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J-Live – “I Am A Man” (American Justice)

Aha! Another gem stumbled across over on Bad Magics (gimme dat… swipe!). New music from the man J-Live entitled “I Am A Man” (American Justice). Straight from The Dec (Decatur, Georgia, USA), the joint was written, produced, directed and mixed… and mastered… by J-Live himself. Check it out, and follow the link below to pick it up for whatever price (FREE and whatever fee you choose to support his art).

@ojones1

DOWNLOAD: J-LIVE – I AM A MAN (AMERICAN JUSTICE)

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Mike Tyson And Robin Williams Had The Same Drug Dealer (Video)

First of all. Robin Williams R.I.P. Now… Mike Tyson and Robin bought drugs from the same dealer? What the f#ck??!!

“This is very interesting. When I met [Robin Williams] and he said, ‘I was waiting for you…’ He started telling me about somebody I was purchasing from. I said to myself, ‘How does he know this lowlife dealer I know? They shouldn’t be in the same state…’ You go to every measure to get high. Everybody knows everybody.”
Mike Tyson

Everybody knows everybody… and their pusher. Wowwwww. Stream to listen above.

HOWARD STERN TALKS TO MIKE TYSON ABOUT DEPRESSION AND ROBIN WILLIAMS

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Joe Budden – “Dream On” (Prod. By Darknight x 8Bars)

Dope beat by Darknight and 8Bars. Slaughtered lyrically by Joe Budden. Steel sharpens steel!

“Dream On” produced by Darknight & 8 Bars. This is the 4th leak. There will be a leak every week. These tracks will NOT appear on Some Love Lost.

- Joe Budden

Get your FREE copy by following the link that follows…

DOWNLOAD: JOE BUDDEN – DREAM ON (PROD. BY DARKNIGHT X 8BARS)

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America’s Dangerous Sugar Addiction (Video)

It’s been said that if sugar was submitted for approval by the U.S. Food & Drug Association today… it would be turned down as a drug with the quickness! Think about it. From fields of cane to white powder, bagged up and sold, giving so many kids a ‘sugar high’ – especially tonight. Okay, okay… we’re not trying to put the kibosh on Halloween… but take a look at John Oliver’s segment on America’s daily sugar overdose on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ think about how much sweet stuff you ingest (and how corporations plot to ensure you keep doing so).

America… we have a problem. Maybe? Well… Let’s talk about it over a cup of coffee. How do you take yours? Dark-brewed, heavy cream and… awww, dammit!

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Raekwon – “Zoom” / “Free”

Another doper-than-dope Hip-Hop dosed redux of a late 20th century classic… this time times two. Yuh! Yooo @ojones1 Raekwon touched on that Commodores jam “Zoom” (Tuskegee represent)… and got at that “Free” as a B-side wrap up for this gift to the eager #TBT (Throwback Thursday) fan masses eagerly waiting for this weekly blessing.

RAEKWON – ZOOM / FREE

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Officially Ranked: The Top 25 Black Men’s Hairstyles

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The [Caesar is the] one haircut that has never — and will never — go out of style. There were Black men with Ceasars in the 40s, the 70s, the 90s, and now. Every other cut cycles. The Ceasar is forever.
Very Smart Brothas

Truth (even though dude above ain’t hearing it). Epic reporting on an under-appreciated urban topic. Ice Cube covered “The Barbershop” culture, and Chris Rock did the “Good Hair” movie… but there is something left to be addressed. Black men’s hairstyles have changed dramatically since before The Dramatics and will likely keep doing so beyond the next dance rap craze. But who will document the styles that made the man over the decades thus far. Don’t worry. The Brothas got you…

READ: THE DEFINITIVE RANKING OF BLACK MALE HAIRSTYLES (VERY SMART BROTHAS)

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Nas x J Dilla – “The Season”

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Get out your chair. The Season of Nas’ here!

A co-sign and cool look at the same damn time. Those lucky enough to be at the Hip-Hop duo Run The Jewels’ “RTJ2″ release Q&A event (at Nitehawk Cinema) got more than free popcorn, cheap drinks, and a special viewing of “The Warriors.” Nas (one of the Mass Appeal Media label’s big shots) came through to see the bredren AND… debut his new single, “The Season” (produced by the late great J Dilla)! After doing so, he thanked the fans gathered, Killer Mike and El-P.

Maaaannn! To be there at that moment. To hear that new jawn. Oh, you can hear that jawn… and download a copy… now… for FREE!

DOWNLOAD: NAS – THE SEASON (PROD. BY J DILLA)

Black Milk – “What It’s Worth” (Video)

Heat off Black Milk’s solo album – “If There’s A Hell Below” (out now). For “What It’s Worth” here are the visuals for a dope track from the Dirty D.

BLACK MILK – IF THERE’S A HELL BELOW

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Technology: South Korea Is Almost Ready For Autonomous Robots Called ‘Pibots’ To Fly Their Planes (Video)

“Pibots” have been designed to fly every kind of plane that a human was meant to fly, and they have been tested for most every simulation and situation… except actual cockpit flight in a full-sized aircraft. But South Korean researchers say that is coming soon (in the video report above).

Researchers in South Korea are developing a robotic pilot that could potentially replace humans in the cockpit. Unlike drones and autopilot programs which are configured for specific aircraft, the robots’ humanoid design will allow it to fly any type of plane with no additional sensors.

Just saying. Why does that first Pibot look like a skeleton after the crash? And “because it’s Halloween” is NOT an acceptable answer!

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Ludacris – “Numbers On The Board” Freestyle

Waiting for everybody to get all those “Numbers On The Boards” freestyles and remixes out the way, Luda finally blessed with his for his #Ludaverses series. Y’all feel that? Click play and you will. Check out Ludacris’ “Numbers On The Board” (ThrowBack LudaVerses Mix).

