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The 80 Blocks to Tiffany’s Reference from the last post inspired some video crate digging. Check out this 20/20 clip on hip-hop from 1981.

It is reported to be the first nationally-televised news story on hip-hop…ever. Though in some respects the verbiage almost sounds like an SNL skit because it’s so rudimentary, it is

2 days, 2 dope freestyles. First up is Young Chris and then Pusha T.

Young Chris laced Toca Tuesdays and Pusha T dropped bombs with Funk Flex.  Check ’em out. Click here to download.

Keeping it on the West Coast tip, here’s some new E-40 ft Bun B and Slim Thug.

3 legends holding it down on a funky beat. This is some OG ish.  Check out That Candy Paint. Click here to download and click here to buy the album.

Here’s a cool interview where Pharoahe Monch reflects on working with Nate Dogg to create the classic Oh No.

This was one of the few East Coast joints that Nate Dogg blessed. Sucker Free Here’s Oh No:

How dope is stic.man from Dead Prez?? Dude did a song and video about putting in work…in the gym and with his diet game!

Who does that??  Him.  That’s who.  This is my ANTHEM after 5 days in Austin. Check out Back On My Regimen. Yeah. It’s still bigger than hip-hop for him and

Jewels just continue to drop from SXSW. Check out this video of Black Milk performing with a full band.

Both the sound and video are professionally done, and gives you a great sense of what it was all about last week.

Here’s a new Ab-Soul video for Nothin’. Once again, he flips up his style to kick something very different from past releases.

Still dope, though. Check it out. Click here to check out some of his other flows.

It’s a good day for older mixtape gems. Here’s a new video from an old Freddie Gibbs mixtape.

Check out How I Feel from midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik.  You can listen to and download the mixtape below if you don’t have it already. Here’s the mixtape: Download Mixtape

There have been a lot of great tributes to Nate Dogg but who better to show love than Warren G, Snoop and Tha Dogg Pound.

Check out their performance at SXSW. Also, below are 2 Nate Dogg mixes from DJ Premier and DJ Skee. DJ Premier Tribute Click here to download. DJ Skee Tribute Click

Some of these XXL 2011 Freshman Cyphers are pretty tight (especially parts 2 and 3). Check out all 3 below.

YG, Mac Miller, Diggy Simmons and Lil Twist Yelawolf, Kendrick Lamar, Lil B and CyHi Da Prynce Meek Mill, Big K.R.I.T. and Fred Da Godson

Here’s another solid XXL Freshman Freestyle. This one is courtesy of Big K.R.I.T.

K.R.I.T. continues to spit about the everyday struggle. Click here more of the best of these XXL Freshman Freestyles.

Got lyrics? Jay Electronica does. His verses + Kanye’s beats = Blue Magic.

Devil in a Blue Dress that is…Check out the video for Prelude to a Freestyle: J. Cole spit on this beat too.  LOTS of fire on this track.  Check out

B.o.B. get his X-Files on in the video for Dr. Aden. Check it out.

This is from his No Genre mixtape.

CyHi Da Prynce dropped one of the 3 strongest XXL freestyles so far…

The other 2 belonged to Kendrick Lamar and Yelawolf. The XXL one still doesn’t hold a candle to this one, though:

Two underground legends, Defari and Madlib, connect on Puro. Check out the video.

The Likwit Crew never got the props they deserved.  King Tee, Tha Alkaholiks and Xzibit were sikwidit. Here’s some of that Likwit goodness:

MED is the truth. He actually holds his own with Talib Kweli on Classic.

Check out the video. Med – Music – More Music Videos

Phil Ade keeps flexing with Take It Slow. Dude has lyrics for days.

Check out the video. Click here for more Phil Ade.

Here’s a double dose of new Kanye West. Check out the remix to All of the Lights and the promo video for Kanye’s appearance at SXSW.

The All of the Light remix features Lil Wayne, Big Sean and Drake and the visual is a mix up of some of Kanye’s best tracks.  Here’s the video and

A couple of weeks ago, Nice & Smooth dropped a new video for a song that is 22 years old. Ironically, the song is called No Delayin’.

In celebration of the video, this week’s New World Auder (where Omar Akil re-arranges the tracks of an album for your listening pleasure) is of Nice & Smooth’s eponymous album.

After 10 years, Backstage is still one of the most candid behind the scenes looks at life on tour in hip-hop. Watch the whole movie below.

