums. My uncle was very multi-talented, I would just sit there and watch him. I always remember him playing “King Tim” and then he played “Rapper’s Delight” and Kurtis Blow. When “Rapper’s Delight” came out, that’s when I was hooked. One day I started deejaying and then it transcended into me wanting to do demos and write my little raps and do battles in the street. I did my demos with two tape decks, back and forth how it used to get done, then I went on to four tracks.

What was it like growing up in East New York back then?

East New York was homicide central, like Jeru said. I grew up with Jeru, Lil’ Dap – childhood friends. A good friend of mine, his nickname is Froggy, and he’s like family to me. We always say that we “graduated.” We were lucky to live to 21. I could take you to the cemetery and show you a row of all my friends who are dead. East New York was a very rough neighborhood, man. Early childhood memories is gunshots, trains running past my house – the L train, cos my house is right near the corner on Sheppard Avenue. Growing up with my friends – my friends are still my friends to this day! And the fact that one of my good friends named Edison, who I grew up with, if it wasn’t for him putting me in his father’s Chevy Caprice Classic and telling me, “Domingo – this is you all the way! Let’s go see Marley at ‘BLS, he’s looking for people.” If he didn’t drag me there, I would’ve never met Marley.
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Download: DJ Statik aka Mr Sonny James – Fly Fishing, Vol. 2 Mix
Monday August 18th 2014,
Filed under: Blend Tapes,DJ Mixes,Mix Tapes,Steady Bootleggin'
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Here is the second installment of the Chopped Herring Records mix series, compiling a year and a half of limited-edition vinyl releases. You can grab a cassette version from their site, with artwork by KEO aka Lord Skotch.

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No Country For Old (Rap) Men – Why Criminal Minded and Critical Beatdown Are Both The Greatest Rap Album Ever Made

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The penny finally dropped as to why I couldn’t pick between my two favorite rap albums…

No Country For Old (Rap) Men – Why Criminal Minded and Critical Beatdown Are Both The Greatest Rap Album Ever Made



Contest: Win A Redefinition Tape and Vinyl Pack
Monday August 18th 2014,
Filed under: Art of Facts,Competitions,Jersey? Sure!,Not Your Average
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To celebrate new releases from K-Def and The Artifacts, Redefinition Records is offering the following three prize packs to US residents:

One Grand Prize:
K-Def’s Tape One (Cassette + Digital)
K-Def’s One Man Band (Vinyl)
Artifacts’s upcoming single APB (Vinyl, Cassette and Digital)
El Da Sensei‘s Try Again EP (Cassette and Vinyl)

Two Runners Up:
K-Def’s Tape One (Cassette + Digital Link)

To win, email the answers to the following questions here:

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Video: Domingo Feat. M.O.P and GP100 – We Put It Down
Monday August 18th 2014,
Filed under: BK All Day,Hoody Rap Ain't Dead,Mash Out,Video Clips
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Domingo‘s new album, Same Game, Different Rules is out on Tuesday. Be on the look-out for my extensive interview with the man to drop then.