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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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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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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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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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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 note pandit

Q-Tip – Life Is Better ft. Norah Jones Jonathan Davis (born 1970 in New York), also known by his stage names Q-Tip, Kamaal the Abstract and The Abstract Poetic, is an American Grammy Award winning rapper, actor, producer and the former leader of the group A Tribe Called Quest. Norah Jones, born on March 30th …

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Slick rick

CRU – Just Another Case Cru was an American hip hop group formally signed to Def Jam Recordings composed of three members, Chadio, Mighty Ha and Yogi. The groups first appearance was the “We Got It Goin’ On” remix by R&B group Changing Faces in 1995. Two years later the group released their debut album, …

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Golden State

Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] Saafir – Light sleeper Bay area rapper who was mostly active during the mid to late 90’s he became a cult-favorite with many fans with his acting debut as Cousin Harold in …

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Juice

Eric B. & Rakim – Juice (Know The Ledge) Juice is a 1992 crime horror drama film that stars rapper Tupac Shakur and Omar Epps. Additional cast members include Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins, Khalil Kain, Samuel L. Jackson, and features cameo appearances by Queen Latifah, EPMD, Special Ed, Ed Lover, Doctor Dré, Flex Alexander, Fab Five …

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Limba cailor

Zo Moeilijk – Diep Zo Moeilijk is a Hip-Hop formation from Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The group currently consists of the rappers Nosa & Roscovitch, Ra and the producer NIKES. The name of the group once started out as a joke. The core members started saying ‘moeilijk’ (difficult) whenever they thought something was ‘dope’.

Prez-o-dent

Eric B. & Rakim – Don’t Sweat The Technique They never had a mainstream hit of their own, but during rap’s golden age in the late ’80s, Eric B. & Rakim were almost universally recognized as the best DJ & MC duo. Not only was their chemistry superb, but individually, each represented the absolute peak …

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Samplestarter

Kurtis Blow – If I Ruled The World Curtis “Kurtis Blow” Walker, (born on August 9, 1959, in Harlem, New York) is one of the pioneer rappers in the recording industry, and hip hop’s first mainstream star. “The Breaks” (1980) is one of hip hop’s undisputed classics, with its catchy disco tune and rapping style. …

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You got an ABC

“O.P.P.” is a song by American rap group Naughty by Nature. It was released in August 1991 as the lead single from their self-titled debut album Naughty by Nature. The song was one of the first rap songs to become a pop hit when it reached number 6 in the U.S. and number 35 in the UK in 1991. Its declaration, “Down Wit’ OPP” was a popular catchphrase in the U.S. in the early 1990s. It was a hugely successful single, as Allmusic described: “There was not a bigger, more contagious crossover radio smash in the autumn of 1991 than Naughty by Nature’s ‘O.P.P.'”

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Fu-Schnickens – La shmoove The Fu-Schnickens were a hip-hop trio in the early 1990s. Similar to Das EFX for their cartoonish lyrics and near-constant allusions to pop culture staples, the Fu-Schnickens’ popularity was brief but significant in hip hop history. Their best known track is 1993’s “What’s Up Doc? (Can We Rock),” which featured basketball …

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