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Rawkus Soundbombing 20th Anniversary – October 14th 1997

Many years ago we at the 7th Boro used to do the “This day in Hip Hop history” thing until every other Hip Hop site on the web started doing it. We stopped because it got played out and Upnorthtrips had that on lock. I’d be playing myself if I didn’t acknowledge this one though.

Twenty years ago today Rawkus records dropped the first of the legendary Soundbombing series. This was one of my earliest introductions to Rawkus records and to a handful of artists on their roster. Soundbombing featured the likes of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Company Flow, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Hi Tek , The Artifacts and many others.

This album was truly the ultimate guide to underground hip hop in 1997.

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The Infamous…Prodigy (Mobb Deep) R.I.P. T-Shirts

To honor Prodigy of Mobb Deep, the Snowgoons in cooperation with OBC, made this design and on popular demand they got an official go to print some limited units up.

The whole profit will go straight to Prodigy’s family and they decide if it goes to a Sickle Cells Foundation or any other way.

R.I.P. to one of the greatest, QB legend Prodigy.


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R.I.P. Prodigy

We suffered a huge loss in the Hip Hop community with the passing of Prodigy from Mobb Deep. Anyone who has been a fan of hip hop over the last two decades knows the impact that he had on this culture. Whether he was rocking with his brother Havoc or on the solo tip, Prodigy always held his own on the microphone. RIP P. You’re the H.N.I.C. in heaven now.

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Main Source – 25 Years of Breaking Atoms @PLargePro


It would be a disservice to our readers and to Hip Hop if we didn’t mention Main Source’s 25th anniversary of Breaking Atoms. Main Source consisted of Sir Scratch, K-Cut, and the legendary Large Professor. This album is arguably one of the Top 20 Hip Hop albums of all time. Tracks such as “Just a Friendly Game of Baseball”, “Peace Is Not the Word to Play”,“Live at the Barbeque” (Who could forget that Nas verse????), and “Looking At the Front Door” made this album an instant classic. The group dissolved because of differences but they definitely dropped a legendary album with this one. What was your favorite track? Hit us up and let us know. Bless.

Fuck Red and White………………..I got on Black Socks!

Shoot the next man and turn around and say peace, But that’s leaving people in pieces ,It’s not what the meaning of peace is

Verbal assassin, my architect pleases, When I was twelve, I went to hell for snuffin Jesus

They speak proper while my speech is from a gargabe can, But regardless, you shouldn’t have to be so raw, I’m lookin’ at the front door

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The 2016 Jersey Fresh Jam – TerraCycle Trenton NJ


The name says it all! Come out on August 6th and see some of the freshest emcees, bboys, and graff artists do what they do best. This is a free event so there is no excuse for you to miss it. See you there.

TerraCycle Trenton
121 New York Avenue, Trenton, N.J.

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Ayak Family Day – Rahway NJ 7-16-16



The Ayak Nation, Litehouse Musiq, and the Waiting Room have teamed up to bring you a great day full of food, fun, and Hip Hop. This event will take place on July 16th on Hart St. in Rahway NJ. Special guests include El Da Sensei from the Artifacts, Sadat X from Brand Nubian, John Robinson (Lil Sci), Skrewtape, Meyhem Lauren, AG the Coroner, Thirtin Howl the 3rd, Tragedy, Mazi, Poison Pen, Double S, Lord Sear, C-Reality from the FTSR Show, Big Body Bes, and many more. It should be a great day for the City of Rahway and for Hip Hop.

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RIP Phife


This morning I woke up to a post by D-Stroy stating that Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest passed. Phife was a household name for me growing up. From his work with ATCQ to his solo joints, I copped everything this man released. I’m a fan. I always will be. RIP brother.


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@ShoutOutNewYork X @UnitedCrates Present: The Gza – The Swordstrumentals Chess Piece & Mixtape


I’m real excited to announce this exclusive release courtesy of the fam over at ShoutOutNewYork. If you’re not familiar with S.O.N.Y, it’s a different kind of hip hop experience. They bring you rarities, exclusives, and extraordinary merchandise that you can’t get anywhere else. They’ve really outdone themselves with this one.

As you all know, The classic Gza album, Liquid Swords, dropped twenty years ago as of yesterday. ShoutOutNewYork is offering an exclusive mix (if you know the Vinylcologist, than you already know it’s heat!), a limited edition T-shirt, and a Liquid Swords inspired chess piece flash drive. This here ladies and gentleman is a go. I already copped one of these. Check out the pictures below and go get that before it’s too late. Bless.

You can purchase the T-Shirt, Chess Piece, and Mix here.





You can purchase the T-Shirt, Chess Piece, and Mix here.

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5th Annual #24HrsofPeace Concert in Newark @rasjbaraka @CityofNewarkNJ @24HrsofPeace


#24HrsofPeace is a free cultural event aimed at addressing violence through the performing arts. Music, Poetry, Dance, Film and Spoken Word are the vehicles we will use to promote the message of peace and unity in the community. Newark Mayor Ras. J. Baraka invites you to join us Friday August 28th at 6pm on Clinton Avenue in Newark, NJ between Bergen Street and Osborne Terrace. Food and merchandise vendors will be present. This is a family event that signals the start of the upcoming school year. All ages, races and faces are welcome.

Facebook Link
Instagram (HashTag #24HrsofPeace)

Peace to Rhymageddon for sending this flyer over.

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Adrian Younge & Ghostface Present: Twelve Reasons To Die II (Stream/Download) @AdrianYounge @Ghostface Killah


Ghostface is set to drop his “Twelve Reasons to Die II” (I thought it should of been called 13 reasons to die but what the hell do I know!) tomorrow and it’s a goodie! There’s a lot of RAGU (Raekwon & Ghost united for the hip hop challenged) and a ill RZA cut. The NY Times has a stream of the album on their site. If you can’t wait for tomorrow, you can peep it here.



Powerful One
Return Of The Savage (ft. Raekwon and RZA)
King Of New York (ft. Raekwon)
Rise Up (ft. Scarub)
Daily News
Get The Money (ft. Vince Staples)
Death’s Invitation Interlude (ft. RZA)
Death’s Invitation (ft. Scarub, Lyrics Born and Chino XL)
Let The Record Spin Interlude (ft. RZA)
Let The Record Spin (ft. Raekwon)
Blackout (ft. Raekwon)
Resurrection Morning (ft. Raekwon and Bilal)
Life’s A Rebirth (ft. RZA)


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