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MP3: T.I. - "Go Get It"

MP3: T.I. - "Go Get It"

Courtesy M3W.

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The Hip-Hop Shop #179 - 28 Uninterrupted Minutes of Freshness

It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #179 is called 28 Uninterrupted Minutes of Freshness - no words from your host Steve 'Flash' Juon and no commercial breaks! That gives you ample opportunity to enjoy quality hip-hop from the likes of Senor Kaos, Quanstar, Parallel Thought and The Black Abstract. Please send your feedback to or @RapReviews on this episode! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on! Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed and follow us on Twitter so you never miss a new episode.

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Tracks featured this week:

* Senor Kaos - Communism 2012
* GP x Clavius Crates x Professor Megablown - Bed Bath Salts & Beyond
* Quanstar - Kna Know
* billy wood - DMCA (Blockhead RMX)
* Parallel Thought - Right Now
* The Black Abstract - Get Out Da Way
* Marvelous Mag f/ Asia J & SmooVth - One Person at a Time
* yU - I Believe (Oddisee Remix)

MP3: @SenorKaos - "Communism 2012" (prod. Exit)

From Kaos Effect:

MP3: Senor Kaos - "Communism 2012" (prod. Exit)

I'm just returning from a trip to the beautiful city of Toronto, Canada just in time to share some new music before I release my latest project.

If you want to hear more about my trip, make sure you check out my Blog The Kaos Effect. Also be sure to download the Señor Kaos mobile app available now for all Blackberry and Android devices. Just search "Señor Kaos" in your marketplace. The app is available as a free download and will keep you informed on my moves while your on the go yourself.

"Communism 2012" is the second leak from my upcoming EP "Mama Said The Sun Rises In The Resurrection" Coming July 3rd, 2012.

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@AdamsWorldBlog 6/25 - Ending The "Real Hip-Hop" Debate

Adam's World Weekly 6/25 - Ending The "Real Hip-Hop" Debate

Welcome to the new week everyone. It was blazing hot this past week in the tri-state area, but for as much as I dislike sweating like Patrick Ewing at the free throw line, the parade of sun dresses, skirts, tank tops, and short shorts always make up for it. Being that the a/c unit in my office is located right under my desk, I managed to get quite a bit of writing done. Leading things off this week is my look at the arguments over what's "real hip-hop" and where I think those arguments fall flat. Pop Shots is officially three years old, and I have a column celebrating that fact. The NYC Scene Report has news on a couple former Artists Of The Week, along with a few newcomers. I went down under for this week's RapReviews feature, which is an interview with Aussie hip-hop trio Hilltop Hoods. Finally, I also have a new podcast filled with an hour of great music, and a new Vid Pick from CT soul singer Omar Wilson.

If you dig any of these features please feel free to forward this email to a friend. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks, and enjoy!

Ending The "Real Hip-Hop" Debate Once & For All

The debate over whether or not many commercially successful hip-hop artists who crossover and see success in the pop world are “real hip-hop” has been one that’s gone on since Top 40 radio discovered kids of all races and backgrounds enjoy rap music. Most recently this debate was brought to the forefront again when Peter Rosenberg told Hot97’s Summer Jam crowd that he was about “that real hip-hop” and not Nicki Minaj.

Let me preface the rest of this blog post by saying I’m not writing an indictment of Rosenberg, who actually plays some great music, or Nicki, even though I’m not a fan of hers. This is about the “real hip-hop” argument that their incident brought up.

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Pop Shots - Celebrating Three Years of Shots

Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is celebrating our third anniversary and we’re doing it the only way we know how - by mocking those that haven’t latest this long! Yes, in honor of three years of Pop Shots we’re puffing out our chests and taking a look at some truly memorable items from pop culture that we have now outlasted. Is it egotistical? Heck yes, but like Tony! Toni! Tone! once sang “it’s our anniversary.” Of course, it goes without saying, that since this is Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.

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NYC Scene Report - Johnny Voltik, Nat Osborn, Deathrow Tull, & More

In this edition of the NYC scene report we have news on a musically daring project from Johnny Voltik, something that's sure to move you from The Nat Osborn Band, a brand new video from Deathrow Tull that features the monsters that you always thought were hiding under your bed, and a fiery demo from female rocker Carley Portera.

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Hilltop Hoods - Australian For Dope Hip-Hop

Australia is well known for its gorgeous scenery, their national symbol of the kangaroo, and beer that comes in oversized cans. Something else they should be known for is their hip-hop scene, which has been steadily growing over the past twenty-plus years. Hilltop Hoods, which is the trio of MC Pressure, Suffa and DJ Debris (pictured L to R), have been a part of that growing scene since they formed as a group back in 1991 (at the time their DJ was DJ Next, but he left the group in the late 90s to pursue another career, and DJ Debris, who had been producing, became the group’s full time DJ). With the release of Drinking from the Sun they’re now seven albums deep, and they have three DVDs to go with those albums. It’s the kind of catalog most artists dream of having.

