KRS-One breaks down 2012, Mayans and Aztec history

Message from KRS-One "Peace. This is KRS-One! I'd like to personally thank everyone for their show of support toward the release of the "Just Like That" video. I'm not really a big Internet guy myself, but I had to respond to the enormous amount of love we've experienced since the release of the "Just Like That" video. MAD LION ROCKED IT! However, the best is still yet to come. As you may know, I often use my talents to edutain my listeners and inspire the international Hip Hop community. 2012 will be no different. I feel sorry for those who already think that I preach too much in rhyme, or that I need to retire. On the contrary, I'm just getting started. Turning the flame up a little more, my next video presentation "Aztechnical" will deal with the myths of 2012, particularly the

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DJ Lord Jazz releases new solo album

Lord Jazz, the legendary DJ for Lords Of The Underground, has just released his brand new solo album entitled, The Plain Dealer. 13 tracks strong, the album features guest appearances from some of the greats, including Mr Funke and Doitall from Lords Of The Underground, J-Ro and Tash from Tha Alkaholiks, Sticky Fingaz from Onyx, The Cella Dwellas and Treach from Naughty By Nature. Support DJ Lord Jazz and his brand new release now by downloading from iTunes here http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dj-lordjazz/id495652129?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 and you can check out the official track list for The Plain Dealer below: 01 Intro 02 Plain Dealer (feat. Nick Javas) 03 I Am (feat. Beez Potiya) 04 Royalty (feat. Doitall, Mr Funke, J-Ro, Tash, Sticky Fingaz) 05 Eagle Eye (feat.

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Label Conscious: The Ghosts of Def Jams Past

Label Conscious: The Ghosts of Def Jam's Past By Dave Tompkins In 1995, the head-trauma wing at a nursing home in Bensonhurst began acquiring the lost memories of Def Jam's first rapper. Terry Keaton, a new patient at Haym Salomon hospital, had emerged from a coma unaware that he was T La Rock. Or that T La Rock had a hit in 1984 called "It's Yours." All of this was news to Keaton, as it was to neurologists. What was known is that the history of T La Rock — and perhaps the time of his life — had been purged from Terry Keaton's mind with a blunt instrument. The assailant was never caught, and Keaton spent much of his rehab listening to "It's Yours," recollecting lines that the rest of the hip-hop world had been quoting for the past decade. Residents at Haym Salomon — many suf

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Hip Hop vets taking part in Red Bull Skooled Tour

Red Bull recently announced that some Texas’ finest will take part in Red Bull’s Skooled Tour, a music mentorship program geared towards teaching young artists how to succeed in the music business. Bun B, Mannie Fresh, Paul Wall, Cold Cris, Michael 5000 Watts, Chingo Bling, and Hip-Hop PR guru Nancy Byron have been selected as mentors throughout the tour, which aims to “skool” some of Texas’ top indie rap groups. Artists slated to represent Texas’ independent movement are A.Dd+ (Dallas), The Niceguys (Houston), Worldwide (San Antonio), Kydd Jones (Austin) and DJ Sober (Dallas). The groups will hit the road on a six-city promotional tour through Texas, starting February 1st in Houston. The up-and-comers will be mentored on how to succeed in the music business by some

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Conspiracy Worldwide Radio speaks with Kool G Rap & Necro

Our good friends, Mista Montana and Menace of Conspiracy Worldwide Radio, are joined suited and booted by The Godfathers Kool G Rap and Necro for a 2 hour journey into their upcoming album. In this meeting, KGR and his new found partner in rhyme Necro sit down at the CWR table, offering a open and candid exploration into the creation and formulation of The Godfathers, citing each others work as a major influence throughout its recording. In addition, they discuss the parallels of Necro and Marley Marl's chemistry with G Rap, competition, including what could have become a beef between Juice Crew's Craig G and Necro many years ago, sampling, re-creating Kool G Rap and DJ Polo's 1990 classic Men At Work, Domingo, dirty raps, politics and much more in a must hear podcast with two of Hip

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Ice-T, Grandmaster Caz & Chuck D at Sundance

Ice-T, Chuck D and Grandmaster Caz are scheduled to perform at the Sundance Institute's annual Celebration of Music in Film on January 21 in Park City, Utah. Their performances are to celebrate Ice-T's documentary "Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap," co-directed by Andy Baybutt, which examines the craft and skill of the music with input from Afrika Bambaataa, Nas, Mos Def, Eminem, Chuck D, KRS-One, Run-DMC, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg. It is the first time rap has been featured at the event, which in recent years has seen Lou Reed, Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt and Patti Smith headline. Sundance Film Music Program director Peter Golub and Lionsgate's head of film music Tracy McKnight program the event. In addition, the Sundance Institute will, for the first time, present live

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