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When first seeing that The High & Mighty were performing in NYC, I had to do a double take. It was a name that I hadn’t heard in almost 20 years! Back in the mid to late 90s, I remember buying up everything related to these cats and their record label, Eastern Conference Records (e.g. albums, compilations, etc.). It was quite a while since last hearing their music, so decided to dust off “Home Field Advantage” before the show. Long story short: it still bumps. Definitely withstood the test of time. As far as the show, peep the videos below. Solid performance.
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When Thugs Cry: Read A Never-Before-Told Story About Tupac Shakur.
The night Public Enemy dedicated a song to Pac shortly after being beaten by police. As told to by Adisa Banjoko.
Contact High: Chi Modu Celebrates Tupac Shakur’s 45th Birthday.
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An Oral History of Hyphy.
The story of the Bay Area movement with insight from E-40, Keak Da Sneak, Mistah F.A.B., Too $hort, others. By Steven J. Horowitz
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[Long Beach Press Telegram]
YG Doesn’t Need Your Co-Sign.
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Recognizing the value of simplicity.
[Crates of JR Marketing]
How Lo Can You Go.
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[The Worlds Best Ever]
How the Dust Brothers Saved Beck from Becoming a One-Hit Wonder with Odelay.
“We would listen to stuff and either sample it or get inspired by it. It was usually pretty ridiculous stuff. We’d be like, ‘God, it’s so not cool’ that it made us laugh. And then we’d try to make a song that was as not cool as the sample we heard.” By Anna Oseran
Originally from egotripland.com: (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 6.17.16
“…It gets to me when kid MCs don’t the know the history of spinnery / Eric B., ‘Symphony,’ / How you just 23 and you been a G? / Never seen Scott La Rock and Kris emcee…”
Originally from egotripland.com: Young Zee & Tame One — "Pretty Wings” (Prod. by Quelle Chris) (AUDIO).
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