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    BBC Radio Tells the Story of Q-Tip

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    Sunday evening, BBC Radio 1xtra aired a special entitled “The Story of Q-Tip.” The show featured an hour long conversion with Q-Tip and Benji B.

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  • Read 2Pac’s Letter to Chuck D from 1995

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    This past weekend, Public Enemy frontman Chuck D took to Twitter to reveal a letter 2Pac wrote him while in prison in 1995. The letter displayed ‘Pac’s appreciation for the Hip-Hop pioneer and discussed, amongst other things, an album called “Euthanasia” which never surfaced. ‘Pac also discussed a song called “Da Struggle Continuez” on which ‘Pac was hoping Chuck would appear.

    Hit the jump to read the full letter.

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  • Run the Jewels Announce Tour Dates

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    The now legendary pairing of El-P and Killer Mike, aka Run The Jewels, have announced several headlining shows in August, bolstering a set of previously confirmed festival appearances into a proper West Coast tour. In addition to their coveted appearances at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Music Fest Northwest, the Denver stop of Mad Decent Block Party and FYF Fest, the duo have added headlining shows in Chicago, Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton.

    El-P and Killer Mike recently announced that they’ll be releasing a follow-up album to 2013′s universally acclaimed self-titled album on Fool’s Gold, with the first single set to premiere on Adult Swim’s Single Series in early Fall.

    RUN THE JEWELS TOUR DATES:

    SAT 8/2 CHICAGO, IL Double Door
    SUN 8/3 CHICAGO, IL Lollapalooza
    FRI 8/8 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Outside Lands
    SAT 8/9 SEATTLE, WA Showbox
    MON 8/11 VICTORIA, BC Upstairs Cabaret
    TUE 8/12 VANCOUVER, BC Biltmore
    WED 8/13 CALGARY, AB Republik
    THU 8/14 EDMONTON, AB Starlite Room
    SAT 8/16 PORTLAND, OR Music Fest Northwest
    FRI 8/22 DENVER, CO Mad Decent Block Party
    SAT 8/23 LOS ANGELES, CA FYF Fest

  • DJ Envy Sends Cease and Desist to Hot97

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    Spotted on DJ Envy’s Instagram:

    “Now this is a Cease & Desist…. Full letter… No snitching, no police, no statements… this is a letter to a business… Stopping a coward from lying and making up stories… Any TRUE Dad or HUSBAND would do the same… Chess not checkers… @djfunkflex Your a lying, worthless, jealous, pathetic, old man… we all know your going thru a lot.. But lying is not the answer.. You have been in this business to long to go out like a bitch!!! You are 55 years old acting like a child… Be truthful with yourself bruh.. you are killing your legacy… We know your not tough, your not a thug, no fists, no gunplay just a man that likes to DJ… Be that man… We are excited Angie is part of the team and will continue to celebrate that…. I will not respond to your shenanigans again… Lights Out!!!”

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    Wu-Tang Clan Releasing ONE Copy of Upcoming Album

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    Be prepared to spend a lot of money if you want to buy Wu-Tang Clan’s upcoming double-album.
    The group plans to release only one copy of “The Wu – Once Upon a Time In Shaolin,” a 31-song secret album. No mass production. No digital streaming.
    The group’s decision was influenced by technology, which Wu-Tang Clan believes has diminished music as an art form, according to an online post by Tarik “Cilvaringz” Azzougarh and The Robert “RZA” Diggs, two of the group’s members.
    “By taking this step, we hope to re-enforce the weight that music once carried alongside a painting or a sculpture,” the duo wrote on the website scluzay.com. (more…)

  • HipHopGame and Poison Pen Announce First Official Online Battle with a Loaded Prize Pack

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    Ever since the internet got invented by Al Gore, MCs have been battling online with each other, only it’s been restricted to message boards, interviews, and corny shots in interviews. Now MCs can go head-to-head in this exclusive online battle, hosted by hosting god Poison Pen, where 16 MCs will be chosen from the entrants to compete in a four-round battle for internets supremacy.

    To enter, please send a freestyle to thehiphopgamebattle@gmail.com.

    Please note, there will be a different beat chosen for each battle round, as well as a new opponent. Therefore, you must be able to submit your track with a relatively quick turnaround. Deadlines will be posted once the field has been chosen.

    Each round will be posted on Monday morning and fans can vote all week. The winners for each round will be announced Friday afternoon, and the advancing MCs will have the weekend to record their track for the next round, which will be posted Monday morning.

    An MC must have at least two of the possible three votes to advance to the next round. The fans get a vote, 730, editor-in-chief of HipHopGame, gets a vote, and of course the big homie Poison Pen gets a vote.

    The winning MC will receive:

    A complimentary online marketing campaign from Diamond Media 360
    Beat from multi-platinum producer Domingo
    Official gear from The Originators (theoriginators.net)
    An incredibly dope Flud watch
    A bio written by JP at Underdog Pub
    Feature on HipHopGame