Diggy Simmons – Diggy What.
April 28, 2010

Diggy Simmons – Diggy What. Download HERE.

Has Diggy started drinking the family Kool Aid or does this swag just come with puberty?

(If it’s the former, his older brother JoJo needs to start chugging immediately. His group Team Blackout was the epitome of FAIL.)

The 15-year-old son of Rap’s Family deserves a tip of the hat. Since the release of the video for his “Made You Look Freestyle,” everyone’s been eagerly waiting to see what he does next.

With this quick retouch of Jay-Z’s “N**** What,” Dig shows us that he’s headed in the right direction.

The track above is just one of many that will be featured on young Simmons’ next mixtape. Now, do yourself a favor and watch the video below (after the jump).

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The Five One x Jay-Z x Max Romeo- Lucifer Remix.
April 2, 2009

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The Five One x Jay-Z x Max Romeo- Lucifer Remix. Download HERE.

This week’s Deuce Burger is inspired by the Kanye beat for Jay-Z’s track “Lucifer’ off the Black Album.  The group cuts up the beat and does what they do best: add some thought-provoking lyrics (not that Hova doesn’t do the same).

Also, how dope is that cover art for this week’s remix? Very, in our opinion.

Anyway, be sure to give the song a good listen to appreciate the distinct delivery that has become The Five One’s specialty during this remix album.  As always be sure to check out deucedayworld.com as well.

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ItsTheReal.com – 900 Dollars and a Dream (Video).
March 25, 2009

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Eric and Jeff of ItsTheReal.com are out to mend broken hearts, groups and dreams with $900 in one dollar bills.

Damon Dash and Jay-Z? 50 Cent and The Game? Danity Kane?

Watch it. Laugh. And move on with your day.

You should know this by now.

Bye, bye, Cudi?
March 16, 2009

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All of us may be bidding Kid Cudi farewell about as quickly as we greeted him. The Cleveland-artist is showing where his loyalties lie as he has announced that he will forever be quitting the rap game soon after the release his his first album, Man on the Moon: The Guardians.

Apparently the rapper has been getting a lot of heat for acting “Hollywood” and his close friends have claimed that he has changed.

AFTER THE RELEASE OF MY FIRST LP THIS SUMMER, IAM NOT MAKING ANY MORE SOLO ALBUMS. IAM FALLIN BACK ON BEING A ARTIST. THE DRAMA THAT COMES WITH IT IS MORE OVERWHELMING THAN THE SHIT I WAS DEALING WIT WHEN I WAS PISS POOR BROKE. MY FRIENDS GET MAD AT ME, SAY IVE CHANGED, ONE OF THE ONLY HOMIES I GOT IN THIS GAME, WALE, IS WORRIED ABOUT ME CUZ OF SHIT HE HEARS. LIKE WTF? WHO CAN SAY IM BEIN HOLLYWOOD? IM NOT AROUND ANYONE BUT PLAIN PAT AND EMILE. WHO CAN SAY THAT SHIT? MUTHAFUCKAS TALKIN SHIT HERE AND THERE, SPREADIN RUMORS, MAKIN JOKES, TRYNA JUDGE ME, AND FOR WHAT? DOES MY MUSIC POKE FUN AT OTHERS? DO I TALK SHIT ABOUT PEOPLE N MY MUSIC? I ALREADY WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL ONCE, AND GOT EXPELLED CUZ IT WASNT FOR ME. IMA DROP OUT THIS SHIT BEFORE NIGGAZ TRY AND CRUCIFY ME.

Is this going to be Jay-Z “quitting” or Favre “retiring?”

We hope so. You’ll be the first to know regardless.

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Rick Rubin + The Clipse= Fire
February 25, 2009

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The man may look homeless, but he skills has a producer cannot be denied.  You may remember his work on and appearance in Jay-Z’s video “99 Problems.”

It had been confirmed that Rick has completed at least one track and his working on several more for The Clipse’s highly anticipated third album, Til the Casket Drops, which has expected late-summer release date.

If you haven’t copped it already, The Clipse put out a mixtape, Road Til the Casket Drops, to tide fans over until the summer. Download HERE.

The first single off the album, “Kinda Like a Big Deal,” produced by DJ Khalil (don’t worry not Khaled) and featuring Martin Louie the King Jr. is set to drop on March 9th, so keep it locked for that.

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Pittsburgh Slim – My Bitch Is Crazy Video.
January 27, 2009

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Pittsburgh Slim – My Bitch Is Crazy.

Here’s how you sign to Def Jam and have Jay-Z hand you a five album record deal:

Start off as a garage band with your high school buddies in Pittsburgh.

Then, split up with said group and move to LA and rough it by waiting tables like the other 800,000 “talented people trying to make it big.”

Lastly, write a song that revolves around the hook “I like when girls kiss girls” and you’re bound to be shaking Hova’s hand in no time.

Born to an Algerian father and part Mexican mother, that’s more or less how Sied Chahrour (more popularly known as Pittsburgh Slim) got his break into the music world.

Not bad, right?

According to Slim himself, his music is like listening to “Camp Lo, Nirvana, Mos Def, Beastie Boys, and Justin Timberlake … mixed in a blender.”

Judge for yourself. Above, we have the video for Slim’s “My Bitch Is Crazy” … which dropped today.

“Girls Kiss Girls” after the jump.

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Black President (Remix) Montage Video.
January 13, 2009

Nas, Jay-Z, Tupac, Wale, Rhymefest, Christina K, and Royce Da 5’9 – Black President (Remix)

With only 7 days left until Inauguration Day, an all-star line up is featured on the tribute to President-elect Barack Obama.

The track comes from DJ Green Lantern and Russel Simmons Yes We Can mixtape.

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Mos Def Live @ Highline Ballroom.
January 10, 2009

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Mighty Mos performed a hot set at the Highline Ballroom in New York last night. He opened the show rhyming over Jay-Z’s “Brooklyn Go Hard” beat and even performed a few tracks from his upcoming album The Ectastic.

Give a listen to audio from the show, courtesy of It’s All the Way Live, below.

Mos Def- Brooklyn Opening. Download HERE.

Mos Def- Casa Forte. Download HERE.

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Jaydiohead.
January 3, 2009

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You’ve heard Jay-Z and Coldplay in Viva La Hova.

Now, give Jay and Radiohead a try in Jaydiohead.

Download it HERE.

You should know this by now.

Charles Hamilton.
December 21, 2008

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While it may sound like the name of a butler, Charles Hamilton is the name of a pink headphone-wielding, bass guitar playing, Incubus-loving rapper from Cleveland.

Right now, Hamilton’s been getting a lot of heat for his affinity for sampling songs.

When I sample, I’m not just doing it to sound good. I’m trying to tell a story. To convey an emotion. If I sampled it, there is a reason I sampled it. I believe that music is based on moments, and that there are some moments that people may have missed back in the day.

Naturally, as a rapper trying to make it big, Hamilton idolizes big dogs like Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and  Eminem. This isn’t to ignore the fact that he also avidly follows Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson and Korn. (By the way, his tone sounds a lot like K’Naan, minus the talk about the troubles in Somalia)

Is he redefining hip hop? Not yet. But he’s most definitely giving it a try.

His debut album, The Pink Lavalamp, tries to show where Hamilton thinks hip hop is going. While it may not turn out to be the most dependable crystal ball, it’s definitely a good listen.

Download the mixtape HERE. Tracklist after the jump.

Charles Hamilton – Novermber 10th

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