Monthly Archives: May 2011

Video Of The Day: Actor Adrien Brody Reads Biggie’s “The Ten Crack Commandments” As Poetry (The Academy of American Poets, At Lincoln Center, NYC, April 27th, 2011)

Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997) was an American rapper. He was popularly known as Biggie Smalls (after a character in the 1975 film Let’s Do It Again), Big Poppa, and The Black Frank White … Continue reading

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Mixtape; Hip Hop Is Read Presents: Fathers of Rap, Volume Four: Gil Scott-Heron (Featuring Songs Gil Scott Was Sampled For) Featuring: Common, Masta Ace, Mos Def, 2pac, Little Brother, Joell Ortiz, Q-Tip, The Game Kanye West, & Many More) (Free Download)

In the words of Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets, Gil Scott-Heron was “the link between ‘Trane and Malcolm X.” This juxtaposition is an interesting one – one which alludes to, arguably, the very genesis of hip hop: the culmination … Continue reading

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Mixtape: TOKiMONSTA – Analogue Monsta Mix (Part 2 of 2) (Free Download) (Bonus: Suzi Analogue – COVRS 3P Free Download) (2011)

Following up on the MONSTA-rous first half released last week, we now complete the cipher w/ the second, Analogue half of their two part tour mix CD. For her mix, miss Suzi Analogue used her 30min time slot to concisely … Continue reading

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Mixtape: Cookin Soul Presents The Revolution Is Being Televised: A Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron ( 4/1/1949 – 5/27/2011) (2011) (Free Download) (Rest In Peace)

R.I.PGil Scott Heron , the godfather of rap, 4/1/1949 – 5/27/2011 “The Revolution is being televised” a tribute mixtape produced by CookinSoul, cover design by ImpeCorp.com Tracklist: 01 – Intro 02 – Did You Hear What They Said 03 – … Continue reading

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Mixtape: (Brick City Representative) Traz Messiah These Are My Roots, Vol 1 Hosted Almaze & DJ Blast (Featuring: Saladin, Vertica, Nauce Da’ Boss, Rick F, & More) (Free Download)

I ran into this mixtape a few months ago when I posted a track by Traz Messiah as Track Of The Day called A Better Ending. Which I’m loving. I should of posted this mixtape back then because I really … Continue reading

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Album Of The Day: Laura Stevenson & The Cans – Sit Resist (Don Giovanni Records) (2011) (Free Download Till June 1st 2011)

Laura Stevenson was schooled in the traditional music of her grandfather and grandmother (composer of “The Little Drummer Boy” and vocalist for the Benny Goodman Orchestra respectively) from an early age. It wasn’t until she started performing with Bomb The … Continue reading

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Mixtape: DJ Boogie Blind – The Definite D.I.T.C. (The Diggin’ in the Crates Crew) (Showbiz & A.G. (Andre the Giant), Big L (R.I.P.) Diamond D, Lord Finesse, Fat Joe, O.C., & Buckwild) (Throwback) (Free Download)

The Diggin’ in the Crates Crew, also known as D.I.T.C., is a New York-based hip-hop collective, deriving its name from the art of seeking out records to sample for production. Its members have achieved substantial and consistent recognition in both … Continue reading

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