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Jeru The Damaja’s Hot 97 Promo


The Internet constantly unearths audio morsels. Ever city has their radio show countdown, usually frequented by the largest artist available to lend their voices. When the city is NYC, I guess magic like this happen more often than the rest of can imagine. Jeru's intro to Angie Martinez's radio show serving as a flash point for Biggie's seminal drug sermon, "Ten Crack Commandments"? Yep, it happened. "That was actually a promo that me and Jeru did for Angie Martinez on Hot 97. Back then she did a show called the “Hot 5 at 9? where she would play the top 5 records at 9 o’clock. If you listen to the scratches, before I added “ten” later on when Biggie got it, I just keep going to five right after the beat drops because it was for the top 5 at 9. Puffy was guest hosting the show and when he heard the promo he was like “what the hell, who did this?” and Angie told him I did it. So he goes live on the radio like “yo Premier, if you’re out there, call me.” One of my homeboys paged me and told me that Puffy was on the radio telling me to call him. I turn on Hot 97 and right before I was about to turn the dial off, I hear “Premier, Premier, please call me if you hear me on the radio.” He told me he wanted to buy the promo. I told Jeru and he was like “yo, it’s hip hop. No big deal.” So I sold it to him and Biggie already had a concept, he wanted to call it “Ten Crack Commandments.” I took the “Ten” from a spaceship count down when they go “ten, nine, eight, seven…” And Biggie just rapped over it right there." Radio rip but still worth a quick listen. Chances of a hearing it without the voiceovers are slim to none most likely, unless some Hot 97 staffer's still sitting on the audio. Download -- Jeru The Damaja's Hot 97 Promo (Radio Rip) DJPremierBlog via RTD.

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Christopher Wallace And The Tale Of Two Quotes


The most revealing quote from Biggie Smalls may be something he said outside of a booth.

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8Ball & MJG – “Blunts & Broads”


With their grind in stride as always, Memphis microphone legends 8Ball & MJG return once 'gain to bring their space-age-pimpin' to the streets with "Blunts & Broads," the Biggie-Smalls-sampling ode to both of your favorite things.


Remembering March 9th


Odd but true, every time the date has been spoken any day in March, my mind involuntarily echoes "March 9th.

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“Fresh Out The Gate…”


Everyone loves a rookie's story.

#Jay Z

DJ Whoo Kid & Cookin’ Soul – Night Of The Living Dead Part II: 2Pac Edition


The cover is about as creepy as this piece of harsh nostalgia, but DJ Whoo Kid & Cookin Soul are breathing new life in the blend concept yet again with Tupac Amaru Shakur as their host this time around.

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The iPod Shuffle – “Warning”


Since he had a short discography, I question Big's rank in the game every now & then.

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That Time Around…


As more fans continue to stumble upon Michael Jackson material that's been available unbeknown to them, it's time to revisit one particular track that never gets celebrated in the Hip-Hop community as it should.

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Lil’ Cease & Cardan – “Ten Crack Commandments” Video


Shame on the entire internet for acting like March 9th was the coming of a new moon and then getting convenient amnesia the preceding day.

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B.I.G. Shoes To Fill…


"N*ggas is actors, n*ggas deserve Oscars.

Voletta Wallace

“Dancing On The Moon…” – Lil Kim’s Debut On Dancing With The Stars


Words By Thembi Pic By ABC I usually don't watch Dancing With The Stars because of the corny cover music, barely famous "stars," and obnoxious judges.

Uncle Murda

The Marching 9 – “March 9th” (Biggie Tribute)


March 9th is soon to be declared a national Hip-Hop holiday.


3.10 The Cooler


Titillating Tuesdays With Anny A Metallica's Lars Ulrich Downloaded 'Death Magnetic' Illegally [NME] The 75 Albums Every Man Should Own [Esquire] 5 Reasons Renting Still Beats Buying [Yahoo] Lil Kim Says Notorious B.I.G. Talks To Her In Dreams [MTV] Have A Buck? Buy A House [...].

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DJ Drama & Cookin’ Soul – The Notorious B.I.G. Tribute Mixtape


Thanks in part to the Notorious movie, Hip-Hop has been fortunate to undergo a Biggie resurrection of sorts on the World Wide Web.

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“Still Notorious…”


Dear Christopher Frank White Wallace, Yeah, it's your boy Contra™, I just wanna holla.

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