Ten Early Cormega Appearances
Thursday March 20th 2014,
Filed under: Features,Killa Queens,Rap Veterans,Steady Bootleggin',The 90's Files
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Just after I put this together I recalled I’d already done a similar post back in 2009. Regardless, here’s a new improved look back at Cormega’s early raps from 1989 to 1997.
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O.C. – B-Boy Stance

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New O.C. track produced by DJ Force and available on limited edition 7″ over here, with an alternative mix on the flip.



Wu-Tang Clan – Keep Watch

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Full version of the new Wu-Tang single featuring Method Man, Inspektah Deck, Cappadonna and GZA/Genius over a Mathematics track. You can buy it here or wait for the A Better Tomorrow album.

Shouts to Rugged Ones.



Video: BIGREC – Bullseye
Monday March 17th 2014,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Hoody Rap Ain't Dead,Speaker Smashers,Video Clips
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The clip for Diamond D‘s newest protege. I’ll always have a lotta luh for guitar loops like this…



LEX feat. Meyhem Lauren – Laurenovich

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Artwork by Wry (TCK).

The new single from LEX features Meyhem Lauren over a Buck beat, with DJ Young C on the cuts. LEX is offering the digital version of his H.A.S.H?!: How About Some Hardcore?! for half price to Unkut readers if you use the promo code UNKUT before 31 March: here.



Vote Or Die: Who Flipped The Payback The Nicest?
Thursday March 13th 2014,
Filed under: Crates,Feedback,Not Your Average,Steady Bootleggin',Vote Or Die
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James Brown, for all intents and purposes, created rap. It’s therefore no surprise that he’s also supplied some of the most enduring breaks and loops of all time, my personal favorite being “The Payback.” Of the hundreds of uses of this super tight testament to revenge, here are nine that really stood out for me, plus a wildcard pick from Miami just to keep things interesting. This also marks the return of the ‘Vote Or Die’ section of Unkut, in dedication to the time that Puffy called future presidential hopeful Barack Obama “kid” during his MTV coverage of the 2004 elections.
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What To Expect From Mobb Deep’s 1994 Infamous Sessions CD
Thursday March 06th 2014,
Filed under: Crates,Killa Queens,Not Your Average,Steady Bootleggin',Tape Vaults
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Mobb Deep are dropping a new album on 1 April, and as a bonus are including a CD called The 1994 Infamous Sessions, which will finally bless Thun Rap aficionados with high quality versions of the numerous 8th generation tape dubs floating around the internets. Until the real thing drops, I’ve pieced together a preview of the majority of the songs to whet your appetites, plus a few of the lost demo cuts that didn’t make it.
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Stream: D.I.T.C. – Rare Breaks, Stack 3
Wednesday March 05th 2014,
Filed under: Crates,DJ Mixes,Steady Bootleggin'
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Showbiz has blessed us with the third installment of his Rare Breaks series. If you copped the first two CD’s you know this shit is essential listening.



Download: J-Ronin – Freestyle Files, Vol. 2

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J-Ronin brings you 48 freestyles jammed onto one tape with the second installment of his Freestyle Files series, featuring such CRC favorites as Sadat X, Tragedy and Lil’ Fame among it’s extensive cast.

Download: J-Ronin – Freestyle Files, Vol. 2

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Download: Debonair P – Debonair Blends 10

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Feel like taking a trip back to the mid 90′s? Debonair P has you covered:

“It’s been a little while since I uploaded a mix – I recorded this one in 2012, released it on CD last year, and finally got around to uploading it. This mix features 67 tracks, mainly from ’95-’97, and as usual hopefully there is something you haven’t heard before. Enjoy!”

Download: Debonair P – Debonair Blends 10

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Re-Up: Counterstrike – The Unkut Mixtape Hosted By DJ Doo Wop

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Just realized that the link for this was dead so the ten year anniversary of Unkut seems like a good time to re-up this 2010 release that I put together with strictly exclusive CRC-style tracks. Might be time for a part two come to think of it…

Download or stream almost an hour of non-progressive rap below.

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Stream: 107.5 WBLS Marley Marl In Control Reunion Show feat. Kevy Kev, Clark Kent, & Pete Rock

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Respect to DJ Kool Scooby G for recording and editing this historic broadcast. Talk about “putting the band back together”…



Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick – La Di Da Di [Live At The Polo Grounds]

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Now that my entire vinyl collection has been reunited at the CRC HQ, I can get back to the time-honored tradition of ripping vinyl again. To set it off, here’s a live recording of the “La Di Da Di” from the Polo Grounds at some time in the 80′s. It cuts off before the big payoff but it’s worth a spin just to hear the reaction of the crowd, who proceed to loose their shit at various points.



Stream: DJ Yoda – Rap Is Good 2014
Tuesday February 25th 2014,
Filed under: Conservative Rap Coalition,DJ Mixes,Not Your Average,Streaming-Only
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DJ Yoda has put together a mix of New Rap That Doesn’t Suck from the last six months or so, which also happens to be Conservative Rap Coalition approved by happy coincidence.

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Download: Kamakaze – Head On Promo Tape [1995]

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Thanks to The T.R.O.Y. Blog you can finally hear the unreleased Kamakaze album that the late KL and Kyron recorded with Marley Marl for Warner Bros. around ’94/’95. Special mention goes out to Poet for saying “Fuck the Juice Crew, we got some new niggas!” on “House ‘O Hitz Crew.”
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