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Ralph Dog – Go 4 Broke (Feat. Blaq Poet & Craig G) (Prod. by DJ Daredevil)

Never heard of this MC before, but I could feel this new shit from him with Blaq Poet & Craig G. It’s for his upcoming (debut?) album “Reckless”. I’ve checked some other joints and they dope too so I will check his album out for sure. It’s coming on the 28th of May and it’s featured Sean Price, Blaq Poet, Immortal Technique, Sadat X, Craig G, Paula Perry, Mysonne, Skyzoo & Edo G. Producers are Buckwild, Marley Marl, Needlz, Jake One, Vinny Idol, DR Period, DJ Spinna & E-Z Elpee. Looking DOPE! You can cop the album on iTunes when it’s out.

Now enjoy this cut:

Ralph Dog – Go 4 Broke (Feat. Blaq Poet & Craig G) (Prod. by DJ Daredevil)


Vibe Producer Tournament Final: Dr. Dre vs DJ Premier

Hate it or love it, but DJ Premier reached the final in the -commercial urban magazine- Vibe producer tournament. Who had thought he would won over The Neptunes? Off course he now competes against the all mighty Dr. Dre that pops up everywhere as the best hip hop producer ever. It would be a great statement if Preem wins, but hell, everyone got an opinion and favorite so you can’t disrespect that. I once heard Premo saying he would love to battle against Dre with beats. Support your favorite now on Who will win? East or West? Competition ends on 31th of May I think…

Red Bull Big Tune: DJ Premier vs Nottz, May 27th, LA

StickUpKids Coming With Dope T-Shirts

Dope T-Shirts by StickUpKids are now available on, go check them out!! I got mine already ordered. Part of the money is going to be donated to Guru’s son KC…

Official Guru Tribute Site Online

This right here is dope, Tineke from InTown (The Netherlands) joined together with Guru‘s family for this project. So it’s 100% official and supportive. I’m proud to be a part of it, I donated the whole register to the site so now you can sign up there. Big up to Tineke and the Elam family for creating this. So remember this site. R.I.P. Guru, we’ll never forget you.

July 17, 1961 – April 19, 2010

In Memory Of Guru

July 17, 1961 – April 19, 2010


Lists will be send out to Guru’s family and friends, may he rest in peace.

“Lemonade was a popular drink…”

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Nick Javas Live at St. Gallen, Switzerland with DJ Premier

Props to Year Round Records.

MC Eiht Details “Which Way Is West” Album With DJ Premier

MC Eiht will link with longtime friend and collaborator DJ Premier of Gang Starr to release Which Way Is West later this year. The duo has worked together on several remixes and the famous “Aiight, Chill” interlude dating back nearly 20 years. With the album reportedly due on Premier’s Year Round Records imprint, Eiht was asked whether recording his first album in over three years. “I’ve been going back and forth,” the Comptons Most Wanted front-man told HipHopDX. “I’m a true Hip Hop nigga. I might be [from] Compton, west coast, but I’m a true Hip Hop [head]. I’ve always been a few of New Yorkers: EPMD, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Kool Moe Dee/Treacherous Three, Afrika Bambaataa – I know what the foundation is. So when it comes to shit like that, I’ll go where the flow is. Working with [DJ] Premier, I’ve been dealing with Premier for about the last 20 years, so I wanted to record [in HeadQcourterz Studios].” Thus, the 24-year veteran worked out of the same studio where artists such as Notorious B.I.G., Nas and Jay-Z laid down street classics.

Nearly 15 years removed from Rap’s ugly memories of an east/west conflict, MC Eiht remains one of the few artists who always appeared embraced by east coast titans like Premier, Pete Rock and Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God. With this collaborative album, the O.G. wanted that side to come across in the music. “I wanted to capture some of that feeling too. Everybody knows I’m west coast to the fullest, but I get love on the east too,” said Eiht. “Anytime I go to New York, I walk around, ‘What’s up, Eiht?’ Niggas recognize me, no problems. I just like to show that respect too. [DJ Premier is based in New York], that’s his foundation, that’s where his base is, and it’s not like I’m unfamiliar with the place. It doesn’t bother me with the transition, as long as the music is heated. I’m where I’m at, everywhere’s home to me.”

With this album being Eiht’s 11th solo album, and 19th album within his catalog, the veteran was asked where it will stand within his already legendary legacy. “I think [Which Way Is West] is going to be well-accepted, and it’s going to go down as one of my best records,” began the 42 year-old emcee formerly signed to deals with both Mack 10 and Snoop Dogg. “I’ve really been puttin’ my heart and soul, as far as trying to represent the west and real music is concerned. The vocal content and the lyrics have been [amazing]. Everybody always said I had nice punchlines and lyrics, or I was always a good storyteller, I just tried to advance that to the next level. So it won’t just be one of those [albums] where people go, ‘Oh yeah, another Eiht record, it’s a gonna be a couple of dope-sales, a couple of shoot-outs…’ [Which Way Is West] is really focusing on some real west coast feel-good music and some real to-the-point [music].” “With what is going on in Hip Hop right now, I think [fans and critics] will perceive this record as one of Eiht’s best.” Like Freeway and Jake One’s The Stimulus Package or Young Jeezy’s The Recession, this is album that contains commentary on today’s tough economic times. “If you feel like you’re stuck in the struggle and you’re sick of [rappers rapping about] ‘everybody’s fine, we all got billions of dollars,’ then come on, pick up this record.”

Source: HipHopDX

DJ Premier & Nick Javas Live At Theatre De Vaudeville, Brussels, Belgium

Some footage I shot. Crazy Belgians. Nick Javas didn’t made London today due to the volcano ash, DJ Premier did his best and could take a seat at a plane to Paris and than he went on the train to London.