N.O.R.E. (AKA P.A.P.I.) discusses Illmatic, Biggie vs Buckshot x Guru with DJ Drama [Video]


Catching up with DJ Drama for his first ever interview with the radio personality, N.O.R.E. (AKA P.A.P.I.) discusses Nas' Illmatic, the time Guru (of Gangstarr) came to Lefrak, and the jail conversations about who's better, Biggie or Buckshot.

Besides being on Drama's Shade 45 show to promote his recent release Student Of The Game, N.O.R.E. explains why he and Drama never did a Gangsta Grillz mixtape [while also claiming that they're still going to do it], as well as bigging up Nas' debut album Illmatic - released exactly nineteen years ago to the day [of the interview].

Throughout the interview the two also play a lot of N.O.R.E. classics including the original version [that according to N.O.R.E. not too many people have] of Capone-N-Noreaga's "L.A. L.A.". Peep the interview after the jump.

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Blu - "Lemonade" | New Music

Some refreshing freshly squeezed newness from the enigmatic Left Coast hailing emcee Blu to kick off your morning in the form of "Lemonade".Read more

Big Shug x DJ Premier - "We Miss You" (Guru's 50th Birthday Tribute) | New Music

On April 19th 2010, one Hip Hop’s most revered emcees and one half of the legendary Gang Starr, Guru, passed away after losing his battle with Cancer. Today, Sunday July 17th, would have marked a special mile stone in emcee's life as he would have celebrated his 50th birthday.
Although the veteran emcee can't be here to celebrate, that hasn't stopped longtime friends Big Shug and the legendary DJ Premier from putting together a special tribute for their late friend. The track, entitled "We Miss You", finds GangStarr affiliate Big Shug reminiscing about many times he spent with Guru and Premo.

To be honest, I've found it difficult to listen to this track. Even one year on, his passing and the way it was handled by Solar still bothers me to my core.

Listen... Big Shug x DJ Premier - "We Miss You" (Guru's 50th Birthday Tribute)

Rest In Gracious Peace... Guru (Gift Unlimited Rhymes Universal)

DJ Premier shares personal journey with Hypetrak TV (Video)

Hypetrak TV catches up with one of the greatest Hip-Hop producers ever DJ Premier at the legendary D&D studios (now known as HeadQCourterz) where the producer, record label owner and radio show host shares with interviewer David Huynh, his personal journey inside the world of Hip-Hop as well as some of his most cherished moments in Hip-Hop and beyond it.
Check out the full interview below

Hypetrak TV: DJ Premier from Hypetrak on Vimeo.

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Crooked I – "Mass Appeal Freestyle" HHW Reloaded 1 | New Music

Three years ago the west coast Slaughterhouse General kicked off a year-long weekly freestyle series that caught the ears of everyone on the interwebs.
Well...fast forward to today and Crooked I is back to do it again. At the suggestion of his twitter followers, Crooked I decides to go in on the Gangstarr classic "Mass Appeal".

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FREELOAD courtesy of 2DopeBoyz