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NEWS: Troy Ave Among Injured In Shooting At T.I. Concert in NYC! [KingpinTV.net]

Shots were fired at New York City’s Irving Plaza on Wednesday night (May 25) ahead of T.I. scheduled performance at the venue. The NYPD confirmed that a 33-year-old man was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital. Three others – including a 34-year-old man in critical condition and a 26-year-old woman in stable condition – were injured. A source later confirmed to XXL that rapper Troy Ave was the third injured person. He suffered a wound from a bullet

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**BREAKING NEWS** – Rapper Phife Dawg of ATCQ, Dies At Age 45! [KingpinTV.net]


After a long battle with diabetes, legendary A Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg (real name: Malik Isaac Taylor) has unfortunately passed away at the age of 45.

This sad news broke via social media, and fans all around the world are remembering him through lyrics and quotes.
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FREESTYLE: B-Square – “Hood Billionaire” [KingpinTV.net]

Freestyle from up and coming Trump Tight Recording Artist B-Sqaure.

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NEWS: DMX Pays Ex-Wife’s House Out Of Foreclosure! [KingpinTV.net]

DMX has been called a lot of things, but his ex wife may want to call him hero. The Yonkers-bred rapper has saved her Mt. Kisko, NY crib in 2000 for home from foreclosure. Tashera Simmons, the wife, shares the home with their four children.

The mortgage went unpaid for nearly four years, according to published reports. However, DMX Continue reading

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NEWS: Rapper Joe Budden A Wanted Man! [KingpinTV.net]

Cops have launched a manhunt for rapper Joe Budden, who is accused of assaulting and robbing Continue reading

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VIDEO: Mobb Deep ft. The Lox – “All A Dream” [KingpinTV.net]

Better believe it…..Tha Infamous Mobb Deep teams up with Yonkers finest The Lox…

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NEWS: New York Radio Legend Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97! [KingpinTV.net]

First Oprah, then Barbara Walters, and now Angie Martinez. One of the best ever to hit radio waves, The Voice of New York has decided to part ways with Hot 97. She did so with a classy announcement on-air as well as a heart felt message on Twitter and Instagram. Shortly after, the hip hop world erupted!
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LIVE STREAM – “HOT 97’S SUMMER JAM” (2014) [KingpinTV.net]



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NEWS: 50 Cent Sued By Video Vixen! [KingpinTV.net]

50 Cent has ruined a video vixen’s life — getting her blacklisted in the business by calling her a “thirsty video bitch” in front of millions of people — or so the woman claims … and now she wants millions to call it even.

Sally Ferreira filed the defamation suit against Fiddy, claiming he Continue reading

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**TRIBUTE** :: R.I.P. Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls! [KingpinTV.net]

“The Best of Notorious B.I.G. Mixtape” by DJ M-Rock (free listen/download)

Born as Christopher Wallace on May 21, 1972, in Brooklyn, New York, Biggie Smalls, also known as Notorious B.I.G., became a drug dealer at a young age. He started experimenting with music as a teenager and, not long after, befriended Sean “Puffy” Combs. His 1994 debut album, Ready to Die, was a smash hit, and his long-running feud with fellow rapper, Tupac Shakur, helped to shape his career. His second and final studio album was “Life After Death”, which went on to become a diamond 10+ million sold classic. Biggie was shot and killed in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997.


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VIDEO: Diddy Ft. Rick Ross & French Montana – “Big Homie” [KingpinTV.net]

Diddy taking it back to the streets.


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NEWS: 50 Cent & Meryl Streep Hangout At The Knicks Game! [KingpinTV.net]


While the rest of the world was arguing
 about whether Macklemore & Ryan Lewis deserved to win their three rap Grammy Awards over 0-for-everything Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent was on the other coast hanging with his new bestie: Meryl Streep.

Yes, Fiddy, who has been trying to make his bones in the acting game for a decade, ended up getting a seat on the floor of Madison Square Garden Sunday night next to the acting legend during a Knicks-Lakers game. “Man I got a good life,” he bragged about snagging a seat next to the “August: Osage County” Academy Award nominee.

50, sporting Jets gear, watched the hometown team defeat the Lakers and then got a couple pics after the action with 18-time Oscar nominee Streep and Lakers star Kobe Bryant, with the trio flexing in the locker room after the game. “Things got a little gangsta,” he wrote. “Lol TURN UP, Turn Down for what!”


