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DJ CAVEM Moetavation – “I’m a Sunwarrior” (Prod. By Sticman) [Video]

You remember us talking about Ietef Vita aka DJ CAVEM on here, right? Well, the O.G. (Organic Gardener) is back with some more real talk… and granted, a bit of product promotion, in a dope visual presentation. Beautiful! In many ways. Just press play. You’ll see.

Produced by DJ CAVEM and Sticman of Dead Prez.


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CyHi The Prynce – “Legend” (Video)

“For Legend, I wanted to give the fans a strong performance video to show people where I’m from, my hometown Decatur/Stone Mountain, GA.”

Mission accomplished, CyHi The Prynce! Of course, the single was already dope enough to demand a video worthy of “Legend”… but with work out like what CyHi did over on Sway’s show, whatever else HAD to be dope, too! This vid did kid.


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Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart” (Part 4)

So, K. Dot decided that now was the time to set fire to Hip-Hop with a rhyme! And this “The Heart” (Part 4) is fiery to be sure (iTunes-linked below). Listening makes you wonder if those shots, jabs and hooks were aimed at specific people or just sucka archetypes. Break it down and let it be broke, Kendrick. Name names!

(The beat changeups though!)


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Cyhi The Prynce – “Going For The Crown” (Freestyle) [Video]

Welcome to the Valley Of The HYENAS!! Beware: Beast emcee on the mic!

Cyhi The Prynce takes on the 5 Fingers of Death and spazzes on every beat. It could possibly be the freestyle of the year so far. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

CyHi is destroying the rap game… in the best way! Check out the video above.

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New York Graffiti Experience (Documentary)

What do you know about that old school Hip-Hop cinema maaaan? Have you seen “Wildstyle” yet? If so, congratulations. But that was ’83. And we mean old school – before the 1980s. How about this mini-documentary that came out in 1976, the “New York Graffiti Experience” above? #Graffiti #HipHop #Elements

Enjoy. You’re welcome!

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Raekwon – “This Is What It Comes Too” feat. Ghostface Killah (Remix)

Anybody out there who heard “This Is What It Comes Too” ever think… What if Raek had Starks on that jawn though? Well, congrats on your mutant power – you just predicted the future. And the future is DOPE! Check out the “This Is What It Comes Too” Remix, featuring Ghostface Killah!

“The Wild” LP will be out in a couple of days (pre-order link below). This will be a bonus track on it.


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Hiplet: Now Hip-Hop Is En Pointe (Video)

I will admit to turning a ‘side eye’ to Hip-Hop dance brought into a ballet milieu. Though I was not mad like the why-are-THOSE-PEOPLE-invading-our-artful-dance ballet purists. I was mad like F##K-their-fancy-shmancy-dancy-sh!t, we got our OWN legit dance practiced by the WORLDWIDE Hip-Hop Nation!

But seeing this helped me realize that whatever we do that aspires to LOVE, PEACE, UNITY, and HAVING FUN (word to Africa Bambatta and Soul Brother #1 Mr. James Brown) is a good thing.

A man of color forges a new art form that allows anyone to be down; first and foremost the have-nots and those previously left out. That art form grows, gets embraced by those for whom it was meant and is spread to, through and by everyone who enjoys it. Sound like a familiar story? This IS Hip-Hop showing its essence in another form, no less true. And it is beautiful.

So are the ladies doing it in the above mini-documentary. Wowee-wow-WOW. I love these HIPS… I mean Hiplet dancers!

(Hey, they are fine af ok? You see ’em. And if you’re mad at that, you can stay mad. Ha!)

Watch this. Enlightenment awaits. I was thoroughly edutained (educated and entertained, word to KRS-ONE). Bet you will be, too!


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The Alchemist – “Rapper’s Best Friend 4: An Instrumental Series” (Album)

How about a hookup for you rappers to hookup with hooks? You can thank us later, but really thanks for now should go to The Alchemist for another release from the “Rapper’s Best Friend” series. Numero quatro!

(And you can enjoy the beats even if you are not a rapper. Nah’meeeen?!)


Stefflon Don – “16 Shots” (Video)

Tough cookie with the raga-rhyming but still looking like a treat I’d like to chew on… mm mm mm.

(Uh oh, is this thing on? Better not talk about what I wanna grab on her, huh? Ha!)

Well, this sexy Stefflon Don has got a “16 Shots” story to tell with a running theme about how she run ‘ting and do “Real Ting” (mixtape out now). Quite simply: Don’t mess with her MONEY or her MOM!

Check out the visuals above.



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Marlon Craft – “Workin'” (Prod. By Donato) [Video]

Marlon Craft is the definition of Backpack Hip-Hop, and I love it! Dude has yet to disappoint with the rhymes and even the beat selection (shout to producer Donato). This proof of the “Workin'” Marlon has been doing at his Craft (see what I’m trying to do there? ha!) ought to make you want to know more and hear more. Well, you can hear more for FREE. His “he looked like nothing” project is on the ‘Cloud ready to download when you are. And you can learn a bit more about the artist after the jump.



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Comedy/Sports: Snoop Dogg Commentates And Promotes For UFC (Video)

See, you’re wrong if you think Snoop Dogg’s expertise at commentary is limited to lovely ladies and sticky-icky at GGN. No sir! No ma’am! The DoggFather is trying to get at that King of Broadcast Media title. Watch Mr. Broadus put his pimpalicious touch to some MMA footage… and get ready to LAUGH!

