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Hear Kendrick Lamar Over Classic Dr. Dre Beats On New Tape "The DAMN. Chronic"

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Kendrick Lamar’s career has been closely tied to Dr. Dre… but we’ve yet to hear Kendrick go in over some classic-style, G Funk Dre beats. For those of you hoping this would happen one day… this might be the closest we’ll come it as some legend named DJ Critical Hype stepped up to the plate putting Kendrick acapellas over classic Dr. Dre beats and it works so well. It's fittingly called The DAMN. Chronic.

The same DJ who put this together actually did a similar tape a couple years back putting Chance The Rapper over classic Kanye beats. The whole thing is amazing as he takes some well-known verses and beats from the two legends but also digs in the crates to find more obscure verses as well as beats. Shout out to Pigeons & Planes for digging this up and doing an interview with DJ Critical Hype you can read here for more info. Enjoy!

The DAMN. Chronic

Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine HBO Documentary Series ‘The Defiant Ones’ Wins Best Music Film at 2018 Grammys

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Tonight marks the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, the culmination of the efforts of countless artists to create the best music of their lives. While the focus is always on the music itself, the Grammys also celebrate the storytelling visual media that conveys, explains, and documents the creation and life of that music. This year HBO released “The Defiant Ones”, a four-part documentary following the lives of legendary producers and businessmen Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. The series expertly captured the story of their both of their rises in their lives and careers, painting a picture of how they profoundly affected the entire music industry. Today “The Defiant Ones” won the Grammy for “Best Music Film”.

This series is a must-watch for any fan of hip-hop, rock, or music in general. If you have ever listened to legendary artists including Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, N.W.A., Nine-Inch-Nails, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks or Tom Petty, then “The Defiant Ones” will give you an inside look how their music was made and how Dr. Dre, Jimmy, or both made that music possible. Packed with high-profile celebrity interviews, the series also sheds light on the biggest issues the music industry ever faced like the rise of illegal downloads and the debate about censorship in the hip-hop community.

Congratulations to everybody who worked on “The Defiant Ones” for a well-deserved win. Check out the series producers’ victory speeches as well as a trailer for the full HBO series below. Enjoy! 

J. Cole-Signed Rapper J.I.D. Blows Us Away On Insane Freestyle Over Eminem's Classic "My Name Is"

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J.I.D. might just be your next favorite rapper... the crazy talented MC just took on a classic Eminem track and did not disappoint on one of Dr. Dre's most iconic beats. This freestyle J.I.D. did over Em's "My Name Is" is absolutely next level. The crazy thing is that this is an old freestlye he just decided to re-upload with the note "OG fans remember this" on the SoundCloud Description. Eminem's original is undoubtedly one of the best hip-hop songs of all time and we're not saying J.I.D. just outdid the legend, but it's really cool to hear one of our favorite rising rappers take his shot at the instrumental.

It's no secret J.I.D. is a favorite of ours as he landed a very high spot on our list of top hip-hop albums from 2017 for his must hear album The Never Story. J.I.D. is special. The Atlanta rapper is signed to J. Cole's Dreamville records and has a voice that's as interesting as any rapper out there right now and pushes it to its limits like an elastic instrument. He also has bars on another level from most rappers and can rap laps around his competition. On this freestlye he pays homage to EM with some similar flows and lyrical references, but makes it entirely his own, proving why he's one of the best new rappers out there. As a bonus... check out his full album The Never Story below and enjoy!

J.I.D. - My Name Is (Freestyle)

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