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NEWS: Jay Z’s Gift To Cano Investigated! [KingpinTV.net]

Did new agent Jay Z of Roc Nation recently commit his first misstep with star MLB client Robinson Cano? According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the answer to that question is yes, as he’s being investigated by the Major League Baseball Players Association for a possible rules violation.

Per the report, Jay Z gave Cano a watch valued at $33,900 as a gift. To confirm, let’s look at Cano’s instagram picture, posted two weeks ago:

Um, yeah, that’s a gift from his agent. He even thanked the agency on his page, saying, “thanks to the ROC NATION my birthday gift.”

And now the MLBPA rule:

Section 5(B)(5)(a): “No Player Agent or Applicant shall provide, cause to be provided or promise to provide, any money or any other thing of value to any player, or any person related to or associated with such player, the purpose of which is to induce or encourage such player to use or continue to use any person’s or firm’s services as a Player Agent, Representative, or Draft Advisor.”

The rule is there to prevent agents from retaining players simply by showering them with gifts.

If Jay Z is found in violation of the rule — and, really, after that Cano photo posted to instagram by Cano himself and specifically said it’s a gift, it’s hard to see how he won’t — he faces “unspecified discipline,” according to Crasnick.

I guess they could technically argue it was a gift from a friend to a friend, and not with the purpose of encouraging Cano to stay with Jay Z, but that’s a slippery slope.

Cano, 31, is the rockstar of this free agent class, definitely due to grab a nine-figure, long-term deal. He was quite a grab for Jay Z’s first MLB client.


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NEWS: N.W.A. & LL Cool J Nominated For 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame! [KingpinTV.net]

N.W.A. and LL Cool J are the sole hip-hop nominees in for this year’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony.

N.W.A. find themselves in a familiar spot as they were in last year, with the nominations announced for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Last year N.W.A was up for nomination, but in the end didn’t make the cut, and this year they’ve returned as a nominee once more.

Along with N.W.A, LL Cool J has been nominated. Other notable rock bands among this year’s 16 nominations include Nirvana, The Zombies, Deep Purple and Peter Gabriel.

The 29th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place in April in New York, and will be broadcast on HBO.


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NEWS: All Production On “Love And Hip Hop: New York” Stopped! [KingpinTV.net]

Big trouble on the set of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop, New York” … We learned, the stars of the show are refusing to go to work … and it’s all because they think they’re getting shafted in contract negotiations.

Sources close to the show tell us, all cast members were supposed to be present Tuesday in NYC to film a trailer for the upcoming season, but only half of the cast showed up. The other half stayed home in protest because negotiations for their new contracts had gone sour.

We’re told the half that did show up then got upset … believing they too were entitled to revised contracts … and stormed off.

We’re told most of the cast members want more money — as much as double their last contract — but there are other problems too … some are pissed at how they were portrayed last season and they want more say in what footage gets aired.

We’re told emergency meetings have since been called with the angry cast members … and they’re hoping to get what they want by the end of the week.

If they don’t … we’re told the cast members plan to stick to their guns and continue their strike for as long as necessary. We reached out to VH1 for comment, but no response.


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TRIBUTE: The Notorious B.I.G. [KingpinTV.net]

March 9, 1997. A day that will forever live in infamy in the Hip Hop world. Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls was gunned down in Los Angeles California. He was only 24. The man who played a massive role in bringing east coast music back was gone. To this day the crime has not been solved. Let’s use this day not to mourn but to celebrate Mr Wallace, the Emcee who actually made Jay-z nervous in terms of musical ability.

In this tribute you see a serious of interviews, videos etc of Biggie. Enjoy!!

Here is a clip from the syndicated fox police drama New York Undercover back in 1995


Biggie at the tender age of 17, spitting fire on the Brooklyn block. The person who recorded this deserves a medal


Here is a rare commercial of Biggie promoting St Ides malt liquor


Party & Bullshit


Super Cat, Puffy & B.I.G


Biggie gets heated!!!!


When they was good….R.I.P Tupac Shakur


The one that really set it off:


Biggie with the Junior M.A.F.I.A clique


Live at the video shoot!


R.I.P Heavy D


Biggie’s last video:


The last interview:


Celebrating Biggie’s life:

Thanks for the memories Christopher

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VIDEO: French Montana ft. Nicki Minaj – “Freaks” [KingpinTV.net]

New video from French Montana called “Freaks” off the upcoming album “Excuse My French” dropping in May.


