1. Showbiz & AG
    ft. Diamond & Lord Finesse – “Diggin’ In the Crates
    (DJ Premier Remix)” (AUDIO).


    From D.I.T.C.‘s forthcoming The Remix Project LP comes a taste of DJ Premier‘s dope, newly reworked version of Showbiz & AG’s classic “Diggin’ In the Crates” …MORE

  2. LINK: “The Wicked Takeover” on MHz Radio: “4/20 Weed Smoker’s Special” (2010) (AUDIO).


    From the same man who did the crazy three-hour show full of Large Professor produced tracks comes this all live, all vinyl flashback that aired on Stanford’s KZSU 90.1 FM. Featuring Luniz, Redman, Cypress Hill, Tha Alkaholiks, Phil Da Agony, Buc Whead, Beatnuts, Keith Murray, Artifacts, and way, way more.

  3. Do Or Die — “Loud Pack” (MUSIC VIDEO).


    4/20 conditions are loud and hazy right now thanks to Do Or Die.

  4. Gang Starr on
    Tim Westwood’s Capital Rap Show (April 19, 1991) (AUDIO).


    Recorded exactly 23 years ago. R.I.P. Guru.

  5. Onra —“An Introduction to Rap Français” Mix (AUDIO).


    Even if you don’t understand the language, there is something to get out of this mix, especially as far as beats are concerned. For those of us unfamiliar with these French productions, it’s like discovering an alternate universe of mid-’90s hip-hop beats. …MORE

  6. Anti-Lilly & Phoniks — “14 Til” (MUSIC VIDEO).


    Chill vibes with a familiar Souls sample.

  7. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 4.18.14

    Raekwon-Bob Berg

    (Photo: Bob Berg/Getty Images)

    1. Q&A: Raekwon ‘On Strike’ From Wu-Tang, Blasts RZA for ‘Mediocre’ Music.
    Chef doesn’t sound too happy with The Abbot right now. “RZA’s a coach who won rings back in the day, but now your team is in ninth place. It’s time for a new fucking game plan.” By Jason Newman.
    [Rolling Stone]

    2. The Oral History of Rawkus Records.
    Tracing the history of the label via the people who were there. Includes interviews with Talib Kweli, John Forte, El-P, Mike Heron, Q-Tip, and more. By Phillip Mlynar.
    [My Space]

  8. Tall Black Guy, Eric Lau & kidkanevil Dig Through Mr Thing’s Vinyl Collection (VIDEO).


    This is a Record Store Day thing presented by First Word Records in which the producers were invited over to Mr Thing’s crib in London last November and given access to his crates in order to find samples all four of them would flip into beats for a double 7” called Nothing Leaves The House. Watch them do their thing as they sift through Brazilian records and anime soundtracks and then listen to the finished results right after.

  9. PREMIERE: Kool Keith ft. Prince Metropolis Known — “Wheelchair Beast” (AUDIO).


    (Album art: Jesse Phillips)

    One of the few comforting things in the rap world is that Kool Keith is still Kool Keith. Known for his rap skills as well as his weirdness, he demonstrates on “Wheelchair Beast” (off his new upcoming LP, Demolition Crash) that he’s still comfortable rhyming about stuff almost every other rapper wouldn’t even think of.


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