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Stray Shots: 5 Reasons Why Tupac, Not Biggie, Has Dominated Hip Hop Since Their Deaths

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By URAL GARRETT Posted Friday May 22, 2015 Today we explore why B.I.G. hasn’t dominated Hip Hop’s legacy conversation like Tupac. Once upon a time in a universe far, far away, HipHopDX used to host blogs. Through Meka, Brillyance, Aliya Ewing and others, readers got unfiltered opinions on the most current topics in and beyond […]

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Sweater Beats – The Limit

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Throwback lovers will surely enjoy this track. Here’s a remix of Chaka Khan’s Through the Fire, sampled by Kanye West in the track Through the Wire, titled The Limit. Fans of both songs will surely have chills down their spines as the awesomely composed remix sends heavenly composed high hats right into their earbuds. A […]

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Peace, Paint and Skateboarding behind the West Bank separation wall

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Skateboarding and art allow Palestinian youth living behind the West Bank separation wall to connect with a borderless community. Skating and painting take kids beyond barriers with the opportunity to define themselves not only as Palestinians but also as skaters and artists. This project was made possible by a dedicated team of local/international volunteers and […]

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STEEL & REYES in San Francisco

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From painting to pizza, San Fransisco has got it all. And no one knows this better then locals Steel and Reyes. Check out their latest SF adventures and let them wet your appetites for colour and culinary delights.

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Quest For Cuba: Follow Questlove On His Goodwill Tour To Havana [Full OKP Films Mini-Doc]

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Yup. Questlove‘s Cuba trip finally gets the full mini-travel documentary it deserves, care of Okayplayer Films. You already knew from our photo recap and teaser video that Questo made good use of his time in Havana, engaging in extensive cultural research both by digging up some classic Cuban-made vinyl and by visiting the legendary EGREM studios, where most–if not all–of those classic sessions […]

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A$AP Rocky just dropped another heater -“Everyday” feat. Rod Stewart x Miguel x Mark Ronson (Audio)

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After debuting it during his Red Bull Music Academy lecture, A$AP Rocky released the studio version of his next single, “Everyday.” While the track is definitely unorthodox, prominently featuring a sample from Rod Stewart, it continues his streak of dropping nothing but bangers. You can hear more of the obscure rock influences that Rocky has been mentioning in many […]

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Visual Poetics – The Pursuit of Happiness

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A gem found on Soundcloud, this track speaks about the truth of human nature. From great friends that speak their minds, to the rite of passage of relentlessly making a move on a great friendship, this song is all about what a hip hop b-boy will go through in his life. As the track progresses, […]

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Nas – Nas Is Like (Camo & Krooked Remix)

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From Camo & Krooked comes a kick ass drum and bass remix of Nas is Like. Camo & Krooked took a wonderfully sampled track, lyrically superior vocals from Nas, mind blowing scratches, and remixed with a bassline like no other. This rendition is stunning if you enjoy drum and bass. Savor your favorite 90s track […]

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Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Machinedrum FootworkJungle Remix)

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Throwback lovers rejoyce. From the LuckyMe label, Machinedrum remixes an old gem by Roy Ayers footwork jungle style. Still containing Roy’s lovely high pitched synths, his classic vocals and pianos, all the while keeping the original vibe within the remix, Machinedrum throws the coolest jungle percussions into the mix. Love or hate the gated snares. […]

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Rojai Releases ‘Solitude’ Video

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The latest video from Rojai (Ro-juh), “Solitude”, is now available.  Directed by Hayves Streeter Jr and written and produced by Kent Mori, the video highlights the challenges facing modern musicians who have to work hard to promote and perfect their craft.  The song’s slumpy beats provide the backdrop for Rojai’s soulful lamentations on the potential […]

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