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New Music: Ayatollah - "Crooklyn Deliverance" | "Mighty Lovely"

Special Delivery: Ayatollah In The Studio

Leading up to the May 4 release of his digital-only instrumental LP The Quixotic, producer Ayatollah has launch a "remix" series where he grabs some of hip-hop's classic lyrics and mixes them with instrumentals from his upcoming LP.

First up, the studio maverick takes lyrics from the 1994 borough anthem "Crooklyn" by the Crooklyn Dodgers (Special Ed, Masta Ace and Buckshot) and combines it with his track "Hope of Deliverance."

The result is a solemn, piano-driven ode to Brooklyn.

For the second selection, 'Tollah mixed Ghostface's verse from "Mighty Healthy" (via Supreme Clientele) with the doo-wop sounds of his instrumental track, "Fallin Love."

The result is a lovely and soulful Ghostdini-Tollah joint.


Crooklyn Dodgers (Special Ed, Masta Ace & Buckshot, Masta Ace) -- "Crooklyn"


New Music: Pac Div - "Shine"

Pac-Men : California Rap Trio Pac Div

Pac Div -- "Shine" (featuring Marz Lovejoy)

I hate to call Pac Div underground stalwarts because it sounds as if the California rap trio are underachievers and not major players. The fact is, Pac Div have been making underground noise for a long time, and now they are ready to shine in the mainstream world.

The song is from Pac Div's new digital mixtape Don't Mention It, which is a follow-up to their last mixtape effort Church League Champions. To download the mixtape, click THIS.

Shine on fellas, shine on . . .


Credit Is Due: The 1992 Lost Gang Starr Interview

Extra 'Credit': Gang Starr Tattoo

Below is an out-of-print Gang Starr Interview from the Source Magazine's July 1992 issue. I found this magazine in an old box filled with past hip-hop treasures that I keep in my closet. I think this might have been Gang Starr's first interview with the Source. In the interview, Guru and DJ Premier talk about the three B's: Brooklyn, Beats and Blunts. They also discuss their early beginnings, their latest song "A Jazz Thing" and their third LP, A Daily Operation. There's no by-line on the story, so I don't know who wrote this piece.

Read and enjoy.

And don't say I never gave you guys anything.

(Click pictures to enlarge)

Source July 1992 Cover

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