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Vinyl Destination: DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz are partners. Skillz did his wrap up for 2012. Can Jeff get his in now? Apparently so. DJ Jazzy Jeff in the video above, for this webisode of Vinyl Destination, gives us a behind the scenes look at the people and places he visited in the last year. Happy 2013 everyone!

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Kendrick Lamar Speaks On His Favorite Albums Of 2012 (Video)

It’s a wrap for 2012, right? I mean, Skillz did the “Wrap Up” already… but wait… Kendrick Lamar has something to add. Watch him run his fav 2012 albums for GooglePlay above.
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‘Mayan Doomsday 2012’…NASA Knew It Wouldn’t Happen (Video)

C’mon… you’ve been watching “The Walking Dead” on AMC… you peeped the movie trailers for “World War Z” and “After Earth”… You cannot tell me that along with those visions of sugarplums dancing in your head… you hadn’t thought about what might happen on 12/21/2012 (the day the world was supposed to end).

Okay, you don’t have to admit it. After all, you have the luxury of being here today saying “I knew it all along.” NASA’s and other scientists took a stand on this craziness before the so-called Doomsday date arrived.

‘…there was never evidence that the Maya culture predicted the end of the world on 12/21/12 . In fact, there are Mayan texts that refer to time periods beyond 2012.’

– Anthological archeologist Sonja Schwake

NASA made a video about it. Wanna see it? Click above.


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Black Milk – Demo Beats 2012

Detroit producer & emcee Black Milk took to his soundcloud page to release some of the beats he’s cooked up for 2012 for his fans’ audio consumption. It’s about time we heard something from Black Milk who seemed to be rather quiet for most of the year. I’m still hoping he drops an official song & video for that ‘Don Cornelius’ joint he teased us with a while back. After listening sitting here listening to these instrumental demo joints, the track that catches my attention the most occurs around the 2:50 mark. That’s that gritty Detroit hip hop most of us fiend for. Black Milk has to stop disappearing like this. I’d like to see Black Milk put out more videos from past albums while in between projects to hold fans over until the new stuff is done. Until he does I guess these demo instrumentals should suffice for how.

Eve Speaks On Moving On – Interracial Dating, New Music, Moving To London & More (Video)

Queen of Philly Eve is back on the scene (evidenced by a nice BET Cypher appearance) doing her thing. She stops through Hot 97 in NYC and chats with personality Angie Martinez on a range of topics… and she ducks NOTHING. Her thing with Stevie J… she was young. Her new home and new man, both European… and she loves them both. New album… it’s on the way (finally). This is good talk… real. Watch. Bonus: Got that Ruff Ryder BET Cypher featuring Eve for you after the jump!

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Will Ferrell Will Do Anything To Get You To Vote For President Obama (Video)

Actor & comedian Will Ferrell never ceases to get more than a few laughs out of me even when dealing with situations as serious as this very close 2012 Presidential Election. Clearly President Barack Obama is the best candidate with a shot to win at this time in my opinion. It’s apparent that Will Ferrell feels the same & wants to make sure you laugh your ass to the polls on November 6th & re-elect the President for a 2nd term.
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Gods’Illa – 2012 A3C Performance (Video)

Nice. Gods’Illa sent in the above video and interview from A3C 2012 this past weekend in a hurry. Much appreciated. Above is an abbreviated version… Full-length version is waiting for you after the jump.
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Alicia Keys iTunes Festival Concert (Video)

That’s right! We got the whole concert from the 2012 iTunes Festival embedded in this post. Hookups like this is why you stay down with us…we know! Alicia Keys came through with the talent and sex appeal on 10! Very nice. Okay, enough reading. Click and watch. Thank us later!

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A3C Hip Hop Festival 2012 Coming To Atlanta October 11-13th

Rising stars in Hip-Hop from across the United States and abroad will take the stage, alongside Hip-Hop legends, at the 2012 A3C Hip-Hop Festival. The event will be held October 11th, 12th, and 13th in Atlanta, GA, USA. Among the more than 300 artists to be featured, A3C will have live performances from Raekwon, Twista, Tech N9ne, GZA, Devin The Dude, Slum Village, Hopsin, Ab-Soul, Gunplay, Killer Mike, Chip Tha Ripper, Freeway, Cyhi The Prynce, Nipsey Hussle, Chris Webby, CunninLynguists, 9th Wonder, Young Guru, Dungeon Family (Backbone, Witchdoctor, Sleepy Brown, Slimm Calhoun, Big Rube and Rico Wade), Dizzy Wright, Clear Soul Forces, OCD: Moosh & Twist, Roach Gigz, Oddisee and Yelawolf.

