Joe Stevens ‘Vans and the Places Where They Were’

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Audio: 1982 ft. Bun B & Josh Xantus – Race Against Time [Clean]

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From Statik:

Bun & Josh came through the Showoff Bassment last night and we did this. Much love to our fam, friends, & fans in Japan.

new 1982 video ft Mac Miller dropping tomorrow… and new 1982 album on the way, but we’re taking our time… so look for that Fizzyology Term & Lil Fame album first.


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Audio: Neek the Exotic & Large Professor – Still On The Hustle

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Large Professor and veteran MC Neek The Exotic, who first worked together on “Faking The Funk” from the White Men Can’t Jump Soundtrack, will release a collaborative LP entitled Still On The Hustle on May 17th through Fat Beats Records. Here’s the project’s title track which features verses from both MCs over a scratch heavy Large Pro production.


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Music Video: 1982 Statik Selektah & Termanology ft. Mac Miller 82-92

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1982, the duo consisting of producer Statik Selektah and emcee Termanology, recently dropped a brand new track, titled “82-92”, off their next album, featuring rising newcomer Mac Miller.

In the clip, Termanology and Mac trade verses back in forth on some spitting sh**. The Jon Wolf-directed clip features footage of the two chilling in the studio, rhyming on stage at a show, and in the streets.

1982’s self-titled debut is already in stores. At press time, their next project did not have a release date.


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Video: Jean Grae “R.I.P. (prod. Ski Beatz)” feat. Talib Kweli & Styles P

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Jean Grae R.I.P from BLACKSMITH on Vimeo.

I don’t know what show they shot this video at (probably some SXSW ish), but I’m mad I wasn’t there. Earlier today, Jean Grae released the official video for her Cookies or Comas track “R.I.P.” featuring Talib Kweli and Styles P with Ski Beatz on the production. Video directed by The ICU. Cookies or Comas is coming soon.


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Friday in NYC: DJ ?uestlove & Chris Keating @ Webster Hall (4/1)

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This Friday, DJ ?uestlove will be making his return to Webster Hall in NYC for the Girls & Boys party. ?uesto will be manning the decks and spinning a mix of disco, soul classics, hip-hop, electro, and just about anything else you can move your body to. Warming things up on the turntables will be Yeasayer frontman Chris Keating, as well as G&B residents Alex English and Rekles. Entry is just $5 before midnight with RSVP. This is a 19 and over party – doors open at 10pm.


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Audio: eLZhi “Verbal Intercourse Part 2 (prod. 14KT)”

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It’s been about 2 years since eLZhi announced he had a new mixtape on the way, Elmatic. As the title would suggest, the project is eLZhi’s take on Nas‘ classic debut LP, Illmatic. That album’s clearly untouchable, but if there’s one artist I’d like to hear re-interpret it, it’s EL. Today, we get word that the tape is still on the way, and should be coming soon. Listen to the tape’s bonus track “Verbal Intercourse 2,” which has eLZhi going in over 14KT‘s “Verbal Intercourse 06″ beat. “eLZhi warns and shares aspiring artist about the shady music business and touches on his departure from SLUM VILLAGE‘s Label and his former rap partner.” Interpret that as you will.


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Jeff Koons Must Die!!! The Video Game

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Jeff Koons Must Die!!! The Video Game from Hunter Jonakin on Vimeo.


From Wall Street to the forefront of the pop art movement, Jeff Koons has endured a great deal of controversy over his career. From his perception of art based on his creations to his proclamation of all things balloon animals as his own, Hunter Jonakin has his own insight with Jeff Koons Must Die!!! The Video Game. Locked in a museum, you’re given the ability to wreak havoc on Koons’s work as well as himself, which is in itself a controversial bit of commentary.


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Video: Danny Brown “Guitar Solo”

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Danny Brown kicks Detroit street tales with his latest video “Guitar Solo.” The song appeared on Danny’s 2010 LP, The Hybrid. One of the better songs on a very strong album (make sure you get that). Video directed by Tony Foster.


