12.08.16 by Jeff

Unreleased 52-Minute Wu-Tang Clan Freestyle From 1997

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Tim Westwood just blessed the Internet with an absolute gem from his collection! A little piece of history in the form of a freestyle session featuring ODB, Method Man, U-God, Masta Killa, and RZA going off for just under an hour. Listen to the entire thing below!

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08.07.15 by Staff

New York Rapper Secretly Records Entire Album Using Apple Store Computers

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There are a lot of struggling artist stories but this one might take the cake. After numerous setbacks (broken computer, stolen hard drive), Prince Harvey recorded his entire album using nothing but his own voice and a display computer at an Apple Store in Soho! Even after befriending a couple of the employees, and using some ingenuity to actually save his work at the store (hiding files in the trash to save them from nightly memory wipes), it still took months to finish.

The album entitled PHATASS, set to release July 26th, is an acronym for Prince Harvey At The Apple Store: Shoho. Check out the result of Prince Harvey’s four-month labour of pure determination below.

 

 

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Via The Daily Beast

25.06.15 by Staff

Music Video: Kool A.D. “Hickory”

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Great video directed by Youth Experimental Studio and animated by Muriel Holguín. Check out Kool A.D.’s “Hickory,” featuring Talib Kweli and Boots Riley, below!

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10.06.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Performs Fantastic Renditions of Classic Hip-Hop Tracks

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Polish orchestra conductor Radzimir Debski, also known as JIMEK, wins the award for best encore ever. This is the best video on the entire Internet today as far as I’m concerned.

Debski and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra perform a 30-song medley of hip-hop classics (and one original piece) as an encore following concerts at the Polish Nation Radio Orchestra Concert Hall in Katowice, Poland. I love that this is edited together using mostly footage shot by fans in the audience.

Watch the video below!

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20.05.15 by Staff

Run the Jewels

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Official video for “Early” (featuring Boots) off Run the Jewels 2. Really nice minimal animation style. Watch the full video below.

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09.03.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Party Radio: Interview with Go Yama

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I’m excited to share with you this interview and exclusive mix for Booooooom by Garrett “Scooter” Oyama, aka Go Yama. I came across Go Yama’s incredible cover of Flying Lotus’ “Putty Boy Strut” a couple months ago and found myself listening to it over and over and over. This feature came directly out of my obsession with this song.

I’m always hunting around on Soundcloud for up and coming artists, and producers. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for a feature like this, please share a link to a Soundcloud page in the comments! Listen to the mix and read the full interview below.

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19.01.15 by Jeff

The Jay Z Demo Tape (Pre-Reasonable Doubt)

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Mass Appeal has dug up what appears to be a Jay Z demo tape, from before his first album, Reasonable Doubt. He sounds more like Big L in these tracks, have a listen to all 10 songs below.

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20.09.09 by Jeff

The Blueprint 3 Outtakes

An A&R at Rocafella contacted Alex Goose to submit instrumentals for Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 album. None of these made the cut, but the internet is buzzing about the album that could have been.

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Download the whole thing, here.

via: yesyesyall