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Da Beat Detective – Kanye West Edition

September 29, 2009 by


I know this is normally Raph’s thing and that’s cause he knows way more bout it than me but I saw this vid at Kevin Nottingham’s site and thought it fit in well with this series.  A worth-while 10 minutes showing where Kanye (one of the lead samplers out there) got some inspiration for a […]

NaS writes an open letter to Gang in Chi

September 29, 2009 by


So thursday, there was a gang related murder in Chicago where a 16 year old, Derrion Albert, was beat to death.  I will give you a link to news coverage of it for people who haven’t heard of it.  The reason I am posting this because NaS posted a response at Global Grind.  For someone […]

Addiction (WeedMix) by Wiz Khalifa

September 20, 2009 by


Filthy, Nasty, Underground

September 19, 2009 by


Exile, the man behind the amazing sound of Below The Heavens , has been hard at work and this year released a solo album Dirty Science. I thought that introducing Exile and this album to our Hip-Hop discussion was relevant because much of Exile’s music pushes the limits of Hip-Hop.

Let The Truth Be Told

September 19, 2009 by


This is a new mixtape from previously featured da what fam artist JasIl and group 1Shade. 1Shade attended High School in San Francisco, CA and have been working together for over 3 years now.  The group is composed of MC’s JasIl, Dubb L & Young Merritt and producer DJ JG. Feedback is definitely appreciated for […]

(Da) What’s on my Mind – Post #2

September 17, 2009 by


So, I have been recently thinking about the bridge between hip hop artists that are considered old school verses the new school. What is today’s hip hop and where is it going?

Diamond in the Rough

September 15, 2009 by


MC Black Sunn and Producer Mydus hail from the cites of Baltimore, MD and Miami, Fl respectively. Their mixtape Born Alone, Die Alone isn’t a flawless gem but it does feature quite a few amazing tracks.


September 8, 2009 by


J*DaVeY is coming at you out of Los Angeles. The two are on fire (in more than one way). The two released an abum last year which is really a combination of two EPs, The Beauty in Distortion/The Land of the Lost. Their sound is a crazy mix of pretty much every genre you can […]

Wale – Ice & Rain

September 4, 2009 by


Nice way to start off your Friday/weekend, with a new song from Da What’s #1 to Watch For, Wale!  WAS exclusive at rapradar but grab the download after the jump.  I don’t really want to be posting leaks all the time but I do love Wale.  If this song didn’t even make the cut, I […]

Luck-One and Dekk – Beautiful Music

September 4, 2009 by


I’ve been sitting on this for a while, and I think you guys are really gonna like it. Hanif Ta-Nehisi, known as Luck-One, started rhyming back in the late 90’s and soon after started Seventh Science rap collective. Right as they were about to drop their first release, Ta-Nehisi was arrested and sentenced to 6 […]