No Country For Old (Rap) Men: You Win This Round, Miller!
Saturday June 29th 2013,
Filed under: Art of Facts,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,Web Work
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The week Teen Wolf won.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: You Win This Round, Miller!

AG Da Coroner – The Unkut Video Interview, Part 1
Thursday June 27th 2013,
Filed under: Features,Interviews,Live From NY,New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Outdoorsmen
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Following the rise of Action Bronson and Meyhem Lauren, the third member of the Outdoorsmen crew up to bat is AG Da Coroner, who just signed a deal with Man Bites Dog records via VP Roc Marciano. In the first part of this interview, we talk about how he started out, how the crew formed, the late Killa Sha and J-Love‘s collection of rare weapons.

Video: Rap Life NY – Queensbridge Session

Here’s footage of the Boilerroom TV cipher session filmed at Foul Monday‘s apartment in Queensbridge from my first day in NY. DJ Mathematics was on the decks and let the crew (Mike Delorean, Foul Monday, Ruc, AG Flow, Lil Cash and more) rock over classic beats and newer stuff to showcase all sorts of styles, while ya boy Robbie “Rap Hands” gets drunk in the background. More below…

Video: Timeless Truth – What A Life
Wednesday June 26th 2013,
Filed under: Flushing's Finest,New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Video Clips
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My favorite track from Rock-It Science gets the video treatment.

Unkut TV: Episode 9 – J. Force Explains Making Jaz-O’s “Kingz Kounty”
Monday June 24th 2013,
Filed under: Crates,Staten aka Shaolin,Unkut TV,Video Clips
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J. Force wasn’t credited for Jaz-O‘s b-side banger, “Kingz Kounty” when it dropped, so he runs us through how he put it together on his trusty SP-1200.

Video: Sadat X – I Know This Game
Monday June 24th 2013,
Filed under: Art of Facts,Bronx Bombers,Grown Man Rap,Rap Veterans,Video Clips
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The Great Dot X drops science on the music game, taken from his next LP, New York, New York. Subtitles let me down. Spotted at okayplayer.

Unkut TV: Episode 8 – $amhill At Forest Houses, The Bronx
Sunday June 23rd 2013,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,In The Trenches,Unkut TV,Video Clips
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The Almighty $amhill breaks down Forest projects history with the D.I.T.C crew and his own development as an MC, and discusses the legacy of Big Pun.

Nothing Sweet About Sugar Hill Tax Evasion
Sunday June 23rd 2013,
Filed under: Art of Facts,Jersey? Sure!,Jokes On You,Weekend Warriors
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Those pesky Robinson’s are up to their own tricks, this time on some tax fraud business from all those royalties they stole from Flash and ’em.

Sugar Hill Records’ tax issues latest chapter in Englewood hip-hop family’s rocky history

Big Twins feat. Big Noyd – Hood On The Map


Big Twins has dropped a new album, and in exciting news for die-hard QB Rap fanatics, he has a Big Noyd feature! Cop On The Grill here.

Unkut TV: Episode 7 – Kool G Rap and DJ Polo Live In Philly, 2013

Photo: richdirection

When I heard that Kool G Rap was performing in Philadelphia last Saturday night, you know I was getting there no matter what, especially considering how often I’ve argued that he’s the greatest MC of all-time. Just so happens that this performance was also the first time that G had performed with DJ Polo in seventeen years, and I got to capture it all on camera. Here’s footage of KGR performing “The Realest”, “Take ‘Em To War”, “Road To The Riches”, “Ill Street Blues”, “Fast Life” and “The Symphony”.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Live From New York, Week 3

Photo: richdirection.

It should be illegal to witness this much greatness in a week.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Live From New York, Week 3

Video: The White Mandingos – My First White Girl
Wednesday June 19th 2013,
Filed under: New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Newest Latest,Video Clips
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I never thought the day would come when I would be posting a song involving Murs on this site. But here we are. The White Mandingos are Murs, Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains and Sacha Jenkins from ego trip. Their album, The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me, is out now.

