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Listen To Remy Ma’s ‘I’m Around’ Mixtape

Remy Ma has been making the rounds since being released from prison a few months ago and today she blesses us with her new mixtape, I'm Around to get us through Halloween weekend...

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XXL: What is Illmatic's legacy?
One9: I think Illmatic's legacy will be, generations from now, people will always consider that album one of the, if not the, best hip-hop albums ever made. I think it will inspire generations. I think now you can listen to what J Cole and Kendrick Lamar say about Illmatic and how it affected them. I think it will have a long-lasting effect in the lineage of classic albums; I'll take it back to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On? to Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue to John Coltrane's A Love Supreme. It's something that spoke on many different levels and transcends space and time in many different generations.

EP: I think Illmatic is an album that gave a voice to the voiceless for a generation. It articulated the angst, the worldview, and everything that this generation was going through that a lot of people overlooked through the eyes of this young boy, Nas, who happened to be a poet. It was told through Nas' eyes, but it was about a generation of boys and men and people who were coming of age in America. And I think that's the legacy; there's compassion, there's people that are living in America that want to be heard, and there are people out there who are trying to make a way in the world, and this tells their story.

The film gives you a guide to making the album, not just musically, but also a social and political context of what was going on while he was making that album. So you'll understand why "One Love" was so important to him, because he's talking about all his friends who might not make it, but he did. There are many things we want people to take away from this film, but the one thing for sure that we want people to take away is that Illmatic was much bigger than just Nas and the great poet that he is; he was telling the story of a people, and everyone who wasn't as good at articulating that story, he did that for them. We wanted to honor the people that he's also rapping for and about on that album with this film.

Stream Pete Rock’s ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Mixtape

Inspired by the awesome documentary Time Is Illmatic, super producer Pete Rock decided to drop a mixtape by the same name to honor the flick and Nas' classic album


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Problem Discusses ‘354: Lift Off’ Mixtape, Upcoming Tour And Working With Southern Artists

Problem continues to enjoy success with his independent movement, Diamond Lane Music Group, and as his name starts becoming more known in the mainstream rap world, the West Coast Chachi looks to capitalize off that success with a brand new mixtape, 354: Lift Off...

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Stream Gucci Mane, Young Dolph and PeeWee Longway’s ‘Felix Brothers’ Album

Gucci Mane has a loyal group of characters helping keep his name alive while he serves out his prison sentence which could last until 2016...

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Lil B Releases New ‘Hoop Life’ Mixtape

Ball above all. Lil B returns with his latest B-ball themed mixtape, Hoop Life, coincidentally dropping the project the day following nemesis Kevin Durant's final loss of the 2014 NBA Playoffs...

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Tupac’s Interviews Get Turned Into A Mixtape

New Orleans producer CrackTracks rung in the new year by releasing an EP titled Tupac Interviews, which was uniquely created by adding Tupac dialogue over original production...

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Busta Rhymes And Q-Tip Release New Mixtape Trailer With Live Performance Clips

Ahead of the release of their highly-anticipated mixtapeThe Abstract And The Dragon, which drops this Thursday, Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip dropped a mixtape trailer that goes beyond merely hyping up the tape; after all, the former Tribe man and the Leader of the New School already stirred the hip-hop world into a frenzy with their latest release, "Thank You" featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne...

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Mac Miller Returns With New ‘Delusional Thomas’ Mixtape

Mac Miller dropped a Halloween mixtape out of nowhere last night under the pseudonym Delusional Thomas (which doubles as the name of the tape), entirely produced by another of his pseudonyms, Larry Fisherman...

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Kurupt’s Brother Scoe Steps Away From ‘Detox’ To Drop New Mixtape

Scoe has always operated behind the scenes. The Philly-born, West Coast-groomed rapper was first introduced to the hip-hop world through his older brother Kurupt, who was busy making classics with his Death Row brethren when Scoe (formerly Roscoe) showed up on the left coast as a kid...

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Game Might Stay At Interscope

Game returns today with a new mixtape, titled Operation Kill Everything, his first project since telling Larry King that he will be leaving Interscope...

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