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Hip Hop is Bread Part 4 – Jay-Z at Barclays, Bow Wow Broke, Lil Wayne Beats Elvis, New Skyzoo and Flashback DJs

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Jay-Z opens Barclays Centre (Bonus – Jay brings out Big Daddy Kane)

Bow Wow Claims only a $4000 p/m salary to reduce child support

Lil Wayne Beats Elvis with 109 show ups in Hot 100

Skyzoo Interview and link for new album A Dream Deferred (iTunes)

Flashback DJ’s Mega Mix (HOT) (Click here to Direct Download)


and Buy Tickets for Oct 13th at Yager Bar (use promotional code lovesoul for £1 off)

 

Hip-Hop is Bread Part 3 – Missy and Timbaland on Drake and Aaliyah, MOBO losing cred, Rick Ross Gold, New Nipsey Hussle

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Missy and Timbaland weigh in on Drake and Aaliyah on Angie Martinez HOT 97

2012 MOBO nominations, does anyone care?

Nipsey Hussle Announces Victory Lap, so get his first two tapes in the series here.

Rick Ross goes Gold, check out Hold Me Back (Nigeria Video).

Carell and Gervais finally share a scene in The Office US

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King King vs Godzilla… with Chinese impressions no-less.

Rane Serato SL4 Breakdown

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Every Serato DJ should consider having a fresh set of boxer shorts for this post.  Here’s the official first look.

Serato’s Video

AGIPRODJ’s First Look

Wondering about the interface for four decks? We think it will look like this (top right corner).

Would we buy one at a street price of $899?  Sure.

Beastie Boy MCA may still have cancer after BBC announcement.

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Recently, Mike D of the Beastie Boys, rang Zane Lowe’s show to say that fellow bandmate Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch is clear of cancer.

Sadly, the announcement that real hip-hop fans around the world have been waiting for may have come too soon, according to news sources on Gigwise.  Yauch released a statement saying that the news was ‘exaggerated’ and he is still receiving treatment.

It’s a shame when news like this plays out back and forth in big media, but in any case, we still pray for a speedy recovery.

Drake and J Cole London Afterparty, Record Breaking Crowd

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As stolen a few seconds ago from Twitter… Doors open in 15 minutes.  Twit peeps who took the pics are credited below.

Props @SamirSamir

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Jay Sean blogs about last two years in America

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File this under ‘Fkin Ridiculous’ right?  Hounslow’s favourite son writes up his meteoric rise since entering the US music scene.

“So, another year gone, and so much has happened. Sometimes it feels like it’s all one big blur, and thankfully, I have photos and calendar entries to see exactly what it was that I did!! 2010 was a year in which I witnessed growth. Growth as an artist, as a vocalist, and a songwriter but perhaps more importantly growth as a human being. 2009 ended with me having wedged my foot in the door, and 2010 gave me the opportunity to walk proudly in, quietly confident.”

Read the rest at MTV.com

NEW Raphael Saddiq ‘Radio’ off upcoming ‘Stone Rolling’ Album

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Easily my favourite RnB artist drops another gem.  Now I personally am not a fan of the honky tonk blues music, and 90’s Saddiq is really my choice, however, he is damn good at this.  However, if he was to make another Ray Ray / Instant Vinatge album, I would break down his damn door to steal it.  Until then, listen to Radio by Raphael Saddiq.

Joell Ortiz – Free Agent Album Cover and Tracklist

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So far, the best three rappers releasing albums in 2010 have been Yelawolf, Drake and Bun B.  I VERY much expect, the next two to join them will be Kanye West and my favourite under ground MC, maybe of all time, Joell Ortiz.  Here’s the album cover and tracklist courtesy of RapRadar.

01 Intro
02 Put Some Money On It Ft. Sheek Louch, Jadakiss & Styles P
03 Killed For Less (Intro)
04 One Shot (Killed For Less) Ft. Fat Joe
05 Sing Like Bilal
06 Finish What You Start Ft. Royce Da 5’9”
07 Battle Cry Ft. Just Blaze
08 Nursery Rhyme
09 Phone (Skit)
10 Call Me (She Said) Ft. Novel
11 So Hard Ft. Anna Yvette
12 Oh! Ft. Iffy (prod. Large Professor)
13 Checkin’ For You (Skit)
14 Checkin’ For You
15 Good Man Is Gone
16 Cocaine
17 Incredible (Bonus)

Cee-Lo Green’s New Show ‘Lay It Down’

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Looks like the innovators at Fuse have really picked an amazing conduit to the Hip-Hop, RnB and Rock space in Cee-Lo Green.  The first show will feature NERD, Ludacris and Janelle Monáe, and the trailer looks super dope.  Will this eccentric Goodie Mobber be able to ask the right questions?  Will he jump on the mic and collab with certain artists?  I would love to see him to this show in a Jools Holland format.  It all is to be seen, come the premiere date of October 20th on Fuse in the US.  See the trailer after the jump.

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