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Don Smog – Skilldabeasts feat Vinylcologist (STREAM)


Don Smog is one that not many of you have heard about. That is mainly because he likes to stay in stealth mode and drop bombs at random. He has been one of my best friends for decades and we are currently working on a new record that is set to drop next summer VIA Drop Science. Other producers include Jack Of All Trades (Beast Academy) and PJ Katz (J-Live‘s- “City to City”). 7th Boro will be the first to debut his new tracks as we do this strictly for kicks and ourselves, not for money. If you are great at internet diggin, you could try to find his mega rare “Wrexclusive” album that dropped in early ’06. That was only limited to 100 copies. No repress.
Good luck with that. PS. Don’t even bother clicking the links that say “similar to Don Smog” after the song is over. I assure you there is no one like Smog out there. Not even close.

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Mass Appeal presents: The Burning of Kingston (Trailer)


Red Bull Studios and Mass Appeal Records collab to bring us “The Burning of Kingston” graffiti battle and showcase. For years there has been an outlet for every element of hip hop except the graf world. Talented young artists are encouraged to attend and mingle with some of the very best grafitti artists to come out of NY. This even is free of charge and will take place on Sept. 13th at the NY Trolley Museum in Kingston, NY. Do yourself a favor and save the date, make the up north trip, or slide downstate to enjoy the first of many fun expos. Artists include, but are not limited to… T-Kid, CES, Doves, Ribs, Doc TC-5, Dero, Cycle, Bio, YES 2, Revolt, and Dmote. Old subway cars will be brought in to be tagged live by these artists. Im guessing there will be art for sale and tons of merch and great connects. I will be there, so come thru and say what up.

Official Flyer VIA Mass Appeal:

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Get On Down presents: Check The Technique Vol. 2


Brian Coleman (producer of the Scratch DVD) is back with his second installment of the Check The Technique series. These coffee table books are for hip hop junkies and fans alike. Unheard stories and liner notes help bring you back to the time when some of your favorite albums were dropping. A must read for any fan of hip hop music and culture.

BOOK STATS: 544 PAGES, 25 CHAPTERS,
80+ INTERVIEWS, AND OVER 350 IMAGES

FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH: ICE CUBE, 3RD BASS,
STETSASONIC, MANTRONIX, NAUGHTY BY NATURE, RAEKWON,
MF DOOM, DR. OCTAGON, DJ JAZZY JEFF, THE COUP, EDO G,
LORD FINESSE, YASIIN BEY (MOS DEF) & TALIB KWELI, KOOL G RAP,
COMPANY FLOW AND DOZENS MORE

Foreword by Adam Mansbach (Go The F*ck To Sleep, Rage Is Back).
Cover artwork by Romanowski.

“My circle of liner notes junkies runs deep, and we spend many
hours dissecting the chapters in Brian Coleman’s
Check the Technique series. FINALLY someone has put in perspective
the stuff I have been DYING to know about!!!! I can’t get enough.”
- Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

“A fantastic guide for all we do.”
- Chuck D

The 544-page softcover book, which will be released on
October 14, 2014, is available in a limited-time pre-sale via Get On Down.
Customers who purchase the book before early September
will receive an autographed book before it hits store shelves in mid-October,
plus an exclusive 7-inch of Smif-N-Wessun’s 1995 song
“Home Sweet Home” (taken from their album Dah Shinin’, which is one of
the book’s chapters), complete with never-before-seen artwork relating
to the album’s original cover and the unreleased instrumental.

FULL CHAPTER LIST FOR
CHECK THE TECHNIQUE VOL. 2:
MORE LINER NOTES FOR HIP-HOP JUNKIES:

1 – 3rd Bass – The Cactus Album
(Def Jam/CBS – 1989)
2 – The Beatnuts – Intoxicated Demons The EP
(Relativity/Violator – 1993)
3 – Black Sheep – A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing
(Mercury/Polygram – 1991)
4 – Company Flow – Funcrusher Plus
(Official/Rawkus – 1997)
5 – The Coup – Steal This Album
(Dogday/Polemic – 1998)
6 – Diamond and the Psychotic Neurotics – Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop
(Chemistry/Mercury – 1992)
7 – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper
(Jive/RCA – 1988)
8 – Dr. Octagon – Dr. Octagonecologyst
(Bulk Recordings – 1996)
9 – ED O.G & Da Bulldogs – Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto
(PWL America/Mercury – 1991)
10 – Gravediggaz – Niggamortis [aka 6 Feet Deep]
(Gee Street/Island – 1994)
11 – Ice Cube – AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted & Kill At Will
(Priority – 1990)
12 – Jeru The Damaja – The Sun Rises In The East
(Payday/FFRR – 1994)
13 – KMD – Black Bastards
(Elektra/Readyrock/Sub Verse – 1994/2000)
14 – Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Wanted: Dead Or Alive
(Cold Chillin’ /Warner Bros. – 1990)
15 – Kwamé – The Boy Genius: Featuring A New Beginning
(Atlantic – 1989)
16 – Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth – Funky Technician
(Wild Pitch – 1990)
17 – Mantronix – The Album
(Sleeping Bag Records – 1985)
18 – Masta Ace Incorporated – SlaughtaHouse
(Delicious Vinyl/Atlantic – 1993)
19 – Mos Def & Talib Kweli – Are Black Star
(Rawkus – 1998)
20 – Naughty By Nature – Naughty By Nature
(Tommy Boy – 1991)
21 – Nice & Smooth – Ain’t A Damn Thing Changed
(RAL/Polygram – 1991)
22 – [Chef] Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…
(Loud/RCA – 1995)
23 – Smif-N-Wessun – Dah Shinin’
(Wreck/Nervous – 1995)
24 – Stetsasonic – In Full Gear
(Tommy Boy – 1988)
25 – Various – Wild Style Breakbeats
(Kay-Dee/Get On Down – 1981/2014)

PRE ORDER THE BOOK AND 45 HERE

These will sell out fast, as does everything the fam at GETONDOWN release. Shouts to George, Matt, and Joe for continuing to bless us with these great releases.

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Shirt – Black Rage (Sketch Remix)


Shirt is fed up with the nonsense going on in Ferguson as well as countless others. He takes the time to lay a verse over Lauryn Hill’s latest sketch and pays homage to Mike Brown.

Verse:
I’m sick
Down goes another innocent kid
I’m tired of this shit
Now I heard some people say ahhh he was big
Fuck that he was a kid
18 years old, when I was 18 lit
It could’ve been me, another brown boy hit
I was walking in the middle of the street the other day with my brother
Thank God we ain’t have to take cover
In a world filled with such violence
How sad that we fear when cop cars behind us
And we try and play it off but this fear live inside us
And then it divide us
Some people hands up don’t shoot
Some people like them pigs got guns we got guns too
Some wanna pray, some people like fuck all that praying do?
Up against more animals than a zoo
Mike Brown I ain’t know you but I feel like I did
Especially cause you rapped
And I swear my nigga if I live then you live
Though I can’t bring you back, damn
We gon push this thing forward
We getting stronger they don’t even know it
But I know we gon show it
With the whole world watching
This is my doctrine
Put dirty cops under the jail but this ain’t about them
I ain’t got beef with no watchmen
This for my people
The hate’s all see through
What’s it gonna lead to?

Follow Shirt.

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Beat Street – Behind the Scenes

Shout out to Crazy Legs of the Rock Steady Crew for this right here. Beat Street is a Hip Hop classic that should be viewed by all fans of the culture. This is rare behind the scenes footage of the filming and choreography. This was not on the VHS version……trust me!

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