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’11 Best Beats: #2 Just Blaze “Lord Knows”

It’s tough to judge this guy because he’s actually my friend but thankfully the hip-hop nation agrees—Justin Smith is one bad muthafucka behind the boards. And the man who helped build the soundtrack to the Rocafella dynasty proved that he’s still destined for more greatness in 2011. The hardest moment on Drake’s Take Care comes courtesy of him as he turns an obscure gospel sample (sung over by a live choir) into a musical masterpiece. MCs would kill to spit […]

DJ Khaled Takes Manhattan

[vodpod id=Video.15937930&w=540&h=350&fv=] Does this guy ever take a break? Apparently not. Khaled was recently in NYC on his pre-Kiss The Ring Tour. Here’s film from his time in Harlem and an appearance at B.B. King Bar & Grille. Kiss The Ring coming soon.

’11 Best Guest Verses: #2 Drake “I’m On One”

DJ Khaled patiently waited to work with Aubrey Graham and when he finally got his chance, Drake blessed him. His killer hook here set the tone for the summer and his Take Care comeback. And don’t sleep on the verse. “What’s up with these new niggas? And why they think it all comes so easy?”. He playfully jabbed at his fellow young MCs over his buddies T-Minus and 40’s filtered funk. Should Drizzy have kept this hit for himself? Fuck […]

PETA Sends Letter To Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre’s headphones have struck a cord with the folks at PETA. His company, Beats By Dre, recently collaborated with fashion house, Oscar De La Renta on a limited edition line. Each headset is adorned with silver fox fur. Shortly after, PETA got wind of the design and sent Dre the letter below.

’11 Best Beats: #3 Jahlil Beats “Ima Boss”

How this wasn’t the lead single release off Self Made, we’ll never know? But what we do know is Meek Mill and Jahlil Beats are a good combination. This is audio adrenaline anchored with a cannon-like boom. Fuck keepin them instrumentals to yourself. This beat got Jah a deal with Roc Nation and he shared it with the world. Still with everyone from Childish Gambino to Tha Dogg Pound trying to grab a piece of the shine, none have touched […]

’11 Best Guest Verses: #3 Eminem “Throw It Up”

Time and time again, Eminem proves why he’s one of the best to ever clutch a microphone. On Yelawolf’s “Throw It Up”, he anchors the track with clever couplets, witty limericks, and an undying penchant for fast food ,“I’m a rapper/ Then I wrap her/ In the head/ With a Whopper, that I bought from BK/ You expect me to be proper?” Nope. Have it your way, Marshall.