Hip Hop

A Flava of the Month special at subterania in West London, with Common and Monie Love, kicking a freestyle towards the end of the night.

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Slum village performs at Scala in London on June 1st, 2000. It was the 4th Birthday of ‘Scratch’, which had become quite the Thursday night event. Jay Dee wasn’t there that night, but it was really cool, and really loud. ‘Raise it up’ had just come out and these dudes really killed it.

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TY – Well Well Well

June 19, 2013

New TY track, well, well, well. Lovely track from his new EP, ‘A Kick, Snare and an Idea Part 2′

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The GOD Speaks

May 7, 2013

Really nice session from the Red Bull Music Academy with Rakim, arguably the best to ever do it.

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Joey meets Jimmy

November 15, 2012


Joey Bada$$ performs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon back by the roots

watch it here

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Rammellzee: Antenna Club UK (1982)

October 3, 2012

Been thinking about Rammellzee v K-Rob track Beat Bop this morning and stumbled on this old mix tape from 1982. Rocky Steady throwing down at the Antenna Club in the UK. Tweet

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Horndogz feat. TY, Breis and Peeda

May 7, 2012

New material from Horndogz feat TY, Breis and Peeda just landed in my inbox. Tweet

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Yasiin Bey: “If this ain’t a priority, what is?”

April 7, 2012

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Who’s World is This?

March 23, 2012

Nas representing QB, with Sniper G, Stix and Big Ted on Choice FM in 1994. As I remember this Nas probably felt a bit ambushed by this impromptu freestyle cipher with South London emcess (accents *cough*, but handled it in good spirits. This is definitely one we talked about for weeks afterwards at Liberty Grooves. [...]

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Life After Death Uncovered

March 9, 2012

The good folk’s over at Egotripland.com have interviewed designer Ebon Heath on the Life After Death cover for Notorious BIG. Fantastic insight into the creative process and captures an important moment in hiphop’s history. Biggie was killed 15 years ago today. Tweet

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