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A Tribe Called Quest Low End Theory 25th Anniversary Mixtape

  It was twenty-five years ago, September 24, 1991, that A Tribe Called Quest released their supreme sophomore LP Low…

September 25th, 2016 | | Mixtape
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Son of Detroit:
The Oral History of J Dilla

  James DeWitt Yancey. Deep down, he may have been thinking, “I’m killing it with this beat thing,” but that…

May 19th, 2016 | | Articles
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The Pharcyde Labcabincalifornia 20th Anniversary Mixtape

On November 14, 1995, West Coast rap group the Pharcyde released the sublime LP Labcabincalifornia. It was the follow-up to…

November 17th, 2015 | | Mixtape
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A gallery of photos from the NYC Roosevelt Hotel Record Convention, 1993–1995

We recently found a stash of photographs from the late, great record dealer John Carraro that we did not use…

February 6th, 2015 | | Gallery
Coalmine Records: Remineded

Stream hip-hop comp Remineded: A Collection of Old and New Remixes from Coalmine Records

Brooklyn-based hip-hop label Coalmine Records has recently dropped their hip-hop compilation Remineded: A Collection of Old and New Remixes. You can hear…

January 20th, 2015 | | New Releases
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Lord Finesse digs through his crates and shares 10 of his favorite gems

As founding member of the D.I.T.C. Crew, Lord Finesse’s search for vinyl is routine and has remained so for decades.

May 20th, 2014 | | Record Rundown
Pete Rock and Buckwild at the Roosevelt Hotel Record Convention

New York’s golden era had hip-hop luminaries digging in the crates at the legendary Roosevelt Hotel Record Convention

It is no small privilege to have been invited to share with you the story of New York’s legendary Roosevelt…

May 9th, 2014 | | Articles
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Buddy Miles was from Nebraska but spent much of his music career in Chicago. The Time are Minnesotans. Delicate, thin-skinned California female that I am, catch me NOT being in any of these locations during the winter, thank you. It’s a frigid 58 degrees on this Los Angeles evening; I need to be wrapped in a blanket and held close.

April 25th, 2012 | | Guest Blog
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D.I.T.C. Crew reflects on their careers and the late, great Big L

  Nearly twelve years after the fatal shooting of Lamont “Big L” Coleman on February 15, 1999, the whole story…

January 7th, 2011 | | Articles
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The funky technician Lord Finesse of D.I.T.C. speaks out

  I ran into Lord Finesse in a dimly lit Brooklyn bar about a year ago while he was spinning…

October 30th, 2009 | | Articles

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