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Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 2014 (Live Stream)

Is Brooklyn in the house? Without a doubt. For the 10th straight year, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival will take place in BK. This year's headliners will be Raekwon and the illusive Jay Electronica...

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Pro Era’s CJ Fly Compares Himself To A Peacock

Here's something you don't hear everyday. Normally rappers boast about being a vicious lion or a swift cheetah. CJ Fly, on the other hand, isn't one of those rappers...

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Video Premiere: Buckshot Featuring Joey Bada$$ And CJ Fly “Flute”

Old school rappers will reunite and meet the new school in Boot Camp Clik leader Buckshot's next album. He'll be teaming up with producer P-Money for BackPack Travels, his first collaborative album since 2012's The Solution with 9th Wonder...

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Smoke DZA, Joey Bada$$ And CJ Fly Rock SOB’s In New York City

Last night, SOBs in Manhattan played host to the album release party for Harlem's own Smoke DZA. The Kushed God dropped his long-awaited first official full-length project, Dream...

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Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of Nas' classic Illmatic, and the Queensbridge rapper has been everywhere honoring the record that put him on the map, releasing IllmaticXX, performing the album in its entirety at Coachella, and popping up to perform it again at last night's premiere of the Time Is Illmatic documentary. But with so much press surrounding Queens' finest, XXL is taking a different track today; we've asked eight rising New York rappers about Illmatic, their reactions to it and how it affected their lives. Some are younger than the album itself, most weren't old enough to understand it when it came out, but each developed their own affinity for it and took it to heart. From fellow Queens rappers Action Bronson and Chinx to Harlem's own Bodega Bamz, here are their stories. —XXL Staff
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of Nas' classic Illmatic, and the Queensbridge rapper has been everywhere honoring the record that put him on the map, releasing IllmaticXX, performing the album in its entirety at Coachella, and popping up to perform it again at last night's premiere of the Time Is Illmatic documentary. But with so much press surrounding Queens' finest, XXL is taking a different track today; we've asked eight rising New York rappers about Illmatic, their reactions to it and how it affected their lives. Some are younger than the album itself, most weren't old enough to understand it when it came out, but each developed their own affinity for it and took it to heart. From fellow Queens rappers Action Bronson and Chinx to Harlem's own Bodega Bamz, here are their stories. —XXL Staff
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8 New York Rappers Explain Why Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ Is Important To Them

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Smoke DZA Featuring CJ Fly “ZONE”

Produced by 6th Sense, Smoke DZA offers his collaboration with CJ Fly called “Zone.” His album, Dream.Zone.Achieve, is out on Apr. 1...

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XXL Freshman 2014: CJ Fly Pitch [VIDEO]

The selection for the XXL Freshmen 2014 is kicking into high gear, and yes, you should be as excited as we are here in the XXL office...

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Pro Era Sets The Mood Right On ‘The Secc$ Tap.e 2′ Mixtape

The young rising Brooklyn natives Pro Era released their highly anticipated mixtape The Secc$ Tap.e 2. The compilation comes two years after the release of The Secc$ Tap...

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The Come Up: CJ Fly

Everyone from Brooklyn’s young rap crew, Pro.Era, had their own coming out party to hip-hop at various times. Joey Bada$$ took the spotlight after 1999 dropped, and you can say the same thing for CJ Fly...

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CJ Fly Goes Back To His School Days In “Q&A”

CJ Fly crafts up the latest installment off of his new project, the video for "Q&A." Setting the scene in a classroom, the Pro Era MC takes viewers on a ride back to their school days in the just released visual...

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