Unkut TV: Episode 6 – Statik Selektah Album Launch At S.O.B.’s

Highlights from the S.O.B.’s Extended Play launch, featuring Sean Price, Buckshot, Black Thought and Bun B. Sorry Pro Era crew and Termanology, you guys didn’t make the final cut.

Video: JJ DOOM – Bookhead
Wednesday June 19th 2013,
Filed under: Metal Face,Newest Latest,Rap Veterans,Video Clips
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New JJ DOOM track with a video from graff legend Steve Powers. Props to eskay.

The Yeezus Pub Quiz


Written and hosted by Phillip “The Jogging Blogger” Mlynar.

June 18th was a monumental date in hip-hop history — it was the day when all the Yeezus reviews came out. They involved lots of great commentary on the parameters of genius and musings about just how much of a genius Kanye West is. Unfortunately, they were also all really wrong. So the Unkut braintrust decided to review Yeezus in the only scientifically accurate way possible – in the form of a pub quiz.

Terumasa Hino – Unity
Tuesday June 18th 2013,
Filed under: International Zone Coasters,Steady Bootleggin',Streaming-Only
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A new project dropped today from Terumasa Hino and DJ Honda:

Terumasa Hino was born in 1942 in Tokyo City. He moved to New York in 1975 and worked with a who’s who of jazz. In 1989 Hino became the first Japanese artist to sign with the legendary esteemed American jazz label BLUE NOTE. Throughout the years Hino’s success in Japan and his career has been likened to that of Miles Davis; as they both experimented with jazz/rock fusion and also played the same instrument; the trumpet. In the past few years Terumasa Hino has teamed up with legendary hip-hop icon, dj honda and formed a new sound of fusion blending heavy beats and scratching.

iTunes link for the album

Unkut TV: Episode 5 – J. Force’s Guide To Hidden Rock Song Messages
Tuesday June 18th 2013,
Filed under: Art of Facts,Live From NY,Staten aka Shaolin,Unkut TV,Video Clips
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J. Force runs through four examples of hidden messages that can only be revealed when you play these records backwards, featuring songs from The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Queen.

Meyhem Lauren – Critical Thinking


New Meyhem track from his vinyl-only Raw Cashmere EP on Chopped Herring. Beat by IceRocks.

Unkut TV: Episode 4 – Gunplay on Combat Jack and Combat Jack on The Artie Lang Show

Backstage at The Combat Jack TV Show and The Artie Lang Show, featuring Premium Pete, A-King, Gunplay, Combat Jack, Matt Razz and Dallas Penn. Eff your TV!

Unkut TV: Episode 3 – Big Daddy Kane Live At Herbert Von Park, Brooklyn

Highlight’s of the Big Daddy Kane park jam, including performances of “Set It Off”, “The Symphony”, “Wrath of Kane”, “Raw”, “Ain’t No Half Steppin'” and a cameo from Dres. Kane lived up to his reputation as live performer and kept the old heads hyped. Shouts to Dallas Penn for rolling through with me despite near exhaustion status.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Live From New York, Week 2
Friday June 14th 2013,
Filed under: In The Trenches,Live From NY,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,Web Work
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Here’s some of the stuff that I’ve done in the last week or so…

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Live From New York, Week 2

Unkut TV: Episode 2 – Let Spike Down

While waiting for Big Daddy Kane to hit the stage, I spent some “quality” time with Brooklyn’s very own Spike Lee, with fairly predictable results.

Unkut TV: Episode 1 – Prodigy and Alchemist “Albert Einstein” release party

Finally I get to act like a poor-man’s Dallas Penn now that I stole a camcorder from some dude who was passed out on my Mom’s couch. Much Rap Hands on the set in this one, as we rolled through to the Albert Einstein listening party and broke bread with QB Rap royalty. Please mail your complaints to the usual address.

Prodigy and Alchemist feat. Roc Marciano – Death Sentence


Here’s the Roc Marcy feature from the new P and ALC album, Albert Einstein.

Video: Magnum Opus – The Story Behind Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s T.R.O.Y.

New Complex TV feature about the making of Pete Rock and CL Smooth‘s signature hit.