Archive for 03/01/2015 - 04/01/2015

Skrewtape - "Go Time"

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The homey Skrewtape getting those DJ Booth premieres?! I see you! This new one, "Go Time," is my kind of shit, too. Something about that vocal in the beat. If you've been rocking with us, you know the god. He's steady killing it, and I love seeing him get these kinds of looks.

Earl Sweatshirt & Action Bronson - "Warrior Leather"

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Earl x Action x Alchemist. Because I haven't had Mr. Wonderful and I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside in the heaviest of rotation already.

(Pigeons & Planes)

DJ BenHameen x Groove Candy - Who Runs The World? (90's Edition)

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Dope collection of '90s hip-hop and R&B from some of the best women to do it.

Lord Finesse on Juan Epstein

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This is history, people! "Yes the Lord came thru to talk about everything. He covers the start of his career and the role Guru played in it, the creation of DITC, discovering Big L, working with Biggie, working on Chronic 2001 and Detox, and much more!"

Rapper Big Pooh ft. Eric "Blakk Soul" Keith - "How I Move"

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Pooh over some magical Apollo Brown production? This is heavenly.

Easy Mo Bee on Juan Epstein

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Mo Bee is a legend, trust: "The legendary producer of Warning, The What, Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless, and many more classics came by to talk about coming up with Mister Cee, making Ready to Die, working with BIG and Pac, his relationship with Puff and much more!"

Juan Epstein on Biggie (3/11/2015)

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I believe this was recorded on March 9, and is a few days after the anniversary of Biggie's death, but it's so necessary: "If you want an official, perfectly organized, and professional Biggie retrospective — go somewhere else. If you want to hear great stories and factoids from Ciph, opinions and memories from me, and a great call from Lord Finesse — listen to this!!"

Pay Tribute to The Notorious B.I.G.: 2015 Edition

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Eighteen years ago today, the greatest rapper of all time was removed from this Earth. While I normally just rock the that rock the dub radio episode I made in tribute to Biggie's memory, there have been a few new additions to the Biggie Smalls canon that I wanted to share.

Fresh Daily ft. Moruf & Quelle Chris - "That One Girl, That One Time"

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Another Mr. Dibia$e-produced cut? Why not? Been a minute since I've rocked to some Fresh Daily, and I'm glad this one hit my inbox. That chilled jazz vibe is so lush right now.

Pugs Atomz - "Loser"

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This Mr. Dibia$e-produced gem is taken from Pugs' Bama Pi LP.

J-Live - "Pay It Forward"

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This feels so summery, which is in direct competition with the actual weather forecast right now. This is taken from His Own Self, which is due out on March 17.

The Combat Jack Show: The Kool Keith Episode

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The squad sits down with a legend: "Kool Keith shares his long and eventful journey, from the South Bronx, to dancing in front of President Ronald Reagan, to the legendary hip hop clubs like Union Square and the Latin Quarters, to moving out west and inventing "pornocore", Dr. Octagon and all his various personalities. Crazy how his past intersect with a young Iggy Azalea. Poppa Large, big shot on the east coast."

Jay Electronica - "Road to Perdition"

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For everyone who's leaving hip-hop because of the bullshit that's on the radio, I'll sit here and blast some new Jay Electronica. With shit like THIS still resonating, there's no reason to dip. Just find the outlets that are playing that real shit that you need.

(Pigeons & Planes / Rap Radar)

DJ Taye, Jalen, & DJ Manny - "Lets Get Blowed"

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The TEKLIFE crew flipping a Snoop Dogg cut I hadn't heard in ages, for free? Yes, please.