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Audio: Action Bronson & Statik Selektah – Cliff Notes

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Here’s the first offering off the upcoming Bronson x Statik Selektah collaborative album.


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Nate Dogg Laid To Rest In Long Beach, Thousands Attend

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Thousands of family, friends, and fans gathered to say goodbye to pay their respects to the late Nate Dogg in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday (March 26), as the legendary singer was laid to rest in his hometown.

Among those in attendance was Nate’s west coast rap peers, such as Dr. Dre, The Game, DJ Quik, Mack 10, WC, DJ Pooh, Battlecat, and of course, Snoop Dogg, who — just a day before — inked Nate’s likeness onto his arm permanently.

Inside the Long Beach Cruise Terminal, lights spotlighted a wooden coffin adorned with red and white flowers, while two jumbo screens on opposite sides of his it flashed six different photos of Nate Dogg (real name: Nathaniel Hale) — all the way from his childhood boy to his days at the top of the music industry.

MTV cameras were on hand to document people as they entered. Inside, Snoop and friends spoke a few words to send their late friend off.

“He was a loving, caring individual,” an emotional Snoop said of his friend. “I’m so honored, so happy that you gave me the opportunity, God, to know Nate Dogg. I want to stand here and cry, but I have to have the strength for you Nate Dogg. It’s 213, DPG for life.”

“It hurts me so much to see this,” Warren G added while looking down at the casket. “We been through a whole lot and that was my dog. He stayed down with me from the bottom to the top. I didn’t ever think I would have to sit at a funeral for one of my dogs. All I can say is that was my friend, me him and Snoop was 213 from the balls to the walls. The music industry lost an incredible artist.”

Nate Dogg passed away earlier this month from complications of multiple strokes he suffered in the past several years. May he rest in peace.

Snoop has established a memorial trust in Nate Dogg’s honor, with proceeds benefiting his six children and family. For more info, visit SnoopDogg.com.


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Today in LA: The Originators Dance Battle #3

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Video: New York by Gehry

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Frank Gehry is perhaps the most celebrated practicing architect in the world today. Over the past five decades, under Gehry’s creative direction, Gehry Partners, LLP has designed public and private buildings in North America, Europe and Asia. Hallmarks of Gehry’s work include a particular focus on creating spaces that are comfortable to the people who use them, and that exist well within the larger context and culture of their location. At 870-feet tall, New York by Gehry is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere and a singular addition to the iconic Manhattan skyline. For his first residential commission in New York City, master architect Frank Gehry has reinterpreted the design language of the classic Manhattan high-rise with undulating waves of stainless steel that reflect the changing light, transforming the appearance of the building throughout the day. Gehry’s distinctive aesthetic is carried across the interior residential and amenity spaces with custom furnishings and installations.


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Music Video: MED featuring Talib Kweli – Classic

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Although the single was released last summer, Stones Throw Records indicates that “Classic” will be featured on the forthcoming album from MED (Medaphoar), with the video for the track now offered here. The song was produced by Madlib alongside with a guest feature from Brooklyn MC Talib Kweli.


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Video: Captain America Full-Length Trailer

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The latest superhero film to emerge out of the Marvel franchise will be the story of Captain America. Set during World War II, the story presents the background into how a skinny and ultimately unwanted soldier by the name of Steve Rogers would undergo a radical experiment to help in America’s battle against the Nazis. The film will release in both 2D and 3D formats on July 22.


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French Artist Nicolas Le Borgne aka Odö

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Ballesteros + Marot


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Audio: Smoke DZA – Loaded (Prod. by Lex Luger)

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Hilarious. Smoke DZA’s T.H.C. drops April 1st.


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Audio: Tech N9ne – F.A.N.S.

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Listen to or Download Tech N9ne – F.A.N.S.

Pre-order bonus track for Tech N9ne’s forthcoming All 6s And 7s album, which drops on 6/7 of course.


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