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Instead of giving you our  normal run down about how hot this remix is,  I’m going to just let the track speak for itself enjoy…

Underground rapper and actor Mos Def has inked a deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music imprint.  This is the latest in many big time signings for Kanye’s super stable of artists.  Mr. West recently signed one half of the group Clipse Pusha T.  This latest signing has many calling the G.O.O.D. music group the Miami Heat of the music industry.  The current stable of G.O.O.D. music artists  currently consists of Kanye West, John Legend, Common, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Mos Def, Consequence,  and r&b legend Charlie Wilson just to name a few.

For those who are unfamiliar with  G.O.O.D. Music its not  a record label its essentially a production group which artists belong.  The group  helps each  artist find their own distribution deal.  For example, Kanye owns and belongs to G.O.O.D music but his distribution comes through Def Jam whereas Kid Cudi is a G.O.O.D. music artists but his distribution is through Universal Motown.

One thing is for certain this is G.O.O.D. news to hip hop fans that look forward to hearing Mos Def’s lyrics and vocals over Kanye’s classic production.  I know personally I would love to see a G.O.O.D. Music group album along the lines of Young Money’s  “We Are Young Money”.  I guess one can dream…LOL…

Shouts out to and credit to the folks at ThatDownTownKidd.com for the dope pic!

This is for all those who believe quality Hip Hop no longer exists.  This proves that good music hasn’t gone extinct, you just have to know where to look (mauriceandmarquess.wordpress.com (-; ).  Shouts out to Dom Kennedy and special shout out to J.Cole for not only lyrically lacing this track but for producing such a smooth beat.  I’m sure Bun B is proud of this dedication track.

As you have heard by now Atlantic Records has been holding Lupe Fiasco’s anticipated album “Lasers” hostage for some time now.  However, fans worldwide have decided not to stand idle while this happends and have started an online petition  requesting that Atlantic Records release the album.  As a thank you to his fans for their continued support, Lupe has released BMF (Building Minds Faster) and I think I speak for all Hip Hop fans when I say thank you Lupe for this jewel.

A little ingenuity goes a long way…this new hoodie from hoodiebuddie allows you to plug your Ipod/Iphone into a audio jack which then directs the audio output to the hoodie strings. The strings have ear-buds on the ends which fit nicely into your ear.   Some may think your weird when they see your hoodie strings in your ears, but hey isn’t that what individuality is all about. This could prove useful for the college students bored by those boring lectures.

The HoodieBuddie is now available in many different colors and styles. Best of all HoodieBuddie is extremely affordable at a mere 44$. For those interested please visit hoodiebuddie.com

Two more classic hip-hop tracks, from my favorite time peroid in hip-hop(Summer 1992), to get this weekend’s cookout jumpin.  Tell the DJ set aside the Soulja boy,  the lil Wayne,  and the Young Jeezy tracks for a minute and let the true old school hip-hop heads folks party for a few…

Gang Starr featuring Nice & Smooth – “DWYCK”

Rest in peace Guru…

 

A Tribe Called Quest – “Scenario” 

See if you can spot a very young Reggie Noble AKA Redman…

I had the rare opportunity to catch 2 of my favorite artists perform live in my own backyard here in the DMV. I was able to go backstage and meet with both Dom Kennedy and Curren$y. Both of these dudes are real down to earth and had no problem choppin it up with me and the rest of their fans. On top of that both gave dope individual performances and even teamed up for the last song of the concert. Peep the Roc-A-Fella chain around Curren$y’s neck. Check out the video. Please excuse the quality as it was recorded on my Iphone, LOL. Enjoy and let us know what you think. Pics coming soon…