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Jay Electronica Brings Diddy and Mos Def Onstage for “Exhibit C”

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Jay Elect’s buzz is reaching Nas pre-Illmatic levels…In the above video Jay brings Mos Def and Puff Daddy onstage to “civilize an 85er”.

Still buggs me out how he tied the F.O.I, Nicholas Telsa and Mgmt together.

Actually, the most bugged out thing is that Jay Electronica puts a Ancient Moorish Science Fez on Diddy’s head.

You gotta feel the “We Love Haiti” chants before Jay sets it off.

MP3: Blakroc ft. Mos Def “On the Vista”

MP3: Blakroc ft. Mos Def – On The Vista

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This is the Mos Def - Blakroc jump-off. 

Hype is building on this album set to drop November 27th.

Blakroc even got a MSK endorsement

Video: Blakroc “Ain’t Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)”

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Official video for the the Black Keys, Mos Def and Jimmy Jones Blakroc modern blues “Ain’t Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)” jump-off.

Blakroc in stores November 27th.

Video of Black Keys Recording With Mos Def

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You peeped Blakroc.com,yet? They have webisodes of the making of the Blakroc album.

From webisode 1, I learned that Dame Dash keeps pretty indie rock girls around like every true Hip Hop visionary should in 2009, and we also find out that Jim Jones takes awhile to craft his songs. I guess smoking weed and threatening to give bouncers wedgies disrupts a man’s concentration.

Webisode 2 documents the mighty Mos Def’s recording session with the Midwest’s best, the Black Keys, for the Blakroc project.

Lock-in!! Blakroc drops November 27th.

MP3: Blakroc (Black Keys x Jim Jones x Mos Def) “Hoochie Coo”

Photo Credit:Danielle Kline from last years Jim Jones show. Not to be confused with the one I am mentioning in this blurb.

MP3:The Black Keys ft. Mos Def and Jim Jones – Hoochie Coo -

Dipset shows in Columbus, and Jim Jones in paticular were always an interesting spectacle throughout the duration of the crews artist thug -in-residency here in the C-O because there was always an feeling in the air that admidst that there may be some sort of animosity in the room.

witnessing what maybe  the source of stress in jim jones life after the jump

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UPDATED: Exclusive…Black Keys New Hip Hop Project: Blakroc

UPDATE: Blakroc’s official website is now live.

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Here in Ohio, the rumors of a Black Keys produced Hip Hop project intially started by a Jim Jones on Twitter awhile back are becoming a reality by Patrick Carney twittering ” Blakroc” a few hours ago. The current word swinging around Columbus graffiti and weirdo creep circles about the Blakroc project like chains and exhaust is this:

Blakroc is a hip hop album produced by the Black Keys that features Rza, Raekwon, Mos Def, Jim Jones, Pharoah Monch, Q-tip, Ludacris, ODB, Billy Danze of M.O.P., Noe and Nicole Wray.

The album has 11 songs and will be released 11 weeks from today on Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving).

The album is being released on a label started by Dame Dash and The Black Keys management.

Given that Rae, and Mos Def both put out their best albums in a decade this past year, I have a pretty good feeling about this record and NYC golden era Hip Hop artists in general.

(And I live in a city where we throw parades for our lost local Hip Hop icons. So us Ohioans take our Hip Hop seriously)

Can you keep a secret?