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NEWS: NFL Player Da’Quan Bowers Arrested At LaGuardia Airport For Carrying A Gun! [KingpinTV.net]

According to Marc Sessler at NFL.com: A loaded .40 caliber firearm was discovered among Da’Quan Bowers’ possessions at a flight check-in counter, per WNBC-TV. The two-year pro was set to board a US Airways flight to Raleigh, N.C. A spokeswoman for the Queen’s District Attorney’s Office confirmed to NFL Network that Bowers has been charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Bowers has a court appointment scheduled for Monday night. Bowers, out of Clemson University, started six games as a rookie and none last season for the Bucs, compiling just 13 tackles in 10 appearances. Bowers was activated from the physically unable to perform list in October after tearing his Achilles tendon in May, but has failed to live up to his second-round draft status from 2011.

UPDATE: Bucs general manager Mark Dominik said in a statement to The Tampa Bay Times the team was aware of the situation and was “gathering information.” “We will withhold comment until we know all the facts,” Dominik said in a statement. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Bower’s arrest “will be reviewed under our league policies.”


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VIDEO: Pusha T ft. French Montana “Doesn’t Matter” [KingpinTV.net]

New visual from 1/2 of The Clipse with an assist from French Montana. This track is featured on the “Wrath of Caine” mixtape

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R&B CLASSIC VIDEO: Miss Jones – “Don’t Front” (1994) [KingpinTV.net]

Classic single from Tarsha Jones aka Miss Jones

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VIDEO: Big Sean ft. French Montana – “Mula” [KingpinTV*net]


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NEWS: New Cast Of “Love & Hip Hop: New York” Revealed – Gonna Be Good! [KingpinTV*net]

The new season of Love & Hip Hop New York is set to premiere on January 7th at 8pm, and this season will host some new faces to go along with some returning members.  On the returning side of the roster is Yandy Smith, Olivia, Erica Mena and Rich Dollaz, who are now dating. 

The new faces that fans of the reality series can look forward to bringing some new drama are Joe Budden and Kaylin, Tahiry, Raqi Thunda (radio personality and DJ), Consequence (NYC rapper), Jen “The Pen” Bayer, Winter Ramos, Rashidah Ali, and one other female rapper whose identity is being kept a secret until the show airs.  Be sure to tune in on January 7th.



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NEWS: Nas’ Life Is Good Album Enters Billboard At No. 1! [TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

Life Is Good for Nas.

After it’s first week in stores, the tenth album from the celebrated rap vet entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1. The release sold 139,000 copies, which was good enough to give the Queens native his fifth No. 1 album. This was his first solo project since 2008′s Untitled, which also entered the charts in the top slot. This time around, Nasty kept the team tight, as Rick Ross was the only rap feature on the album, and the majority of the production was handled by No I.D. and Salaam Remi.

Eager to continue to build momentum for the project, Nas is preparing to shoot new videos for some of the cuts on the album. “I got a record with Mary J. Blige that just gives you that feeling,” he told MTV’s RapFix recently of “Reach Out.” “It just feels like early Mary J. Blige, early Nas. I want to shoot a video to that.” He went on to mention that he plans on working with Chris Robinson on some of the visuals. “He’s a great director,” Nas continued. “I’m looking forward to shooting ‘Bye Baby,’ and making it like a movie. I want to do a lot of videos to this album,” he said. “It’s a video age. I want to do more than I’m known for doing.”


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HIP HOP CLASSIC VIDEO: Nine – “Whutcha Want” (1995) [TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

Nine is the stage name of Derrick Keyes (born September 19, 1969), an American rapper from The Bronx, New York City, New York. He also been known as 9MM or Nine Double M. Known for his harsh, gravelly flow and distinctive voice, Keyes got his break in late 1993 as a featured guest on Funkmaster Flex and the Ghetto Celebs’ “Six Million Ways to Die”.

Keyes originally recorded under the moniker 9MM (or Nine Double M) before changing his name to simply Nine. He stated, “I didn’t want to be just be named after the gun (9mm).” His stage name refers to his date of birth (9/19/1969), his shoe size, and his lucky number.

