1. Meow The Jewels Album Trailer (VIDEO).

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    What began as a gag is now turning into reality. The new Run The Jewels 2 album (which drops October 27) will now get an official remix version utilizing production made out of cat sounds! Contributing to the tracks are Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Just Blaze, Prince Paul, Dan the Automator, The Alchemist, Baauer, Boots, Zola Jesus, Nick Hook, skywlkr, and Solidified Sun. El-P and Killer Mike are donating their proceeds to charity. …MORE


  2. Kokane ft. Joe Young & Kurupt — “U Hear Me” Remix (AUDIO).

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    Shut da F Up & Cut da Checc.

    …MORE


  3. V. Nova ft. Smif-N-Wessun — “Abstract Art”
    (MUSIC VIDEO).

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    Produced by Crack Factory. Taken from Hidden In Plain Sight 3, out now.
    …MORE


  4. Chairman Mao:
    Across 135th Street – Moody Blue Note (AUDIO).

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    Latest episode of my RBMA Radio show is on some contemplative autumn-daylight-getting-scarcer type ish: a few selections from the Blue Note Records catalog. …MORE


  5. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 10.15.14

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    (Photo: Gene Bagnato, courtesy of the Adler Hip-Hop Archive/ Art: Ed Piskor/ Photo: Glen E. Friedman / Photo: pimpclinic.tumblr.com)

    1. The Triumphs and Tragedies of Larry Smith.
    In 1983 a bass player from Queens revolutionized the sound of hip-hop. How did he end up forgotten and confined to a hospital bed? By Robbie Ettelson (Unkut).
    [Cuepoint]

    2. Hip Hop Family Tree: Ladies Love Cool James.
    LL Cool J gets a call that changes his life forever. By Ed Piskor.
    [Boing Boing]

    3. Under the Influence: How Def Jam’s Early Days Inspired This Season’s Look.
    Some ill flicks of Beastie Boys, PE, Run-DMC, LL. By Zach Baron. Photographs by Glen E. Friedman.
    [GQ]
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  6. J-Zone Interviews K-Def (AUDIO).

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    Topics include 45 King, Real Live, Pete Rock, Marley, Lords of the Underground, Roosevelt Hotel Record Convention, sampling, studio equipment, the infamous “Mardi Gras” bells, “and what he heard on a hidden cassette tape that LL Cool J revealed and played for him in the early ’90s.”
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  7. Run The Jewels Record Second Album In The Woods (VIDEO).

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    Usually here in Amercia, footage of a cozy cabin in the wilderness usually involves randy young people either posing in some fashion ad or being chased by a maniac with an ax. Well, this video does have something sinister and that’s the face-melting music of Run The Jewels as they are seen working on their sophomore LP surrounded by nature and lots of weed. El and Mike discuss working together and their formula for success, which basically involves consistent marijuana intake, occasional psychedelics and a whole lot of rappin’ they asses off.
    …MORE


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