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DJ JS-1 Featuring Lil Fame, Joell Ortiz, and Freddie the Fox – “Reppin NY”

DJ JS-1 is “Reppin NY” on his new(ish) single with the help of fellow New Yorkers, Freddie the Fox, Joell Ortiz and Lil Fame of M.O.P. He obviously isn’t feeling most of what he’s hearing from the city’s MCs, so he closed his eyes and traveled back to a time when DJ Premier, Large Professor … Continue reading

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List of White Rappers Lands on NY Times Blogger’s Desk – Part 3 (Conclusion)

It’s easy to tell from reading Part 1 and Part 2 of this post series that I have at least a few questions and thoughts related to Jon Caramanica’s recent New York Times post: White rappers paying homage to the past . I’m going conclude these posts with a few remaining questions and thoughts. From what perspective … Continue reading

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List of White Rappers Lands on NY Times Blogger’s Desk – Part 2

Toward the end of  Part 1, I posed a question in response to Jon Caramanica’s recent NY Times blog post, White rappers pay homage to the past, in which Jon Caramanica concludes that white rappers are achieving legitimacy by studying and emulating the music of earlier [Black] MCs and not calling attention to their own whiteness. The … Continue reading

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New Zealand Transplant to NYC, David Dallas, Releases “The Rose Tint” Album

David Dallas is a Kiwi on the come-up! He quickly established himself as one of New Zealand’s finest MCs with the release of his 2008 EP Something Now. His 2009 follow up, Something Awesome, solidified his place in NZ hip hop and won Best Urban/Hip Hop Album at the 2010 New Zealand Music Awards. By … Continue reading

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H2C2’s Rapathon 5 Set for Saturday May, 21st – Last Chance to Audition TODAY

The fifth annual Rapathon is taking place on the weekend of May 21st at the Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem (H2C2). The event aims to feature 28 hours of freestyle rhymes, which will be one hour more than last year’s record of 27 hours. Competing emcees have a chance to win a very nice … Continue reading

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May 25th High Water Music Showcase: Edan, Paten Locke, DJ Spinna, Fresh Daily, Willie Evans, Jr and DJ Shortee Blitz – Hosted by Ralph McDacniels

A Wednesday might not be the ideal night to see a Hip Hop show for most people with nine-to-fives, but I don’t see that stopping heads from making it out to Southpaw on May 25th for the High Water Music Showcase. Edan will perform, along with Paten Locke, DJ Spinna (Brooklyn), Fresh Daily (Brooklyn), and … Continue reading

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Chiddy Bang feat. Mac Miller – Heatwave

As many of you know, Mac Miller is a rising star in Hip Hop working with the same artist development-focused label that’s helping fellow Pittsburgh emcee, Wiz Khalifa, earn his current place in the game. The kid’s been putting out pretty well-rounded, creative music for what seems like years now and I personally feel offended … Continue reading

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Fresh Daily Could Be One of Brooklyn’s Finest – Listen and Download ‘Mothership/Land’

Fresh Daily has been steadily impressing Hip Hop fans with his releases the last few months. The media is also showing Fresh love as evident by the XXL quote that’s prominently displayed on his Bandcamp page. The rising Brooklyn emcee is giving listeners that real New York Hip Hop feel without trying to relive the … Continue reading