Monthly Archives: October 2008

Brother, Brother – Illa J

Dilla’s younger brother Illa J talks about his upcoming album “Yancey Boys”.

Illa J ft. Debi Nova – “Sounds Like Love” ( Delicious Vinyl / 2008 )

Sewer Side – Das EFX

GrandGood.Com footage of diggedy Das EFX performing some of their Hit Squad-era classics at NYC’s Knitting Factory earlier this month.

“Freak It”

“Straight Out The Sewer” / “Baknaffek”

“Mic Checka”

“Real Hip-Hop”


“They Want EFX”

The High Plains Drifter – Jehst

One of the UK’s finest producers-on-the-mic Jehst talks about his early Hip-Hop influences, his career as an artist and the British rap scene.

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New Joint – Pace Won & Mr. Green

Pace Won & Mr. Green – “Children Sing” ( Raw Poetix / 2008 )

Taken from the pair’s recently released album “The Only Color That Matters Is Green”.

New Joint – EPMD

EPMD – “Listen Up” (EP Records / 2008 )

E-Double gets his Roger Troutman on with this first single from the Long Island duo’s forthcoming album “We Mean Business”.

Bars (Live Cypher) – Donny Goines / Mickey Factz / Skyzoo / Sha Stimuli / Torae etc

Donny Goines brings his long-running “Bars” series to a memorable close with a mammoth onstage freestyle session at NYC’s Knitting Factory.

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Bonnie & Clyde – Jay-Z / Beyonce

Footage of Jigga’s headlining performance yesterday at Power 105’s “Powerhouse” NYC show featuring a brief Beyonce appearance.

Da Jaz – Camp Lo

The ever-fly Camp Lo preview a new track entitled “Da Jaz” recorded for their forthcoming New Music Cartel EP.

Party Over Here – Q-Tip / Ali Shaheed / The RZA / 88 Keys / Consequence / DJ J-Period

A host of Hip-Hop celebs celebrate the forthcoming release of Q-Tip’s album “The Renaissance” at NYC’s Bowery Hotel.

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New Joint – Oddisee / Buckshot

Oddisee ft. Buckshot – “Where I Be At” ( Rosenberg / LRG / 2008 )

Taken from the EP “Peter Rosenberg Presents – A Rosenberg Oddisee”.

Rock The House – DJ Jazzy Jeff / Skillz

Mr. Smith’s right-hand man Jazzy Jeff on the ones-and-twos in Paris with Skillz.

Culture Studies – Jeff Chang

Esteemed author Jeff Chang talks about Hip-Hop’s place in wider pop culture.

The Listening – Q-Tip

Footage of Q-Tip’s recent album listening session in Washington DC.

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New Joint – Evidence

Evidence – “The Layover” ( Decon / 2008 )

Title track from the Dilated Peoples emcee’s new EP.

Can I Get Open? – Jay-Z / Big Daddy Kane

A pre-Roc-A-Fella Jigga flips his long-forgotten tongue-twisting rhyme-style at an early-90s Big Daddy Kane show.

Goin’ Berserk – DJ Red Alert

Hip-Hop’s original Propmaster speaks on his radio history and gives some advice to up-coming deejays.

Things Done Changed – Q-Tip

Tip explains to RealTalkNY.Net how the game has changed since he was chasing Bonita Applebum back in the day.

Party & Bullsh*t – The Notorious B.I.G. / Lord Finesse / Mr. Cheeks / Ol’ Dirty Bastard

The late, great Biggie Smalls rips it at his 1993 birthday party alongside Puffy, Lord Finesse, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Mr. Cheeks.

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Game Talk – Big Shug

Short clip promoting Big Shug’s forthcoming album “Otherside Of The Game” featuring interviews with DJ Premier, Termanology, Akrobatik etc.

Hip-Hop Lives – KRS-One

Footage of the Blastmaster performing at Brooklyn’s Studio B earlier this week.