Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween! Video: Ghost Stories w/ Ghostface Killah (Jimmy Kimmel)

Beanie Segeil's Diss to Jay-Z "Average"/Jay-Z's Reponse Via Interview

Beanie Sigel What You Talkin About (I Aint Your Average Cat)

Jay-Z responds to Beans during an Montral Interview

"“Well, Beanie Sigel at the time, and you can look it up if you like, was driving two Bentleys. With his momma in the sticks and selling 800,000 records, I don’t know what more you can do for somebody. What people choose to do when they attain of success— at some point you have to look in the mirror, and look at yourself. Beanie Sigel had a record deal, a record label, and a clothing line. And never went platinum, ever. I don’t know in the history of rap has anyone done so much with so little. What more can you do for a person at that point. A record deal, that’s normal. A record label and a clothing line. If that’s not pushing a person, shitttt…”

Hear The Full Interview

50 Cent on the Beans/Jay-Z Beef (Thanks Nah Right)

A lot of the times when I say Jay is a cool punk, don’t get it fucked up, he’s a smart guy. You can’t take away from him what he’s done in the actual business and in the game. But since he lost to Nas, he hasn’t competed… Everytime somebody came— Beans went out in the front with Jadakiss. He had the Cam’ron issues. Then when Cam’ron came back and it was issues again, the Tru-Life deal was signed. And when Tru-Life got into an altercation with him, that one stopped. That’s what stopped the Cam beef.

[Do you feel like that Beanie Sigel has some legitimate complaints about Jay-Z?] I think he did have legitimate complaints because of my choices. Like— When they tell me you was giving the nigga $1250? [Silence.] A group? [Silence.] A motherfucker can’t even afford no pussy with $1250. [Laughs.] These niggas is staying in nice hotels. If a bitch order room service twice, you’re done. [Laughs.] You know what it is, it’s traditional business. My business model comes from the curb so I’ma take care of my niggas a little different, cuz they my people.

Curtis Calls Gomez Bros (10/31/09) [17min] | Usershare

A Million And One Questions - Jay-Z

1996 Shades Of Hip-Hop interview with Jay-Z promoting the release of “Reasonable Doubt”.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rakim Wasn't Feelin Nas "Unauthorized Biography Of Rakim" Song! (Says Nas Put Personal Thigs Out Like Names Of His Kids)

Rakim responds to Nas song 'Unauthorized Biography of Rakim' off of Street's Disciples.

The RZA On The Bonnie Hunt Show!

RZA speaks On Being A Father. Struggle, Shares Storys On His Past, Being High Spirited & New Movie.

Old School Flyer Of The Month

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Meaning Of The Name - DJ Premier

Premier breaks down the history behind the origins of Gang Starr during an interview in Poland.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

True Hip-Hop Stories: Cypress Hill's B-Real

In this episode of True Hip-Hop Stories, B-Real of Cypress Hill discussed the making of their hit recording How I Could Just Kill A Man and the influence latinos had on the hip-hop culture.

True Hip-Hop Stories: B-Real from D-Nice on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Def Jam 25: ?uestlove Talks The Roots Joining Forces With Def Jam & Jay-Z

Judging by ?uestlove’s commentary, Young H.O. is a man of his word….For anyone that’s been hiding under a rock for the last 3 months, Def Jam is celebrating 25 years of hip-hop excellence (I don’t know if all 25 years were excellent, but a majority of them were, lol).

Ooops, I forgot to mention that XXL’s November issue is paying homage to Def Jam’s 25 years of building hip-hop to what it is today (that’s the point of this post).

And since it’s that time of the month (XXL Magazine secret newsstand bootlegging time), protocol’s entails that I scour through 130 pages of fresh content for the most interesting tidbit.

The XXL staff did an extraordinary job in wrangling some of DJ’s most prominent personnel and gutting them of their favorite memories.

From Rick Ross’ first album release party at Club Mansion in Miami to Scarface putting his mother on the phone with LL Cool J at his signing party at Time Hotel in NYC, DJ had some awesome times.

Today’s DJ 25 memory belongs to The Roots’, ?uestlove. ?uest sat down with Rob Markman or Bonsu Thompson (one of the two did it, it doesn’t say tho) and disclosed the day Hova revealed to him that a Def Jam Records takeover was in the works and their “convenience” would be returned to them in a timely fashion.

?uestlove on The Roots signing to Def Jam with Jay-Z’s help…

“The Fade To Black taping was a two-week period. We did two dummy shows with Jay-Z up in Boston before we did the MSG show, practicing. Me and Jay were choppin’ it up, and I kinda told him that it was frustrating being on Interscope, because we’re used to the label being in proximity of Philadelphia. He says, “Okay, I’ll see what I can do about the situation.” I say, “What do you mean?” He’s like, “Can I trust you? I’m about to make a move”. I say, “How long is this gonna be?” He said, “It’s gonna take a second.” Then it just became a back and forth. We had one more album left on our Interscope contract, and we had an option to extend it for an additional four album. This was November 2003. Jay-Z basically said, “Hold off on that. I’m going to get your convinence back.” I guess he was saying he was about to takeover the label.”

