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Jackin4Beats: 2Pac vs. NaS

Jackin4Beats: 2Pac vs. NaS

In 1996 during the height of the East Coast vs. West Coast rivalry, two of Hip-Hop’s biggest names both released records containing songs using Linda Clifford’s “Never Gonna Stop Loving You.” In February of that . . .


Jackin4Beats: Jay-Z x Big Boi

Jackin4Beats: Jay-Z x Big Boi

I first remember hearing this sample back in 2000, when Kanye West used it on “This Can’t Be Life” from Jay-Z’s The Dynasty: Roc La Familia. I recognized the beat from one of my favorite . . .


Top 10 Album Covers of 2011

Top 10 Album Covers of 2011

10. Brotha Lynch Hung – Coathanga Strangla Sacramento rap veteran Brotha Lynch Hung has made an entire career out of being one of the most depraved and deranged personalities in hip hop. After years of . . .


Jackin4Beats: MF DOOM x Tyler, the Creator x Wiz Khalifa

Jackin4Beats: MF DOOM x Tyler, the Creator x Wiz Khalifa

Originally heard on one of MF DOOM’s instrumentals from his Special Herbs series, this sample would later be used again by DOOM on 2004′s “One Beer,” from his Mm…Food album on Rhymesayers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6nyT8QCnqo Tyler, the . . .


Jackin4Beats: Public Enemy X N2DEEP X Jay-Z

Jackin4Beats: Public Enemy X N2DEEP X Jay-Z

In 1988, Public enemy released their sophomore album, It Takes A Nation Of Millions to Hold Us Back, which featured the interlude, “Show ‘Em Whatcha Got.” The track featured a sample that would eventually be . . .


Ninjasonik – “’93 Til Infinity” (video)

Ninjasonik – “’93 Til Infinity” (video)

From their recent project No Swords Or Masks, Brooklyn’s Ninjasonik drops a video showcasing emcee Telli’s solo appearance over the timeless classic, “’93 til Infinity” by Souls of Mischief.


Jackin4Beats: Hieroglyphics x A Tribe Called Quest

Jackin4Beats: Hieroglyphics x A Tribe Called Quest

Before A Tribe Called Quest flipped this sample into a Hip Hop classic, Extra Prolific and Tajai from Hieroglyphics ripped it on “Let It Ride,” produced by A-Plus way back in 1991. Not sure if . . .


Jackin4Beats: Dre Dog X Brotha Lynch X Cormega

Jackin4Beats: Dre Dog X Brotha Lynch X Cormega

Before he became known as Andre Nickatina, this Bay Area rap legend went by the name of Dre Dog. Back in 1993, he dropped his classic debut, The New Jim Jones, which featured this unforgettable . . .


Hovafest 2011 – Jay-Z Tournament Bracket

Hovafest 2011 – Jay-Z Tournament Bracket

Rembert Browne from 500 Days Asunder, along with friends Matthew and Kozza, scoured the entire Jay-Z catalog and put his best 64 tracks into a format where they could put them head-to-head against other classic . . .