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,
Filed under: 45 Kings,Flavor Unit Special,Jersey? Sure!,Video Clips
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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.



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.



Foul Monday – The Unkut Interview
Thursday March 27th 2014,
Filed under: Interviews,Killa Queens,Steady Bootleggin',Thun Language
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After enduring a number of false starts in the music game, QB MC Foul Monday is preparing his debut album title I Hate Fucking Mondays with a number of local and European producers. Having worked with Killa Sha and Ron Artest in the past, Foul has witnessed a lot of Queensbridge rap history, and he took a minute out to explain the finer points of that thun language with me.

Robbie: What inspired you to take rapping seriously?

Foul Monday: It was actually two different forces – one that made me start rhyming, and one that wanted me to start making music. I met Starvin B in the eighth grade – he’s Irish and Indonesian, so you can imagine what that package looks like rapping! At the time he was one of the best rappers in our school, so I was kinda inspired to be that. I’m thinking, “If this kid can do it, I can do it.” As fate would have it, he was transferred over to my class and we became good friends and he helped me find an identity with this rapping stuff. When you start out, you emulate, you steal, but he helped me find my own voice. As far as wanting to make music? That came from Killa Sha and the Killa Kidz. Those were my friends from the neighborhood, at that point they were already doing music and pressing up vinyls. Making music wasn’t realistic goal until I saw them doing it, so I just strived to get better and better until folks started acknowledging me for my talent.
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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.



McGruff feat. Mob Style, Loon and Meebo – Bow Down

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Following the mixed blessings that were McGruff‘s deal with Uptown, where Heavy D tried to Sean “Puffy” Combs’ Herb’s sound for something smoother, with decidedly mixed results, the Crime Dog took it back the gutter with this self-released 1998 single featuring the mighty Mob Style, Loon and Meebo over a gritty piano loop. “They thought it was over? Own label!”



Mobb Deep feat. Big Noyd – The Bridge ’94

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After twenty long years, the CDQ version of Mobb Deep’s contribution to the long tradition of “The Bridge” remakes has finally been released into the wild. I’m declaring today an international holiday to celebrate – skip work, grab a few 40′s and go and brake some car windows in honor of this historic occasion.



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.



Video: 45 King – Making The Beat Show feat. Lakim Shabazz and Chill Rob G
Monday March 24th 2014,
Filed under: 45 Kings,Flavor Unit Special,Internets,Video Clips
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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.



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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Is This The Lowest Point In Dipset History?
Monday March 24th 2014,
Filed under: BK All Day,Harlem Nights,Internets
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Miss Info (aka Queen of the Rap Internets) reported on this basketball game between members of The Diplomats and some of the roster of Fool’s Gold Records. This isn’t exactly surprising considering that Cam’Ron and A-Trak are recording a project together (not to mention that A-Trak’s song with JR Writer, Hell Rell, & 40 Cal in 2007 wasn’t too shabby at all), but the idea of the former Kufi Slapper Jim Jones sharing the court with the likes of Nick Catchdubs is the rap equivalent of finding out that there’s no Easter Bunny or that Kanye didn’t write “Jesus Walks.”



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Pologate – Let Us Never Forget

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A look at the greatest Sunday night in the history of #Str8Flourishment. Don’t forget to tip DP’s Pra’Li account a little something something if you became part of the 65% Nation.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Pologate – Let Us Never Forget



Spotted: Brief Breakdown Of All The Black Lives Sean Combs Has Destroyed
Thursday March 20th 2014,
Filed under: Art of Facts,Harlem Nights,Internets,Party and Bullshit,Shots Fired
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The homie Cole James Cash just put me onto this thread over at The Coli, where dude by the name of gator_king reminds of us of Puffy’s numerous crimes against humanity:
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The Combat Jack Show: The Jessica Rosenblum Episode

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Dallas talks Pologate, and the crew chop it up with legendary rap party promoter Jessica Rosenblum.



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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