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GZA, DJ Premier Rock With Newcomers at CMJ 2010

Last night, hip-hop returned to New York City's Le Poisson Rouge for another spin at the CMJ 2010 Music Marathon. The showcase, headlined by the GZA and DJ Premier, was put on by iHipHop Distribution and Frank151. Ot

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Nelson Mandela Requested to Meet With DJ Premier

DJ Premier recently took the trip of a lifetime to South Africa and came back with an amazing story. In the country on business with his manager, Premo says that his team received an unexpected call from Nelson Mandela's grandson with a unique offer: the storied leader wanted to meet the DJ. Surely, Premier thought this was some sort of mas

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Group Home Return With New Guru Tribute Album

Group Home, a New York rap duo that gained fame in the mid '90s for their collaborations with DJ Premier, have returned to the fold with a new album that pays tribute to the late Gang Starr MC Guru. The new record, 'G.U.R.U. (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal),' and will drop September 28 via an in

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Legendary Record Store Fat Beats Closes Retail Locations

Yet another legendary music retailer is preparing to shut its doors.

Hip-hop vinyl retailer/distributor Fat Beats announced the closing of its last two retail stores in New York and Los Angeles today, shutting doors on a hip-hop institution that championed independent music and culture for more than 16 years.

Though Fat Beats will continue business as an online reta

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Fat Joe Says ‘The Darkside’ is ‘Ammunition’ for Hip-Hop Heads

Standing on a rooftop in New York City's NoHo district, Fat Joe can easily close his eyes and transport himself back to the days when he was a fledgling rapper growing up in the Bronx. Only these days, the Terror Squad head honcho

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Kanye West Wants to Produce Nas’ Upcoming Solo Album

Nas and Damian Marley's collaborative album, 'Distant Relatives,' received a warm reception following its' May release, but the Queensbridge rapper says that now he's ready to focus on his next solo album -- his first since 2008's 'Untitled.'

During a recent interview with British radio personality, Tim Westwood, Nas revealed that he understood the necessity of creating a masterpiece on his upcom

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DJ Premier Calls Out Hip-Hop Outlets for not Honoring Guru

Despite the rumors of inner turmoil and a well publicized separation, DJ Premier and Guru will always be remembered for the impact that they left on hip-hop music as the duo Gangstarr. With Guru's untimely and tragic death earlier this year, Preemo has dealt with constant attacks on the Gangstarr

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Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Professor Kick Off Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest

On July 5 the sixth annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival will be kicking off with a once-in-a-lifetime pairing of hip-hop legends.The organizers of the festival have just announced that revered producers Pete Rock, DJ Premier and

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Pete Rock and DJ Premier Team Up for Joint Album




Pete Rock
and DJ Premier have earned their credentials as two of hip-hop's greatest producers, creating classics with artists that include Nas, Guru, M.O.P., and CL Smooth, and now the all-stars have announced plans to release a joint project.

Pete Rock broke the news on his Twitter account late Wednesday night (June 30), wri

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Lauryn Hill, Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest Join Rock the Bells Lineup

The Boombox ran into Guerilla Union head Chang Weisberg this weekend in Los Angeles and he promised a "stupid" announcement this week for Rock the Bells, the traveling hip-hip music festival that promises classic hip-hop albums in their entirety from its lineup this year

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