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DJ Premier Credits Nas With Helping Choose 2 Very Illmatic Samples (Video)

Production is more than just making beats and shopping them to artists. By 1994, DJ Premier had produced three Gang Starr albums, in addition to important records for KRS-One, Heavy D & The Boyz, and Lord Finesse. Nas and his team would seek out the Works Of Mart for three... Read more

Sheek Louch Celebrates His Favorite MCs and Schools Rappers Who Don’t Know Their History (Audio)

Even though he's a 20-year Hip-Hop veteran, Sheek Louch is not above paying homage to those who came before him. He's also tired of rappers, who don't know their history, jumping on 90s beats... On his latest release, Sheek takes a trip down "Memory Lane" celebrating the pioneers who influenced... Read more

ElzHi – Memory Lane (Video)

ElzHi dropped ElMatic, his mind-blowing ode to Nas' Illmatic, earlier in the year. It was definitely one of the best albums of the year. Here's the video for Memory Lane, from that project. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=V2vtiFZ7nrs... Read more

DJ Premier Listens to ElMatic’s Remakes of His Tracks from Illmatic (Video)

Here's a really dope interview of DJ Premier where he listens to and discusses ElzHi's ElMatic tracks that were recreations of the tracks DJ Premier produced for Illmatic (New York State of Mind, Represent and Memory Lane).  In addition to giving his thoughts on the ElMatic tracks, Primo gives some... Read more