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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.

Video: Greenhouse “Hello World (Deconstructed)”

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Greenhouse breaks down the making of their song Hello World off of their EP Electric Purgatory 2 out now on Weightless.

From the upcoming Electric Purgatory Part Two: Deconstructed DVD. Edited and directed by Blueprint

MP3:Kool G Rap & Nas-Fast Life(Buckwild Remix)

MP3:Kool G Rap & Nas -Fast Life (Buckwild Remix)

just got this press release about a limited vinyl Buckwild ep of 90’s gems like a Brand Nubian/DITC posse cut..
anyway here is Buckwild’s remix of the classic Kool G Rap and Nas collab fast life.

In celebration of Celph Titled & Buckwild’s Nineteen Ninety Now LP on No Sleep Recordings (which is currently on iTunes “Top 10″ sales chart), Buckwild will be releasing a limited vinyl only nine-song EP chock full of more lost 90’s gems.

The Buckwild Presents… EP features not only the massive D.I.T.C/Brand Nubian posse cut (“There Will Be Blood”) from Celph’s project, but an exclusive remix of that song plus two other non-album tracks. The B-side showcases five previously unearthed and unreleased mixes from Buckwild’s 1994 era of remixing reign, including re-mixes from Kool G. Rap & Nas, Bush Babees, Tha Alkaholiks, Rampage and Grand Daddy I.U.

For order info, snippets and full description, check out www.NoSleepRecordings.com
Buckwild Presents Tracklisting:

Side A – Celph Titled & Buckwild (Ninety Now)
“There Will Be Blood [LP Version]” feat. Sadat X, Grand Puba, A.G., O.C. & Diamond D
“There Will Be Blood [Remix]” feat. Sadat X, Grand Puba, A.G., O.C. & Diamond D
“Nothin’ To Say” feat. Rise
“The Celph Titled Show”

Side B – Buckwild Remixes (Ninety Then)
“Fast Life [Remix]” – Kool G. Rap feat. Nas
“We Run Things [Remix]” – Da Bush Babees
“The Next Level [Remix]” – Tha Alkaholiks
“Beware of the Rampsack [Remix]” – Rampage
“Represent [Remix]” – Grand Daddy I.U.

So…Nas at the Grammys?

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So.. Nas and a bunch of females (one white) rocked the title of his new album on the red carpet. The album title due out on Def Jam is, um, N****r. I have no reason to have an opinion on the matter because I am not black. So its not really my call. I will say that I work at a record store so I plan on playing really dumb that Tuesday. Which is April 22nd.