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…



Diamond D Reveals The Diam Piece Album Cover Art
Thursday February 13th 2014,
Filed under: Albums,Announcements,Bronx Bombers,Rap Veterans
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Diamond just threw me the artwork for his next LP, which is due to drop in April and has a number of features from big name rapper dudes, the one that I’m the most excited about being Black Rob



Diamond D – The Unkut Interview

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Growing up in Forest Projects in the South Bronx, DJ Diamond D embarked on a career as a local DJ before teaming-up with childhood friend Master Rob to form the Ultimate Force crew and release the “I’m Not Playing” single on Strong City. Following on from yesterdays detailed breakdown of his first solo album, we discussed his formative years as a music fan, his loyalty to those he grew-up with and some of his lesser known musical contributions beyond his work with the D.I.T.C. crew.

Robbie: How old were you when you first deejayed publicly?

Diamond D: First time I deejayed in public I was around 13, 14 in my projects at the jams outside. There were two DJ’s in my neighborhood – DJ Supreme and DJ Hutch. They would come outside and basically provide the soundtrack to our lives, through hip-hop. At some point, from me pestering them, they let me get on their set. To me that was the biggest deal, to be able to get on the turntables in your projects and feel the love of the people that were in the projects, basically.
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BIGREC – Bullseye
Thursday January 16th 2014,
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This new Diamond D beat is serious. I thought that the rapper might have been that Big Red kid he used to work with but it’s a different dude.



Video: Money Boss Inc. – Blam Blam
Thursday January 02nd 2014,
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Even though this P Brothers song dropped in 2006, it’s still great enough to warrant a video eight years later. Also note that Eddie Cheeba and Trey Bag have changed their name back from Boss Money Gangsters to Money Boss Inc. and have removed the outro and all references to Nottingham in this version.



Video: Doo Wop and The Bounce Squad feat. Snaggapuss – When The Fuck Is NY Gonna Sound Like NY
Wednesday November 27th 2013,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Hoody Rap Ain't Dead,Not Your Average,Video Clips
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Doo Wop has never been one to hold his tongue for no one, and vents on all these trying to appeal to multpile demographics rapper dudes outchea.



Video: $amhill – Changed Man
Saturday November 16th 2013,
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New visuals for a cut from The Preface EP. Directed by DJ Malor & $amhill, beat courtesy of Dave Dar.



Doo Wop – Halloween Candy 2013 Mixtape
Thursday October 31st 2013,
Filed under: Blend Tapes,Bronx Bombers,Free Ninety-Nine,Mix Tapes,Party and Bullshit
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Doo Wop brings a new party tape to get dressed-up as Macklemore or your favorite Pokemon to. Might I suggest attending any festivities as Travis Bickell and Betsy on that ill-fated first date steez?



Minnesota – Modus Operandi
Monday October 28th 2013,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Drug Music,Steady Bootleggin'
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Some 2009 Bronx shit just for the fuck of it. “If ya doin’ rap music, ya doin’ Bronx music”.



Boogie Down Productions – Duck Down [Alternative Version]

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More BDP action with this vinyl rip from Rob Pursey of Southern Hospitality. Apparently the UK pressing of the “Duck Down” 12″ features an alternative version of the Pal Joey produced track, despite being labeled as the “LP Version”. Sporting a looser deliver from KRS, an extra bassline and an extra verse going at X-Clan, which would later end-up as part of “Build and Destroy”, from the same LP. Was there some kind of fuck up and an early demo version of “Duck Down” was pressed up for the British audience, or did the Jive UK office just prefer this version? Regardless, it’s more greatness from the third best BDP album, and therefore essential listening.



KRS-One – Criminal Minded Practice Sessions

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Holy shit…Kenny Parker finally got around to ripping some of those old tapes of KRS-One rapping over breakbeats courtesy of DJ Scott La Rock and Kool DJ Red Alert , as he told us about back in 2006. While there was no sign of the one with the dog barking over Kris’ verse, there’s an incredible ‘La Di Da Di’ style track which I’ve never heard before that will make your year. Shouts out to the Frozen Files crew over at East Village Radio for making this happen.



Video: Sadat X – We In New York
Sunday October 20th 2013,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Conservative Rap Coalition,Newest Latest,Rap Veterans
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The Great Dot X can’t stop, won’t stop. From the forthcoming New York: Never Left LP.



