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Mister Cee – Big Pun Tribute Mix

Today is the 13th anniversary of Big Pun's untimely passing. As has become tradition, Mister Cee did a mix celebrating Pun's life and music. You can listen to and download the mix below. Related: Mister Cee's 2012 Big Pun Tribute Mix (Audio)... Read more

Questlove J. Dilla tribute (Video)

It's never a bad day for some J. Dilla music. Here's an hour long set of Dilla-produced beats spun by the one and only Questlove. Check out the video. Related: Bling47 breaks down J. Dilla’s Dooinit beat (Video)... Read more

Mister Cee’s ODB Tribute Mix (Mixtape)

Today is the 8th anniversary of the day we lost Ol' Dirty Bastard and Thursday 11/15 would have been his birthday. Here's Mister Cee's tribute mix celebrating the life of ODB. Props: 2DBZ Related: Raekwon performs Shimmy Shimmy Ya + C.R.E.A.M. Live (Video)... Read more

Happy Birthday Big Pun

Salute to Big Pun who would have turned 41 today. Below is the tribute mix Mister Cee did earlier in the year to celebrate the life of the big man. Related: A look at the legacy of Loud Records... Read more

A mix and video playlist to celebrate the life of Heavy D (Mixtape & Video Playlist)

Today marks the 1-year anniversary of the day we lost Heavy D. As has become customary on the anniversary of these losses, Mister Cee did a tribute mix celebrating the life and music of the Overweight Lover. You can listen to and download the mix (props to 2DBZ) and also... Read more

Jam Master Jay Tribute (Video Playlist)

Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the day we lost Jam Master Jay. Here are some videos celebrating the life of one of hip-hop's most iconic DJs. Related: Run-D.M.C. performs at the Made in America Festival (Video)... Read more

Chris Lighty Tribute (Video)

If there were any questions about the impact Chris Lighty had on hip-hop and music, generally, last night's stirring tribute to him at the Hip-Hop Awards answered them. The late mogul was celebrated by performances from some of his biggest clients including Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Missy Elliott... Read more

Mister Cee’s 2Pac Tribute Mix (Mixtape)

16 years. That's how long it's been since we lost 2Pac on that terrible Friday the 13th. As has become his custom on these days, Mister Cee dropped a mix on NYC's Hot 97 to celebrate Pac's LIFE. You can listen to the entire mix below. Related: 2Pac video playlist... Read more

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson – Mister Cee Tribute Mix (Mixtape)

Happy birthday to the King of Pop. As has become his custom on meaningful dates for fallen legends, Mister Cee did a tribute mix. You can listen to the whole thing below. Related: DJ Jazzy Jeff's Micheal Jackson Tribute (Mixtape)... Read more

Questlove releases his demo reference track for the Beastie Boys Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tribute (Audio)

Back in April we got to see the Beastie Boys Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tribute that featured The Roots, Kid Rock and Travie McCoy. It turns out the whole performance was the brainchild of Questlove. In honor of MCA's recent birthday (Aug. 5), Quest decided to liberate the... Read more

Here’s a playlist celebrating the 21+ year career of the legendary DJ Quik (Audio)

DJ Quik is in the muthaf*ckin house! And, he's been here for more than 21 years dropping joint after joint after joint. People often forget there's more than 1 legendary producer/MC from Compton. Not today. DJ Quik is the latest legend we pay tribute to in our Living Legends series.... Read more

Happy Birthday GURU (Video Playlist)

Happy birthday to GURU who would have been 51 today. Here's a (mostly) video playlist celebrating a life of Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal. Related: DJ Premier GURU Tribute Mix (Audio)... Read more

Michael Jackson – Mister Cee Tribute Mix

Here's some more Michael Jackson love on the anniversary of his death. As has become customary on these dates for fallen legends, Mister Cee celebrates MJ's life with a tribute mix. You can listen to the whole thing below. Related: Michael Jackson Video Playlist and DJ Jazzy Jeff Tribute Mix... Read more

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Birthday Tribute (Playlist)

Happy Birthday to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. We miss you. Here's a playlist celebrating her life. Related: Aaliyah Tribute Video Playlist Birthday by Parfit on Grooveshark... Read more

Donna Summer Tribute Playlist

Rest in peace to the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer. While she wasn't hip-hop, her musical influence was felt in hip-hop, most notably as the underpinning to Digital Underground's Freaks of the Industry. As seems to be the case with all of our musical legends, she was taken too soon... Read more

The Beastie Boys – Mister Cee Tribute Mix (Mixtape) + Chappelle Show Performance (Video)

The love for The Beastie Boys' MCA continues to flow. Like Mick Boogie, Mister Cee also did a mix honoring The Beasties when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and he has released. You can listen to and download it below. Also, The Beastie Boys... Read more

Rest in Peace to Adam Yauch aka MCA from The Beastie Boys. Here’s a Mick Boogie Beastie Boys Tribute Mixtape to help celebrate the life of MCA.

