♥♥ Veteran record collectors, DJs, and producers Kon and Amir Present: The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Samples Of All Time on Complex. Did your favorite sample make their list?
♥♥ 5x DMC World Champion DJ Craze shows us why he’s a legend on the turntables with a little help from the latest digital DJing technology Traktor & Native Instruments Kontrol X1
♥♥ “The Queen of Hip-Hop and Soul” aka Mary J. Blige will portray the legendary jazz vocalist Nina Simone in an upcoming film about her life, music, and relationship with assistant Clifton Henderson. This should be good!
♥♥ Diddy is on the cover of XXL Magazine for the first time ever, where he discusses being the “Hands down, undisputed, heavyweight champion of hip-hop.” Take that!
♥♥ Speaking of magazines, bratty UK rapper Lady Sovereign talks about being gay and how she came out in this month’s issue of Diva Magazine. Fascinating! Now where’s the new tunes?
♥♥ After being away for roughly 20 years, New Wave band Devo will release their ninth studio album “Something for Everybody” this June.
♥♥ Skullcandy has partnered with Jay Z’s music and entertainment company Roc Nation to create The Roc Aviator. These stylish headphones consist of top-grade components and a 40mm full-range enhanced audio driver to provide the ultimate listening experience. Very Cool!
♥♥ Innovative Hip-Hop duo Chiddy Bang announce their first US tour, “The Opposite of Adults” featuring performances by The Pack, XV and 2am Club.
♥♥ Rapper Asher Roth is back! He’s no longer rapping about college, but he does have muddy swim trunks. Check out the BBGun directed video below!
♥♥ Heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio passed away on May 16, 2010. He was the legendary frontman for bands including Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Dio and Heaven and Hell. This is huge blow to the heavy metal world. Ronnie James Dio will be truly missed!
♥♥ Downtown Records released their 2010 sampler featuring tons of new much from artists such as Scissor Sisters, The Like, Fyfe Dangerfield, and Cyndi Lauper.
♥♥ DJ Dragonette’s “Safety Deposit Box Vol. 2” is hip-hop mix featuring everyone from Camp Lo to LL Cool J. (Mediafire)
♥♥ Donwill and Von Pea, two-thirds of acclaimed rap group Tanya Morgan, hit us with a new side project, The Sandwich Shop.
♥♥ Mellow Orange & Organology presents “A.M.” by Freddie Joachim for your instrumental music listening pleasure!
♥♥ Oddisee’s “Odd Spring” is the fourth and final installment of VA Producer Oddisee’s season-themed download series. The album is inspired by and designed to provide a soundtrack to Spring. Take a listen and download all of Oddisee’s season-themed mixes!
♥♥ Trouble Andrew’s crunk-slapped jam “I’m Wasted” (feat. Spank Rock and Lil Jon) is so much fun!
♥♥ Italo-disco revival label Italians Do It Better celebrate their three year anniversary with an exclusive mix for Dazed Digital.
♥♥ A-Trak’s new mixtape – Dirty South Dance 2 is finally here!
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