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AMG – Bitch Betta Have My Money

Unrelated

Bobby Caldwell – Open Your Eyes Brookes Brothers – Open your eyes Calibre – Open your eyes Bobby Caldwell (born August 15, 1951 in New York City) is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, despite a prolific musical output over his 30-year career, is still best known for his 1978 hit single “What You …

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Double entendre

A$aP Rocky – Wassup Clams Casino – I’m God (Instrumental) Clams Casino is the memorable pseudonym of New Jersey resident Mike Volpe, who in the last few months has shot from relative obscurity to production sensation thanks to a handful of blistering tracks. Edging into the limelight after passing tunes to Soulja Boy and Bay …

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What year is this anyway?

Sylk 130 – City 5-6 theme Sylk 130 is the side project of producer King Britt. King Britt is a pioneer of all things soulful, rhythmically textured and melodically provocative. This Philadelphia native has found a way to escape the strictures of a single category of music by expressing his creations through deep house, hip-hop, …

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The Norm

Azealia Banks – 212 (feat. Lazy Jay) Azealia Banks is a 20-year-old lyricist from Harlem, New York City. Since her first steps as a child in off-broadway theatre productions to her training at La Guardia High School of Performing Arts -a breeding ground for stars- she’s been steadily perfecting her craft and making a name …

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Malade ballade

Serge Gainsbourg – Ah! Melody De La Soul – Held down (feat. Cee-Lo Green) Serge Gainsbourg (April 2, 1928 – March 2, 1991) was a french poet-songwriter, singer, actor, novelist, painter and director. Gainsbourg’s varied style and individuality made him difficult to categorize. Although famous in France for many years, he did not achieve his …

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Got well soon

Beastie Boys – Make Some NoiseWatch this video on YouTube Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise Beastie Boys are an American hip-hop trio from New York City, United States: Brooklyn and Manhattan. The members are Mike D (real name Michael Diamond), MCA (Adam Yauch), and Adrock (Adam Horovitz). The Beastie Boys were the first successful …

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Ten$ion

Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] Die Antwoord – Fok Julle Naaiers Formed in Cape Town, South Africa during Spring 2009, Die Antwoord is an afrikaans futuristic rap rave crew consisting of Ninja (Watkin Tudor “Waddy” Jones of …

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The frog

Flow Dynamics – Bossa For Bebo (Lack Of Afro Mix) Australian producer Flow Dynamics has been creating boogie fever and booty havoc on dancefloors across the globe, with his music getting played by many of the world’s top DJs. João Donato de Oliveira Neto was born on 1934 in Brazil, the son of a military …

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4, 3, 2, 1

Canibus – Second Round KO Born Germaine Williams in 1974 in Jamaica, Canibus moved to the United States with his mother at a young age. Because his mother’s career required constant relocation, the family moved frequently and the soon-to-be rapper found solace within himself. His rhetorical abilities blossomed later, once hip-hop became the guiding force …

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Two nights in the arms of

Jimmy Luxury – Stormy Weather Jimmy Luxury – Hi Ball Swing An amazing combination of swing, jazz and hip-hop. Jimmy Luxury marries hip hop beats with jazz and swing sounds, topped with catchy, distinct lyrics. The result is an incredibly catchy, unique sound that is, unfortunately, found nowhere else.

Cool out

Mos Def – Mathematics (Freddie Joachim Remix) Born in the Philippines, raised in San Diego, CA, and now residing in Los Angeles, Freddie Joachim (pronounced: JO-AH-KIM), became a dj in the later part of 1996. Starting as a mobile dj and turntablist, Joachim has become a dj, who spins and listens to all genres, with …

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You don’t know jack!

Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison Bell Biv DeVoe is a successful spin off group of New Edition that consisted of three previous members, Ricky Bell (also known as Slick), Michael Bivins (also known as Biv), and Ronnie DeVoe (also known as R.D.). Bell Biv DeVoe began to take shape in the late ’80s, but not …

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Songs from the analog playground

Charlie Hunter – Creole (feat. Mos Def) Charlie Hunter is a jazz, rock and fusion guitarist. He grew up in Berkeley, California, where he graduated from Berkeley High School. Since the debut of his self-titled Charlie Hunter Trio in 1993, Charlie Hunter has recorded 17 albums. During that time, Hunter has worked with and recorded …

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Billie

Blu & Exile – Amnesia Blu is definitely a leader in the new school of Los Angeles emcees. His presence is undeniable, while his music captivates audiences regardless of race, class, and gender. Although many are still unaware of Blu’s work, “Below The Heavens” guarantees to take LA hip hop back to the place where …

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So what the fuck ya wanna do?

Devin The Dude – Do what you wanna do Devin the Dude is a Houston-area rapper. Though relatively well-known among the underground hip-hop community during the mid-to-late 90’s, Devin did not achieve mainstream success until his appearance on Dr. Dre’s 2001 album. Besides sex, relationships, ridin’ trucks, smokin’ reefer, drinkin’ beer, partying, and conscious or …

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L’Armée des 12

DJ Vadim – L’art d’Ecouter (feat. TTC) DJ Vadim (aka Vadim Peare, real name Andrey Gurov) is a prolific DJ from Russia, based in London. His music combines hip hop and electronica and his recording technique involves very precise sampling as opposed to looping. TTC are : Teki Latex (vocals), Tido Berman (vocals + production), …

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R.I.P Loleatta Holloway

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch was a hip-hop group led by Mark Wahlberg. Members included Scott Ross (alias Scottie Gee), Hector Barros (alias Hector the Bootie Inspector), Duffy Culligan (alias Duffle), Terry Yancey (alias DJ-T), Dan Hartzman (alias Dan-o Fresh), and Anthony Thomas (alias Ashey Ace). The group’s best known song is “Good Vibrations”. “Good Vibrations” made it to number one on the American music charts in 1991.

Blue Sky Black Death

Jean Grae – Take It Back One of the most respected MC’s in hip-hop (and arguably the most fearsome female), Jean Grae (cumulative career scans of 60k + units) teams with renowned indie producer duo Blue Sky Black Death for the watershed release: Jean Grae: Evil Jeanius. The independent music world’s finest burgeoning producer duo, …

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