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17 April, 2014 6:27 am

In 1994, just as in 1988 for hip hop, an incredible musical wave gave birth to some classic albums, trend-setting artists and dynamic songs that we’ve noticed throughout its history so far. Amongst this batch of history, the elite roster of artists who were born before, but didn’t really show signs of teeth until 1994, [cont.]

16 April, 2014 4:11 am

The L.A. Leakers had a chance to get in the studio with DJ Premier to work on a new audio-biography, Leaks That Collected Dust. It will be available for download on 05/12/14. With the 20 year anniversary of Nas’ Illmatic being this week, we felt it was only right to release this video first, DJ [cont.]

11 December, 2012 3:00 pm

If they stop putting [out] records, and they don’t put nothing on the radio and they say, ‘f*ck rap,’ and drop me… I’ll still be rhyming.” – Nas, quoted in Columbia’s Illmatic press release (1994) From the label just named one of the “10 Best Record Labels of 2012” by FACT Magazine and the crew [cont.]

2 March, 2011 4:58 am

DJ Vlad asks Preem to weigh in on Illmatic and It Was Written.

25 March, 2010 4:07 pm

As we reported earlier this month, Fashawn is serious about remaking Illmatic. So serious in fact, that he serves up his take on “Life’s A Bitch”, featuring Talib Kweli. Fashawn + Talib Kweli – “Life’s A Bitch” (MP3)

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