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NOAH “40” SHEBIB EXPLAINS HOW HE CREATED HIS SOUND WITH DRAKE, SHARES PRODUCTION SECRETS IN MINI-DOC

by Zatoon

“We’re isolated here in Toronto in our own little world,” says producer and frequent Drake collaborator, Noah “40” Shebib. “There’s not a lot of big names popping by and it’s quiet and we can focus. So this is sort of like our army base offshore that we train for war in and then when we’re […]

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RJD2 is Back with his Best Single in Years

by Zatoon

RJD2 is the maniacal beat wizard behind some of the last two decade’s best music. If you live under a decidedly boring rock and don’t know what I’m talking about, go check out “Ghostwriter“, “Milk Tooth“, and “Smoke & Mirrors“. He consistently samples and adapts old grooves into the freshest glass of funk you have […]

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OverDoz. “Why We Never Leave The Ghetto”

by Zatoon

L.A.-based rap group OverDoz. has been gearing fans up for their major label debut, 2008, for quite some time, having already leaked several cuts from the album, including their Pharrell-produced standout “Last Kiss.” For their latest single, “Why We Never Leave The Ghetto,” rather than getting a guest verse or a hook, the four-man crew recruits some heavy-hitting musicians instead: G-Funk revivalist […]

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TBT – Lupe Fiasco – Words I Never Said ft. Skylar Grey

by Zatoon

When it comes to the music industry, Lupe Fiasco is as real as they come. His past musical projects have shown this, but “Words I Never Said” solidifies his unique persona as a rapper. He has a lot to say and uses his music as a portal for these thoughts. His lyrics come through with […]

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Gang Starr Hit Yo! MTV Raps Amidst Their 1994 Mass Appeal, With A Freestyle (Video)

by Zatoon

Throughout the history of Gang Starr, there were a host of important albums and movements. In the late 1990s, Guru and DJ Premier went gold (with a Top 10) in Moment Of Truth, gathering the award tour of a much-deserved greatest hits look follow-up, Full Clip. A decade prior, it was the gripping “Jazz Thing” […]

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N.W.A. Were Not the Only Ones to Say Eff The Police. J Dilla Did Too…

by Zatoon

The life and career of J Dilla (a/k/a Jay Dee) has become something of a legend. The Detroit, Michigan producer/MC made an indelible impact on music in a 10-year run between Fan-Tas-Tic, Vol. 1 and Donuts. With a thumping sound, a steadfast lyrical bravado, and a penchant for looking beyond the traditional sources of music, […]

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Master P Says He Saved Snoop Dogg’s Life, Wants Tyler Perry To Direct Biopic (Video)

by Zatoon

  To a skeptic, Master P’s upcoming biopic King Of The South may appear to too closely follow the success of Straight Outta Compton. With No Limit built upon much of the Ruthless model, and TRU following N.W.A., one could argue that the New Orleans, Louisiana rapper/mogul/actor is simply pulling a “Mr. Me Too.” Upon […]

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Stray Shots: 5 Reasons Why Tupac, Not Biggie, Has Dominated Hip Hop Since Their Deaths

by Zatoon

By URAL GARRETT Posted Friday May 22, 2015 Today we explore why B.I.G. hasn’t dominated Hip Hop’s legacy conversation like Tupac. Once upon a time in a universe far, far away, HipHopDX used to host blogs. Through Meka, Brillyance, Aliya Ewing and others, readers got unfiltered opinions on the most current topics in and beyond […]

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Peace, Paint and Skateboarding behind the West Bank separation wall

by Zatoon

Skateboarding and art allow Palestinian youth living behind the West Bank separation wall to connect with a borderless community. Skating and painting take kids beyond barriers with the opportunity to define themselves not only as Palestinians but also as skaters and artists. This project was made possible by a dedicated team of local/international volunteers and […]

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STEEL & REYES in San Francisco

by Zatoon

From painting to pizza, San Fransisco has got it all. And no one knows this better then locals Steel and Reyes. Check out their latest SF adventures and let them wet your appetites for colour and culinary delights. Tweet

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