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.



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.



Video: The 45 King – Making The Beat with Chill Rob G and Lakim Shabazz, Pt. 2
Sunday March 30th 2014,
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The second half of this mini Flavor Unit reunion sees Double J drop some rhymes with Rob and Lak. Dope by demand.



Video: The Doppelgangaz – Live Rugged
Wednesday March 26th 2014,
Filed under: New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Sharking,Video Clips
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One of my picks of the new Peace Kehd litter gets a video clip. Shopping trolley pimping.



Video: 45 King – Making The Beat Show feat. Lakim Shabazz and Chill Rob G
Monday March 24th 2014,
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45 King and Double J host two of their fellow original Flavor Unit legends for a landmark new episode, which features some dope new rhymes from both the guests.



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…



Video: Him-Lo – Sneakers
Monday March 17th 2014,
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First drop from The Combat Jack Show presents… Foamposites and Fingergunns mixtape, for those of you still young enough to wear athletic shoes.



Video: Boldy James – What’s The Word
Wednesday March 05th 2014,
Filed under: Alan The Chemist,New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Not Your Average,Video Clips
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New video from the mighty My 1st Chemistry Set LP, which I’m still hoping gets a vinyl release one day.

via Mass Appeal.



Video: Greyson & Jasun – Livin’ Like A Troopa [1991]

After having this Vance Wright produced gem on repeat for the last few days after being reunited with my records, I stumbled across the video today. Two things worth noting – Greyson and Jaysun might have sold more records if they’d shot a cover photo dressed like this instead of the whole “suits in an abandoned bath house” look they went with, and this is still the finest use of “The Big Payback” loop ever used in rap, thanks to the slight pitch distortion effect, which I’m sure was the result of something messing up in the studio for brilliant results along the lines of the “Top Billin’” drum pattern.



Video: DUS feat. Roc Marciano – Casino [Dallas Penn Edition]
Thursday February 27th 2014,
Filed under: Jersey? Sure!,Magazine Vaults,New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Video Clips
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Here’s a 2013 Roc feature that crept under my Rap Radar. Dallas says:

NJ based producer DUS put out this track Casino last year with vocals by Roc Marciano. Did y’all hear it? I hadn’t, but when I came across the song I did what I love to do and created a fanboy video clip using some of the most hardbosy scenes from the movie also named Casino.



Video: The Sesame Street Gang Perform The Symphony
Monday February 24th 2014,
Filed under: Internets,Juice Crew All-Stars,Video Clips
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I would have cast Kane as The Count personally, but otherwise this is good times.



Video: Roc Marciano feat. Freeway and Knowledge The Pirate – Didn’t Know

Freeway goes in on this stand-out from the Marci Beacoup LP.



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: Prodigy and Alchemist – IMDKV
Monday February 03rd 2014,
Filed under: Alan The Chemist,Hoody Rap Ain't Dead,Killa Queens,Video Clips
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Spiked Bat P delivers the official video for my pick from the Albert Einstein LP. Not quite on the level of the Unkut TV version in Prospect Park, but what can do?



Non-Rapper Dudes Series – Spencer Bellamy Interview
Monday February 03rd 2014,
Filed under: BK All Day,Features,Interviews,Non-Rapper Dudes,Video Clips
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After coming up with Howie Tee as DJ and then producer, Spencer Bellamy started East Flatbush Project and released a series of quality records on his own 10/30 Uproar label at the beginning of the mid 90′s independent hip-hop vinyl movement. Best known for being the man responsible for the legendary “Tried By 12″ instrumental, Spencer talks about the ups and downs of his experiences in the rap game.

Robbie: Can you tell me about how you started off with Howie Tee?

Spencer Bellamy: He used to have a crew called Count Disco. We were a local crew – myself, his brother and Howie would DJ – and then he had the MC’s, the Sureshot 4 MC’s, so they would do their routines. I hooked-up with him when I was around eleven years old. We played together for a few years and then we just became cool. After he cut-out of deejaying and went more into the production side of it, I would just watch what he would do. I was kinda like an apprentice, so to speak. From there, I tried my hand at production.
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