How did you feel when you first heard: The Notorious B.I.G. ?

March 9, 2009

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The first time I heard him was when I walked into the record store in Houston and my boy who always put me on to the newest, handed me a 12″ single with BadBoy on it. He simply said go home and listen to this now. I took it home and honestly didn’t listen to it. I came back to the store a day or so later and he asked me immediately did I listen to it? I said no and he gave me the dumb face, which he would give me a few years later when I asked him was Raekwon’s first LP was any good, and said nothing else. I went home and immediately threw the single on. Now Juicy didn’t really get me I liked it but it wasn’t really what I was looking for in Hip-Hop. I flipped the single over and played the bonus track, Dreams. continued after this….

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DJ Drama & Cookin Soul Present: The Notorious BIG Tribute (Mixtape)

March 9, 2009


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Monday, March 9th 2009, exactly twelve years after his death.
In “The NOTORIOUS BIG Tribute” superproducers and remixers Cookin’ Soul flip the original samples used in Biggie’s classic albums “Ready to Die” and “Life After Death” into new beats and feature original appearances from a whole range of well known artists paying their respects doing what they do best, in a celebration of the late great rapper’s musical legacy.

Hit the jump for the track and download link. Thanks to nah.

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Notorious “Life after Death” The Mixtape Movie

March 9, 2009

Taken from a different kitchen. Hit the jump for some info on the flick. Read the rest of this entry »


23: The Street History of a Shoe (Trailer)

March 9, 2009

Looks kind of interesting. Jordan 6 > any other Jordan.

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XO – REALMATIC (MIX CD)

March 9, 2009

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Not to interrupt the Biggie lovefest but here is some new heat from the boy XO. This kid is coming up strong on the DMV scene, and this album features Wale, with nuff production from Best Kept Secret, who won’t be that for long trust. He’s also got Judah and some of the other DC All Stars on here. Check it out, stop sleeping on the DMV we coming with heat this year. For all the locals City Paper is already co-signing the dude so if you don’t listen to me then you can listen to them. If you don’t listen to me though you can go eff yourself. No shots. Hit the jump for the link and tracklisting.

 

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March 9th Madness

March 9, 2009
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You know I got to support the fellas over at the Real and the homie YN who launches his rapradar.com today.

March 9th Madness > March Madness
 

 

 


Remembering B.I.G. 12 Years Later

March 9, 2009

12 years ago around this time the majority of the Hip Hop community was awaken to tragic news of the Notorious B.I.G. gunned down and murdered. Today let all of us remember and celebrate the life of one of the greatest MCs to ever touch the mic. Above is a classic rare footage of B.I.G. recording at the Hit Factory.

 

BONUS: DOWNLOAD THE BEST THAT EVER DID IT HERE.  a lil classic tribute to B.I.G.


The Dream – Rockin’ That Shit (Remix)

March 9, 2009

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Video for the remix featuring Fab, Juelz, Officer Ross & Luda. Like it or not, this is definitely is one of hottest club joints out right now. I have been bangin’ the album pretty much this entire weekend. Love vs. Money drops tomorrow so do yourself a favor and cop it.