It’s fascinating to go back and look at the likes of DMX, Method Man, Redman, Ja Rule and Jay-Z in the earlier stages of their careers. Even more insightful is

Rapper Big Pooh got his shine earlier. Now it’s 9th Wonder and Phonte’s turn.

Check out Lil B’s Base For Your Face ft Jean Grae and Phonte (RHYMING) and produced by 9th Wonder. Throw in an old Public Enemy sample and it = Fire.

It’s a good day for mixtapes. First up is Rittz who killed it a few months ago with Fulla Sh*t ft Yelawolf and Big K.R.I.T.

That song and more are on the mixtape White Jesus.  Dude spits. You can listen to the whole thing and download it below. And here’s the video for the title

Creative Control continues releasing stylish videos with great music.

The latest installment features snippets from a new Curren$y joint and a new track by Da$h.  Both of their albums drop next week.  Here’s the video. Click here for more

Let’s keep it going. J. Cardim, Joe Budden, Sha Stimuli and Sheek Louch kick some tales of lament on Hood 2.

It’s a good day for the underground.  Check out the video.

Reks keeps dropping hot ish. This time it’s the video for Cigarettes ft Lil Fame from the mighty M.O.P. and Attica Barz.

Reks graced us with the free stream to his album.  If you liked it, click here to buy it.  Support good music.

The Kid Daytona shows some love to the West Coast by spitting on one of Dr. Dre’s classic Chronic beats.

And he brought Freddie Gibbs to keep it Gangsta.  Check out the video for Bang! Here’s that Chronic intro track:

Pharoahe Monch had a strong return with the song Clap a few months ago. Here’s the video.

It’s not your everyday visual though.  Pharoahe laces us with a 10-min short film.  Check it out.

Need some new Jay Electronica in your life?

Not yet…but here’s a behind the scenes video that gives you a taste of the vibe of the album.  Sounds special. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dORsV0pG5hY&feature=player_embedded

I really dug this Naledge joint Make It Happen when it dropped last year.

The video is just as laid back and cool as the track.  Check it out. Click here to download.

Kooley High are retro in name, sound and visuals. They actually spend some time in a record store in their video for All Day…

And they’re an integrated collective–black, white, male, female. Kinda dope.  Check it out.

There have been some clips floating around for a DJ set where DJ Premier and Pete Rock went head to head…Now you can see the whole thing.

This one is 2 hours long, but it’s a music lover’s dream.  It features everything from old soul classics to MJ joint to classic hip-hop. Check it out.

Ever see Rhyme & Reason? After nearly 15 years it still stands as one of the best films ever on hip-hop. Watch the whole movie here.

It takes a comprehensive look at hip-hop THE CULTURE through the words of some of the best rappers to advance it: Nas, Biggie, Pac, KRS-One, Q-Tip, RZA, Ice-T, MC Eiht,

Planet Asia has been putting in work for more than a decade but dude has never gotten his deserved props.

He, Zion I and Rascoe have always repped hard for the Cali underground. He’s back with another banger–the soulful Boiler Makers. Respect. Planet Asia was also featured on one of

Phil Ade was a big oversight on the 2011 XXL Freshman list. Check out his video for Break Me Off.

This is the latest installment of #philadefriday.  The track is a monster too. It chops up N.E.R.D.’s Love Bomb quite nicely.  Check it out. Here’s N.E.R.D.’s Love Bomb.

Lil Wayne’s 6’7′ video riffs on the movie Inception. It’s pretty cool visually.

Also, if you missed it, here’s a pretty cool interpretation of the movie.

Kendrick Lamar is definitely one of my favorites of the 2011 Freshmen.

He, Terrace Martin, TiRon and Chuwee are part of a new generation of West Coast MCs that are worthy of taking the torch from the OGs. Check out this video

Trademark Da Skydiver and Young Roddy riff on Erykah Badu’s Window Seat track with Pilot Seats.

It’s a good look, especially if you like Ms. Badu’s version. Curren$y’s JETS crew is starting to come up. Click here to download.  The original and remix versions of Window

Here’s another Cool Kids side project. This time it’s Sir Michael Rocks on the solo tip.

Check out the video for Coochie Crook: If you missed them, here are some of those other projects.

DaVinci took Kanye’s Blame Game beat and made it his own.

It’s a very different take on the track but very cool. Check out the video. Here’s the original. The sample starts at 1:40.