This week, I caught up with MC Pressure to find out more about the group, and the way in which they’re in a perfect position musically. MC Pressure also discussed the meaning of Drinking from the Sun, and talked about the grant Hilltop Hoods created to help aspiring hip-hop artists in Australia.

Read the full interview at:

Vid Pick: Omar Wilson - Never Again

See the video at:

Fresh ABX Podcast - June '12


Do you have that 2:30 feeling? Well, hopefully it’s a 2:30AM feeling and you’re amped to keep the party going because that’s exactly what this edition of my ABX podcast is going to do. I guess, technically, if you were feeling sluggish it would be quite the effective pick me up, as well, so no matter how you’re feeling the PLAY button is the answer to your prayers. (I’m assuming you were praying for some great hip-hop. If you weren’t, what are you doing here?)

This month’s edition of The Adam B Experience features 14 songs, including a few ABX artist debuts, with everything adding up to nearly an hour of music. I’ve also thrown in some of my own personal brand of lunacy for good measure.

You can stream or download this show at


BS - Yoda Flame
Jesse Abraham w/ Emilio Rojas & TreZure Empire - Parallels
CookBook - Insomniac
Kalil Johnson - Atlas
Tony Cankles - Bangers On A Set List
Expertiz - At Last
Illus w/ Blueprint - Extraordinary
Vorheez - Agoraphobia
The Milky Way - Dubai
YC The Cynic - Rude Boy Jamaican
Jacky P - Lisa Bonet
Birdcall w/ Klokwize & Tedy - Bring It Right Back
The Other Guys - Drum For Me
Satnam - Stop Cryin’ Yo!

As always, thanks for reading and have a fantastic week.

- Adam B

Video: Vinnie Paz - "Cheesesteaks" (@Oxydz)

From Grim Reaperz:

Video: Vinnie Paz - "Cheesesteaks"

Produced by Psycho Les
Strings: Mireya Ramos
Cuts: DJ Eclipse
Mixed by Spent DNero at Goblin Music Studio

Video Credits:
Directed by Yan
Producers: New Pace Productions & Enemy Soil Films
Camera: Bill Connell, JC Costa, Mike McRath
Second Camera: Luke Rafferty
Editors: JC Costa & Yan
Colorist: Bill Connell

Video: Bloody Monk Consortium - "Nightmare on Hempstreet" (@LABAL_S)

From BMC:

Video: Bloody Monk Consortium - "Nightmare on Hempstreet"

Bloody Monk Consortium - Nightmare on Hempstreet
produced by Hemperor K

Lyrics by Leeroy Destroy & Labal-S
Video Edited by: lex luger, Labal-S and Will Taubin

Video: @ZubyMusic - "Go Hard or Go Home"

From 730 Promo:

Video: Zuby - "Go Hard or Go Home"

'Go Hard Or Go Home' is the fifth song from Zuby's 'Commercial Underground 2' album to receive the video treatment. The track (produced by Finnish producer OP Beats) features Zuby flowing as confidently as ever over a head nodding banger of a beat, reminiscent of a 90's US West Coast sound. The verses are heavy on Zuby's deft wordplay and are broken up by simple yet infectious hook, inspired by one of Zuby's own life mottos, 'Go Hard or Go Home'.

MP3: Akon - "America's Most Wanted"

MP3: Akon - "America's Most Wanted"

Courtesy M3W.

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Beat Tape: Keith Edward - "Seasons" (@95Labs)

From 95 Labs:

Beat Tape: Keith Edward - "Seasons"

Seasons is the debut instrumental project by based Brooklyn producer, DJ, and self proclaimed "record hoarder" Keith Edward released by 95Labs. Inspired by the mixed emotions triggered by weather patterns and cyclical changes in New York City, the 21 track project takes the listener on a musical journey through the city's four seasons beginning with Spring playing thru the end of Winter. 

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A combination of beats produced over the last decade (mostly from 2004-2008), Seasons is a retrospective of musical textures created with an MPC, SP1200, and a variety of analogue keyboards.

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Video: Castro y Gambino - Los Galacktikos (@BigSkillyFilms)

From Big Skilly:

Video: Castro y Gambino - Los Galacktikos

This documentary takes a journey into the world of Castro y Gambin - Los Galactikos. See them perform at the 2012 Spanish Harlem Puerto Rican festival on the mega stage, and at the 2012 Jackson Avenue Puerto Rican Festival! The video includes behind the scenes footage from the Puerto Rican festival plus music by Los Galactikos.

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