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Throwback: Eminem x Proof – “Tim Westwood Freestyle” (Video)

Of course, a Tim Westwood freestyle pretty much stamps an artist as ‘official’… even though Em & Proof had earned that stamp over and over again since the time this throwback was recorded.

…years ago Eminem & Mr Porter dropped the biggest freestyle in the world on Tim Westwood TV!

To celebrate I’m releasing this rare never heard before anywhere Eminem & Proof (R.I.P) throwback freestyle.
Recorded back in 1999 on New York Live show with Westwood & Marley Marl.



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Thirty Years Later: DJ Red Alert Gives Us The Real Story Behind “The Bridge is Over” (Video)

Nowadays we get beef in the form of Remy Ma getting at Nicki Minaj. But heads know… The Bronx and Queens has ben going at it over the decades. Let’s listen and watch at DJ Red Alert, who was there for it all, tell us about some foundational Hip-Hop battle history: The Bridge Wars of the late 1980s, KRS-ONE and Boogie Down Productions vs. on Marley Marl and the Juice Crew.

(As an important aside, pay attention to what Red says about a DJ’s duty to our music and culture. Great stuff! “The Bridge Is Over”… but Hip-Hop don’t stop… can’t stop!)

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Marley Marl x Big Daddy Kane x Masta Ace x Craig G. x Kool G. Rap – “The Symphony” (Live) [Video]

Oohhoohoooo! This is cooler than 40 below! Damn if Marley and Kane didn’t bring ’em ALL out! The Juice Crew got on the mics and made it do what it do. When Masta Ace said, ‘Listen closely…’ back in the day, best BELIEVE we did. And you will again. Press play and enjoy thoroughly, you faithful Hip-Hop heads!

This was at The Rock Steady Crew’s 38th Anniversary show in Central Park, New York City (July 27, 2015). More footage from that fantastic event after the jump.

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Marley Marl Recreates The ‘Classic Recipe’ For MC Shan’s ‘The Bridge’ (Video)

In this episode of Classic Recipes, the legendary producer explains and demonstrates how he created the beat for MC Shan’s “The Bridge,” one of the most memorable beats in hip hop history. As always, along with the beat programming tips and composition/production techniques he also gives us the lowdown on where and when the music was originally created.

Marl recalls the moment he first met MC Shan and recorded “Marley Marl Scratch,” and also remembers when legendary rap radio personality Mr. Magic rejected a Boogie Down Productions record that was submitted for airplay on WBLS-FM, later resulting in the feud between the South Bronx crew and Marl’s Juice Crew.

“The Bridge” was originally created using the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer and the Korg SDD-2000 Sampling Digital Delay. Marley Marl programmed the beat by triggering drum sounds (the kick and snare) from the TR-808 into the SDD-2000, giving the track a unique sound and feel.

In this video he recreates the beat using the Akai MPC Renaissance; instead of just sampling The Honey Drippers’ track “Impeach The President” intro drum beat, Marley completely reprogrammed the beat from the kick and snare right down to the “Ladies and gentlemen” voice intro. Along with adding some ghost notes, he reversed The Magic Disco Machine’s “Scratching'” record to create the stabs and gritty noises you hear at the beginning of “The Bridge.” – Dubspot

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KRS-ONE Gives His Views On 9-11, Hip-Hop’s Great Ones and More (Video)

Whether they agree with him or not, most would agree that the ‘Kris’ (KRS-ONE) articulates his positions on even the most controversial topics plainly…when given the chance. Surfing the ‘Tube (YouTube), I found this Vlad-TV clip (above) in which KRS-ONE clarifies comments he made soon after 9/11 to The New Yorker magazine that were were taken out of context. KRS-ONE also talks about today’s Hip-Hop, battles, and his respect for the rap greats.

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Marley Marl Recreates The ‘Classic Recipe’ For “Eric B. Is President” by Eric B. & Rakim (Video)

Damn! Has it been 25 years already?? Guess so. But what was dope then will be dope again… especially the way Marley Marl put it down on “Eric B. Is President!” Check out the super producer putting together another ‘Classic Recipe’ in the video above!

‘In the second installment of Marley Marl “Classic Recipes,” he shows you how he produced “Eric B. Is President” in 1986, the debut single for legendary hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim. Marl talks about meeting Rakim for the first time and discusses the collaborative process with Eric B. that would yield one of the most influential Hip-Hop tracks ever. “Eric B. Is President” combines a bassline from Fonda Rae’s bonafide 1982 club hit “Over Like a Fat Rat” and a beat from James Brown’s 1974 hit “Funky President.”

– DubSpot

‘Limitations made us who we are.’ (Marl spoke truth with that…speaking on making a CLASSIC with only 4 tracks. No high tech; just superior SKILLS!)
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Marley Marl Classic Recipes: Recreates LL Cool J’s ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ With Unreleased Verse (Video)

“In the first installment of Marley Marl ‘Classic Recipes,’ he shows you how he produced the beat for the 1991 Grammy award-winning chart-topping single “Mama Said Knock You Out” by LL Cool J. He discusses the collaboration and the production process of the track, as well as methods and tools that were used, including the Akai MPC60 and E-Mu SP-1200, the preferred sampler and drum machine for most hip hop producers at that time. In this video Marley Marl loads the samples into his new production weapons of choice, Ableton Live and the Akai APC40, including bits of Sly And The Family Stone’s “Trip To Your Heart” and James Brown’s “Funky Drummer”.

Throughout the video, the DJ legend gives invaluable advice and tips for young and up and coming producers, and he concludes the episode by offering a mixing technique for Ableton Live users and lovers of 808 kicks and other bass-heavy kick drums, and an alternate rock version of the song with never before heard lyrics recorded by LL in 1990.” – Dubspot
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Marley Marl Responds To MC Shan’s Allegations That He Introduced Him To Crack Cocaine (Video)

These responses to each other are hilariously quick. Hahaaa! Marley Marl responds back to MC Shan’s True Stories Vol. 1.5……if they respond back to each other any quicker I’ll just have to create one post from now on. But then again maybe Marley is right after all & websites & blogs shouldn’t have covered this anyway because, as he says in his first response video, “no one cares.”

MC Shan’s True Stories Vol. 1.5 (Response To Marley Marl) [Video]

MC Shan responds to Marley Marl’s denial of alleging stealing money, introducing MC Shan to crack cocaine, & stealing beats. Right after that below Marley responds again….the back & forth continues…


Marley Marl Responds To MC Shan’s Allegations Of Beat Stealing (Video)

The internet moves fast as hell these days. We just posted an interview with the legendary MC Shan who made some accusations against the legendary Marley Marl & it didn’t take time for Marley to respond. In case you missed what’s going on make sure you watch the MC Shan video first then come back to this one.