Agallah Don Bishop feat. Hus Kingpin and Rozewood – Pyrex Thrones
Wednesday January 28th 2015,
Filed under: Killa Queens,New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by:

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From Agallah‘s forthcoming Don Status mixtape.

Bonus: Hus Kingpin Ft. Rozewood - ‘I Gave You One’
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KRS-One – Late Night [Unreleased 1993 Practice Session]
Wednesday January 28th 2015,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Freestyles,Steady Bootleggin',Tape Vaults,The 90's Files
Written by:

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DJ Kenny Parker sez:

Off the Practice Tapes album. Krs-One free styling & practicing an early draft of a song meant for the Return Of The Boom Bap LP.



The Return of HHC’s Connections Page
Tuesday January 27th 2015,
Filed under: I Need Luh,London Blokes,Magazine Vaults,The 80's Files
Written by:

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Are you an ill homeboy looking to find a funky fresh fly girl to chill with after school? Then step on up the Hip Hop Connection‘s cleverly titled ‘Connections’ page and find a pen pal today! Sure, these ads were placed on the late 80’s but there’s a decent chance that some of these fellas are still living with mum if you care to try sending them some snail mail, ladies!

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Clever One – Sudden Impact

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Some 2015 Buze Brovaz action from Clever One.



Video: Diamond D feat. Grand Daddy I.U. – The Game
Monday January 26th 2015,
Filed under: Rap Veterans,Strong Island,Video Clips
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One of the best tracks from The Diam Piece gets a video, directed by Pritt Kalsi.



O.C. – The Unkut Interview
Thursday January 22nd 2015,
Filed under: BK All Day,Features,Interviews,Rap Veterans,Web Work
Written by:

O.C.

Working through my list of D.I.T.C. members to interview (only Fat Joe, Buckwild and O.Gee remaining), I got to talk shop with O.C. recently to ask the question that’s been burning my soul slow since 1994 – why didn’t he use that Rakim sample on ‘Time’s Up’!?

O.C. – The Unkut Interview

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Ten Examples of Kid Rap That Aren’t Embarrassing
Tuesday January 20th 2015,
Filed under: Features,Listicles,Not Your Average,The Unkut Guide,Where Are They Now?
Written by:

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Kid Rap became a fad in the early 90’s, but youngsters rapping has been going on since the beginning of hip-hop. Matter of fact, some of them had more to offer than shaved heads and shouted choruses. Tragedy and LL were sonning their peers back when they were 14 and 16, respectively. Meanwhile, Jeff from the De La Soul skits never made an album while those Quo clowns got Redman and Aaron Hall features on their album. Where’s the justice?
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Hannibal Buress – Funkflex Rant Parody
Saturday January 17th 2015,
Filed under: Answer Records,Non-Rapper Dudes,Skits That Don't Suck
Written by:

Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress – who has been putting in work as the co-host of the The Eric Andre Show, a stoner dentist on Broad City and the dude who cracked that particularly poignant Bill Cosby funny – has done his own take on the fuckery that Funkmaster Flex subjected radio listeners to the other night.



Westside Gunn feat. Sean Price – BLVK TAR
Friday January 16th 2015,
Filed under: Freestyle Fridays,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by:

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Sean Price assists this track from Buffallo’s squeaky-voiced Westside Gunn.



Joey Badass – Paper Trails
Friday January 16th 2015,
Filed under: Newest Latest,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by:

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Joey does his best impersonation of Jemini The Gifted One and J-Live over this enjoyable DJ Premier beat.



Your Old Droog – Get The Paper
Friday January 16th 2015,
Filed under: Newest Latest,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by:

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Droog gives the ‘Pass The Mic’ beat a new lease of life and provides an interesting twist on some well-worn cliches.



No Country For Old (Rap) Men – DJ Premier Closes The Doors of D&D Studios: An End Of An Era
Friday January 16th 2015,
Filed under: Features,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,The 90's Files,Web Work
Written by:

D&D Studios

Where I get all misty eyed for my long-forgotten youth…

No Country For Old (Rap) Men – DJ Premier Closes The Doors of D&D Studios: An End Of An Era



DJ Too Tuff – Part Time Rap Star, Full Time Drug Dealer
Wednesday January 14th 2015,
Filed under: Art of Facts,In The Trenches,Interviews,Non-Rapper Dudes,Philly Jawns
Written by:

DJ Too Tuff
Photo: richdirection

My second piece for Cuepoint tells the story of DJ Too Tuff‘s life after Tuff Crew as he turned to the drug trade to survive, and barely made it out alive.

DJ Too Tuff – Part Time Rap Star, Full Time Drug Dealer



Ten Rap Remixes That Are Barely Remixes But Still Win

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The following are a collection of remixes that where perhaps only an extra horn, new drums or a rearrangement of the samples differentiates them from the original version, but they’re still significantly better. You could add most of the 80’s Cold Chillin’ 12: mixes to this list, natch.

Brand Nubian - Slow Down [Pete Rock Remix]

Pete Rock & CL Smooth - ‘Straighten It Out’ [remix]

EPMD - ‘Crossover’ [Test Pressing Remix]

Stezo - ‘Freak The Funk’ [12″ Version]
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Willie The Kid: The Fly 3 Freestyle

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New WTK to promo The Fly 3, which is out 20 January. Check the trailer below for the short film which will drop the same day.

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Agallah The Don & Hus Kingpin – Gangsta 2K15

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This is the best rap song of 2015 so far.



Video: Food Warriors – Nostrand Avenue
Tuesday January 13th 2015,
Filed under: Food Rap,Internets,Video Clips
Written by:

Season finale of Raf and Dallas’ quest for the best food near the train station.



Tarrie B Had Great Taste In Rap
Tuesday January 13th 2015,
Filed under: Def Dames,Magazine Vaults,The 80's Files
Written by:

tarrieb

Tarrie B, who’s the missing link between Blondie‘s shirt-lived rap career, a Madonna impersonator and Iggy Azalia, wasn’t much of a rapper. She did, on the other hand, film an amusing segment with her boss Eazy-E for the Slammin’ Rap video series, got a beat from Schoolly-D and clearly listened to some great great rap records before she abandoned rap for ‘grindcore’ band Tura Satana in 1997. Sadly, she makes no mention of the late Eric Wright in this Metal Hammer interview either, which only adds fuel to my theory that she was somehow responsible for E getting ‘the bug.’ Maybe she introduced him to some of her scumbag metal buddies who tempted Compton’s little big man to try a shot of horse with a dirty needle?

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Grand Puba – The More Things Change
Monday January 12th 2015,
Filed under: Rap Veterans,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by:

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For anyone who has missed Puba‘s off-key warbling in recent years, you’re in for a treat. I’m just glad he ditched that shitty keyboard he used for Understand This.



Three Sixty Five feat. Roc Marciano – The Dirty Sample
Monday January 12th 2015,
Filed under: Marcberg Season,New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by:

scratched_record

These features are all well and good, but we need new Marcy over his own beats sometime this year.