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Great collection at a great price.The leading ragamuffin hip-hop exponent–loosely defined as reggae deejay style meets its hip-hop cousin–works his considerable musical imagination for this 1988 LP. Digging deep into his African and Jamaican roots, drawing on the funky sounds of his adopted U.S., and scanning contemporary news headlines for pertinent lyrical material, Unity reveals Shinehead in his finest hour, before his patchwork style of music-making became formulaic. Spin-off hit singles, including the title track, “Chain Gang Rap,” “The Truth,” “Gimme No Crack,” and “Who the Cap Fits,” stitch together a dizzying array of sounds: a bit of churchical reggae hymn to a short stretch of B-Boy rap, a speed toasting rush, a sweet R&B classic riff, or a verse from “We Shall Overcome.” –Elena Oumano

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News: Beastie Boys Want Monster Money In Energy Drink Lawsuit
Iconic rap crew the Beastie Boys have reportedly filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against popular energy drink company Monster over the unauthorized usage of their music in an online marketing campaign. … Underscoring the zealousness with which …
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Spice Girls Take On Olympics; Troubled Travis Arrested
Rapper Rick Ross scores his fourth Number One album on the Billboard 200 this week with “God Forgives, I Don't.” British singer Joss Stone has … He returned to the style of his 1970s and '80s recordings on his 2003 CD, “Full Circle.” In 2004 …
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Unheard Dr. King Audio Found In Attic
He wasn't sure what he had until he borrowed a friend's reel-to-reel player and listened to the recording of his father interviewing Martin Luther King Jr. for a book project that never came to fruition. In clear audio, King discusses the importance of …
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'La Futura' is now for ZZ Top
11, to be precise—when producer Rick Rubin's American Recordings releases La Futura, the first new studio album from ZZ Top in nine years. Rubin co-produced the album with the band's guitarist/vocalist Billy … “I Gotsta Get Paid” was performed by …

Waxing nostalgic with the Dead C; 2 Chainz's debut has a long list of guests
"Anastasis" ([PIAS] Recordings) is the first new Dead Can Dance album in 16 years. The gothy, semi-classical outfit band comes to ACL Live on Sept. 7. Rap lunatics Insane Clown Posse's "The Mighty Death Pop!" (Psychopathic) is out just in time for …
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Rashad Haughton, Aaliyah's Brother, Shuts Down Album Biopic Rumors
Rapper Drake, who has made his "love" for the late singer famously known, just released a track, "Enough Said," with Aaliyah's vocals on them and a featured rap spot from the singer/rapper. Rashad, Aaliyah's brother, however, has taken to Aaliyah's …
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2 Chainz debut disappoints despite strong singles
Since the image makeover, he has signed a solo deal with Def Jam Recordings and has been featured on Nicki Minaj's “Beez in the Trap” and Kanye West's “Mercy.” On Aug. 14, 2 Chainz released his debut album as a solo artist, “Based on a T.R.U. Story …
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Jay-Z Will Executive Produce 'NBA 2K13': How Does He Compare With Other
When Jay-Z stepped down as president and CEO of Def Jam Recordings in 2007, he explained to reporters, "It's time for me to take on new challenges." He may have meant he was … But now Jay-Z has added another line to his resume — on top of owning …
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An early video of Aesop Rock performing “Abandon All Hope” from his first album, Music For Earthworms. This was done as a college project by a friend, and dates from around 1997. The plot seems to involve Aes rapping as a scarecrow while a farmer chases a small boy.
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Smule's new iPhone app would like to teach the world to Sing
Some people think of Smule as a maker of novelty music apps like Ocarina, I Am T-Pain and Magic Piano – which respectively involve blowing a virtual ancient wind instrument; tapping out songs on a curly touchscreen piano; and Auto-Tuning yourself to …
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Abebe: Rapper, Vocalist, Pop Star, Whatever — Azealia Banks Is All Things
As far as her recordings go, yes: Banks is certainly good at rapping. She's also good at that staccato mix of singing, chanting, attitude, and preening that constitutes the modern pop vocal. If we're interested in a firm definition of what she excels …
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Ray Jr- Come Back (Official Video Directed By Stephen M. Prewitt)

Def Jam Recording Artist Ray Jr Presents Come Back Elected hosted by Dj EV and Dj Steph Floss Available on NOW Directed By Stephen M. Prewitt of
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Rick Ross – Zouk – 8/9/12
Fort Worth's Lo-Life Recordings Confess: "We're No Good… By Audra Schroeder. Q&A · Eric Prydz on Swedish Techno, … Like all great pop music, rap is now theatre, and Ross is playing a character. He's hip-hop's current conductor, proving once again …
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Sebadoh Suddenly Release First New Songs Since 1999
The Problem With Hip-Hop in 2012: Not Enough Street Rap! If you've been reading the latest in the endless cycle of complaints a… …. Predictably, as Backstage Rider reports (via Stereogum), the Lou Barlow-fronted trio, who reunited in 2010, recorded …
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New CD by Frank Ocean, Chin Injeti and Nas score big
Nas (rap). Life Is Good. (Def Jam Recordings). 4/5 stars. “This is for my trapped-in-the-'90s niggas.” With those words, Nas closes the track Loco-Motive, one of the cuts from his stellar 10th studio album. It also perfectly sums up the sound, feel and …
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Musician profile | Tarus Mateen's never-ending journey
Over the years, he has recorded them with some of the top names in jazz, but Mateen hardly ever leads his own band, so his originals rarely find their way to the stage. Which is not to say he is short of work. On the D.C. jazz scene, Mateen is …
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