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Malachi the Nutcracker released from jail, new Group Home album “Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal” announced

Group Home is widely considered one of the most important groups to come out of hip-hop’s revered “golden age.” Recognized as origina­tors in the culture, Group Home (cumulative career scans over 350,000 units), have proven over their 20 + year career that they are a force to be reckoned with. After his 2008 solo album “I.A.DAP,” Lil Dap returns with Melachi The Nutcracker to pay tribute to his longtime friend and collaborator, the legendary, and recently deceased Guru (Gang Starr). And with one of the most distinct and unique voices in all of Hip-Hop, Dap and Group Home are poised to pass on their knowledge, experience and pas­sion, from the 80’s and 90’s into the second decade of the millenium.

Release date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Label: Babygrande Records

Source: (Where you can also pre order)

That’s all, no more details, no details who’s on the boards… Props to PR for the heads up!

New DJ Premier Interview with Conspiracy Radio

DJ Premier steps sway from a busy recording schedule to grace us with his presence, delivering a classically ‘Primo’ interview. We explore his current production work with Kanye West, his hope that Busta Rhymes will finally like one of his beats the tenth time around, his desire to work with Eminem and all of his up coming projects. Essential listening for hip hop.

Interview with Conspiracy Radio

Shout out to Conspiracy Radio!

Some sidenews, here’s Bun B answer on working with DJ Premier:

You worked with DJ Premier on your new record? Was that’s something you’d wanted to do for a while, and how did that come about?

I’ve known him for a long time — over 10 years now. He’s from Prairie View originally, and I’m from Port Arthur, so we never knew each other coming up, but we’ve got a lot of mutual friends. Every now and then you meet someone who is just like you, and that’s Primo. He’s a really down to earth, really simple dude. Neither of us are into too much extra [stuff].

When we met up, it felt like we’d known each other for years, and when we collaborated, we never let the music interfere with our friendship. We’d originally tried to work together many years ago, but everyone’s schedule was [messed] up. Pimp was gone, then he came home and Premier was busy working with Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston. We never had the time to put something together, but finally we made the time to turn it into a real record that incorporated Pimp.


And some rumors from Christina Aguilera’s side, it looks like she wasn’t happy with the goings of her new album and the sales, she’s about to move to a new record company Live Nation. She’s already fully busy with her new project Burlesque which should include the unreleased Neptunes and DJ Premier tracks.