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Editorial: The Top Fifteen Gang Starr Videos
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

[Guru a/k/a Keith Elam courtesy Barbara Murdter and Wikimedia Commons]Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon: It's still shocking to me that we interviewed Guru in 2008 and he was gone just two years later. So many of my hip-hop idols growing up have passed away, but I took Keith Elam's death particularly hard, because I had been an unabashed and unapologetic advocate of all things Gang Starr since the early 1990's.

Even when Guru's "Jazzmatazz" projects temporarily or eventually on a permanent basis took him away from working with DJ Premier, it was that unique combination of his lyrics & vocals with DJ Premier's beats & scratches that always kept me coming back for more.
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The Hip-Hop Shop #391 - Celebrate at High Noon
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

It's time for another edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #391 is called Celebrate at High Noon! Today you'll hear new material from INF!, Acetik & Daniel Son, Chanel West Coast and more! Follow us @RapReviews so you never miss a new podsafe free show - like The Drunk Train from Adam Bernard.
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Video: Toney Blanco - "Fireworks" (@toneyblanco_rm @MsRiverCity)
Posted by Steve Juon at Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 10:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Video: Toney Blanco - "Fireworks"

Ms. RC: Toney Blanco returns with another video off off his recent mixtape "The Donation." "Fireworks" is an explosive display of the New Haven, Connecticut rapper's lyrical prowess as he ignites flames with each bar delivered.
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Audio: @DavanteFresh - "Nxturally Trxll"
Posted by Steve Juon at Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 8:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Audio: Davante Fresh - "Nxturally Trxll"

M.S.: The talented Sauga City canadian artist Davante Fresh is back again with another up tempo joint!! Davante has been bringing us an uncanny sound for 2016 this far. So enjoy his new record entitled "Nxturally Trxll" & Welcome To BluFlameSzn.
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Audio: @acetikhiphop @dissbbm @smooVth - "High Noon"
Posted by Steve Juon at Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 6:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Audio: Acetik & Daniel Son f/ Smoovth - "High Noon"

Ace: Longtime Friends and Toronto Natives Acetik (of Bangerville) and Daniel Son (Crate Divizion) drop some heat on us for the end of summer with the aptly titled track "High Noon". They recruited OG wordsmith, Hempstead's very own SmooVth (of The Winners) for this certified magma-rock. This joint compares their urban surroundings to that of the desperado days, with a strong western theme.
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Video: Keem O'Shae - "Closer" (@keemoshae @MsRiverCity)
Posted by Steve Juon at Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 4:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Video: Keem O'Shae - "Closer"

Ms. RC: Keem O'Shae premieres the visuals for "Closer" off his recent mixtape "Pain of My Reality." In this remake of Goapole's "Closer to My Dreams", Keem presents his non-fiction take on the struggle to attain success despite his circumstances.
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Audio: @MarvelousMagNY @SmooVth - "Better Than Me"
Posted by Steve Juon at Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 2:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Audio: Marvelous Mag f/ SmooVth - "Better Than Me"

MMM: #TheWinners own Marvelous Mag and SmooVth team up to make this soulful laid back joint entitled "Better Than Me" while they speak about their past situations in life, telling the younger generation to be better than them.
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Video: Remulak / Melanin 9 - "Highlife" (@VLRecords_)
Posted by Steve Juon at Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 12:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Video: Remulak / Melanin 9 - "Highlife"

VLR: The fourth physical release from Village Live Records is here, featuring beatmaker Remulak, the man behind our first record, TVI001 Karma/Maintain featuring Cappo & Lewis Parker.
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Audio: Ric Wilson's "Soul Bounce" EP (@RicWilson)
Posted by Steve Juon at Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 10:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Audio: Ric Wilson's "Soul Bounce" EP

Matt: Ric Wilson is a 21-year-old self-proclaimed artist, performer and prison abolitionist from the Southside of Chicago. Outside of music, Ric also spends a great deal of time giving back to the community by leading panel discussions and has led workshops at University of Illinois at Chicago, Depaul University, Roosevelt University, Loyola University and more. Ric was also one of the eight delegates chosen to travel to Geneva, Switzerland in November of 2014 to represent the We Charge Genocide coalition.
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PR: @HaddyRacks Unveils #Mixtagram Visual Mixtape (@FlyLikeDove)
Posted by Steve Juon at Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 8:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

PR: Haddy Racks Unveils #Mixtagram Visual Mixtape

Dove: Bronx songwriter Haddy Racks put a fresh spin on viral music today with his #Mixtagram Volume 1 visual mixtape, which dropped on his IG.
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