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Thurz Makes A Soulful Song Over A Disco Sound Audio

This is something cool and different! Thurz, who says he’s “stuck between Worldstar and NPR,” makes “Right Now,” one of the most original songs of the moment. The song salutes

Rapsody & 9th Wonder Are Knocking Down Conventions Like Godzilla (Audio)

Rapsody is in her bag! The Jamla MC hops on yet another 9th Wonder beat and has a wordplay extravaganza on “Godzilla.” The Beauty & The Beast joint is one

Cut Chemist Dusts Off Afrika Bambaataa’s Rarest ’70s & ’80s Personal Records (Audio)

With lots of recent attention devoted to Afrika Bambaataa’s records (stored at Cornell University’s archives), Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5, Ozomatli, and the film, Scratch) and DJ Shadow are currently taking

Big K.R.I.T. Explains Being Sharper In 2010 vs. 2014, Less Likelihood Of Country Cousins (Audio)

With his sophomore major label album, Cadillactica (premiered last night, September 30) just over five weeks away (November 11), Big K.R.I.T. is the latest guest on The Combat Jack Show.

Blow Your Speakers With Bachir’s Bomb Squad Cassette Mix (Mixtape)

With Chuck D and Public Enemy (deservingly) in the headlines regularly again—for a litany of reasons, let’s take a sec to look back. When it comes to the production collective

DJ Quik Releases 1 of His Best Tracks in Years. G-Funk Lives at the Pet Sematary (Audio)

From his Bangin’ On Wax tapes beginnings to the Death Row Records years to his Twitter account, DJ Quik doesn’t hold back. The Compton, California triple-threat loves to pop his

Rah Digga Pumps Her Fist At The Establishment Like Angela Davis (Audio)

Rah Digga is not playing any games in 2014. The latest microphone seizure comes as “Angela Davis.” Over a sparse guitar loop, a la Just Blaze x Jay Z in

Diamond D Seamlessly Teams With Elzhi, Talib Kweli & Skyzoo (Audio)

Diamond D laces the track from his just-released Diam Piece album. Although he doesn’t rhyme on it, Diamond can surely relate to watching fickle fans, unprepared media, and pauper promoters

Fashawn and Dom Kennedy Deliver Some New G-Funk on Golden State of Mind (Audio)

As if to reinforce DJ Quik’s assertion that G-Funk is alive and well, Fashawn and Dom Kennedy stand up and deliver some new age Cali Funk. In a North/South left

5 Years In The Making, Joey Bada$$’s Debut Album His Its First Single (Video)

It’s no secret or hidden fact that Joey Bada$$ (and much of Pro Era) pulls from an early-mid 1990s New York City Hip-Hop sound. The language, the subject matters, the