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Ren Thomas Believes He’s Been Nice. This Pete Rock-Produced Single Wants To Show You (Video)

Ren Thomas is an MC who has divided his years between Philly and neighboring New Jersey. Following a recent standout freestyle appearance and interview on Sway In The Morning, the Lord Sear (Shade 45) co-signed lyricist marches towards a self-titled debut album, dropping later this year. Last year, Ren released... Read more

This Is What It Sounds Like When Eminem & Redman Catch Up & Make Plans (Audio)

Yesterday (November 8), Redman was a guest on Lord Sear's Shade 45 show. Unexpectedly, the Sirius XM station's founder, Eminem, called in. The onetime "Off The Wall" collaborators caught up publicly, but in a way that seemed totally authentic to a Marshall Mathers and Reggie Noble phone-call. Em' even called... Read more

Relive The Game-Changing Moments & Freestyles Of Stretch & Bobbito’s Show (Audio)

Yesterday (October 25) marked an even 25 years since DJ Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito The Barber first took airwaves together. Beginning on that date in 1990, their Columbia University WKCR radio show would eventually change the sound and faces of Hip-Hop, thanks to major introductions of talent–including Nas, Big L... Read more

Statik Selektah & Lord Sear – Open Bar Classics Vol. 3: New Jack Swing

Statik Selektah and Lord Sear have a dope series of mixtapes called Open Bar Classics which revisit various back in the day R&B classics. Their latest installment, Vol. 3, takes you on a journey of the New Jack Swing era. You'll hear everyone from Boyz II Men to Keith Sweat... Read more

This week’s installment of Soul Cooking comes courtesy of Statik Selektah and Lord Sear who just did a great soul classics mixtape.

Listen to all of the mixtape Open Bar Classics Vol. 1: The 80′s and download it below. Click here to download. Here's the tracklist: Intro Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else’s Guy Fatback - I Found Lovin Rene & Angela - I Love You More The Whatnauts - Help Is On... Read more