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Common x The Sesame Street Muppets – “Respect” (Give It, Live It) [Video]

Usually only get Sesame Street infused with Hip-Hop when YouTubers take it upon themselves to do their own mashups. But this is cool. Push down that urge to judge it as corny and get the message and where it is aimed: Children (and parents) need this plain & simple direct messaging on RESPECT.

Messaging and respect. That’s as Hip-Hop as it gets, folks. Kudos to Common and all the Muppets on the Street for representing good values.

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4-IZE – “In My Hood” (Freestyle) [Video]

YEESSSS! Hahahaaa! The reason for the excitement and exultation… a new 4-IZE freestyle for all o’ y’all heads out there.

(Damn, that 50 beat is vicious! Only an emcee the caliber of 4-IZE could do justice on it. JUSTICE!)

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DJ Tiger – “Professor Ortiz” (Joell Ortiz x Large Professor Mashup Album)

Relentless! Banger after banger! And right when your neck is about to crack from all the nodding… it’s over. Twenty-five minutes of a perfect blend of Hip-Hop talents, blended by the talented DJ Tiger.

#Djaytiger blends #JoellOrtiz acapellas over some of Large Professor’s raw underground beats to create a 25-minute mashup of boom-bap treats for your ears! Guest features include #JoeBudden #NipseyHussle (RiP!) #BigNoyd of #MobbDeep #NeekTheExotic & #RocknessMonsta of #HeltahSkeltah

DJ TIGER – PROFESSOR ORTIZ (JOELL ORTIZ X LARGE PROFESSOR MASHUP ALBUM)

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Presenting Large Professor, One Of The Architects of “Illmatic” (Video)

Yes, Large Professor is right: “Illmatic” has stood the test of time AND Nas is that god on the mic. Nas is nice!

“We’re rocking off the same energy, and it stood the test of time.”
Large Professor reflects on God’s Son’s transformation from rugged youth to internationally renowned writer… and how the two aren’t mutually exclusive.
– Mass Appeal

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Dame Dash Evaluates Some Of The Hottest New Female Rappers Out Now (Video)

I will admit. This is not entirely what I would have expected from Dame on this topic, but there’s nothing out of line with what the boss says. You don’t have to entirely agree. I don’t. But I do entirely respect this piece. And all the Eye Candy… I mean… It is noon (c’mon son)!

Dame Dash made a name for himself as a co-founder of the iconic Hip-Hop label, Roc-A-Fella, so he knows a thing or two about emerging artists. For this episode of ‘The Cosign,’ we recruited the self-proclaimed “boss” to review videos from up and coming women in rap.

From Megan Thee Stallion’s “Big Ole Freak” to Bhad Bhabie’s “Babyface Savage” to Melii’s “See Me,” Dash shared his thoughts on some of Hip-Hop’s newest acts.

– Genius

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Birdman x Juvenile – “Breeze” (Video)

Just another single off the “Just Another Gangsta” LP y’all. That’s all. Just another smooth Big Easy banger. That’s all. Juve proving he’s still The Great. Hanging in with Birdman. Brrrrrr!

BIRDMAN X JUVENILE – JUST ANOTHER GANGSTA (ALBUM)

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Diggy – “Text Me” feat. Leven Kali (Video)

Silky smooth with the lyricism this go ’round. Cute Honey in there, too. Man, do you remember when (on reality TV) Diggy wasn’t even into girls as a young’un. Well, he’s grown up. And so has his music. Nice!

DIGGY – LIGHTEN UP (ALBUM)

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Presenting DJ Premier, One Of The Architects of “Illmatic” (Video)

Wow. “Illmatic” turns 25 years old on April 19th. When I realized that, at first, I was like, “Damn. I’m old.” But that seminal Nas project is a classic. Therefore, I’m not old… I’m a classic! Now I can enjoy watching Preemo speak on Nas’ classic LP as one of its architects.

(Don’t come for me. That’s just how it’s gonna be. End of beef. The tips are cooked!)

“Not the one that’s on the album. The one on the album is a remix.” During the making of Illmatic, DJ Premier made one version of “Represent,” then he heard what L.E.S. and Q-Tip did on “Life’s a B*tch” and “One Love” respectively. It sent him right back into the lab.
– Mass Appeal

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Gary Owen Speaks On Loving Black People, Joking With Them, But Staying Out Of Beef (Video)

Gary Owen does look like ‘Tommy’ from “Power” though, really. Back with the Power 105 Morning Crew for another interview. Talking T.I., Kim Kardashian, Kodak Black, and more…

Comedian Gary Owen drops in to say why he loves coming on The Breakfast Club and explains the beef he has with Delta Airlines. He also chats how he learned golf from watching Tiger Woods.
Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Freeway Speaks On Living With Kidney Failure And Shares Some Untold Rocafella Stories (Video)

Gotta give me a bit of a late pass, but this is good. Been watching Pvnch do a few of these episodes. Good interviewer and host. Good at getting guests to really relax and open up. And when I saw that he got Freeway to speak on Jay-Z, his dialysis, and more. Yeah, another must-watch.

