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Nas & Quasimoto are ‘Nasimoto’, by D. Begun

Mashup albums are usually more misses rather than hits. But every now and then we find an exception–with the work of Amerigo Gazaway for Gummy Soul being a prime example. Nasimoto by David Begun is another one, blending instrumentals from The Unseen with…
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Mix: Anna Piranty – Pimp Lines & Dollar Signs

Tune in for another mix from Anna Piranty of our The Find Familia. In this selection, Anna digs into dusty crates of classic and underground hip hop, dropping gems from the likes of Finsta Bundy, Royal Flush, Nas, GZA, J-Zone,…
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Mix: R.R.R. (Real Recognize Real)

R.R.R. stands for Real Recognize Real, and this new selection from The Find contributor Anna Piranty explores the roots of golden era hip hop and current boom bap mining for strains of dusty beats and straight up flows. Anna has…
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Guest Mix: DJ Tran-Bert – Heavyweight

We go way back with DJ Tran-Bert from France. Well, it’s only been four years ago since we discovered his mixes, but time flies. The Find’s very-very first guest mix was done by Tran-Bert to celebrate the launch of TheFindMag.com (remember our…
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Free Download: Funky DL – Jazzmatic (Nas Remixes)

Just imagine if this happened and picture the setting: it’s the late 30s and a local jazz club is packed to the brim with people awaiting emcee Nas and his jazz musicians (orchestrated by Funky DL) along with featured artists to…
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Free Download: Illastrate – Nasir Jones vs. Jerry Butler

This project was put together in 2005 as a school project for Illastrate’s thesis. The goal was to document the process of producing and recording a project from pre-production to the finished product. He chose to do an EP with Nasir Jones, with Jerry Butler as the backdrop.
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Video: Large Professor on Nas’ ‘Illmatic’

Large Professor speaks up about Nas’ legendary hip hop album “Illmatic”. Together with DJ Premier, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and Pete Rock, Large Pro cooked up a true timeless classic back in 1994.  Large Professor: “It was what I call the ‘burner…
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After School Special #1: MC Serch

‘After School Special’ is a new ongoing series of articles featuring important artists, events, labels, magazines and more that helped shape the progression of hip hop music. The first article will focus on MC Serch, who on top of his…