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DJ Premier x Stage Soul Music – March 9th (Biggie Tribute)

DJ Premier pays tribute to Biggie ahead of the upcoming 17th anniversary of his passing this Sunday. Features vocals from Stage Soul Music.

Incidentally, we just spoke to Preemo for our latest feature, The Making of Gang Starr’s Hard to Earn, so be sure to check that out.

Previously: 10 Classic Biggie Smalls Mixtape Cuts

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Video: Cam’ron & Smoke DZA Live at Stage 48

Last night, Cam performed at Stage 48 in NYC and brought out special guest and future collaborator Smoke DZA.

Previously: Nas x Cam’ron (Pic)

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Video: Five Minutes To The Stage with Danny Brown

Myspace joined Danny right before a November performance at NYC’s Terminal 5 for their “5 Minutes to The Stage” series.

Spotted: Complex

Previously: Vampire Weekend ft. Danny Brown, Heems & Despot – Step (Remix)

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Curren$y & Smoke DZA – The Stage EP (Produced By Harry Fraud)

Four brand new cuts from Spitta and DZA over Fraud production. Features hust spots from Big K.R.I.T. and French Montana on “10 Bricks”.

Previously: Curren$ y, Smoke DZA, Wiz Khalifa & Harry Fraud – Legends In The Making (Teaser) | Smoke DZA – Obey Your Thirst (Prod. By Harry Fraud)

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[Video] Kanye West Explains Bringing Jesus On Stage

When Yeezus meets Jesus…

Previously: [Video] Kanye West Brings Out Jesus In Seattle



Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage: The Videos

Enta Da Stage, Black Moon’s near perfect 1993 debut, turns 20 years old tomorrow. The album arrived during a marquee year for Rap, one that saw the release of several other now iconic projects, including the game shattering Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Snoop’s Doggystyle and A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders. Although it wasn’t nearly as commercially successful as some of these other releases, it was every bit as artistically signifigant. Make no mistake about it, this album had a huge impact on NYC at the street level.

The album produced four singles and accompanying music videos, none of which were particularly groundbreaking, but all of which captured the essence of the era flawlessly. Two of the four used remixed versions of the tracks which differed signifigantly from the versions found on the album. I’ve collected all four below for your convenience, so dust off those 40 Belows and break out that conehead hoody as we take a quick trip back to ’93 with Buckshot, 5FT and Evil Dee.

“Who Got Da Props”

The album’s first single and arguably the group’s biggest and most iconic song, “Who Got Tha Props” set the tone for the trio’s introduction to the world. The video mainly consists of a frantic posse scene with Buck enthusiastically delivering his verses with a backpack strapped to his back. Champion hoodys, army coats and shiny track suits abound. If you keep your eyes peeled you might catch a cameo by a young Ill Bill and his brother Necro.

“How Many MC’s…”

My personal favorite of all of the Enta Da Stage visuals, “How Many MCs…” was shot in the Brooklyn’s Bushwick Houses and captured the essence of Black Moon in their natural habitat. Buck spoke on the video and the signifigance of the elevator shots in the just released mini-documentary Black Moon: The Beginnings.

“I Got Cha Opin (Remix)”

Any discussion of the “I Got Cha Opin” video should be prefaced with the acknowledgement that the original album version of this song is vastly superior to the remix version that was used for this video. At least in my opinion. Make no mistake, this version is a classic song in its own right, but the new beat and Buck’s laid back delivery changed the tone of the track entirely. The video had noticeably slicker production values than their two previous visuals (special effects!), but it wasn’t so polished as to take away from the crew’s signature grittiness.

“Buck Em Down”

The fourth and final visual from the album, “Buck Em Down”  prominently features the paramilitary theme that would eventually help define the Duck Down/Boot Camp Clik aesthetic. The opening scenes find Buck assembling his camouflaged troops on the block while calmly delivering his lyrics in a hat he surely swiped from Just-Ice‘s closet. Like “I Got Cha Opin” before it, this video also used an alternate version of the song not found on the album. Edited for profanity and with a decidedly less rousing chorus, I think we can all agree this version doesn’t hold a candle to the original.

As previously mentioned, you can catch a live stream of Black Moon performing Enta Da Stage on turntable.com tomorrow afternoon.

Previously: Black Moon: The Beginnings (Documentary)

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[Video] Curren$y – The Making Of “The Stage” (Documentary)

This documentary short follows CurrenSy & The Jets from New Orleans to New York and back over 24 hours to appear at a Diamond Supply book signing and then to the studio with Smoke DZA and Harry Fraud to record 3 tracks for #TheStage.

Related: [Video] Curren$ y – Jetflix (Documentary)



Video: Curren$y – The Making of The Stage (Documentary)

Spitta,  Smoke DZA and Harry Fraud work on The Stage.

This documentary short follows @CurrenSy_Spitta & The Jets from New Orleans to New York and back over 24 hours to appear at a Diamond Supply book signing and then to the studio with @smokedza and @harryfraud to record 3 tracks for #TheStage

Previously: Curren$ y, Smoke DZA & Harry Fraud Announce The Stage

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Curren$y, Smoke DZA & Harry Fraud Announce The Stage

Spitta took to Twitter over the weekend to tease an upcoming project from himself, Smoke DZA and Harry Fraud called The Stage.


No word on a release date yet, but we’ll keep you updated.

Previously: Curren$ y Brings Out Stalley & Smoke DZA @ B.B. Kings

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Curren$y Announces “The Stage” Mixtape With Smoke DZA Produced By Harry Fraud


Curren$ y took to twitter early this morning to announce his upcoming project with Smoke DZA and Harry Fraud titled “The Stage”.


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