Download: The Effin’ Clean Rap Radio Re-recordings compilation
Wednesday February 04th 2015,
Filed under: Compilations,Radio...Suckas Never Play Me,Steady Bootleggin',Unkut Originals
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Adding gunshots, sirens and rewinds to remove swears from rap records is all well and good, but you’ve got to respect the effort made by certain rappers who went to the trouble of re-writing and re-recording their lyrics in order to cater to radio guidelines. Some of my personal favorites include Tim Dog‘s ‘Forget Compton,’ (not re-recorded but hilariously re-edited) Willie Dee‘s ‘Bald Head Gals’ and King Tee‘s ‘Played Like A Piano’ (which sports a remixed beat and numerous mentions of the fact that it’s a clean radio version), while who can forget Showbiz switching up “Hoes give me head on the escalator” for “Girls smile at me on an escalator”? Hold ya head everyone who was gifted the first Wu-Tang tape clean version with three songs removed.

Download: The Effin’ Clean Rap Radio Re-recordings compilation

Track listing:
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Download: AZ x Phil Gektor – A.W.O.L 2.0
Tuesday February 03rd 2015,
Filed under: Free Ninety-Nine,Remixes,Steady Bootleggin'
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Crate Cartel member and CRC sympathizer Phil Gektor (aka GX) released this enjoyable remix of AZ’s A.W.O.L. LP last month. There’s no such thing as too much AZ, plus this version of ‘City of Gods’ is particularly enjoyable.



Agallah Don Bishop feat. Hus Kingpin and Rozewood – Pyrex Thrones
Wednesday January 28th 2015,
Filed under: Killa Queens,New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Steady Bootleggin'
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From Agallah‘s forthcoming Don Status mixtape.

Bonus: Hus Kingpin Ft. Rozewood – ‘I Gave You One’
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KRS-One – Late Night [Unreleased 1993 Practice Session]
Wednesday January 28th 2015,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Freestyles,Steady Bootleggin',Tape Vaults,The 90's Files
Written by:

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DJ Kenny Parker sez:

Off the Practice Tapes album. Krs-One free styling & practicing an early draft of a song meant for the Return Of The Boom Bap LP.



Clever One – Sudden Impact

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Some 2015 Buze Brovaz action from Clever One.



Hannibal Buress – Funkflex Rant Parody
Saturday January 17th 2015,
Filed under: Answer Records,Non-Rapper Dudes,Skits That Don't Suck
Written by:

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Hannibal Buress – who has been putting in work as the co-host of the The Eric Andre Show, a stoner dentist on Broad City and the dude who cracked that particularly poignant Bill Cosby funny – has done his own take on the fuckery that Funkmaster Flex subjected radio listeners to the other night.



Westside Gunn feat. Sean Price – BLVK TAR
Friday January 16th 2015,
Filed under: Freestyle Fridays,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by:

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Sean Price assists this track from Buffallo’s squeaky-voiced Westside Gunn.



Joey Badass – Paper Trails
Friday January 16th 2015,
Filed under: Newest Latest,Steady Bootleggin'
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Joey does his best impersonation of Jemini The Gifted One and J-Live over this enjoyable DJ Premier beat.



Your Old Droog – Get The Paper
Friday January 16th 2015,
Filed under: Newest Latest,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by:

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Droog gives the ‘Pass The Mic’ beat a new lease of life and provides an interesting twist on some well-worn cliches.



Ten Rap Remixes That Are Barely Remixes But Still Win

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The following are a collection of remixes that where perhaps only an extra horn, new drums or a rearrangement of the samples differentiates them from the original version, but they’re still significantly better. You could add most of the 80’s Cold Chillin’ 12: mixes to this list, natch.

Brand Nubian – Slow Down [Pete Rock Remix]

Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘Straighten It Out’ [remix]

EPMD – ‘Crossover’ [Test Pressing Remix]

Stezo – ‘Freak The Funk’ [12″ Version]
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Willie The Kid: The Fly 3 Freestyle

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New WTK to promo The Fly 3, which is out 20 January. Check the trailer below for the short film which will drop the same day.

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Agallah The Don & Hus Kingpin – Gangsta 2K15

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This is the best rap song of 2015 so far.



Grand Puba – The More Things Change
Monday January 12th 2015,
Filed under: Rap Veterans,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by:

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For anyone who has missed Puba‘s off-key warbling in recent years, you’re in for a treat. I’m just glad he ditched that shitty keyboard he used for Understand This.



Three Sixty Five feat. Roc Marciano – The Dirty Sample
Monday January 12th 2015,
Filed under: Marcberg Season,New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by:

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These features are all well and good, but we need new Marcy over his own beats sometime this year.



