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19 May, 2010 5:00 am

Incredibly dope t-shirts by StickUpKids in the U.K., paying homage to Guru – one is subtle, the other not so much. Creator Morgan Reid states the following: In light of the recent death of Guru and the straight up bitchness of Solar I wanted to do something to further expose this snake but and at [cont.]

17 May, 2010 4:59 am

Sit down eat your slice of pizza and be quiet. (via Tumblin’ Erb)

17 May, 2010 12:18 am

Hip-Hop autographs are something you begin to take for granted once you reach a certain age. When you are young, meeting the smallest indie rapper and having him even acknowledge you seems like the biggest deal in the world, but as you age, you realize most of these guys are just regular dudes. You become [cont.]

28 April, 2010 11:15 pm

Wu-Massacre wasn’t the first time Def Jam commissioned comic book artists to depict their artists. In the Fall of 1997, these incredible promo posters were sent out, featuring the labels strongest and most iconic members – LL Cool J, Method Man, Foxy Brown, Redman, and EPMD, as super heroes. Click for larger image.

21 April, 2010 3:40 am

This is quite possibly the greatest promotional piece from a record label of all time. These were produced in 1999 by CoolTempo, who handled Gang Starr’s distribution overseas. Alone like this, these autographed versions were given out in the U.S. to key deejays and industry folk, signed by Guru and DJ Premier. Some of you [cont.]

8 April, 2010 2:58 am

We’re starting to really love writing the For Promotional Use Only section here, a new section of the site where we examine pieces of hip-hop memorabilia from the past, present, and future. We’ve got a lot of weird shit in our collections, and this week’s entry is a real headcracker. This is a Japanese 7″ [cont.]

1 April, 2010 2:11 am

Ski Beats Presents…..The Roc-A-Blok Records backpack. We guess this doubles as our attempt at an April Fool’s Joke, as well as this week’s entry in our For Promotional Use Only section, where we spotlight pieces of hip-hop memorabilia. Yeah, that Ski Beatz exclusive we’ve been hyping up over the last few weeks is a picture [cont.]

25 March, 2010 12:01 am

Each gaming chip at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas features a legend in rock music on it, such as Jimi Hendrix, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Seger, and Tom Petty. Not too many rappers get their own chip, but Eminem bucked the trend with his official “Stan” chip, featuring lyrics [cont.]

17 March, 2010 10:52 am

Hip-Hop heads may not be up on A-Trak’s recent collaborative project with Armand Van Helden, collectively known as Duck Sauce. The two have been making waves in the club scene with their recent smash “aNYway”. With over 2 million YouTube views, it’s safe to say this is a hit record. The duo’s next move – [cont.]

15 March, 2010 3:06 pm

Stones Throw keeps upping the ante with their limited edition goodies. The latest is a ridiculously dope special edition J. Dilla Serato set, which includes two discs – 2 sides with Serato Control Tone for Scratch Live deejays, b/w 6 previously unreleased Dilla tracks selected from the vault by J. Rocc, as well as 2 [cont.]

12 March, 2010 7:07 am

Wessyde! Ice Cube, Mack 10 and W.C. took “throwing up the ‘W’” to the next level, with the oversized foam spirit hand produced in promotion of their second LP, “Terrorist Threats”. Just like “We’re #1” spirit hands seen at most sporting events, this one twisted the fingers up into the universal sign for “West Coast”. [cont.]

24 February, 2010 5:55 am

This may just be the freshest thing we’ve ever seen. Kid Robot will release De La Soul vinyl toys next month, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut, 3 Feet High & Rising. The set will sell for $50 at kidrobot.com and select retailers. T-Shirts with images of the figures are currently on sale [cont.]

19 February, 2010 2:57 am

What you are looking at is a photo of the official Trae Tha Truth bobbleheads, produced in promotion for the Houston rapper’s forthcoming street album “Tha Truth”. The High & Mighty toyed with idea, but the last rapper too actually have a bobblehead was Mac Dre, who in fact had two. More on that later. [cont.]

14 February, 2010 8:39 pm

The Roots present to you a good reason to spend money on music = collectability. What separates this 12″ single from every other boring piece of vinyl is the etched design. Yes, this 12″ is actually factory etched on the vinyl itself with the silhouettes of the legendary Roots crew. Plus, it includes the title [cont.]

13 January, 2010 2:37 am

Yeah, this takes the cake for the freshest piece of hip-hop memorabilia we’ve ever seen. We’re not sure if we are supposed to believe that RZA painted this himself, but each print carries his handprints and signature. There are two versions of the print – the Legacy Series (30 x 40, limited to 300 pieces) [cont.]

6 January, 2010 8:03 am

To celebrate the official launch of his new label, RJ’s Electrical Connections, the revered instrumentalist has released the incredible 2002-2010 limited edition (1100 copies) vinyl box set, a gorgeous collection summing up the greatest moments of his career thus far. Obtaining the rights to his first three Definitive Jux releases, RJ reissues all three releases [cont.]

2 January, 2010 11:22 pm

The Stones Throw street team probably had a ball with these, sticking them on people’s cars in parking lots of Peanut Butter Wolf performances. In promotion for the late, great J. Dilla’s Ruff Draft deluxe reissue, the “parking ticket”, was actually a postcard that entered fans into a contest to win Stones Throw schwag. In [cont.]

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