SMOKE BREAK

Obits: BDP’s Miss Melodie Passes Away

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We didn't want to publish this info before it was confirmed but <a href="https://twitter.com/djdnice/statuses/225694857979650048">D-Nice's tweet</a> makes the sad news official.

MUSIC VIDEOS

On “Ghetto Music” & God

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Church was always a hollow experience.

Parrish Smith

Cormega Feat. Parrish Smith, Grand Puba, KRS-One & Big Daddy Kane – “Fresh” Video

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There are a lot of reasons to second guess <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/cormega">Cormega's</a> new visual featuring a '90 All-Star squad.

THE COOLER

3.18 The Cooler

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Candy Here’s Our Bracket. Where’s Yours? [With Leather] Turns Out Not All College Girls Are Lesbians [Gawker] Charlie Sheen’s Angels In Pics [Don Chavez] Ten Reality Stars Who Failed at Life [Warming Glow] Lil Wayne Says “Tha Carter IV” Is Set To Drop May 16th [...].

too short

First Listen: Strong Arm Steady’s Arms & Hammers

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/11/strong-arm-steady-feat-curtis-mayfield-makings-of-you-prod-by-pete-rock"> Home to Rip Ridaz and Damus, palm trees, sandy beaches and a million and one sports teams, California needs a wide scope to capture the ambiance of its daily happenings. And since two heads are better than one, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/strong-arm-steady">Strong Arm Steady</a> has extra insurance on their investment with three members in Krondon, Mitchy Slick and Phil Da Agony.

#Jay Z

9 Lyrics That P*ssed Rappers Off For No Reason

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=137331">Graphic by <a href="http://www.taliadesign.co.nz/">Talia</a> If you haven’t heard, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/mc-hammer-reacts-to-jay-z-so-appalled-verse">MC Hammer is angry</a> at Jay-Z for doing something truly heinous: dropping a few lines about Hammer’s bankruptcy.

The Alchemist

“The Observatory” – Review Of Rakaa’s Crown Of Thorns

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/download-rakaa-feat-aloe-blacc-crown-of-thorns"> With <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/evidence">Evidence</a> continuing to further his solo career and no Dilated Peoples album on the horizon, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/rakaa">Rakaa Iriscience</a> appeared content to rest on his laurels.

POV

PoV: KRS-One x Ms. Melodie

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/pov-krs-one-x-ms-melodie"> Only those of a certain age will remember <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/boogie-down-productions">Ms. Melodie's</a> stint in BDP before she disappeared, vanishing off the scene like the other daughter on Family Matters.

Trackstar The DJ

Digital Underground – DU2010

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/digital-underground-sittin-on-the-hits"> Digital Underground. The name means so many different things to different people. "The Humpty Dance" resonates with just about any ol' rap fan but whisper Sex Packets in a crowded room and it'll separate the Top 40 downloaders from the ones who were caught up in the hyper-sexed funk Shock G. & Co. From out the zany inventiveness from which they once came, the Oakland wolf pack is back in the mix like they never left with a mixtape that features something old and something new, DU2010. Derived from the genius of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/trackstar-the-dj">Trackstar The DJ</a> and <a href="http://www.techsupremedesign.com/">Tech Supreme</a> (on the graphics), run down memory lane and sprint towards the new shine from The Greenlight EP (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Greenlight-EP-Explicit/dp/B003FFBXT4/ref=sr_shvl_album_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1276671552&sr=301-3">available now</a>).

Survival Kit Mixtape

Duck Down Records Presents The Survival Kit

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Orchestrated by <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/mick-boogie">Mick Boogie</a> & producer nVMe, Duck Down Records presents the Survival Kit mixtape, an ode to <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/krs-one">KRS-One</a> & <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/buckshot">Buckshot's</a> incredibly rich history of music.

Survival Skills

KRS-One & Buckshot – “Survival Skills” Video

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The head nod couple <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/krs-one">KRS-One</a> & <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/buckshot">Buckshot</a> link back up with director Todd Angkasuwan for another video full of digital landscapes to keep fans' interests peaked.

The Teacher Part 2

DJ Books – The Teacher Part 2 (The Best of KRS-One)

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Watching Kris Parker upstage all of the young bucks in <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/10/2009-bet-hip-hop-awards-ciphers-video-and-audio">his BET Cipher</a> reminded me that this needed to be posted.

WALE

“Forget That Chart Man, Hit With Your Art”

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I was planning on settling down last night and catching the BET Hip-Hop Awards, but it didn't feel right since they <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/10/10-reasons-why-tss-was-not-allowed-at-the-bet-hip-hop-awards">slighted us</a> and, more importantly, Contra™ in his own backyard.

Torae

Duck Down Records Presents Download The Right Thing

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Bar none, Duck Down has to be one of the most impressive labels left standing from the 90's.

THE COOLER

9.26 The Cooler

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Yandra, Pumps And A Bump KRS-One Says Def Jam Destroyed Hip-Hop <a href="http://www.ddotomen.com/2009/09/25/krs-one-def-jam-destroyed-hip-hop/">[D.Dot]</a> When the Internet Runs Out <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/scott/when-the-internet-runs-out">[Buzz Feed]</a> 10 Greatest Movie Badasses Of All Time <a href="http://www.manofest.com/Content/the-10-greatest-movie-badasses-of-all-time.html">[Manofest]</a> Music Thieves Also Occasionally Pay For Music <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-music-thieves-also-pay-for-music-2009-9">[SVI]</a> Is Microsoft Ready to Buy Electronic Arts.

Survival Skills

“Clean Up Crew” – Review Of KRS-One & Buckshot’s Survival Skills

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Music is a young man’s game and a lingering question remains for Hip-Hop.

Survival Skills

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With KRS-One & Buckshot

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Ask the radio's program director or any Soulja Boy fan and they'll tell you Hip-Hop is no country for old men.




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