UPDATE: Adam Yauch, better known as MCA, passed away today. As stated below, The Beastie Boys were recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and MCA had not attended, presumably due to the illness to which he ultimately succumbed. His raspy raucous rhymes were one of the... Read more

DJ Premier GURU tribute mix (Playlist)

Today marks the 2-year anniversary of the day we lost Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal (better known as GURU from Gang Starr). As we do on these days, rather than mourn the loss, we celebrate the LIFE through the music. No better way to do that than through the tribute playlist... Read more

Beastie Boys’ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Tribute (Video)

Joining legends like Run-DMC and Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last night. Kid Rock, The Roots and Travie McCoy from Gym Class Heroes ripped through a medley of Beastie classics, in tribute to the band. Check... Read more

Behind the scenes look at the making of the Trayvon Martin tribute featuring Yasiin Bey (pka Mos Def) and Dead Prez (Video)

Here's a behind the scenes look at the making of a Trayvon Martin tribute that's being done by Yasiin Bey (pka Mos Def) and Dead Prez. The song will be called Made You Die and is set to the track from Nas' Made You Look. Check out the video below.... Read more

Here are two tributes to Eazy-E to celebrate his music and life on the 17th anniversary of his passing.

Today marks the 17th anniversary of the untimely passing of Eazy-E. As has become customary for anniversaries of the passing of hip-hop legends, Mister Cee did a tribute mix that was radio-friendly. Given how "colorful" Eazy's lyrics tended to be, we decided to do a playlist of his raps that... Read more

Mister Cee 3-hour Biggie Tribute Mix (Mixtape)

True to his nickname of The Finisher, Mister Cee shut down a day of Biggie tributes with a 3-hour mix (yes, 3 hours) of music by The Notorious Big on the 15th anniversary of the date of his passing. You can listen to the whole thing and download it below.... Read more

Big Pun – Mister Cee’s Tribute Mix (Mixtape)

Today marks the 12th anniversary of Big Pun's untimely passing. To celebrate his LIFE, Mister Cee put together this tribute mix. Listen to it and download it below.... Read more

?uestlove writes a heartfelt tribute to the legacy of Don Cornelius

Here's a moving piece from ?uestlove about the cultural impact of Don Cornelius and Soul Train. An excerpt is below and you can read the full article here. "you guys see this bag? this bag has NEVER left my side for the past 14 years. I deemed it imperative that... Read more

DJ Quik – Heavy Mr. Big Stuff (Heavy D Tribute)

The outpouring of love for Heavy D continues.  Here's an incredibly funky tribute song from DJ Quik, who wrote a verse that vividly describes the greatness of the Overweight Lover.  Check out Heavy Mr. Big Stuff. Click here to download.... Read more

The tributes to Gil Scott Heron continue to roll in. Here’s one by Chuuwee.

The lyrics are potent and talk about the continuing struggle, but the visuals don't quite match...Good song though.  Check out Scott Heron. Read more

There's a reason Jay-Z (the G.O.A.T.) signed Jay Electronica. He's incredible. Check out Jay E's tribute to the mighty GURU. The song is called Jazzmatazz but the sample is The Beatle's Yesterday.

The intro is crazy long but it's worth the wait: Click here to download.  Here's the classic Beatles track:  ... Read more

Gotta show love to ODB. Check out Raekwon's tribute to him called Ason Jones.

Happy born day, ODB.  RIP.!... Read more

Statik Selektah is known for dropping classic mixtapes but now he is dropping singles. Check out 1982 ft Bun B And, in case you're not familiar with Statik Selektah's mixtapes, check out The Look of Love, the tribute to J. Dilla he did with Q-Tip a few years ago.  It's vintage Dilla.  Click here to download the mixtape.  The tracklist is below: 01 - Q-Tip - One Love Intro... Read more

Hip-hop may not be dead but vinyl officially is. The legendary Fat Beats record store closed on 9/4/10. Check out DJ Premier's tribute.

The art of DJ'ing lives on through Serato, but for purists who prefer vinyl things just got a little tougher.  Fat Beats record store was a staple of hip-hop in NYC (as well as in LA and Amsterdam) and it closed its doors forever (or at least in that location...)... Read more

DJ Jazzy Jeff did the best tribute to Michael Jackson I’ve heard. Check it out for yourself.

You can listen to the whole thing and download it below. Download Mixtape... Read more

DJ Premier Guru Tribute Mix

Here's the Guru tribute from the legendary DJ Premier (one of the greats--producer, DJ and person): Keith "Guru" Elam Tribute Mix by Dj Premier Blog Radio on Mixcloud... Read more

AFH: J Dilla Tribute

James Yancey, aka Jay Dee, aka J Dilla, one of the greatest producers in hip-hop history, was born 39 years ago on February 7, 1974 and unfortunately passed away on February 10, 2006. We're celebrating his life and incredible impact with a number of the great tributes that have been... Read more