Stream: CRC Radio – Episodes 5, 6 and 7

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The last week I’ve spent a lot of time filling in at the local community radio station while the regular hosts have gotten drunk in the name of our lord, Yeezus Price. Episode 5 was let down by technical issues, despite a quality playlist, while I felt I hit my stride on Episode 7. Regardless, radio was the real winner as some great rap was broadcast to the masses.

CRC Radio, Episode 5 – Philly Special

CRC Radio, Episode 6 – Top 30 of 2014

CRC Radio, Episode 7 – LA Rap Special



Video: Psycho Les – Show Me Thoze!
Monday December 29th 2014,
Filed under: Killa Queens,Newest Latest,Rap Veterans,Video Clips
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Psycho Les carries on Beatnuts tradition with this dedication to racks.



Stream: New Hus Kingpin and Rozewood Projects

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Hus Kingpin and Rosewood seem to be putting out new stuff every week – the good news is that the quality doesn’t suffer. This past couple of weeks they’ve dropped Pop-Up Shop and The Beautiful Type, both worthy of your consideration with their CRC-approved raps and beats. Preview both releases below and cop that Nah Right Hype download while you’re at it.
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Download: E.Blaze – For The Luv Of It, Vol. 3
Tuesday December 23rd 2014,
Filed under: BK All Day,Free Ninety-Nine,Steady Bootleggin'
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Here’s the third volume of E.Blaze‘s instrumental series, who you may recall from his work with members of Screwball, D.I.T.C and Infamous Mobb.

Download: E.Blaze – For The Luv Of It, Vol. 3

Track listing:
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Stream: New Omniscence and K-Hill EP’s
Tuesday December 23rd 2014,
Filed under: EP's,Not Your Average,Steady Bootleggin',Streaming-Only
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A couple of new releases from Debonair P‘s Gentleman’s Relief Records, featuring the talents of Omniscence and K-Hill, who were featured on the Counterstrike 2 album. Check the snippets below and order the vinyl, tape or digital versions here.
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Stream: Tragedy Khadafi – Pre Magnum Opus LP
Wednesday December 17th 2014,
Filed under: Killa Queens,Speaker Smashers,Steady Bootleggin',Tragedy Special
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Spotify has the new Tragedy album available for your streaming pleasure, serving as a prelude to the Magnum Opus LP next year. You can get it through iTunes here if that’s more your bag.



Stream: Boogie Down Productions – Live In London [1990]

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DJ Kenny Parker has shared this recording of a Boogie Down Productions show at Brixton Academy, 1990. Highlights include the freestyle session where KRS kicks some rhymes that would appear on later albums. Also, it’s my birthday today so I’m off to drink some RAER whiskey and whatnot.



Download: Ultramagnetic MC’s – Destroying All Germs LP [Unkut Bootleg]

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This is the ultimate rap addict dedication – the fantasy league lost Ultramagnetic album that we might have enjoyed if they’d released a follow-up to Critical Beatdown in 1990. Sure, it’s a collection of b-sides and vaulted tracks from between 1987 and 1990, but this sums up everything that makes Ultramagnetic MC’s the greatest rap crew of all time. All praise due to Ced-Gee, Kool Keith, Moe Love and TR Love – the best to ever do it. Shout out to James aka BadNewz of 100X Posse for dropping that ‘MC Champion’ verse.

Download: Ultramagnetic MC’s – Destroying All Germs LP [Unkut Bootleg]



Stream: Conservative Rap Coalition Radio, Episode Four

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This episode’s theme? Deep cut remixes. Hence no ‘Shut ‘Em Down’ or ‘I Gotcha Opin.’

Stream: Conservative Rap Coalition Radio, Episode Four



Download: Delta – Diggin’ For A Livin’ Mix
Friday November 28th 2014,
Filed under: Crates,DJ Mixes,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by:

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Artwork by Hams.

This dropped last month but what can you do. Delta has assembled an impressive collection of Australian funk, soul and jazz tracks for this mix, including the original loop from Kool G Rap & DJ Polo‘s ‘Butcher’s Shop.’ Please enjoy and accept this offering as part of Australia’s ‘Sorry ‘Bout Iggy’ initiative.



Ras Kass and Apollo Brown feat. Sean Price & Bleu DaVinci – Impossible Dream
Tuesday November 25th 2014,
Filed under: LA LA Big City Of Dreams,Newest Latest,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by:

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Bonus track from the Blasphemy LP, with Mr. Price making an always welcome appearance. You can download it for free here.