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Public Enemy’s New Album ‘What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?’ Out September 25

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Public Enemy will release their latest album What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? this Friday, September 25. The legendary group’s first release for Def Jam Recordings in over two decades features a powerful lineup of guests including Nas, YG, Rapsody, DJ Premier, Black Thought, Questlove, Cypress Hill, Run-DMC, Ice-T, PMD, George Clinton, Daddy-O, Jahi, The Impossebulls, Mark Jenkins, S1Ws […]

MC Eiht Releases New Single ‘Honcho’ Feat. Conway The Machine & DJ Premier, Announces New LP Called ‘Lessons’

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For two decades MC Eiht has been one of hip-hop’s most recognizable voices in hip-hop, and undisputedly one of Compton’s finest originators and emcees. A straight menace, MC Eiht burst onto the scene with Compton’s Most Wanted Music To Driveby.  Released just months after the LA Riots, Music To Driveby was a manifesto for the nihilism, frustration, and […]

The Source Magazine Remembers Gangstarr’s Guru On His Birthday

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One of the game’s most prolific artists would have turned 59 years old today, but The Source Magazine and the rest of the Hip Hop community will always remember the legacy of Gangstarr’s Guru. Born Keith Elam in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1961, Guru founded the Gangstarr Foundation in 1987, but connected with Texas-born beat maker […]

And The Winner Is… The Culture! RZA and DJ Premier Prove Why the Verzuz Series is an Example of Great Sportsmanship

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The culture anxiously anticipated this battle between two of the culture’s most dynamic Hip-Hop producers: RZA and DJ Premier. One responsible for interjecting blue notes and jazz samples into the ruggedly rough terrain of urban music. The other… for the xenomorphic presentation of emceeing with arguably the most influential group in rap music. Either way: […]

RZA vs DJ Premier is the Next Instagram Live Producer Battle


Verzuz is doing it again with another legendary producer battle. This time, Swizz Beats and Timbaland locked in RZA to go head to head with DJ Premier. The battle will take place Saturday, April 11 on Instagram live. RZA is known for his production with the Wu-Tang Clan while DJ Premier is credited for production […]

Happy 54th Birthday to Super Producer DJ Premier!

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On this day in Hip-Hop history, super producer and generational sound shaper DJ Premier was born in 1966. As a producer, DJ Premier has worked with Big L, Big Daddy Kane, Bun B, Common, D’Angelo, Dr. Dre, The Game, Joey Bada$$, KRS-One, Ludacris, Mos Def, Nas, Snoop Dogg, The Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Immortal […]

Dave East Drops Debut Album ‘Survival’ Today On The Def Jam/Mass Appeal Imprint

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Meteoric Harlem rapper, model and actor Dave East, amassing millions of global views for his ongoing five-part Survival documentary film series, and soon to be opening his Survival Tour Part 1 across the U.S. and Europe, releases his long-awaited debut album Survival, today via Def Jam Record­­ings/Mass Appeal Records. The Survival album got off to […]

Gang Starr Delivers New Album ‘One Of The Best Yet’

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Hip-Hop heads have been buzzing about the new Gang Starr album since the release of the J. Cole assisted “Family and Loyalty” release. The day has officially come. One of the most influential groups in Hip-Hop has returned. DJ Premier and Guru right in line with what fans will want from the pairing. After Guru […]

Unreleased Guru/Gangstarr Music Unveiled by Producer Solar

This week marks the ninth anniversary of the passing of celebrated lyricist Guru of the legendary Gangstarr and his last creative partner, producer extraordinaire Solar, has offered up some unreleased Gangstarr music from Guru and Solar that Solar produced for the unreleased Gangstarr and Jazzmatazz albums. Guru passed away in 2010 from cancer, which was […]