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DJ Premier Recreates The “10 Crack Commandments” Beat Live (Video)

WOW! If you were there to see Preem doing this live, I know you LOST it! This is Hip-Hop, even if the stage setup isn’t. Haha!


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Nile Rodgers At The National Museum Of African American Music’s 2018 Legends Gala (Video)

I’m happy to see an incredible institution being built to pay homage and honor to our unique American art form.

Words from a dude that was there, before Hip-Hop THEN through its beginnings. DOPE! But… answer the man… WHY was it so HOT? Hahaaa!

Music Icon Nile Rodgers talks with DJ BLAK MAGIC about how he handled The Sugar Hill Gang sampling his song Good Times and how he feels about being honored by the National Museum of African American Music at their 2018 Legends Gala.

Did you know there was Sugar Hill Gang v. Nile Rodgers beef like that though? They squashed it, and made money, and J. Prince wasn’t even involved. We think (wink).

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The History Of Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam” (Video)

Wow! The origin/evolution story of one of the quintessential Hip-Hop melodies told in a dope montage. Respect Sister Nancy!

The music of reggae legend Sister Nancy has played a pivotal role in Hip-Hop for over 30 years, but she’s rarely seen profits from her influence. Recently, Jay-Z sampled Nancy’s “Bam Bam” for his track “Bam,” the same song Kanye West reworked for his ‘The Life of Pablo’ cut “Famous.” Genius decided to trace the song’s evolution from a local hit to a frequently-sampled component of Hip-Hop.
– Genius News

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Syl Johnson: Any Way The Wind Blows (Trailer)

Pioneer soul singer Syl Johnson left the music business in the 1980s to open a Chicago fried-fish chain; having struggled with all but no acclaim fro decades. That does not mean he was totally forgotten though; just underappreciated. Heads have likely heard (knowingly or not) samples from his “Different Strokes” (from 1967) in the works of Run-DMC, NWA, Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan, Beastie Boys… well, you get it. Talk about ‘unsung.’ This documentary will spotlight an artist to whom it was denied for far too long.

Check out the official trailer above.

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Mobb Deep Speaks On Being Ready For Beef & Being Sampled Often (Video)

When Mobb Deep would say, “There’s a war going on outside, no man is safe from” … sh!t was real? Yes. And they stayed ready for ‘the realness.’ Hear about it from Hav and Prodigy themselves; and the respect they have for those who sampled them (as they considered doing so a compliment).

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Pete Rock On The Art Of Sampling (Video)

Pete Rock sat down with VladTV doing promo for his new project with Smif-n-Wessun to talk about his favorite producers and the art of sampling records. Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun’s collaborative album ‘Monumental’ is in stores now