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One of the best Hip Hop and R&B duo's on one track, what would you expect? From the classic '98 Moment of truth,  Guru and Premo's 5th and most acclaimed, album. The sample is...

After releasing their second album through Obese Records in July this year, they’ve been busy bees touring with Outkast’s Big Boi and Drapht. But after a couple of months the Thundamentals finally found the...

  The teacher speaks up once again, with fellow pioneer Doug E Fresh beatboxing on the background. Performed at Def Poetry in 2005, Season 4 - Episode 3. They are part of the lines from...

Nothing but love for the soft and almost meditating sound, but what's really fascinating about this track; is the story behind it. 'Telephone, it's Old Dirty. He wants to give you directions home" Ma Dukes, Dilla's mom,...

"Five DJs turn the tables on the history of music. RE:GENERATION is a documentary film that follows DJ Premier, Mark Ronson and 3 other DJ's as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of...

"And what we have is much more than they can see" Another Dilla and De La Soul collaboration, with DJ Premier on the intro and Yummy Elizabeth Bingham on the chorus. Yummy who? The name may not sound...
Madlib

It's all about Otis Jackson Jr. Better known as Madlib, but by the time of this release around 2002, was not even releasing on that alias yet. After Lootpack and Quasimoto, he decided to expand...

On 8th November 2011, the sad and unexpected message reaches us that Heavy D passed away. Let's rejoice his hit performance at the MTV BET Awards, which was his first televised show in 15 years and unfortunately his last one. And check the video...

Some more Detroit Hip Hop for y'all! 1st Down is a duo consisting of J Dilla and Phat Kat. They have only 2 official singles out due to 'label trouble' at PayDay. These are...

From Reks' album Grey Hair and on 1982 - the Diamond Collection, a best-of-Statik Selektah & Termanology mixtape realised by Diamond Supply Co. and Showoff Records. It is the Lawtown Mix, which refers to...

We all know 'Drizzy Drake', but y'all knew this? From The Comeback Season, his 2nd official mixtape from 2007. The main reason I love this song is the instrumental, Goapele's Closer. Known by the movie Honey,...

Wednesday June 22th the duo and its crew rocked the show at 013 in Tilburg NL. Thanks to Mr Ghostman from HouseofHipHop.nl I was present. Meth & Red in the building, with all BO!1&2 classics...

During a clean-up session in the room I've had since my 6th a lost cassette tape popped up on which I found an bedroom but recorded radio show hosted by my 8 your old...

The first time I'm posting some Atmosphere makes place for a small introduction. A long time existing group from Minneapolis with current members rapper Slug and producer Ant. They put out very diverse Hip...

Throw some of J Dilla's "Someone Used This Already" and DOOM's "Air" rhymes in the mix, and listen to thisss. It is especially this beat, one of my JD favs, from Beat Tape Vol....

R.I.P James Dewitt Yancey / J Dilla / Jay Dee 07/02/1974 - 10/02/2006 To me the greatest producer all time, and besides the reason I fell in love with Hip Hop. When I heard J Dilla that...

Showcasing the open to debate 4,5 or 9 elements of the endlessly evolving Hip Hop culture and it's disciples skills. Graffiti art in Visuals, DJing in Turntablism, MCing in Spoken Word and Breakdancing, Producing and and Beatboxing in Beats & Breaks. The Knowledge, Thoughts, Art of Performance, Entrepreneurialism, Fashion and more are left to discuss in The Mindstate category.

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Low and behold. It is I, the follower of Bokonon, the humble loopdigger who only leaves his existential crisis for a gram of Pollem and winegums. Shedding light on topics cloaked in darkness, revealing...

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