Nine’s debut album, Nine Livez, was released by the now-defunct record label Profile Records. Produced by Rob Lewis and Tony Stoute, the album produced this classic “Whutcha Want?” The song was Nine’s most successful single, reaching #50 on the Billboard 200, his only single to reach that chart, while also reaching three other Bllboard charts, gaining the most success on the Hot Rap Singles chart where it peaked at 3

Portions of Nine’s “Whutcha Want?” were featured in advertisements by US automobile manufacturer Jeep. The ads used the song “Steady Bounce” by KRS-One from his album Strickly For Da Breakdancers & Emceez, which also used a sample from Nine’s “Whutcha Want?”.According to an interview conducted with HalftimeOnline.com, Jeep never sought permission to use the sample, and Nine pursued legal action

Any word on what NINE is up to now? Get at me if you know

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UPDATE: Spurs’ Tony Parker Hurt In Drake, Chris Brown Brawl! [www.TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

Professional basketball star Tony Parker says he suffered a scratched retina on one of his eyes during a New York City nightclub brawl involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake’s entourage.

The guard for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association, wearing dark sunglasses, described the incident Friday in Paris during a news conference posted on YouTube. He said he expects to be sidelined for about a week while the French team prepares for the Summer Olympics.

Parker said he was wearing a “therapeutic” contact lens and had to go to an emergency room for treatment after arriving in Paris.

Parker said: “I was with my friend Chris Brown and me and my friends took some punches, so I’ll be missing the start of the French team because I can’t do anything for a week except keep the lens in and then take drops.”

Police said Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard were among several people injured during the bottle-hurling fight early Thursday at W.i.P in SoHo.

Parker said “they started throwing bottles everywhere. I don’t know what happened. At first it was OK, but then it started getting worse and when the plane landed it was really hurting so I went straight to the ER.”

The Spurs declined comment.


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NEWS/VIDEO: Specific Details On The Drake VS. Chris Brown Fight Last Night! [www.TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

Chris Brown sustained a nasty gash on his chin — apparently a wound from a bottle attack — after his entourage allegedly clashed with Drake’s crew in a NYC nightclub brawl.

It’s been confirmed with the NYPD that the two singers’ crews got into a fight at WIP nightclub — 5 people were injured in the melee.

NYPD arrived on the scene after receiving a call between 4 and 5am. Chris and Drake were not present when cops arrived.

We’re told there were no critical injuries … just bumps, bruises and lacerations. No arrests were made.

After the fight, Brown tweeted a photo of his injury … along with the message, “How u party wit rich n**** that hate? Lol… Throwing bottles like girls? #shameonya!.”

The photo and the message have since been removed from Brown’s Twitter page.

There are reports the two started throwing blows (and bottles!) over Chris’ ex girlfriend, Rihanna, who Drake is rumored to have hooked up with.

A few hours before the brawl, there was footage of Drake leaving the London hotel … surrounded by some diesel-sized hired muscle. No word if they were involved in the bar fight, but wow … that would be scary.

We’re told both Brown and Drake had been hanging out in the VIP section … when Drake began pointing and yelling at Brown.

Brown began yelling back … and that’s when members of both entourages rushed in and began shoving each other.

With tensions running high, someone threw a bottle — which set the whole thing off … and the shoving turned to punches.

We’re told club security rushed in to break up the fight … and called police for backup. Brown and Drake left the scene by the time cops showed up … but several members of their entourages remained at the club. Multiple members of both crews required medical assistance.

We’re told the club suffered some serious damage in the fight — including busted up tables, broken mirrors, shattered lighting and glass scratches all over the floors.

10:15 AM PT — A witness who was inside the club says … Chris Brown did NOT send any bottles over to Drake’s table, despite several reports to the contrary.

10:55 AM PT — Drake’s rep just issued a statement about the incident, insisting Drizzy wasn’t involved in the brawl at all … the beef was between CB and another rapper named Meek Mill.

Drake is adamant … he is not responsible for the bloody gash on Chris Brown’s face … claiming he was simply leaving the nightclub when the brawl broke out … but sources tell us, the fight started after Chris Brown and a rapper at Drake’s table started trash talking each other.

The rapper hanging with Drake — Meek Mill — was screaming at Chris and Chris was giving it right back to Meek Mill. One of Chris’ lieutenants was also involved in the screaming match.

Our sources would NOT say what specifically they were arguing about — partly out of fear that someone will get hurt. But we are told the argument was NOT over Rihanna.

One source says Chris was hurt when Meek Mill hit him with a bottle.

A rep for Drake says … “Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.I.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began.”

The rep adds, “[Drake] did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property.”

Chris Brown’s bodyguard Big Pat was also hospitalized last night with a GIANT GASH on his forehead, following the massive bottle-hurling brawl at W.i.P nightclub in NYC.

The photo surfaced on Twitter earlier today — showing Big Pat in a hospital gurney, blood gushing all over the place. It’s unclear exactly how BP got hurt or who’s responsible for the damage.

