Diggin’ In The Crates: Twelve Jewelz (Volume 6)

Friday, July 10th, 2015


Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

The gems continue this week as we return with Volume 6 of our Twelve Jewelz series. This time around we’ve got a dozen more B-Sides, remixes, unreleased cuts, bonus bangers, and mixtape rarities from the ’90s and early 2000s for you to feast your ears on. Take a break from the new shit and enjoy another trip down memory lane below. And after you stream/read, make sure to click that download link at the bottom of the post to add these Twelve Jewelz to your collection!

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A Conversation with Wendy Day (Pt. 1)

Thursday, November 20th, 2014


Words by Jimmy Ness

Wendy Day has been responsible for over a billon dollars in album sales, meaning she’s involved in shifting units comparable to Jay-Z and P-Diddy combined. But the 52-year-old isn’t a label shark profiting from manipulating artists into bad deals. She’s dedicated her life to building careers, sharing industry insight and negotiating fair contracts for rappers. In 1992, Wendy used her sizable life savings, stocks, Condo and BMW to fund non-profit organization Rap Coalition, a move that former Bad Boy accountant Bert Padell critiqued as “fucking crazy.” Day brokered some of the biggest deals in music history including Master P’s No Limit Records signing to Priority and Cash Money’s $30 million distribution deal with Universal, which allowed them to keep 85% of their royalties. The outspoken industry veteran held nothing back during our chat and has enough stories to fill several autobiographies. In part one of this interview, we discussed what 2pac planned for his next album, the time Freddie Foxx put a gun to Birdman’s head in public, 50 Cent crushing Young Buck, and a possible collaboration between Slick Rick and Kendrick Lamar.

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Video Vault: 6 Classic Rap Movies Available on YouTube in Full

Friday, June 20th, 2014


Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

It’s Summertime, and the weekend is here, which means you’re either out on the town getting into something, or at the crib trying to cool off in the AC after a long week of work. Shouts to everyone out there partying, that’s what’s up. But for those of you in chill mode, we put together a nice collection of classic rap movies you can watch from the comfort of your computer, tablet, or mobile device on YouTube in full. So if you’ve exhausted your Netflix queue, or if you’re just in the mood to watch some ill hip-hop visuals featuring superstar rappers like Jay Z, Mobb Deep, Cam’ron, Lil Wayne, Biggie, Snoop, Eminem, and more, binge out on these essential rap flicks and docs below.

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Slick Rick – Need Some Bad (Prod. by DJ Premier)

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Slick Rick and DJ Premier team up for this new joint off soundtrack to the movie The Sitter.

Download: Link

Props: DJ Premier Blog

Previously: DJ Premier ft. Nas & The Berklee Symphony Orchestra – Regeneration (Video)

Nas – Hey Young World (prod. DJ Green Lantern)

Monday, May 24th, 2010


Levi’s commissioned Nas and 12 other major acts from the realms of pop, rock, soul and rap to record classic hits from the past for their “Levi’s Pioneer Sessions” campaign. All the tracks will be available for download on the Levi’s website. For the kick-off, they asked us to premiere Nas’ cover of Slick Rick’s “Hey Young World.”

Hear the song below, or download the MP3 at at Levi’s.


Along with some behind the scenes footage of Nas in the studio laying down his vocals for Levi’s “2010 Revival Recordings.”

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Video: DrJays.com @ Fresh Fest 2010 w/ Kid & Play, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Here’s some footage of the 2010 Fresh Fest Tour kicking off in Bridgeport, CT. Features performance footage from Kid & Play (complete with “2” & “Hype” t-shirts, Big Daddy Kane, EPMD, Slick Rick, MC Lyte and other people old heads like.

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Video: Inspectah Deck, Black Moon, Slick Rick & Rock @ B.B. King’s 3/24/10

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Wu-Tang and Bootcamp took over B.B. King’s in NYC last night for the latest Hip-Hop Legends concert. Here’s a small sampling of footage. You can find much more here.

Hit the jump for performances by Blackmoon, Slick Rick and Rock of Heltah Skeltah.

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Slick Rick – I Wanna Rock Freestyle

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Kinda late, but he can do that?

Slick Rick – I Wanna Rock Freestyle

Props: 2DB

Previously: Meyhem Lauren ft. Thirstin Howl III – Treat Her Like A Prostitute

Meyhem Lauren ft. Thirstin Howl III – Treat Her Like A Prostitute

Thursday, February 25th, 2010


Meyhem Lauren and Thirstin Howl III remake the Rick The Ruler classic.

Meyhem Lauren ft. Thirstin Howl III – Treat Her Like A Prostitute

I also have two bonus joints, one of which hits close to home for me:

On “Got The Fever” Meyhem does a damn good job detailing his obsession with bombing the system. I’ve heard a bunch of odes to graf, but he really captured the feeling on this one.

Meyhem Lauren – I Got The Fever

Meyhem Lauren ft. Timeless Truth – Timeless Greatness

Shouts to Dallas Penn

Previously: Timeless Truth feat. Thirstin Howl III & Meyhem Lauren – Connect 4

Video: Ghostface Killah’s Top 5 Dead or Alive

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Ghost’s top 5: Nas, KRS-One, GZA, Slick Rick & Jadakiss (+ Biggie)

Nah, no females. No females b…