The undisputed encyclopedia of hip-hop culture is Questlove of The Roots. From his humble come up, to his current stadium status position, Questlove stands for everything pure in the hip-hop culture. A famed collector of records, memorabilia, and eyewear, Questlove takes us through the history of vintage sunglasses in the hip-gop culture as seen through his eyes. From the streets of Philly and the start of The Roots, all the way to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Questlove shares it all. He discusses in-depth history of the iconic eyewear brand Cazal and their place in past and current culture.
Video: Hannibal Stax & Marco Polo "46 Bars Of Death"
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Gang Starr Foundation member and rhymesayer Hanibal Stax along with Brooklyn’s leading boom-bap purveyor Marco Polo have teamed up for a collaborative project entitled Seize The Day (the duo’s mixtape/precursor, The Honorable, was released in December of 2012) which will be released on 5-7-2013 via Soulspazm Records.
Audio: Al-One of Sandpeople - "Money Maker" f/ Rocket One
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Portland, Oregon: Sandpeople's Al-One The Remedy is back with some brand new heat, just in time for your favorite holiday (4/20). "Shallow Al" is a seven song EP that, true to its title, finds the Portland emcee waxing not so philosophically over such topics as voracious female fans, strains of weed, and designer fragrances. Barely scratching the surface has never sounded so good.
Dizzy Wright's been on tear since being announced as the fan-voted "People's Champ" in this year's XXL Freshmen 10 class late last month. He launched his "Still Movin" campaign, complete with a fresh line of merchandise; he released a new video, "Killem Wit Kindess," that will be featured on his upcoming, soon-to-be-titled mixtape; he's hit the road for the first dates of what will be a 25-city nationwide Fight To Unite Tour; and today he's releasing another new video, this time for the title track of his 2012 EP, The First Agreement.
R.A. The Rugged Man + Mr. Green w/ Brother Ali + Masta Ace
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R.A. The Rugged Man's upcoming album Legends Never Die includes some of the most anticipated collaborations of the legendary rapper's career, including "The Dangerous Three" featuring Brother Ali and Masta Ace. In a new video, producer Mr. Green puts together the beat for "The Dangerous Three," and R.A. takes fans inside the studio session for the recording of the track.
Audio: T Lucas - Art-O-fficial Intelligence f/ Acem of Gods'illa
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Check it out, T Lucas teams up with Acem of Gods'illa for his new single single "Art-O-fficial Intelligence" produced by Joe D. "Art-O-fficial Intelligence" can be found on T Lucas' upcoming EP "The T.E.S.T."
When Eric and Jeff Rosenthal, collectively known as ItsTheReal, aren't being written up in The New York Times, releasing hilarious comedy rap mixtapes with DJ Drama or partying with Diddy, they spend their time trying to help the human race get by.
Video: Taylor J - "Facts of Life" (prod. Jazze Pha)
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Atlanta's foremost independent label BIG PLAY ENTERTAINMENT presents another visual from TAYLOR J in which he weaves his recent 4-show SXSW experience into his video for "FACTS OF LIFE" from his recent release "CONTROL" hosted by SHAHEEM REID.
Audio: Palermo Stone f/ A.F. Rome, Ads Antalik "Streets Like Wahhh"
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Palermo Stone links up with label-mates Ads Antalik and A.F. Rome for "Streets Like (Wahhh)", over some in-your-face production from 93P of Drumgang. The trio are not short of confidence as they encourage everyone to take what's theirs. The free track comes as a special treat in the middle of R.A.R.E. Nation's campaign to #GetPalermoToRoo.