Archive for August, 2008

The second and final installment of our time with Black Element in Harlem. Black tells us more about himself, chops up the internet mentality of MCs, and more. Remember to check out his album, A Majority Minority, out September 18. Also look out for Black on the 2ManyMCs Mixtape, dropping this Tuesday.

aside: Don’t you love YouTube quality? We’re workin’ on our Vimeo tip.

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He really called himself Ciroc Obama.

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Continuing on the Detroit hip-hop theme for the day, Michiganhiphop.com spent some time with Elzhi recently, and he elaborated on some of his classics.

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Download: Royce da 5′9″ - We Deep ft. Trick Trick (prod. by Denaun Porter)

One of my favorite rappers from one of my favorite scenes in the country is finally going to drop The Bar Exam 2 on HipHopDX, on Sep 9. Yeah, that’s right, it’s going to be released online through a news site. If Paul Wall wants to release his next album through me, I’m game. There’s a precedent for it now, right?

Props to 2DopeBoyz

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Because he said he’s about doing albums, not just songs. What a concept, huh? I’ve been a fan of every single album he did in the “Vs.” series, and I’m betting this Planet Asia one won’t be any different. September 16, get that! Cop the Pain Language mixtape here if you haven’t already.

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…if Wordsmith has anything to say about it.

Download: Wordsmith- First Six Months (prod. by Capish)

No, they’re not beefin’, I just needed a title. Got this in my inbox today. You may remember him from the Hip-Hop DX mixtape he put out in 2007. His grind really encompasses the globe, and his work ethic, from what I can tell, is crazy. Check it out.

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Download: Lupe Fiasco ft. Gemstones- I Know Why (prod. by Prolyfic)

Andrew at FSD shares another gem with us from his vault of Chi-town rarities.

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Download: Mos Def- The Glow

New Mos Def for ya. Short n sweet.

via Nah Right

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I had to post this for you all because I thought it was so interesting. Fresh off Team USA’s gold medal run in China, one of our point guards is heading back for more… probably a lot more. Jason Kidd has been with Nike for a long time, it must have taken a lot to get him to go from Nike to a brand that isn’t even known in the US.

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Video from the track off Eardrum. The Blastmaster sure has been getting a lot of face time here the past few days. If you’re reading this Teacha (a big if), hit me up!

props to The Smoking Section

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