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Skillz Presents: Hip-Hop Confessions Ep. 6

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I’m not going to lie… Skillz never ceases to impress me. Jeff and I used to hang out at the University of Richmond radio station (WDCE) with Skillz, DanjaMowf, and DJ Lonnie B (Power 92.1) back when we were in high school. Since then, Skillz has dropped an album on E1, toured with DJ Jazzy Jeff, created the year-end-wrap-up song, done ghostwriting for several artists, and released a number of Hip Hop Confessions episodes. Anyways, this new episode features legendary producers/DJs Q-Tip & Peanut Butter Wolf sharing some hip hop related stories and Skillz tells the story of passing on three classic J-Dilla beats. Shout out to Skillz. Random Fact: Jeff and I bought Skillz’ old Ensoniq EPS 16-Plus from Lonnie B back in the day, and I still have it in my condo. Lol.

Lauryn Hill x ATCQ x Wu-Tang x Snoop Dogg x KRS One [Rock The Bells]

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The “Rock the Bells” tour this year is going to be epic for anyone who is a 90s hip hop fan. It includes several of the elite hip hop artists performing their classic albums in their entirety. Check out the list (among others): ATCQ performing “Midnight Marauders,” Wu-Tang Clan performing “Enter the 36 Chambers,” Rakim performing “Paid in Full,” KRS-One performing “Criminal Minded,” Slick Rick performing “The Great Adventures Of,” Snoop Dogg performing “Doggystyle,” a Guru tribute by DJ Premier, and a performance by Ms. Lauryn Hill who will be performing “a unique set prepared exclusively for Rock the Bells, featuring songs from her critically acclaimed album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill spanning through her work with The Fugees and more.” – URB. Check out the list of dates after the jump:

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Basic Vocab – “A Better Way” Album

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Basic Vocab’s sophomore album “A Better Way” is out on all digital stores today! It was released as an iTunes exclusive on April 13th, and will be available on eMusic, Rhapsody, Amazon, and hundreds of other stores later today. Pick it up if you are a fan of Talib Kweli, Blackstar, A Tribe Called Quest, Little Brother, etc. Definitely worth the purchase! We worked hard on this album. Check out the album review on AboveGroundMagazine. Shout out to Skam2?! for the really dope cover. If you don’t know who Skam2?! is, he was the artist behind Eminem’s “Slim Shady LP” cover as well as A Tribe Called Quest’s “Beats, Rhymes, and Life” cover.