A3C 2012 will also feature a film festival; emcee, producer, turntable and breakdance competitions; a streetwear expo; lots panel discussions; LOTS of after parties and more. Definitely the place to be this Fall. For more information, check the A3C Festival website,

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Jah Prince ‘Cooyah Island Vibes’ Part Four (Mixtape)

More mellow reggae vibes as this is part four of the promo series for Cooyah Clothing (established since 1987), a Jamaican clothing company now doing business in Florida. These CDs get sent out with purchase orders but still got the first linkz to listen!!

We must salute the new followers of the blog from France and Kenya. This mix highlights artists like I-Octane, Gramps Morgan, Chronixx, the dynamic reggae bands Bonafide and Dub Tonic Kru, songstress Tasha T and Romain Virgo.

2012 London Paralympics Promo: “Meet the Superhumans” (Video)

“Meet the Superhumans” is an awesome and awe-inspiring TV commercial promoting the 2012 London Paralympics going on now. The promo uses Public Enemy’s “Harder Than You Think” as the chosen theme music & there couldn’t have been any other appropriate musical choice. Watch the action at

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Wiz Khalifa – Europe Tour 2012 (Video)

Wiz Khalifa & his crew seem like they have a good time while out on tour. Especially when they’re ‘blazing up’ Europe. A true manifestation of living ‘young, wild, & free. Video directed, shot, edited by @billpaladino
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Statik Selektah x Termanology (1982) – “Lights Down” featuring Big K.R.I.T.

Statik Selektah and Termanology (moving together as 1982) dropped “2012” on May 22, 2012. Though the Massachusetts duo 1982 is a relatively new phenom on the Hip-Hop scene, we got ’em locked. Tracked a major blip on our scope days after they dropped the “2012” full-length release (click here see a recent video post for “Too Long”). Now, peep this track off “2012” entitled “Lights Down” (featuring Big K.R.I.T.).


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Comedy: Butt Naked Man Interrupts London Olympics Torch Relay (Video)

A Butt Naked streaker sparked a police chase in the UK during the London Olympic Torch relay yesterday. The naked man appeared from the lines of people carrying a fake torch & proceeded to run in front of the Olympic flame runner with ‘Free Frank Ocean CDs’ ‘Free Tibet’ scrawled on his back before he was tackled by cops and covered in a blanket. It’s starting to become an very interesting Olympics in the UK indeed. **Music Please**

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Philly Event: The Roots present “The Philly Fourth of July Jam”

Summer is hot, and so is The Roots’ summer festival – “Philly Fourth of July Jam!” The Roots’ 2012 event will feature an array of guest stars including Common, Queen Latifah, Joe Jonas, and Daryl Hall. By the way, in case you cannot make it to Philadelphia for the live event this year, we have your back. You can watch it live online via Livestream! Click here for more information.


Courtney John – ‘Gonna Be Alright’ (Video)

Now it is summer 2012 and THIS is very good visual of MY JAMAICA with all the sentiments of Trust, Love and Community. The lyrics are well put together and that audio sample… or that loop…. NOPE the original production is using LIVE MUSICIANS… that’s what Reggae is as you can see at the very end! Courtney John has been a professional and worked with many international artists but still lives & works on the island. And yes we’ll hear this song on the latest Cooyah Island Vibes Mix CD.

Find him online: + Twitter: @Courtney_John

Jo Mersa – “Bad So” (Video)

I really support this new generation of artists that bring forward the ‘RAW’ style of djing (toasting). Jo Mersa is from the Marley line of artists, so while on the road touring he has picked up that suave persona that is sure to sell units. This track is also featured on the upcoming CY Evolution Dancehall Series #5…. BAMM!!

2012 Ghetto Youths International

Roots Picnic Recap 2012 (Video)

This is a recap of the 5th Annual Roots Picnic on Philadephia’s festival pier at Penn’s Landing. On-stage acts riding with The Roots included De La Soul, Yasiin Bey, and Rakim! Certainly one of those you-had-to-be-there events, but this recap video gives you a good taste of what went down.

CY Evolution Dancehall Series #4

CY Evolution Dancehall Series Promo Mix CD

Another collection of Dancehall tracks mixed by Atlanta’s DJ Jah Prince for CY Clothing Inc., a clothing company based in Florida but who reps the Jamaican culture since 1987. This mix also includes a snippet from the Sunsplash Mix Show radio interview with female artist Mystic as we preview the 1st Quarters Riddim from veteran producer Tony ‘CD’ Kelly.

This mix is in the streets but online for the fans and family FIRST here at #RealTalk + Tracked Version :: HERE ::

1982 (Statik Selekt x Termanology) – “Too Long” feat. Ea$y Money [Video]

New video from the the Murda Mass duo of Termanology & Statik Selektah for “Too Long” off of their new album 2012 that just dropped. The particular track features their homie Ea$y Money from the ShowOff camp & the video was directed by Brian Petchers. Check out video from their album release part under the hood below….