REKS – Represent 2010 Freestyle

Monday, October 4th, 2010

REKS – Represent 2010 Freestyle | Mediafire


Previously: REKS – This Or That (prod. Statik Selektah) (Video)

Video: Fashawn Talks “Ode To Illmatic”

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Fashawn speaks to Distortion2Static about his Gnozir dedication tape.

Previously: Fashawn – Ode To Illmatic (Mixtape)

Fashawn – Ode To Illmatic (Mixtape)

Friday, June 11th, 2010


Fash even got Nas’ tour DJ to host it. Looking forward to hearing this.

Track list and download link after the jump.

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Fashawn – Ode To Illmatic Artwork + Track List

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010


They re-used the Illmatic font for the cover and recreated the track list for the back cover, after the jump. The artwork is also an interpretation of Fash’s favorite line from Illmatic.

Fashawn will be releasing his Ode To Illmatic this Friday on XXLMag.

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Video: Fashawn Interview w/ The Mash Up

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Fashawn speaks to TheMashUp about The Far Left project with The Alchemist and Evidence, his dream project, his experiences working with Exile, his seemingly unexpected influences, where he derived his name from, top five albums of 2009, tour stories (a shoutout to America’s favorite Korean, J Kim), skateboarding, the XXL cover and his upcoming projects:

– An ode to Illmatic (Mixtape)
– Dangerous Minds
– His second album: The Ecology (2011)

Previously: XXL’s 10 Freshman for ‘10 (Mixtape)

Video: Kaze vs. AZ (VERSES)

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Director Court Dunn got together with the 2dopeboyz for a new video series called VERSES. Kaze recites his favorite verse from Illmatic.

Previously: Court Dunn – Director’s Reel (Video)

Video: Nas at BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” Panel

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Here’s some better footage of what Nas was saying at the BMI “How I Wrote That Song” panel at the House of Blues over the Grammy weekend. He speaks about why he wrote “Hate Me Now,” saying putting out Illmatic, he was successful with It Was Written but he felt some hate towards him. He also speaks to HipHopOfficial about the Damian Marley collaboration album as well as his plans to contribute to the Haiti relief efforts. He also explains how he used to not have to answer to anyone when he was writing those albums, but now that he has such a big following he has to watch what he says.

Previously: Nas & Common on Violent Rap Lyrics (Video)

Video: Miss Info Talks 5 Mic Review of Illmatic

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Oh you didn’t know Miss Info was a certified triple OG in this rap journalism shit? Back when The Source was still the Bible of the boom bap and the mics still meant something, Minya Oh, bka Miss Info, aka “Shortie”, had the foresight to anoint a classic. In this clip, she speaks with Media Gasface about what it meant to be handed that cassette and entrusted with the task of summarizing it’s dopeness for the rap nation. Read the now classic review after the jump.

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Video: Erick Sermon Produced For Illmatic

Monday, May 11th, 2009

*Late pass*

He says he worked with Nas in 1991 on a song that never made the cut.

“When he left my house, he went to Pete Rock’s house”