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First Look: What's Real? A Hip Hop Documentary [Trailer]

First Look: What’s Real? A Hip Hop Documentary [Trailer]

The hip-hop community was given something to get excited about recently, with a debut trailer for an upcoming independent documentary by filmmaker Dean Huson. What's Real? A Hip Hop Documentary is the directors first feature length outing, and it's certainly an ambitious one. The film features introspective interviews and tour footage from a veritable crème de la crème of British and US underground artists, and is set to explore definitions of "real" in the eyes of a rabid hardcore audience.

Public Enemy - Most Of My Heroes Don't Appear On No Stamp / The Evil Empire Of Everything 2xCD [SPITdigital]

Public Enemy – Most Of My Heroes Don’t Appear On No Stamp / The Evil Empire Of Everything 2xCD [SPIT

Would you believe that Public Enemy have been releasing music for 25 years now? I guess so, but that is quite an impressive time, especially as they still maintain that hardcore edge. Public Enemy released what co-founder Chuck D calls "two albums book-ending Summer 2012" earlier in the year. Together Most Of My Heroes Don't Appear On No Stamp and The Evil Empire Of Everything represent the artistic and technological crossroads that Public Enemy yet again find themselves at. Digital distribution, a virtual recording studio and a lot on the band's collective mind made dual albums not only a bold move, but a necessary one since their last album five years ago.

Atmosphere and Brother Ali Live At Koko 18th June

Atmosphere and Brother Ali Live At Koko 18th June

Eleven years after becoming the first hip-hop act to put the Twin Cities on the map, Atmosphere has grown into one of the most accomplished MC / producer duos around. Since releasing their 1997 debut, Overcast!, Ant's ASR-born melodic beats and Slug's open book and observational style of rapping continues to evolve into hip-hop that's more honest and textured. And the praise for these Rhymesayers pioneers hasn't stopped flowing in.