Friday, October 16, 2009

Classic Flava: Stetsasonic - Africa/4 Ever My Beat

Stetsasonic - Africa
(You know there was a time that Jesse Jackson was down with Hip Hop)

Stetsasonic- 4 Ever My Beat

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Slick Rick Interview

MC Ricky D talks to StreetSongsTV.Com about his career and Russell Simmons being a “secret agent”.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Have A Nice Day Gone Bad: Roxanne Shante Admits To Lying About Ph.D

(Via Urban Daily)

Slate Magazine had previously reported that Roxanne Shante’s story about having her label pay for her Ph.D, reported by the New York Daily News was false, after investigating it. Now Roxanne Shante has finally addressed the issue with a letter.

“I would like to thank my long time fans and supporters for your continued support. I am humbled and grateful to all of you for that. Without going into all of the details as of right now, I would like to apologize that this story regarding my post recording career has caused such a ruckus. The entire story will be revealed at a later time.

Throughout my career and life, I have been faced with many challenges, both professionally and personally. Like all of you, I am human, and may have not made the correct decision all the time. And, like anyone else, I would like to think that my entire life or career is not judged by one error or mistake.It is very easy to criticize someone and I have left myself open to criticism. That is fair. There are plenty of people that will attest that I have done a lot for them. It seems though, that negativity gets more attention than positivity.

All I can say to that, is before you level any further criticism and cynicism, walk in my shoes. I am making this statement to apologize to the people that truly care about me for any angst that this situation has caused, and to thank them for their continued support. I am proud of what I have been able to do for so many others, and would like to let those persons know that I will continue to be there for them no matter what.

I am proud that during my twenty plus years as a pioneer in the Hip-Hop industry, to have opened doors for those who came after me, such as MC Lyte, Salt N Peppa, and Queen Latifah to name a few. I will have no further statement in regards to this matter at this time.”

Q-Tip 16 Bars Freestyle #2

Monday, October 12, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Q-Tip (Feat. Norah Jones) - Life Is Better

New To Dwele's Music?

Don't know much about Dwele who will performing Tonight @ EJ Thomas' Stage Door on The University of Akron campus @ 9pm?

Take a listen to his first album "Subject" as well as some of his videos and a guest appearances witrh Common and Kanye West.


01. Poppa Yo (Intro) 02. Truth 03. Find A Way 04. Twuneanunda 05. A.N.G.E.L. (Interlude) 06. Day at A Time 07. Subject 08. Sho Ya Right 09. Money Don't Mean A Thing10. Hold on11. Kick Out of You12. Without You13. Whoomp (Interlude) 14. Lady at Mahogany15. A.N.G.E.L. (Reprise Ft Slum Village)16. Let Your Hair Down DOWNLOAD!

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Friday, October 9, 2009

President Obama: Nobel Peace Prize "A Call To Action" (Video)


A beaming President Barack Obama says he's honored to win the Nobel Peace Prize, but says he isn't sure he's done enough to earn it. (Oct. 9)


DJ KRATE DIGGA presents The Renaissance Volume 2…


See DJ Krate Digga with Dwele Saturday October 10th @ EJ Thomas's Stage Door in Akron @9pm

For information go to:

I Need A Haircut: Original Samples

(Thanks Kevin Nottingham)

01. “American Woman” by The Guess Who
From the album American Woman (1970)
Interpolated in “Road Block”
Produced by Biz Markie & Cool V

02. “Listen and You’ll See” by The Crusaders
From the album Pass The Plate (1971)
Sampled in “Road Block”
Produced by Biz Markie & Cool V

03. “Think (About It)” by Lyn Collins
From the album Think (About It) (1972)
Sampled in “Road Block”
Produced by Biz Markie & Cool V

04. “Louie” by Allen Toussaint
From the album From A Whisper To A Scream (1970)
Sampled in “Leggo My Eggo”
Produced by Biz Markie & Cool V

05. “A Feeling Is” by The Emotions
From the album Rejoice (1977)
Sampled in “What Comes Around Goes Around”
Produced by Biz Markie & Cool V

06. “Don’t You Want To Stay” by Bill Withers
From the album Making Music, Making Friends (1975)
Sampled in “Romeo And Juliet”
Produced by Biz Markie & Cool V

07. “Sad Feeling” by Bobby Bland
From the single “If You’ve Got a Heart” (1970)
Sampled in “T.S.R. (Toilet Stool Rap)”
Produced by Biz Markie & Cool V

08. “Get Thy Bearings” by Donovan
From the album The Hurdy Gurdy Man (1968)
Sampled in “I Told You”
Produced by Biz Markie & Cool V

09. “Sweet Soul Sister” by Quincy Jones (feat. Nate Turner & The Mirettes)
From the album The Lost Man Soundtrack (1968)
Sampled in “Kung Fu”
Produced by Biz Markie & Cool V