Thankfully, looks like the guy’s okay — he showed up moments ago outside Chris’ NYC hotel, badly scabbed up … but walking nonetheless.

Drake flashed his middle finger, engaged in serious trash talk, and drafted several other rappers to join his posse … minutes before the all out brawl with Chris Brown, according to multiple witnesses in the club.

We’re told the tension started building when Drake gave the middle finger to one of Chris’ bodyguards and shouted … “I’m about to go whoop that ass!” Chris’ entourage then returned fire with a few hand gestures of their own.

Witnesses — who were very close to the action — tell us that Drake felt disrespected … even though he started the exchange … and went to get backup from his boys Meek Mills, Juelz Santana, and Trav B.

At this point, we’re told Drake got loud and shouted at Chris … “You be on that ho s**t on Twitter n***a” — a clear reference to a recent Twitter war between Chris, Drake, and Meek … all over who’s banging Rihanna.

Moments later we’re told Chris’ security guards got irate, pushing and shoving began between Meek, Juelz and Chris’ posse — and you know the rest.

Interestingly, everyone agrees Drake never got physically involved in the brawl — even though his mouth … and hand … sparked it all.

VIDEO: During The Fight

VIDEO: After The Fight


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HIP HOP CLASSIC VIDEO: Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz – “Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)” (1997) [KingpinTV.net]

Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz were an American rap duo consisting of Sean “Lord Tariq” Hamilton and Peter “Peter Gunz” Pankey. They are best known for their song “Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)” which peaked at number nine on the U.S. charts.

The duo first appeared on Whodini’s 1996 album, Six, appearing on the track “Can’t Get Enough”, and assisting writing on two other tracks on the album. The duo released their only album in 1998 entitled Make It Reign. The album peaked at #38 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and featured collaborations with Big Pun, Fat Joe, Sticky Fingaz, Kurupt and Cam’ron. But it was the album’s lead single, “Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)” that found the most success. It peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of over one million. The track peaked at #21 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1998. However, the duo disbanded in 1999 without releasing a follow-up album.


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NEWS: Man Claims Jeweler Wrongfully Sold $30,000 Rolex to Drake [www.TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

A Manhattan, New York lawyer has filed a lawsuit alleging that his $30,000 Rose-Gold Rolex Presidential with a diamond bezel went missing from a Midtown jeweler, only to later found out that the establishment sold the timepiece to Drake.

According to the New York Post, attorney James McMillan filed a lawsuit against Rafaello & Co. on West 47th Street in Midtown, Manhattan for selling his watch to Drizzy.

Sources close to Drake, however, told TMZ that the claim is total nonsense and that the Young Money rapper does own a Rose Gold Rolex—the same one he wears on the cover of his sophomore album, Take Care—but vows that he bought it directly from Rolex himself. Furthermore, the source adds that Drake never received a watch from the midtown jeweler named in the case.

Still, McMillan is sticking to his guns. He alleges that the drama started last year, when he brought his prized timepiece in for a cleaning. He claims the owner told him that he loved the watch so much that he was wearing it. McMillan went back a week later, only to allegedly be told that his watch was gone and later learn that it was allegedly sold to Drake.

“He goes back to the store and confronts them and they confirmed that the watch was sold,” McMillan’s lawyer, Claudine King, told The Post.

A lawyer for Rafaello & Co says that’s not true.

“I believe the allegations in this lawsuit will be proven to be without merit,” Mark Rosenfeld told the same newspaper.

Drake is currently on his Club Paradise Tour.


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HIP HOP CLASSIC VIDEO: Mobb Deep – “Back At You remix” (1996) [TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

Classic Mobb Deep. I may be wrong, but is prodigy high outta his mind in this one? And to the club DJ’s World wide…Why don’t you play Prodigy’s verse? You know who you are

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HIP HOP CLASSIC VIDEO: LL Cool J – “Back Seat” (1993) [TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

June 2nd – LL Cool J releases his fifth album, the gold selling “14 Shots To The Dome” on Def Jam Records, on this day in 1993.

Some of the producers on the album included Marley Marl, who had produced LL’s previous set, 1991’s “Mama Said Knock You Out”, QDIII and long-time collaborator Bobby “Bobcat” Ervin.

The album would include this hit single “Back Seat (Of My Jeep)”, “How I’m Comin’”, “Stand By Your Man” and “Pink Cookies In A Plastic Bag Getting Crushed By Buildings.

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