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Black Thought fighting against childhood obesity

The fight against childhood obesity is receiving major support from The Roots lead rhymesayer, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter.

The entertainer and GrassROOTS Foundation co-founder is spearheading efforts to slim down youth with his annual fundraiser, “Let’s Move it Philly!” The charity concert party, which is scheduled to take place this Saturday (February 18) at the historic Sigma Sound Stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will include performances from Trotter and his fellow Roots member Questlove, as well as Rich Medina, DJ Diamond Kuts, Nikki Jean, and the Money Making Jam Boys.

Doors for Let’s Move it Philly! will open at 8PM, and proceeds from the event will benefit C.H.I.C.K.S. (Creating Healthy Informed Confident Knowledgeable Selves), an after school program creat

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Erick Sermon releases Breath Of Fresh Air mixtape

The legendary Erick Sermon has just released a brand new mixtape called "Breath Of Fresh Air" which is available for free download now.

The 23 track project features a who's who of HIPHOPGODS royalty including guest appearances from KRS-One, Keith Murray, Too $hort, Daz Dillinger, Redman, Method Man and many others.

Be sure to follow Erick Sermon on Twitter @iamericksermon and check out www.defsquaddigital.com to keep up on everything current with the green eyed bandit.

Please visit the following link to download Breath Of Fresh Air now: https://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=batch_download&batch_id=T2dkanZnMm05RlpESjhUQw and check out the official track listing below.

1. SUCKA FREE SKIT/JAMIE FOXX 2. CLOUT FEATURING KRS-ONE 3. WHAT HAPPENED 4. AIN'T ME FEATURING RI

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DJ JS-1 re-releases special mix for Valentines Day

The legendary DJ JS-1 has re-released a mix he did last year for Valentine's Day featuring classics from the world of Hip Hop and R&B.

Clocking in at one hour and 43 minutes, featuring an incredible 80 tracks, there's something for everyone.

Here's more from the man himself, DJ JS-1: "This is a Valentine's mix I did last year. Many of you may have downloaded this already. I decided to re-post it, I hope you enjoy it…..If love is blind, why is lingerie soo popular?"

Download DJ JS-1's Valentine's Mix here: https://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=batch_download&batch_id=S1VBT0NhUENEbUlLSkE9PQ and the official track listing can be found below...

1 - lets love - ohio players 2 - love tko - teddy pendergrass 3 - just the way you are - barry white version 4 - make me sa

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Hip Hop reacts to the passing of Whitney Houston

As news spread Saturday night about the tragic passing of Whitney Houston, hip hop artists on Twitter sent out their thoughts & prayers to the iconic singer...

DJ CLARK KENT @DJClarkKent The world will never hear a VOICE of that caliber, that will do that much, ever again. Rest In Power Ms Whitney Elizabeth Houston. GOD Bless

Busta Rhymes @BusaBusss Can't believe we've lost another 1 of our Royalty. Sister Queen Whitney Houston. God Bless on ur journey as u now stand with the Most High.

Freddie Foxxx @BumpyKnuckle Her life story will definitely be a Major Film that should educate every recording artist male & female. #WhitneyHoustonRIP

Chuck D @MrChuckD As in MikeJax it was non stop media on everything else but her art.The USA loves garbagePress &waits for the demi

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Conspiracy Worldwide Radio interviews DJ Premier

Our friends Mista Montana & Menace were joined on the front lines of Conspiracy Worldwide Radio by the general that is DJ Premier.

Forever consistent, Premier breaks down the specifics of his many forthcoming projects and collaborations, including the much anticipated project The Kolexxxion with Bumpy Knuckles, which he reveals was initially supposed to feature a collaboration with DMX instead of Flavor Flav.

Informative, interesting and exciting, they also discuss and explore upcoming work with the likes of Busta Rhymes, KRS-One, Vinnie Paz, Showbiz & AG, Jeru The Damaja, 7L & Esoteric, Inspectah Deck, NYG'z, Rakim, Chris Brown and an album with M.O.P.!

Perhaps most interesting, however, just might be the revelation that he and Pete Rock are starting a new business called PVP (Pe

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The Biz Never Sleeps by Biz Markie to be re-released

The timeless Biz Markie, the famed "Clown Prince of Hip Hop" is one of the classic artists of hip hop's golden age. Markie's reputation for playful and mischievous lyrics as well as beat-boxing skills made him a mainstay of hip-hop culture and a television personality.

The Biz Never Sleeps is considered a standard among golden age hip-hop music, and is a definite must-have for any fan of genre. More than just a classic in the old school hip-hop pantheon, The Biz Never Sleeps is Biz Markie's biggest success as a rapper. A certified Gold album, it peaked at #66 on the Billboard 200 charts, and #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts in 1989. It also features Markie's famous hit "Just A Friend", which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, was named VH1's 100th Greatest Song in Hip-Hop, an

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