Video: The 45 King – Making The Beat with Chill Rob G and Lakim Shabazz, Pt. 3
Wednesday April 09th 2014,
Filed under: Flavor Unit Special,Jersey? Sure!,Rap Veterans,Video Clips
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I can’t enough of this stuff, as Lakim and The Chill One kick more quality rhymes for Flavor Unit aficionados.



Pharoahe Monch feat. Black Thought – Rapid Eye Movement
Tuesday April 08th 2014,
Filed under: New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Rap Veterans,Steady Bootleggin'
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Monch and Thought get their rappity rap on over a Marco Polo beat. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is out on 15 April.



The Unkut Guide To Nas Singing

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Nas luhs to rap. But he also luhs to sing hooks. Having declared that he was the “first nigga to sing a hook on some TJ Swan shit” on “Nastradumus”, it’s only right that his crooning efforts are rated using the Unkut TJ Swan Rating System (c) during this scientific study of his efforts to make like the rap game Keith Sweat over the years.
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Video: Diamond D feat. Pharoahe Monch – Rap Life
Monday March 31st 2014,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Newest Latest,Rap Veterans,Video Clips
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First single from Diamond D‘s The Diam Piece LP finds Monch kicking that good old rappity rap shit.



Photo: Showbiz Lamping, Before Rap
Friday March 28th 2014,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Photos,Rap Veterans
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So much greatness going on in this pic. Discuss amongst yourselves.



Sean Price & Illa Ghee – Dave Winfield
Monday March 24th 2014,
Filed under: BK All Day,Mix Tapes,Not Your Average,Rap Veterans,Steady Bootleggin'
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New Sean P and Illa Ghee, from the MM. Rick Sorry I’m Late mixtape, hosted by Redman and available here.



Should Lord Jamar Be Elected To The Conservative Rap Coalition Board?
Monday March 24th 2014,
Filed under: Conservative Rap Coalition,Feedback,Rap Veterans,Vote Or Die
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The New Yorker has just published a piece on Lord Jamar titled ‘Hip-Hop’s Alpha Conservative’, where he is quoted the following: “I think I represent the hip-hop conservatives. And I use the word ‘conservative’ in the sense of conservation: I’m trying to conserve hip-hop and its essence.” With his recent fine work shitting on white rappers, MC’s wearing skirts and the general influx of overly emotion Wimp Rap, is Jamar the guy that the Conservative Rap Coalition needs to take the organization to the next level, by being elected as the Minister of Information? Providing he doesn’t start upsetting the Jewish Defence League with any ill-advised Professor Griff-style rants against Eminem‘s manager, he could be the last piece of the CRC puzzle as we continue our mission to civilize the uncivilized progressive rap fans of the world…
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Royal Flush – Autobiography

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This is the standout track from the new Royal Flush album, produced by Grand Papa Tra from Switzerland.



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.



Big Noyd – The Unkut Interview

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The longest serving member of the Mobb Deep crew not named Havoc or Prodigy is Big Noyd, who was along for the ride through all of the highs and lows that the music industry had to throw at them, as well as surviving his fair share of challenging experiences as a soloist. Currently living in North Carolina, Rapper Noyd is currently working on his fourth official solo album with his old QB buddy Ron Artest aka Metta World Peace, and he took some time out to speak in detail about his long career in the rap game.

Robbie: How did it all start for you?

Big Noyd: We all were friends first, before rap. I used to be up in Queensbridge, then I moved to Brooklyn to stay with my aunts for a couple of years. Before I left, we used to listen to rap but we wasn’t really doing it. When I came back to visit on the weekend, Scarface Twin [Gambino] was like, “Yo, Havoc and Prodigy are in the studio. They signed with 4th & Broadway and they working on a rap album.” I was like, “Get the fuck outta here! Wow…cool.” I went there just to hang out in the studio and they were working on “Stomp ‘Em Out” and I was rhyming in there, I liked the beat. I was just doing what I liked to do, my own little rhyme, and then they heard it and they were like, “Yo, repeat that rhyme again! That’s perfect for this song we working on.” I was like, “Well if anything I’ll write a new verse.” Cos this verse was on something I was working on just for myself at the time – no record companies or anything like that – I had to be about fourteen years old. They were like, “Can you write another one? It won’t take that much time?” I write faster now, but back then it took me about an hour. I laid down the sixteen bars and it was perfect – history begin.
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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



A Double Dose of Black Rob
Wednesday February 12th 2014,
Filed under: Newest Latest,Not Your Average,Rap Veterans,Streaming-Only,Uptown Kicking It
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BR has popped up with two new appearances this week. The first one is taken from his next album, Genuine Article, and sounds like it’s a left over from his stint at Duck Down based on the fact it contains Sean Price and Tek features and particularly sparse Easy Moe Bee beat.
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Track By Track: Diamond D Breaks Down The Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop Album

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Today marks ten years since I started Unkut Dot Com, and what better way to celebrate than to sit down with the original “Best Producer On The Mic” himself, Diamond D. Originally scheduled to take place in late 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of his classic debut album, Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop, it wasn’t until last week that it finally happened. We began by discussing his timeless debut, track-by-track:

Diamond D: I’mma keep it a hunned with you, I only wanted twelve songs on there. But you’ve gotta remember in the early 90′s it wasn’t uncommon for an album to have 18, 19 songs. You look at Pete Rock‘s album, Mecca and the Soul Brother. You look at De La Soul‘s first album. If it had been up to me it wouldn’t have been 21 songs on that album. But Chemistry was just like, “We gonna just roll the dice and throw all the shit on there.” I can’t say which ones I would have left off, but I can tell you I ain’t want all 21 on there! But it seems like it’s good that they did that, because I never put out an album with them again.
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Video: DJ Skizz feat. Big Twins – Poison

Everyone’s favorite gravel-voiced QB trooper heads to LA for the clip from this stand-out last year’s BQE album from DJ Skizz.