Stream: The Doppelgangaz – Peace Kehd Album
Thursday March 20th 2014,
Filed under: Albums,Sharking,Steady Bootleggin',Streaming-Only
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Forgot to post this last month, but in case your sitting on the fence about copping the latest chapter in the Doppel Gospel, you can stream the entire Peace Kehd LP before grabbing the CD or vinyl.
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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.



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.

Download: Counterstrike – The Unkut Mixtape Hosted By DJ Doo Wop

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UN Or U Out Tape Re-Issue Announced
Thursday February 27th 2014,
Filed under: Announcements,Collectables,Reissues,Strong Island
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The debut album from The U.N. (Dino Brave, Mike Raw, Laku and Roc Marciano) is getting a re-release in April with two bonus tracks. Since most of you no doubt copped this when it first dropped, the good news is Fat Beats are pressing a tape version for ten bones. Frozen Files played “4 The Luv” last November, and “UN Da House” is from the World Domination mixtape (which deserves a vinyl release of it’s own since that was arguably better than official LP).

The U.N. - “UN Da House”
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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



Meyhem Lauren and J-Love – Egyptian Musk
Wednesday February 12th 2014,
Filed under: EP's,Killa Queens,Not Your Average,Outdoorsmen,Steady Bootleggin'
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Taken from the new Digital Camo EP, available on vinyl through Chopped Herring.



Stream: Willie The Kid and Bronze Nazareth – The Living Daylights
Wednesday February 12th 2014,
Filed under: Albums,New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Newest Latest,Streaming-Only
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Willie The Kid and Bronze Nazareth‘s LP is now available for sale on iTunes, but you cab try before you buy with the streaming link below. “Ain’t Nothin’” with Boldy James is my pick of the litter so far.
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Twenty Rap Albums To Be Buried With

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I’ve had a few requests of late to break-down my list of personal favorite rap albums, so to set off this tenth anniversary week of Unkut Dot Com, here are the twenty tapes I’d like to be buried with, or take to a desert island with a crate of AA batteries for the Walkman.
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Live Review: Run The Jewels, Danny Brown and Earl Sweatshirt @ The Palace, Melbourne

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Clearly not a picture of last night’s show.

In the interest of “music journalism” I forced myself to attend a rap show last night featuring rappers I don’t really listen to on a regular basis, but don’t really have any huge level of hate for either, which is about as good as it’s going to get until Nice & Smooth decide to tour these shores. After enjoying a few rounds of boilermakers and weed with some associates, we wandered into the venue the very moment that El-P and Killer Mike hit the stage.
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Download: Him-Lo Da Inappropriate – Horsepower Mixtape

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Turns out Philly can still churn-out some quality, CRC-approved rap, as this mixtape from Him-Lo demonstrates. The homie Dallas Penn holds it down on hosting duties, and there’s a song which uses “Nautilus,” which is always a good sign. Also, “On A String” just might be the best previously unused 80′s R&B flip in a long time.

Download: Him-Lo Da Inapproprite – Horsepower Mixtape

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Stream: The ARE – Here, My Dear
Wednesday February 05th 2014,
Filed under: Albums,Internets,Non-Rapper Dudes,Steady Bootleggin',Streaming-Only
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Just stumbled across this debut release from the Rappers I Know blog’s new label, which is the latest instrumental project dealing with the breakdown of his relationship with his daughter’s mother, based around the Marvin Gaye album of the same name, from former K-Otix’s producer The ARE, who’s previously blessed us with Manipulated Marauders and Dem Damb Jacksons.

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Pre-Order: 93 til Infinity Souls Super Bundle

The latest collectible from Get On Down is this Souls of Mischief ’93 Til Infinity bundle includes a Hiero Light Box, a music box, gatefold 2XLP, a t-shirt and eleven bonus tracks. Unfortunately there’s no sign of the instrumentals, which I copped on double vinyl from the Hiero site years ago and allowed me to enjoy the production goodness of this album minus the high-pitched rapping.



Timeless Classics Or Only Classics For Their Time?
Monday February 03rd 2014,
Filed under: Albums,Crates,Face Off,Features,Listicles,The 80's Files,The Unkut Opinion
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Every now and then, one of these rap websites puts together a list along the lines of “The 30 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of 1993″ and such, which in theory isn’t something I should have an issue with. The reason I mention it is that a decent proportion of these albums – most of which are widely regarded as “classic” and important records – don’t exactly inspire me to dig them out of the shelves and throw them onto the turntable (or, if I’m feeling lazy, navigate to the folder on my hard drive). Is this simply due to the fact that I played that shit to death back when it was released? Or is it more of a case that some music outlives its usefulness?

Take De La Soul’s much discussed 3 Feet High And Rising, for example. While there’s no doubting the impact and originality that Prince Paul and Plugs 1, 2 and 3 brought to the table, I can confidently state that I have no intention to ever listen to that record in it’s entirety in the foreseeable future. That’s likely more of a reflection of my preference for anti-social rap with loud drums than anything else, but it’s an issue worth considering. Let’s take a look at the 1989′s greatest hip-hop albums according to ego trip‘s Book of Rap Lists for example:
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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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No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Since The Face Got Revealed, Game Got Real…
Thursday January 09th 2014,
Filed under: No Country For Old (Rap) Men,Not Your Average,Old Moufs,TV,Web Work
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Is reality TV the only answer for aging rapper dudes?

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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.

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Video: Life With Jeannie, Episode 1- My First Baby Jesus
Sunday December 29th 2013,
Filed under: BK All Day,Booze!,Def Dames,TV
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Here’s the first episode of Jean Grae‘s new sit-com, which combines a Curb type of vibe with a lotta booze, and is therefore CRC-approved.



Download: Frank The Butcher & DJ7L – Illegal Business Mixtape
Thursday December 26th 2013,
Filed under: Beantown,Mix Tapes,Steady Bootleggin',The 90's Files
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Here’s a tape of 90′s NY rap put together by my man’s DJ7L and his pal Frank The Butcher.

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