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Mega Ran: GameStop Diss Raps, Next Album on an NES Cart?
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 6:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

@MegaRan: GameStop Diss Raps, Next Album on an NES Cart?

Random: So here's the story...

This week, I went to get a new game, so I hit my friendly neighborhood GameStop with a couple used games in hand, and they did what they always do...
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Video: A-1 - "Doing the Most/Carry the Ghost" (@AdamRaps)
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 4:30PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Video: A-1 - "Doing the Most/Carry the Ghost"

A.T.: A-1 brings the ruckus in his new video for "Doing the Most / Carry the Ghost," which debuts via SF Weekly alongside a Q & A. There's sheer anarchy in the streets of San Francisco, as A-1 and his crew celebrate the hometown Giants winning the World Series. "The two sides to the celebration served as inspiration for rapper A-1," explains SF Weekly, continuing their description of the video by observing that he "starts by rapping over party-ready steel drums that eventually give way to a more anxious beat and police sirens."
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R.I.P. Big Bank Hank From Sugarhill Gang - Dead at 57
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 3:35PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

[Sugarhill Gang]R.I.P. Big Bank Hank From Sugarhill Gang - Dead at 57

Confirmed by CNN:

Henry Jackson, b/k/a Big Bank Hank from the Sugarhill Gang, died today (November 11th, 2014) from complications related to cancer at the age of 57.
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Video: @TheRealREKS - "Just One Record #43" (@Effiscienz)
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 2:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Video: REKS - "Just One Record #43"

Effiscienz: Today he speaks to us about his last album Eyes Watching God completely produced by Hazardis Soundz and naturally, before that, he evokes us one of his favourite track ever with which he becomes identified a lot.
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The (W)rap Up - Week of November 4, 2014
Posted by Emanuel Wallace at Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 12:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Welcome to UK Month! If you missed any of the new reviews this past week then do yourself a favor and check out this week's edition of the (W)rap Up!
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@TheRegiment @RF3RD: "Crimson Skies" (prod. @SinitusTempo) @HiPNOTT
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 12:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

The Regiment + RF3RD: "Crimson Skies" (prod. Sinitus Tempo)

HiPNOTT: The Regiment have teamed up with graphic designer RF3RD to create a new project which merges 2 of the 5 elements of Hip Hop: MCing and Graffiti. The new project, S.O.U.L. (Sound Of Us Living) , is one of the first to utilize our new platform -- HiPNOTT Certified , an outlet of HiPNOTT which allows us to showcase specific brands represented or sponsored by the label.
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Audio: @JonDubb @RealCappadonna @DJHoppa - "Steel Trap"
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 10:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Audio: Jon Dubb f/ Cappadonna & DJ Hoppa - "Steel Trap"

Matt: Leading up to the 11-11 release of VA emcee Jon Dubb's The Leilana May Project on RBC Records, Jon hits us with the Cappadonna of Wu-Tang Clan & DJ Hoppa of Funk Volume assisted "Steel Trap". The Leilana May Project featuring Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, Kool G Rap, Canibus, Cappadonna and more drops 11-11-14 on RBC Records.
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Audio: @NikkiJean - "Rivers" (@double0music @RealCottontale)
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 8:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Audio: Nikki Jean "Rivers" (prod. Double-O & Donnie Trumpet)

Matt: Before Chance The Rapper puts out his collaborative project, Surf, with Social Experiment, Nikki Jean connects with Donnie Trumpet and assorted members of the group on the new track "Rivers" off her forthcoming EP, Champagne Water, which will be released later this month. Nikki is using a TC Helicon voice live touch on her vocals for “Rivers” and not auto tune (we do not want to offend T-Pain).
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Editorial: Five Rap Songs With Military Themes
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

[Veterans Day 2014]Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon:

In choosing the five songs that would represent the military on Veterans Day 2014 I found myself in a bit of a conundrum. Although Veterans Day is when we celebrate those who had served our country, past or present, a lot of the hip-hop songs about military service are not a celebration - they're outright criticism. "In Vietnam a lot of niggaz died young/POW's got hung." - Bushwick Bill
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The Hip-Hop Shop #299 - Feeling Good, Life Is Good
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #299 is called Feeling Good, Life Is Good. Good times are the theme this week as you enjoy new music from Kosha Dillz, Jabee, Stampede Heemz and Overdose among others! Follow us @RapReviews so you never miss a new podsafe free show.
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