@iampvnch sat down with @phillyfreeway and spoke on everything from his Kidney Failure making him go through dialysis treatment 4 hours a day. To Jay-Z’s loyalty always staying true to him and his career. Plus gives us a couple of never heard before Rocafella Stories.
ThisIs50

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SikzPho – “Queen” feat. C. Ali

Dang it! I keep slipping out here. Gotta press my ear to the ground harder so I can HEAR from the underground. But thanks to the patience & inbox reminders of homies like PhoBro (of GreaseKydz)… and the work he does with his partner Sikz… dopeness like this “Queen” from SikzPho gets its light and proper shine from heads like me. Smooooth Hip-Hop banger! Check it out for yourself.

And keep checking the site for news on SikzPho and GreaseKydz (GKZ). There’s some coming soon. Very soon. I promise you!

SIKZPHO – QUEEN FEAT. C. ALI

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Sway Declares Oswin Benjamin’s The Best Freestyle Of The Year! (Video)

Oswin Benjamin. Five Fingers Of Death. The scene of the crime: Sway In The Morning. What crime? MICROPHONE MURDER!! Watch!

Oswin Benjamin Goes off on ‘Sway In The Morning’ with a 10-minute and 9-beat freestyle.
Sway’s Universe

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Pete Rock Speaks On His New Album (Video)

Please excuse me… I mean to say, The Legendary Pete Rock speaks! There was a time that your single wasn’t officially official if Pete Rock did not remix it. His work with CL Smooth, too… c’mon man! Central to this chat with Sway: Pete’s album “Return Of The SP1200.”

A dude from Marvel did the artwork??? Wow!

@ojones1

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Sadat X x El Da Sensei – “XL” (Video)

Title track for that El Da Sensei & Sadat X collabo “XL” album. Yessir and ma’am, it gives that good 90’s boom-bap feeling you’d expect from these two. And this Golden Era head (me) is happy!

SADAT X X EL DA SENSEI – XL (ALBUM)

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3D Na’Tee | Last Time That I Checked T.Mix | Monday Morning Exercise #030 (Video)

A Nipsey Hussle T.Mix by Na’Tee. Very appropriate. And very much wanted apparently judging from the number of shoutouts she had to give at the end. Hot. Fire hot! A dope message in the tribute, too. Thank you, Na’Tee. RIP NIP!

Every week I choose a track to remix that you all suggest in my Youtube comments and if I choose a track that you suggested, I’ll shout you out in the video!
3D Na’Tee

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Minister Louis Farrakhan Speaks In Honor Of Nipsey Hussle At The Marathon Clothing Store (Video)

He smoked reefer. Me, too.

How dope is this! The Minister came to speak life where it was taken. Real talk. The realest. I (and you, I’m sure) keep finding that we miss Nipsey Hussle more and more each day… at least for now. Beautiful words. Lyrical. In celebration of Hussle the hood inspiration #RIPNIP

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks on Nipsey Hussle at The Marathon Clothing Store in Los Angeles, California on April 10, 2019.
The Nation Of Islam

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Rim – “Sunset Spark” feat. Bubba Rock / “Pizza Shop” feat. Bernadette Price (Video)

Gets me every time. Whenever I see Bernadette holding it [Duck]down for her hubby, the Late Great Sean Price… mannnn… the choke up is real. So is this video double-up! Respek on the names Rim, Bubba Rock, and Bernadette P. And RIP Sean P!

@ojones1

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Affion Crockett Bodies The ‘5 Fingers Of Death’ Freestyle Challenge (Video)

Okay, Affion Crockett is hella funny. We all knew that, right? But who knew dude had BARZ legit like this? I did not… until now!

@ojones1

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Ekoh – “Marvel Avengers End Game Rap!” (Video)

Ohhhh! I mean… Ekoh!

See what he did with the freestyle on the flipped Avengers theme music & sound effects from the movies?! More important, do you FEEL it?! Can’t wait for the movie. And so glad I don’t have to wait for this dopeness!

Shout out to Larry, fellow Blerd and my Broham in the B’Ham, for hipping to this Hip-Hop!

@ojones1

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Nipsey Hussle’s Memorial Service: Black Sam’s Speech (Video)

Courtesy All Ohio TV.

Get your full issues of tissues because you will cry real tears here. Truly touching and REAL speech from Nipsey’s brother Black Sam. You will feel pain, and joy, and remorse, and pride by the time this clip is done. What a legacy Black Sam speaks life to. And it is not done. The Marathon Continues!

And the whole service is embedded after the jump, courtesy PBS NewsHour. Yes, Nipsey got full coverage on PBS like be was Mr. Rogers. He kind of was. RIP to Neighborhood Nip from Crenshaw and Slauson.

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