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MP3:DJ POS 2 “Buggin Out” Vol 1

Zerostar dropped a new EP Tuesday called Don’t Look Now. To celebrate, Zero Star and Pos 2 are launching a new bi-monthly at the Carabar Tonight. (See above Flyer).

In addition to Zero’s new EP, Pos2 also made a mix, Buggin Out Vol 1. It has a good cross-section of hip hop from locals like LE, Rashad, Path,Fly U and more to just a general whats poppin now like Random Axe, Mac Miller, and Elzhi. Track List, download link and cover after the jump.
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Video:Elzhi “Halftime”

Detroit’s ELzhi continues with his “Elmatic” project where he raps over various Illmatic instrumentals.

This video is pretty slick, as a live band plays the instrumental of Nas’ Halftime.

Elzhi’s “ELmatic” will be available for free download on 5.10.11 at http://elzhi.com/

Sidenote: I read an interview along time ago with Nas about Halftime. He said he was inspired by a quote in a James Joyce story, called A Little Cloud from Dubliners.
The quote goes something like this:

“Little Chandler remembered (and the remembrance brought a slight flush of pride to his cheek) one of Ignatius Gallaher’s sayings when he was in a tight corner:
“Half time now, boys,” he used to say light-heartedly. “Where’s my considering cap?”

So in a roundabout way, this is James Joyce influenced Hip Hop. Too bad no one has a roundtable of Nas and 3rd Bass discussing Joyce.