Video: 25th Hour – Reks

This starts off with a Boondocks sound bite and follows it up with a DJ Premier production. Premier is always gonna deliver his signature sound but Reks impresses on it. This is an instant classic track. It’s like hearing Nas Is Like for the first time. You just know this is that “Boom Bap”.

Reks album cover art is after the jump.

R.E.K.S (Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme) – 3.8.11

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Artwork: Lasers album cover – Lupe Fiasco

Here is the official cover art for Lupe’s 3rd studio album. Did this surface before? For some strange reason I feel as if I already saw this.

Lasers – March 8th

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Exit Through The Gift Shop

Not only do I offer you the discovery (like Columbus) of street art but that of the renowned Banksy. Don’t let them tell you Wiki doesn’t teach anything.

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Phever Got A New Look…

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Video: The Making Of BP3 Artwork

The more elements from this album that you partake, the more you realize this is a great album. But I still say this cover was meant for Swizz Beats One Man Band Man album. Alternate cover after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pharrell Williams Interview Art 40 Basel 2009

At Art 40 Basel, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin presented a 6-foot Takashi Murakami sculpture, made in collaboration with the U.S. record producer and designer Pharrell Williams. The object is titled The Simple Things. It features a glass-fiber, steel and acrylic head based on Murakami’s cartoon-inspired signature character Mr. Dob. In its mouth you find objects which are the essentials in Pharrell Williams’ everyday life: A can of Pepsi, a cup cake, a sneaker and bottle of Johnsons baby lotion. These objects are encrusted with 26′000 diamonds and gems.

In this interview with Ute Thon (Art Magazin), Pharrell Williams talks about how cooperation came about, the idea behind the sculpture, his interest in art and design, the artists and designers he admires, and his own design works. Art 40 Basel 2009, VIP Preview, June 9, 2009.

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‘Joell Ortiz Covers The Classics’ (Mixtape)
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Joell Ortiz Covers The Classics Mixtape

Man oh man have we been waiting for this to drop. Thanks to the homies over @ OS, now we have it. Joell Ortiz + classic hip-hop instrumentals + Over 30 tracks = PURE SUMMER HOTNESS!!!! I’m gone…..

Tracklisting & Download link after the jump

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Eminem Covers The New Issue of XXL

Eminem Cover 1

8 Mile’s prodigal son has returned and is now covering the new issue of the XXL magazine, dressed as The Punisher. It’s a hot look & the interview goes pretty in depth to Em’s drug use, dealing with Proof’s death & his views on the state of hip-hop now. Should be a good issue.

Alternate Special Edition Cover & additional pic after the jump

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Video: Behind The Scenes of ‘Boom, Boom, Pow’ With The Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas

Now I know normally I would just embed the video but their press kit pic is so fly I had to post it. Check the behind the scenes video for ‘Boom, Boom, Pow’ & the reason for the meaning behind the video, after the jump.

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Video: ‘Renegade’ x ‘Don’t You Know’ (Unplugged) – Jay-Z feat. The Roots

Straight full time jack mode from our duke YN. This was a classic episode of MTV’s Unplugged & to think that these 2 tracks got cut out of the broadcast. Greatest rapper alive with the greatest band alive. Gotta love it.

Bonus Unplugged footage after the jump

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