LUDACRIS – NUMBERS ON THE BOARD (THROWBACK LUDAVERSES MIX)
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GGN: Nemo Hoes Talks To Preemo About His Musical History, Current PRhyme Project, And Future Directions (Video)

Before Snoop Dogg was rocking with Dr. DreSnoop Rock-ski was ripping over the “Just To Get A Rep” beat by the (drum roll)… DJ Premier! True. And now you know this ep’s special guest. Watch. Of course, we don’t have to tell you to stay tuned for Stormy Frontz weather.

Legendary producer/DJ Premier finally sits down at the GGN news desk. They talk about the PRhyme project with Royce Da 5’9. They talk about working together in the past and future. Preemo also touches on the possibility of getting back into the studio with Nas. All this and more u-funkybitch-u!!!

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Apollo Brown x Ras Kass – “Giraffe P@$$y” feat. Xzibit x Bishop Lamont x Royce Da 5’9

Talk about “Blasphemy” (posted earlier here)… May as well speak on gettin’ “Giraffe P@$$y” (as in real high). Fire this track up (above) and back up. It’s another potent one. And lookit. Xzibit, Bishop Lamont and Royce Da 5’9 came through to bless the cipher. This lyricism is mind-blowing. Follow the link (below) to reach in and pull this bud right out the bag… for FREE. You don’t even have to put in on this single. Next one, okay?

DOWNLOAD: APOLLO BROWN X RAS KASS – GIRAFFE P@$$Y FEAT. XZIBIT X BISHOP LAMONT X ROYCE DA 5’9 | BLASPHEMY

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Politics: Ed Asner Takes Less Than 9 Minutes To Explain Things To The 99% In This Animated Piece (Video)

Incredible work… incredibly infuriating to some politicians and the super-rich (oh well)… by legendary actor Ed Asner. C’mon son. Why you mad though? Asner was the voice of mega-wealthy Ed Wuncler on ‘The Boondocks.’ He’s one of you. Maybe it’s the truth in it all that is hurting you. A plain talk explanation of why things are currently f####d up with the U.S. economy, who’s really to blame, who’s enabling them (looking at you, money-grabbing politicians), and who is fed up with it all. All in a Schoolhouse Rock sort of animated clip (no music though).

Ha! Bet some folks on ‘Capitol Hill’ were shouting some ‘Interjections’ when they saw this. You know, some of them could lose their jobs this coming Tuesday (go vote)!

(And watch for Mr. Asner’s explanation of ‘Trickle Down Economics’…)

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Rah Digga – “Thinkin Out Loud” (6 Deep Freestyle) [Prod. By !llmind]

It’s like Rah Digga went shopping in the dopest beat store, picked through that fresh !illmind produce (off “!lluminati,” posted earlier here) for the “Six Deep” instrumental and blessed it with this “Six Deep Freestyle.” You know, Rah D-I been handling B-I with the social commentary on cuts lately. So no surprise this is another message music jawn to get into.

RAH DIGGA – THINKING OUT LOUD (6 DEEP FREESTYLE) [PROD. BY !LLMIND] | !LLUMINATI

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Thelonious Martin – “Her” feat. Mac Miller

Thelonious produces the music to which Mac will eventually pen a homage to “Her” (stream above, linked below).

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This isn’t even making the album, but Mac and I have another in the stash for the album…stay tuned
Thelonious Martin

THELONIUS MARTIN – HER FEAT. MAC MILLER

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Samuel King – “What I Wasn’t Taught In School” (Video)

OMG! This was me in secondary school. Can’t help but laugh a bit. But this Samuel King… some serious business with the message he’s delivering in this dramatic spoken word piece delivered in a classroom setting.

A Spoken word short film for those frustrated at Black History teaching in schools. Disillusioned student Samuel King relays his grievances to his teacher that Black History Month isn’t taught with as much depth and with as much pride in schools. Samuel engages in a short rebuttal with his teacher, before arguing that education in school does little to satisfy his thirst for knowledge of influential people in Black history who seem to be elusive in the curriculum.

“There seems to be a lot you haven’t told us, and you shut down and hold back on the bold ones who stand against the way you’re trying to mold us.”

Great video. A must watch!

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Skyzoo x Torae – “Memorabilia” (Video)

Bleating and blaring horns herald the coming of the Barrel Brothers in the visuals above. Blessing the beat with street flows. Another one from the “Barrel Brothers” album; this is “Memorabilia.”

SKYZOO X TORAE – BARREL BROTHERS

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The Dawn Of Def Jam: Rick Rubin Returns To His College Dorm (Video)

Most who know know… at the heart of the engine of the legendary Def Jam Recordings was co-founder Rick Rubin. Take a trip with this clip. Back to before ‘those’ days. Right right at the beginning where it all began, in Rubin’s dorm room. Yeah, of course, Russell Simmons is in there speaking on it with some ‘others’ around back then, too.

Def Jam was started 30 years ago in Rick Rubin’s NYU dorm room. Watch him go back to the place where it all began for the very first time.

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Mack Wilds – “Try Me” (Freestyle)

What you know about that Dej Loaf banger “Try Me” huh? Okay, you’ve been paying attention on here huh? Well, be sure to pay attention to this remix over that track by the man Mack Wilds. Nice FREE freestyle download (linked below)!

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Mobb Deep – “Biology” (Prod. By Alchemist)

Mobb Deep + Alchemist = Daaaamn that sh!t was dope! Well, A-L-C produced and dropped that new banger no one knew was coming. Unreleased music from thorough Queens Borough’s duo – Mobb Deep“Biology.”

MOBB DEEP – BIOLOGY (PROD. BY ALCHEMIST)

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