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D.I.T.C. Drops "D.I.T.C. Studios Volume 2" Album

Diamond D, Fat Joe, Lord Finesse, O.C. Showbiz and A.G. — collectively known as The Diggin In The Crates (D.I.T.C.)  crew — have dropped a new album titled "D.I.T.C. Studios Volume 2." The project is produced entirely by longtime member Showbiz.

Boasting 10 tracks, the project also features O.C., Lil Fame of M.O.P., Papoose, Milano Constantine, Cory Gunz and David Bars. 

"D.I.T.C. Studios Volume 2" follows 2016's original as well as "Sessions."

Find the project on all streaming platforms and check out a snippet below. 


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DJ Shadow Returns With "Our Pathetic Age" Double Album

DJ Shadow dropped his new double album "Our Pathetic Age" last Friday (November 15).

The project, which is divided into two parts, features a total of 26 tracks and includes contributions from Run The Jewels, De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch, Nas, Pusha T, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Inspectah Deck, among others. 

Ahead of its release, the seasoned turntablist/producer shared "Rocket Fuel" featuring De La's Pos, Dave and Maseo. 

Check it out below and find the album on all streaming platforms. 


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Blu And Fat Jack Connect For "Underground Makes The World Go Round" EP

Veteran rapper Blu and longtime producer Fat Jack have linked up for a new EP called "Underground Makes The World Go Round."

Released through Self Jupiter's The Order Label, the project boasts features from Los Angeles underground Hip Hop staples Myka 9, Abstract Rude and Medusa, among others. 

“Blu shows his love for his city and his hometown heroes Freestyle Fellowship on this album,” Self Jupiter recently told HipHopDX. “He gives them their flowers now and history lessons on how he as an MC first heard of Aceyalone, Myka 9, Peace and me — better known as known as the Freestyle Fellowship. DJ Fat Jack delivers the perfect backdrop for this congratulatory ode.”

Check it out below. 

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Danny Brown Recruits Run The Jewels For "3 Tearz" Single

Danny Brown has recruited Killer Mike and El-P of Run The Jewels for his new single, "3 Tearz."

The track is taken from the Detroit rapper's upcoming "uknowhatimsayin¿" album and boasts production from JPEGMAFIA. It follows the previously released singles "Dirty Laundry" and "Best Life." 

"uknowhatimsayin¿" is executive produced by A Tribe Called Quest's de facto leader Q-Tip and arrives on Friday (October 4). 

Until then, check out "3 Tearz" below. 





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DJ Premier Drops New Gang Starr Single With Unreleased Guru Vocals

DJ Premier has evidently been sitting on a monumental secret for some time now. Last week, the veteran producer shared an Instagram post alluding to a new Gang Starr album. 

Shortly after the announcement, Preemo unveiled "Family & Loyalty" featuring unreleased vocals from the late Guru and a fresh batch from J. Cole. 

Considering Premier's Instagram post included Nas, it's safe to say there's more Gang Starr material on the horizon. 

Until then, listen to "Family & Loyalty" below. 


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DMX Returns To Def Jam Recordings

DMX walked out of a West Virginia state prison on January 25 after serving almost a year for tax evasion.

During a recent interview with Angie Martinez, Swizz Beatz — who just collaborated on "Just In Case" with X and Rick Ross from "The Godfather Of Harlem" soundtrack — revealed X is back on Def Jam Recordings. 

“Certain people, I gotta cross the water,” he says around the 15-minute mark. “I’m like, damn. It’s raining out; I ain’t even bring my raincoat—but we gotta go. X is one of them [people].”

"I know who he really is. It’s a difference, if he was what people probably kinda think he is—maybe a bad person, maybe this, maybe that. I know [DMX]. Like, we slept on floors together. Right? So just making that, alone with him, is an honor

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