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Video: Young Guru on Piracy & Invention

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

It’s so important to remember that if the forefathers of our culture had respected the copyrights of the artists they swiped breaks from, there’s a good chance we’d all be listening to Jazz right now. Here’s a clip from a recent lecture given by sound engineer Young Guru on the relationship between “piracy” and innovation.

Hit the jump for another clip where Guru illustrates the art of sampling with an Al Green clip and Jay-Z’s “Heart of the City”.

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Drake Announces More Club Paradise Tour Dates

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana will join Drake on the second leg of his North American Club Paradise tour.

“I feel like this tour is coming at the perfect time,” says Drake. “It’s taking place in the season that we all wait for, We’re outdoors and you’ve got every single artist you wait to hear in the club on one bill…that’s Club Paradise.”

May 7 – Concord, CA – Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord **
May 8 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
May 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 13 – Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
May 14 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
May 16 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
May 17 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
May 19 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
May 20 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
May 22 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
May 23 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
May 25 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
May 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
May 28 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
May 30 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 1 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
June 2 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
June 5 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
June 6 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
June 8 – Darien Lake, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
June 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
June 11 – Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
June 12 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
June 14 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 16 – New York, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 17 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center

** Minus J. Cole on the first date.

Tickets start going on sale tomorrow. Click here for tickets.

Previously: Drake Freestyle @ GQ Photoshoot (Video)

Video: 2 Chainz Brings Out Kanye West & Big Sean @ SXSW

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

2 Chainz brought out Big Sean then Kanye West for “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” and “Can’t Tell Me Nothin’” (after the jump) at S.O.B.’s 30th anniversary party down in Austin, TX for SXSW.

Props to Missinfo.tv for the footage. Of course the homies Meka & LowKey were DJ’ing/hosting the damn thing.

Previously: 2 Chainz talks about collaborating with Kanye (Video)

Earlier today Tit dropped his new track produced by Kanye West’s DJ Mano.

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Main Attrakionz Announce U.S. Tour, Release “Focalin”

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

The Cali-based duo will be embarking on their first nationwide tour.

02-10 Claremont, CA – Pomona College
02-19 Miami, FL – Grand Central
03-01 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
03-02 New London, CT – Connecticut College
03-03 Bronxville, NY – Sarah Lawrence College
03-04 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery
03-05 New York, NY – Webster Hall Studio
03-06 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
03-07 Greensboro, NC – Longshanks
03-08 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
03-10 Denton, TX – 35 Denton Festival
03-12-17 Austin, TX – SXSW

Plus release this new cut.

Download: Link

Produced by Tyler Bisson. Spotted @ Pitchfork.

Previously: Main Attrakionz ft. Danny Brown – Suffocation (Prod. by Silky Johnson)

Video: Dr. Dre Gives Rick Ross a $100K Hublot

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

LOL @ Curtis.

Previously: Rick Ross – MMG Untouchable (Trailer) (Video)

Sean Price & Smif-N-Wessun Show @ Highline Ballroom (1/18)

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

We’re proud to present this Sean Price/Smif-N-Wessun show going down in New York next Wednesday at Highline Ballroom. We’re going to be giving away some tickets through our Facebook page so make sure to “Like” and keep an eye on that for a chance to win a pair.

Phony Ppl and Maffew Ragazino will be opening. Tickets available here.

Hosted by Dallas Penn.

Video: The Roots Perform @ The Winter Classic

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The Roots perform “The Fire” at the NHL’s annual Winter Classic game which was held in their hometown of Philly this year and featured the Flyers facing off against the Rangers at Ctizen’s Bank Park yesterday afternoon.

Spotted: Info’s

Previously:  The Roots – Undun EPK

Video: Reebok Presents: Classic by Jonathan Mannion at Art Basel Miami

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Here’s a recap of Rap photog extraordinaire Jonathan Mannion’s Reebok sponsored CLASSIC exhibit at Art Basel Miami this year. Also includes some footage of ASAP Rocky’s performance at the event.

Previously: Meek Mill Interview w/ Jonathan Mannion for Reebok Classics

Video: Behind The Scenes @ The Watch The Throne Tour

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Voyr posted this (and two other, after the jump) clips from “behind the scenes” of the Watch The Throne tour.

I wonder if this tour will be everything it’s cracked out to be.

Spotted: IBN

Previously: Jay-Z Interview w/ Steve Stoute Pt. 1 (Video)

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Video: Immortal Technique – Roc Raida Tribute

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Tech pays tribute to the late great Roc Raida at the Smokeout Festival in San Bernadino, CA.

Previously: Immortal Technique – The Martyr (Mixtape)