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Aesop Rock Mourns A Fallen MC & Spits Personal Bars Of Pain (Video)

Nine years ago today (May 25, 2008), MC/producer Camu Tao (aka Tero Smith) died after a battle with lung cancer. At a time when his solo career was gaining strong traction, the Columbus, Ohio native was a linchpin to The Weathermen, MHz, S.A. Smash, Nighthawks groups and El-P's Definitive Jux... Read more

STS & RJD2 Find The Record-Hustler’s Mentality In The Digital Age (Video)

Perhaps the upcoming Straight Outta Compton N.W.A. biopic will show the Gangsta Rap group selling 12" singles and tapes out of Eazy-E's car. This is a documented part of history in the careers of not only N.W.A., but also T La Rock and DJ Jazzy Jay, E-40 and The Click,... Read more

RJD2 Builds A Music Machine Reminiscent Of Pee-Wee Herman’s Kitchen (Video)

In the mid-1980s, was there anybody cooler than Pee-Wee Herman? Adults laughed along as Paul Rubins created a children's character that was zany, off-the-wall, and filled with various cultural inspirations. Before his later legal woes, Pee-Wee famously had a Rube Goldberg operation in his kitchen to make eggs, toast, orange... Read more

RJD2 Explains His Ethos Of Crate Digging & What He Looks For In Records (Video)

Fuse's Crate Diggers series continues with Philly-based RJD2. A founding member of the MHz with Copywriter, Camu Tao, and others, RJ became famous in the early 2000s for his solo works on Def Jux. Since those days, RJ's laced joints for Little Brother, Aceyalone, and Cage, among many others. His... Read more

Casual & J Rawls – Hier-O-Dot ft Souls of Mischief and MHz

Here's another Hieroglyphics reunion. This time Casual teams up with Souls of Mischief. Check out Hier-O-Dot. Related: Casual & J Rawls - Respect Game Or Expect Flames ft Del the Funky Homosapien (Video)... Read more