Blakroc: The New Hip-Hop Side Project from The Black Keys, Dame Dash, Mos Def, & More

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Ohio blues-rock duo The Black Keys are currently hard at work on a hip-hop/rock side project known as Blakroc. The idea for the hybrid project actually came about after rapper Jim Jones and Roc-A-Fella records co-founder Dame Dash approached them. Featured on the upcoming album are some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Mos Def, Wu-Tang’s RZA & Raekwon, Q-Tip, Ludacris, Pharoahe Monch, and more. They’ve been producing a series of weekly webisodes that have been generating a ton of hype.

Take a look at the teaser and tell me that this isn’t awesome:

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Mixtape Mondays: The Hood Internet The Mixtape Volume Three

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Well what do you know, it’s that time of the week again. Let me tell you, you’re in for a treat. (Not that you aren’t every other Monday.) The guys behind The Hood Internet have made it on our weekly segment once again; they are quickly becoming one of our favorite mixtape producers. On The Mixtape Volume Three, the boys mix everything from Pimp C to Xiu Xiu to MSTRKRFT.

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Mixtape Mondays: Ratatat Remixes Volume 2

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For the second time in the Mixtape Mondays segment we’ve decided to feature Ratatat. This time around, it’s their second self-released remix album. Previously, it was only available at their live shows. The 14 tracks on Ratatat Remixes Volume 2 include mixes of vocals from a multitude of artists, including Notorious B.I.G., Kanye West, The Game, Ludacris, Memphis Bleek, T.I., Young Buck, Juvenile and Jay-Z. Several of the tracks feature beats from the 9 Beats set of leaked demos as their backing music.

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