(More after the jump.)

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Skillz – “Cheesesteaks & Tastykakes” (Mixtape)

Nice! Can’t tell us that you don’t pick up things from folks you are around. Traveling the globe for years with a Philly mixmaster like DJ Jazzy Jeff (check out all their Vinyl Destination stops posted on here) will let you pick up some stuff from pure osmosis. But this here, this is some training! Nice work from Skillz on this tribute mix to Philly he’s dubbed “Cheesesteaks & Tastykakes.” Dope!!

Did a live broadcast yesterday playing some of my favorite music from one of my favorite cities, Philly!! I have a special place in my heart for Philly, its like a 2nd home to me! A few people asked me for it, so here it is…. hope yall enjoy this jawn! Cheesesteaks and Tasty Kakes! Shout to all my Philly fam! #215


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Kendrick Lamar On Life, Living And The Pursuit Of God (Video)

You want a follow-up to to “To Pimp A Butterfly” don’t you? Well, you at least wish someone (like the NY Times) would ask about it, right? Wish granted. The above video is the NY Times On Set with the Compton emcee talking about content for that and a bit more. Peep.

Also some extra insights from his conversation with the T Magazine folks (from NY Times).

“I think now, how wayward things have gone within the past few months, my focus is ultimately going back to my community and the other communities around the world where they’re doing the groundwork. ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ was addressing the problem. I’m in a space now where I’m not addressing the problem anymore. We’re in a time where we exclude one major component out of this whole thing called life: God. Nobody speaks on it because it’s almost in conflict with what’s going on in the world when you talk about politics and government and the system.”


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Stefflon Don – “Real Ting” (Video)

Did… Did she say… her puxxy is ‘too good to fxck for free??’ Well, that’s some some-some I gotta get some of. Just saying #CoochieConfidence #Respect

This video though, thick with thick Honeyz. Eye candy shop. Stefflon Don took her “Real Ting” mixtape title track to the trap and doused the flows in coconut milk and curry. Nice slurry for the rice. And Khaled cosigned in the video. Extra nice. Worth a look AND listen then!

Watch and bear witness to all the thickness. Give thanks!

There is not much in the way of info on the artist, by the way. But I was able to find her iTunes link for the mixtape, and there was a review that gave some insight on the Stefflon Don. Hit the jump for that.



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Rolling With Roc Marciano In ‘The Smokebox’ (Video)

Always think about that Xzibit opening line, “You don’t wanna hotbox with me,” when coming across these. Actually, smoker or not… kinda feel like we all do. Stuff can get crazy, but peering through the smoke, we always learn things about the guest and their direction in these sessions. Next up: Roc Marciano toking and talking.

Roc Marciano talks with B-REAL about his long awaited new album, “Rosebudds Revenge,”. Longevity in the game, his start with Busta Rhymes & his new upcoming project with DJ Muggs on this episode of The Smokebox.

Something right about bringing your producer (Animoss) along for the ‘ride.’ Good session Roc.


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Mack Wilds & Pete Rock Speak On Artist-Producer Chemistry, Working On The “New York: A Love Story” And More (Video)

A R&B version of “Illmatic” though? That’s how Mack Wilds describes New York: A Love Story …DOPE! Interesting convo above. So interesting, you will ache realizing how fast the time flies while watching.

Sway meets up Mack Wilds (DeeVee) and Pete Rock at Platinum Studios to discuss structuring a song, the experience of recording in a studio, and the importance of chemistry between recording artist and producer.

This is a great look for ‘The Breaks’ series on VH1. RIP to Heavy D and Trouble T-Roy, too. This is Hip-Hop!

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Brooklyn-Born Representative Hakeem Jeffries Recites Biggie’s “Juicy” Verses On The Congressional Floor (Video)

Did you hear about the Congressman that got up on the House floor and commemorated the 20th year since the passing of Notorious B.I.G. by reciting some lyrics from his late hometown’s hero? It was NOT a dream! And it was damned awesome. Never believe that Hip-Hop can’t move a nation. It does, and its leaders… and this should move YOU! Watch.

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Diddy’s Former Bodyguard Speaks On Notorious B.I.G. Writing Some Of Lil Kim’s Rhymes And Keeping It Secret (Video)

You might file this under talking wreckless: Diddy’s former bodyguard saying Biggie did not want Puffy Combs aka Diddy to know he was Writing for Lil Kim. Keep in mind he (Gene Deal, the bodyguard), has that ‘The Last B.I.G. Night’ documentary coming out soon. So we’ll just leave this right here and step back. You decide.

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Roc Marciano – No Smoke feat. Knowledge The Pirate (Prod. By Knxwledge) [Video]

Another sick video from Rock Marciano’s “Rosebudd’s Revenge” LP. And some of the imagery… sick (watch and see). But them flows though…SICK! Par for the course when Roc Marci’s ridin the track. Got Knowledge The Pirate in the kart next to him on this one. Track produced by Knxwledge.


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Talib Kweli x Styles P – “Last Ones” (Prod. By Amadeus) [Video]

Way to stay on it fellas. Visuals to follow up the audio we dropped on here when Kweli and SP put out the “Last Ones” single.


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