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  Legendary producer DJ Premier has had a long and storied career. From being one of the founding members of true school favorites Gang Starr, to working with hip-hop ‘s most elite lyricists Jay Z, Nas and Notorious B.I.G., Premier has continuously provided his trademark boom bap sound to music lovers for more than 25…

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The 3rd Annual Global Spin Awards took place this week at The New World Stages in New York City, celebrating the achievements of the turntablists and beatsmiths that drive hip-hop artistically. Hosted by LaLa Anthony, the awards recognized luminaries such as DJ Khaled (who won for DJ Album of the Year), DJ Premier and Diplo.

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It was 20 years ago today that Nas released his seminal debut album, Illlmatic. It wasn’t the huge crossover hit that, say, The Chronic or Doggystyle had been in the previous years. And it didn’t quite re-ignite the East Coast’s hardcore aesthetic, either; acts like Redman, Onyx, Das EFX, Black Moon had started doing that as early as 1992. But what Illmatic did was introduce the world to a thoughtful and gifted rhyme-writer from the Queensbridge Projects, and in doing so, it returned the traditional New York City emcee to hip-hop prominence.

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The Heineken Mural Project photos On Saturday, Oct. 5, Atlanta was treated to a multisensory experience that incorporated art, music and ale. During the city’s fourth annual Flux Night that included projections, dance, performances, music, sound, light installations, and a gaggle of street artists who were tasked with the mission to interpret Heineken’s “Open Your World” message and…

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