10. “Papa Was Too (Live)” by Joe Tex
From the album Live and Lively (1968)
Sampled in “Kung Fu”
Produced by Biz Markie & Cool V

11. “Outside Love” by Brethren
From the album Brethren (1970)
Sampled in “Take It From The Top”
Produced by Biz Markie & Cool V

12. “Alone Again (Naturally)” by Gilbert O’Sullivan
From the single “Alone Again (Naturally)” (1971)
Sampled in “Alone Again”
Produced by Biz Markie & Cool V

13. “Impeach the President” by The Honey Drippers
From the single “Impeach The President” (1973)
Sampled in “Alone Again”
Produced by Biz Markie & Cool V

14. “Morning Sickness” by Larry Coryell
From the album Coryell (1969)
Sampled in “On And On”
Produced by Biz Markie & Cool V


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Method Man Turns Himself In For Tax Evasion!

NYPOST reports "Grammy-winning rapper allegedly owes nearly $33k to the government"

Q-Tip “Bonita Applebum” (Live In NYC)

Dwele @ EJ Thomas' Stage Door in Akron, Ohio Oct. 10th!

Keepers Lounge at the Stage Door, with the support of Keepers of the Art.

Doors open at 8pm with DJ Krate Digga.

Detroit Neo Soul singer/songwriter Dwele (pronounced dweh-lay) has carved out a niche for himself in the contemporary soul game as a smooth jazz-minded crooner of introspective and innovative groove.

For more info go to


Seating is limited - Please go to or call 1.800.745.3000 or visit your local Ticketmaster location - Tickets are also available at the E.J. Thomas Hall Ticket Office or call 330.972.7570 or visit

About Dwele
Neo-soul singer/songwriter/producer Dwele grew up on Detroit's west side, listening to soul music from Motown visionaries Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye as well as jazz on the radio. Born Andwele Gardner, he began writing songs at the age of ten, after his father was murdered outside... Musicians / Bands > Rhythm & Blues Location & Nearby Info

Guru & Solar – The Carey Sisters Interview (Audio)

Guru & Solar – The Carey Sisters Interview (Audio)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Shaq's First Win Game & With The Cavaliers! (Highlights)

Shaquille O'Neal scores his first basket for the Cleveland Cavaliers in a preseason game against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Rare Flava: Digital Underground-Kiss You Back

MTV's Hottest MCs 2009 List

Here is MTV's Hottest MC's for 2009. I thought last year's list was bad, but wow! Leave post and tell us if you agree with the list. If, what rappers are in your top ten?

1. Jay-Z

2. Lil Wayne

3. Drake

4. Kanye West

5. Rick Ross

6. Gucci Mane

7. Jeezy

8. Fabolous

9. 50 Cent

10. Raekwon

Mae Day – Give It All (Video)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hip Hop Pioneer Mr. Magic Dies…

(From Kevin Nottingham)

I’ve been offline most of the day and just heard the terrible news. 2009 has been an awful year in regards to losing legends. According to DJ Premier, Mr. Magic died this morning from an apparent heart attack.

For those that don’t know, Mr. Magic was a hip hop pioneer. He launched the first ever rap radio aired on a major station in 1983 with DJ Marley Marl… The Rap Attack.

Mr. Magic was referenced in songs by many emcees. In 1982, Whodini paid respect to the DJ in their song “Magic’s Wand” saying “the moment he went on the air / it was plain to see a new phase was here” and “in no time at all a star was born”.

2Pac mentioned Mr. Magic on the track, “Old School”, from the 1995 release, Me Against The World. Nas mentions “I miss Mr. Magic” in his debut single “Halftime”, from 1992.

In 1994 Mr. Magic was referenced on Notorious B.I.G.’s track “Juicy” as being one of his early influences: “Every Saturday – Rap Attack – Mr. Magic Marley Marl.”

Blaq Poet referred to Mr. Magic on his 2006 release “Rewind-Deja Screw” on the opening DJ Premier produced “Bang This”, where he raps “I turn on my radio, I cover my ears, I cant have it, where the fuck is Red Alert? Where the fuck is Mr. Magic? I guess I gotta get with the times, my mindstate is 88′ but my style is ‘09.”

In 2002, he made a return as a DJ on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’s fictitious radio station Wildstyle Pirate Radio, portraying himself. Whodini’s song mentioned above was also played on the radio, described by Mr. Magic as “a very special throwdown (…) this song is all about me and the Rap Attack”.

R.I.P. Mr. Magic… you will be missed.

Reflection Eternal Live @ Manifesto Fest Afterparty (Video)

Snoop Dogg x Dr. Dre x The Game

Just Blaaaaaze on

Nas Breaks Down His Open Letter To The Teen Killers Of Chicago Honor Student!

The Roots "How I Got Over"

The Roots "How I Got Over" from Okayplayer on Vimeo.