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DJ Premier, Kareem Biggs And Beef Jones Talk Roc-A-Fella History, Jay Z And “Reasonable Doubt” (Video)

Beef Jones hosts a sitdown with DJ Premier & Roc-A-Fella’s Kareem “Biggs” Burke. They discuss Jay Z’s classic “Reasonable Doubt” album. The video starts with a lot of prelim (some setup is going on); as this is a live online discussion forum while. The meat of the discussion is set out around the 11-minute mark. Check it out.

Interesting insights on Preem’s production process and some early history at The Roc (like who was the label’s first signee).

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Roc-A-Fella Reunion Concert Sells Out In New York City (Video)

It was a reunion for The Roc…sorta. Before a standing room only audience, [a piece of] The Roc was in the building – Gramercy Theater – for a Roc-A-Fella Reunion Concert. No Jay-Z? No Beanie Sigel? No Problem. The Young Gunz, Freeway, and Memphis Bleek repped the family well. Special guests on the concert bill included Mos Def, Peedi Crakk, and N.O.R.E. – with Young Guru and Just Blaze behind the turntables. More footage after the jump.
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Classic Clips: Lamont “Big L” Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999)

This is one of my favorite joints from the late Children of the Corn and D.I.T.C emcee Big L, “Put it On” produced by the ever hype Deejay Kid Capri.It is a bit disheartening that his murder still remains unsolved , as he was destined for mega success as rumors of a Rock-A-Fella signing loomed. In my opinion had Big L singed with “The Roc” Jay Z might not have been what he is now, with L at the time being the more polished and lyrically gifted emcee(check any of the old freestyle with the 2, Jigga is fighting to keep up with Big L most of the time). With all passings of our legends lets focus more on uplifting and appreciating our greats while they are still alive…..


Former Roc-a-Fella Records A&R ‘Lenny S’ Speaks On His Tenure There & Gives His Top 5 Producers (Video)

Former Roca-A-Fella Records & Def Jam A&R for Lenny S sat down to talk how he ended up at Roc-a-fella records and his top five producers. Some of his picks were wild suspect, but then again it’s his own personal opinion.