Video: Molecules and Showbiz – Revenge
Tuesday October 08th 2013,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Crates,Rap Veterans,Speaker Smashers,Video Clips
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This vintage Japanese-only D.I.T.C. exclusive from ’95 finally gets a video and vinyl release as part of The Legion‘s Lost Tapes EP on Ill Adrenaline records.



$amhill – My Fate [Remix]
Monday September 30th 2013,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Newest Latest,Steady Bootleggin'
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The $amhill album has been delayed on some behind-the-scenes shit, so here’s something new from the Bronx Bomber to hold you over. Produced by RTNC.



Download: Fat Joe – The Darkside 3 Mixtape

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Fat Joe Da Gangsta is “back in town” with a mixtape featuring Diamond D, Premier, Action Bronson, 9th Wonder, Cool and Dre and more.


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Fat Joe feat. Action Bronson – Your Honor
Sunday August 25th 2013,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Newest Latest,Outdoorsmen,Steady Bootleggin',Tough Guys
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I’m 99% sure I’ve this Bronson verse on something else, but it’s always good to hear Fat Joe doing his token couple of CRC songs in between sporting his own version of Pitbull‘s Magical White Suit. Beat courtesy of DJ Premier.



Video: KRS-One – Return Of The Boom Bap Promo Reel
Monday August 19th 2013,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Promos & Exclusives,Rap Veterans,Video Vault
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Watch as KRS-One performs a medley of the Return of The Boom-Bap album for this slightly bizarre Jive Records promo reel. Sadly no sign of the Oscar Mayer Weiner version of the title track, but amusing appearances from Willie D and Kenny Parker keep things moving during the green-screen action.



Positive K – The Unkut Interview
Tuesday August 06th 2013,
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Positive K has only released one album in his long career, the supremely entertaining The Skills Dat Pay Da Bills, but with a rich history of independent releases through First Priority and his Creative Control label, his discography is chock-full of memorable moments. As he prepares to drop new music this year, we talked about paying his dues at the Latin Quarter, how important Daddy-O and Big Daddy Kane were to his career, and answer the eternal question of just what made him so “clean-cut and dapper”.

Robbie: Where did you grow up?

Positive K: I was born in The Bronx. While my mother and father were working, they would drop me off in the daytime, and I would stay with my grandmother in The Bronx. This was across the street from Echo Park, which is the famous park known for everybody starting out deejaying, like Grandmaster Flash, DJ Sinbad and Busy Bee and all those dudes, man. I couldn’t go out late at night, so I would stay at the windows and just listen to that stuff. It was incredible. My uncle owned a corner store in The Bronx, and we used to hang out there as kids, while my uncle was working inside. There was a house party going on, it was the Fantastic Four. They had the microphone out there, “Hey shorty! You wanna say a rhyme?” Back then, everybody had their whole simple rhyme put together, “That lime to a lemon, lemon to a lime!” I did that, and the girls were like, “He’s so cute!” After that, man, it was over! It was finished for me. I knew rap was my thing.
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Kool Keith Fires Back At Unkut?

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Just noticed this comment from Lair dating back to February, where he points out, “I think Keith recorded a diss track just for you off of this article”, linking to a song that dropped a mere 12 days after I expressed my bitter disappointment at Ultramagnetic MC’s Critical Beatdown tour.

While the cover image bares a striking resemblance to the venue I attended, the rhymes don’t really confirm that it has anything to do with my review, unless you consider “You heard the track accurate, that’s what I’m about” to be a rationale for his lip-syncing during the show in question, and “Laugh online…LOL…they stuck!” to be a subliminal aimed at Unkut HQ.

Hold up! On closer inspection, “Caught up in the zone like people with long cords on they phone/they can’t think out the box, so they won’t stay in the box” pretty much sums up everything that the Conservative Rap Coalition is about. Did Poppa Large (pause) just ether me?



Download: Prospect – First Blood Mixtape
Wednesday July 31st 2013,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Free Ninety-Nine,Mix Tapes
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Bronx representative and one-time Terror Squad member Prospect just dropped a new mixtape, featuring beats from Chaze, E.Blaze, Lord Finesse and more.

Download: Prospect – First Blood Mixtape

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