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New Video: DJ Quik x Kurupt “Hey Playa (Moroccan Blues)”

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EW (No YN) is debutin’ rap videos now? What part of the game is this? SMH.

Watch EW’s exclusive premiere of the video for the track “Hey Playa (Moroccan Blues),” shot in Los Angeles and the Adelanto desert. Believe it or not, both the music and video was actually inspired by a recent trip the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern took to Morocco.

“When he [Zimmern] went to a restaurant,” says Quik. “There was a man playing music, the house musician. He had this little stringed instrument and was strumming it so in-tune with the environment — it was crazy. So I sampled it and put a beat to it and later, Andrew even liked it and let me put it in our music.”

Sidebar: Finally started listening to BlaQKout and it’s almost as good as my White critic friends say. Ha!

Royce da 5’9″ Confronts Raekwon’s Entourage

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“It wouldn’t have happened if I was here.”

Before Joe issued his square off last night, Royce da 5’9″ (back turned) stepped to one of The Chef’s associates backstage at Rock The Bells L.A. Sigh. This is getting ugly dumb.

Props: XXL

Bonus: Slaughterhouse “Knows Rap People” as you should.

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Slaughterhouse “Woodstock” (Live At Rock The Bells Finale S.F.)

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No M.O.P. No problem? Hey how many Internet soldiers are really gonna legally cop Slaughterhouse this week? Time will reveal. Hey, one issue no one’s really addressed that’s really bothering me: What’s up with Joe Budden topless at every performance nowadays? What the LL Cool J is that shit? I challenge that nigga to put a shirt on. Ha!

Camera Work: Da-What

Bonus: Other side of the coin!

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Kanye West’s Spike Jonze Directed Short Film Gets Release Date
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“We Were Once A Fairytale” which debuted at an L.A. film fest a few months ago, will now be available on iTunes on Sept 8th. If you remember Jonze shot West’s controversial video for “Flashing Lights” and this looks to be even crazier. What’s this film about you ask? Well awhile back Miss Info got the scoop and revealed an L.A. writer’s assessment of it. B.Dot get your Joo Joo beans ready!

“In the film, Kanye plays himself drunk at a club acting belligerent and boastful, telling starstruck club-goers that the song playing in the club is his. He wanders into a side room where he encounters a beautiful woman. They start having sex and then he passes out on her leopard print dress. When he comes to, he finds himself in the VIP room with his pants down – he was hallucinating and fucking the pillow. The realization startles him and he rushes to the bathroom where he vomits what look like rose petals.

Then it gets weird.

Kanye finds a bowie knife in the bathroom and cuts into his stomach, spilling a torrent of more petals. He digs in the knife deeper and then with his hand rips out a small furry rodent, like a demon, only its quite cute. When Kanye realizes it’s connected to him with an umbilical cord, he pulls it hard, ripping it out of him for good. He then puts the demon on the sink and hands him a tiny bowie knife to fit the critter’s scale who then uses it to commit hari kari.”

Now that’s cinema!

Spotted: Hypebeast via We Love You So

DMX Performs “Slippin”

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Here’s footage of Dark Man X performing one of my favorite cuts at a club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As Info stated, X still has palpable stage presence. And let’s not forget, an extensive catalouge as well. Personally, “Slippin” is one of the few rap songs that sound better censored. Those onomatopoeic bleeps are the shit!