Video: Him Lo – Lo Sama Him Laden [800lb Gorilla]

This is the second video from the free Counterstrike 2: A Decade of Unkut project, featuring Him-Lo Da Inapproriate stomping through Philly, as shot and directed by CRC VP richdirection for aunqueting media. Look out for Him-Lo’s Complimentary Snacks tape, dropping here in the near future.



Unkut TV: Episode 23 – AG Live In Melbourne, 2014

The Giant performs “Soul Clap,” “Next Level,” “You Know Now,” “Spit,” “Full Scale” and an accapella before an enthusiastic Australian crowd.



Video: The Tuff City Records Story, Episode Four
Tuesday December 17th 2013,
Filed under: Art of Facts,Interviews,Live From NY,Non-Rapper Dudes,Unkut TV
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The final part of my interview with Aaron Fuchs at the new Tuff City offices, which covers competing against Def Jam, his work with Funkmaster Wizard Wiz and the infamous “Crack It Up”, Freddy B and The Mighty Mic Masters and The Maximus Three, amongst others. Also features a random Bob Marley anecdote for good measure.



Unkut TV: Episode 22 – Special Ed Live In Philly
Wednesday December 11th 2013,
Filed under: BK All Day,Grown Man Rap,In The Trenches,Not Your Average,The 90's Files,Unkut TV
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Following the Kool G Rap & DJ Polo set at Treasures in Philly, Special Ed took to the stage and performed “Think About It”, “Crooklyn”, “Come On Let’s Move It” and “I Got It Made”. Basically half of the crowd had gone outside for a smoke by the time he hit the stage, but Ed’s female fans were in full effect regardless.



Video: The Tuff City Records Story, Episode Three
Wednesday December 04th 2013,
Filed under: Features,Interviews,Non-Rapper Dudes,Not Your Average,The 80's Files,Unkut TV
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Aaron Fuchs discusses working with Pumpkin, addresses the Ultramagnetic Basement Tapes controvery, names his three favorite Tuff City records and reflects and how the music histroy books will view his legacy.



Video: The Tuff City Records Story, Episode Two
Tuesday November 26th 2013,
Filed under: Features,In The Trenches,Interviews,Live From NY,The 80's Files,Unkut TV
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Aaron Fuchs continues discussing key moments in Tuff City history, including working with Teddy Riley, Spoonie Gee, Marley Marl, DJ Hot Day and the Cold Crush Brothers.



Video: The Tuff City Records Story, Episode One
Thursday November 21st 2013,
Filed under: Features,Interviews,Live From NY,Non-Rapper Dudes,The 80's Files,Unkut TV
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Tuff City Records founder Aaron Fuchs discusses starting the label in the early 80′s, his history as a music critic and the story behind some of the first records he released in the first part of this in-depth interview.



Grand Daddy I.U. – The Unkut Video Interview, Part 3

For the final part of this interview shot in Strong Island, The I Dot U Dot rags on bar patrons and his brother in between explaining about a bar room brawl against Treach and Tupac, the inspiration behind his first album cover and touring antics with Kool G Rap.



The Marco Polo Newport Challenge, Part 2

Continuing our highly scientific research, Marco Polo rates two more brands against his beloved Newport and the ultimate smoke champion is announced. Also features cameo’s from Jean Grae, richdirection and various gals who were hanging out at ‘The Rub’.



Grand Daddy I.U. – The Unkut Video Interview, Part 2

I.U. is joined by his brother DJ Kay Cee as he discusses the making of Smooth Assassin, why he changed his style up for Lead Pipe, record label problems and why shit went bad with Treach from Naughty By Nature.



Video: The Marco Polo Newport Challenge, Part 1

In an attempt to prove that not all cigarettes are created equal, I challenged Canadian-born BK rap producer Marco Polo to rate five other brands of tailor-made smokes, purchased from gals out the front of various bars in Brooklyn, all in the name of science. PA2: The Director’s Cut drops 12 November, 2013.



Grand Daddy IU – The Unkut Video Interview, Part One
Monday November 04th 2013,
Filed under: Interviews,Live From NY,Rap Veterans,Strong Island,Unkut TV
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Grand Daddy IU breaks down how he started out rapping, meeting Biz Markie, getting kicked out of school and being compared to Rakim.



Video: Boldy James – You Know [Unkut TV Edition]

Outstanding track from Boldy JamesMy First Chemistry Set album, produced by the Alchemist and set to the visuals of a dive bar at 4 am, where a couple of long-haired young space cadets attempt to win the affections of an equally intoxicated red-head.



Unkut TV: Episode 21 – DJ Quik and Kurupt Live At The Laundry, 2013

DJ Quik and Kurupt came into town, so I wandered past to relive some 90′s LA rap action. The highlight of course was Quik beatboxing “New York, New York” for Kurupt, and his generous dispensing of booze to the front row while performing “Tonite”.



Unkut TV: Episode 20 – The Laurenovich Opinion
Monday September 30th 2013,
Filed under: In The Trenches,Internets,Live From NY,Outdoorsmen,Unkut TV,Video Clips
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Meyhem Lauren and Ice Rocks offer their thoughts on a wide variety of topics, ranging from 24-hour wheat grass shots, fixin’ bars, ignorant behavior, classic TV shows, ratchet strippers, weapon collections, refusing to wait on line and the GOAT rap haircut. Background beats courtesy of J-Love.



Unkut TV: Episode 19 – The Doppelgangaz Live At S.O.B.’s

The Doppelgangaz brought some Shark Life to S.O.B.’s on Monday 24 June, 2013 as part of a showcase that included Fred The Godson show. Features a cameo from DJ Kay Slay aka DEZ and his Straight Stuntin‘ girls, as well as the ever-lovely Bambie-Rose. Songs performed include “Sun Shine”, “Like What Like Me” and “Oh Well”.



Unkut TV: Episode 18 – Hannibal Stax Interview
Thursday August 29th 2013,
Filed under: BK All Day,In The Trenches,Interviews,Live From NY,Rap Veterans,Unkut TV
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On a sweltering summer afternoon in Manhattan, H. Stax talks about growing-up in East NY, the Gang Starr Foundation, memorable touring incidents, his memories of GURU, working with Marco Polo and the fate of his first crew, Fabidden Fruit.



Unkut TV: Episode 17 – Masta Ace, Live In Boston
Friday August 23rd 2013,
Filed under: Beantown,BK All Day,Is It Live Or Is It Memorex?,Unkut TV
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Highlights of Masta Ace, Stricklin and Marco Polo performing at the Middle East in Boston on 22 June 2013, featuring “Crooklyn”, “The Symphony”, “Lil’ Young” with Ed OG, “Nostalgia” and “Born To Roll/Jeep-Ass Niguh”.



Unkut TV: Episode 16 – DJ 7L Shows Us Around Get On Down
Monday August 12th 2013,
Filed under: Beantown,Collectables,In The Trenches,Non-Rapper Dudes,Unkut TV
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During our road trip to Boston, we dropped past the offices of re-issue specialists Get On Down to check out some of their best collector’s editions with DJ 7L.



Unkut TV: Episode 15 – An Afternoon With The Doppelgangaz
Tuesday July 30th 2013,
Filed under: In The Trenches,Jersey? Sure!,Live From NY,Rap Hands,Unkut TV
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We caught up with Matter Ov Fact, EP and Tropicana Josh of The Doppelgangaz one fine afternoon while they were shooting the video for “On The Rag”. Important issues discussed include picking up sweaty hipster girls, getting to second base in Europe, the legendary ‘Crackin’ beverage, velvet cloaks and a bunch of stuff that our legal team insisted we cut out.