Video: Illa Ghee feat. Lil’ Fame – Salute The General
Thursday January 30th 2014,
Filed under: Killa Queens,Not Your Average,Rap Veterans,Video Clips
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Ghee and Fizzy take Hoody Rap into the great outdoors for this DJ Skizz produced effort.



Photo Essay: The Many Faces of Ghostface In Couples Therapy
Wednesday January 15th 2014,
Filed under: Not Your Average,Photo Essays,Rap Veterans,TV,Wu-Tang Is For The Children
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GFK’s current squeeze judges lesbians while he catches forty winks.

It turns out that Ghostface being on a reality TV show is the greatest thing since 3-6 Mafia tried to open a restaurant with Big Pussy and Elliot Spitzer‘s hoo-er. In the second episode, Pretty Toney discovers some troubling news about his broad…
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Jigmastas – The Resurge
Wednesday January 15th 2014,
Filed under: BK All Day,Newest Latest,Rap Veterans,Steady Bootleggin',The 90's Files
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Kriminal and DJ Spinna are back at it with their first new music in five years. I’ve been a fan of the J.I.G.’s since day dot, so this is one rap reunion that means something to me.



NPR Microphone Check – Marley Marl Interview

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Picture: Photo Rob

Stumbled across this NPR interview with Marley Marl from last year, conducted by ATQC’s Ali Shaheed and Frannie Kelley. Covers the usual ground but contains some gems as well, such as the fact that A Tribe Called Quest is Marley’s favorite hip-hop group. Also provides yet another variation on the story about how his drum sounds were used on “The Bridge Is Over”, which KRS-One told me was made by jacking the drums from the “Eric B. Is President” 12″.



Video: Cappadonna – Winter Warz
Tuesday January 14th 2014,
Filed under: Rap Veterans,Staten aka Shaolin,Video Clips,Wu-Tang Is For The Children
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Nothing says, “OK guys, I give up!” like recording the video to your most acclaimed verse 18 years later. That being said, someone throws an old TV on the ground!



Video: Royal Flush – Grand Capo Album Preview
Thursday January 09th 2014,
Filed under: Announcements,Flushing's Finest,Rap Veterans,Video Clips
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Royal Flush – who hasn’t missed a step in terms of that buttery Flushing, Queens delivery since he dropped the amazing Ghetto Millionaire in 1997 – is finally dropping a new album next month called Grand Capo. Shit sounds correct based off of this video, especially the first track…



Latee and The 45 King – Tim Westwood Session [1990]

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Latee dropping his verses from “Wake Up”, “Puttin’ On The Hits” and “This Cut’s Got Flavor” while 45 King flips a break beat on Tim Westwood‘s show? Count me in. Thanks to Palmer Stallings for finding digging this out of the tape stash.



Video: Money Boss Inc. – Blam Blam
Thursday January 02nd 2014,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,International Zone Coasters,Rap Veterans,Video Clips
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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.



Download: The Alchemist x Agallah – The Past and Present Album

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Set off 2014 correctly with this new collection of old and new ALC/Crookie Monster tracks for your Benzi box.

Back cover:
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The LOX – Nostalgia Freestyle

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“Everybody skateborders, I’m about to explode!” BURN.

Yonker’s finest give Pusha-T‘s beat a touch-up, which a darn sight more enjoyable than their redundant remake of Brand Nubian‘s “Love Me Or Leave Me Alone” on the new iTunes EP.



Method Man – Trillmatic [ASAP-Free Edit]
Sunday December 08th 2013,
Filed under: Rap Veterans,Staten aka Shaolin,Steady Bootleggin',The Chop Shop
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Shouts to Indoe from Rugged Ones for providing me with an ASAP-free version of this outstanding Method Man verse.

Update: Here’s an edited version of the video as well…
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Raekwon – A Rainy Day

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It’s not “Rainy Dayz 2″ but it works regardless. Actually, let’s just avoid any rap part two’s not involving Mobb Deep.



Video: Grand Daddy I.U. – Sasquatch Feet

A new sure shot from the I Dot U Dot. That hook is just too ill…



Cormega feat. Raekwon – Honorable
Thursday November 28th 2013,
Filed under: Killa Queens,Newest Latest,Rap Veterans,Staten aka Shaolin,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by:

mega-rae

Large Pro named this song for Mega via Twitter. Like a 27″ zenith, I seen it.



Grand Daddy I.U. – P.I.M.P. Freestyle
Saturday November 23rd 2013,
Filed under: Freestyle Fridays,Rap Veterans,Steady Bootleggin',Strong Island
Written by:

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Something new from the Grand Daddy I.U. while he finishes work on the Paper Is My Priority LP.