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A New Documentary Promises To Tell The Whole Truth About Native Tongues (Video)

The Native Tongues posse is one of the most influential yet enigmatic groupings in Hip-Hop, and some would argue their influence extends far beyond. Indeed, the crew embodies ideas that exist outside of music, stretching into philosophy, politics, fashion, and more. Generally considered to be comprised of core members A... Read more

Here’s the latest installment of New World (Au)der where we re-order the tracks of great albums for your listening pleasure.

This edition takes on Joell Ortiz's Free Agent album.  I've had this (Au)der sitting around, waiting to get flipped for a minute. Don't ask me why, but "BIG PUN'S BACK" (NOT on FREE AGENT) feels like the perfect time to do it. Marinate on that, then blow the dust off... Read more

Speaking of good Soul food, check out this new video from Chef Raekwon.

Here's Ferry Boat Killaz from Raekwon's Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang--the gift that keeps on giving. http://vimeo.com/22087687 If you missed it, check out our re-take on Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang in New World (Au)der.... Read more

It’s time for another New World (Au)der where we take hot albums and re-order the tracks for your listening pleasure. This week’s is Raekwon’s new classic Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang.

NEW WORLD (AU)DER: RAEKWON THE CHEF "SHAOLIN VS WU-TANG Remember all the drama that select members of the WU had with the crew's 5th studio release, "8 DIAGRAMS"? Remember the rumor, that an album called "SHAOLIN VS WU-TANG" would eventually be released, (in spite of...), as a collective Wu-Tang Clan... Read more

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. NEW WORLD AUDER: NICE & SMOOTH "NICE & SMOOTH" This N.W.Aud was inspired by the 2011 flip of a classic... Read more

Speaking of Ghostface, here’s a New World (Au)der for his album Apollo Kids where we re-arrange the tracks for your listening pleasure.

NEW WORLD (AU)DER: GHOSTFACE KILLAH "APOLLO KIDS" If this cat doesn't go down as one of the all time greats when its all said and done, then all future hip hop folklore will indeed be flawed. Ghostface's Apollo Kids is full of SURPRISING features, which I've seen leave a bad... Read more

REWIND! Gotta take it back to DJ Premier. Complex did a dope article where he breaks down 38 of his classic cuts.

This article is incredible.  Period.  You can listen to each song while reading what Premier has to say about each.  Check below for what he had to say about Nas' NY State of Mind.  BIG PROPS to Complex for this one.  Click here for the full article. DJ Premier: “That... Read more

Here’s a new installment of New World (Au)der in honor of Grammy-nominated best rap albums Recovery and The Blueprint 3.

NEW GRAMMY AUDER If you've missed past New World (Au)ders, here's how they work: I flip your favorite joints in the order they should've been when you copped them. These NEW WORLD AUDERS are in honor of this year's Grammy nominees for Best Rap Album. Check how I flipped the... Read more

Ummmm, this is all you need to know about this week’s Preem-Ear: If you listen long enough, you’ll hear damn near every track Premier ever produced (plus the original sample he used). ‘Nuff said.

PREEM-EAR: DJ PREMIER BLOG TV And that's not all...If you missed it, check out ROSCOE P. COLDCHAIN ft. AB LIVA "Imma Kill This Ni^^A" Forget "dream", it is hotness deferred. It had been more than rumored, actually documented, that Star Trak recording artist Roscoe P.Coldchain was supposed to do an... Read more

With the NFL playoffs heating up and DJ Premier dropping some heat on that Reks track, it’s perfect timing for this week’s PREEM-EAR by @omarakil3.

PREEM-EAR: NICK JAVAS PEPSI NFL AUDIBLE Sorry folks about the delay. The PREEM-EARs have been more delayed than a NY snow plow after the 2010 Blizzard. But being a true fan of a the grid-iron I'm back for the NFL Playoffs. Or should I say Nick Javas is back for... Read more

Will Nas and DJ Premier do a whole album together? Hear what Omar Akil has to say on the matter in the latest installment of PREEM-EAR.

This ep of PREEM-EAR is more anecdotal than a "display of hidden hotness".  I found this little clip of Primo calling out Nas in the motherland.  You've heard the rumors. Nasis supposed to do a full album with Premier (a la Jay and Ye, or 9th Wonder and *insert indy... Read more

Omar Akil is on a roll. Check out his re-ordering of The Roots How I Got Over in his latest installment of New World (AU)DER.

NEW WORLD (AU)DER: THE ROOTS HOW I GOT OVER The way you sequence an album can make or break its success, and affect its acclaim. For thier 11th studio album, The Roots got it right the first time around, but see if it doesn't feel any better playing it in... Read more

The latest installment of PREEM-EAR is here. This week Omar Akil drops a jewel with Joell Ortiz.

PREEM-EAR: Joell Ortiz "Project Boy" Got another one!  Or should I say Joell got ONE!!!  I'm hoping that, at this point, there is no need to familiarize you all with the rhyme animal that is Joell Ortiz.  Forget repeat, Flex (Funkmaster) has had Joell's HOT97 (NY) freestyle on continuous loop... Read more

It's a new day and Omar Akil is bringing a New World Order to Ambrosia for Heads. Check out his remix of Bun B's classic Trill O.G.

New World Order:  Bun B - Trill O.G. Have you ever played an album to death?  Or have you ever questioned why your favorite artist put that bomb ass song at the end of their CD as the third hidden track (and its untitled at that)?  If you've ever skipped... Read more