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Chuck D talks Operation Skid Row & new PE albums

While Public Enemy prepares to stir up some hype with a performance on the eve of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Chuck tells Billboard.com that the legendary hip-hop group will return in full force this year with two new studio albums.

"Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp," a new full-length produced with the help of longtime collaborator Gary G-Wiz, will be released in June, while a follow-up, "The Evil Empire of Everything," arrives in September. Chuck D describes the albums as "two concise statements that are connected in the same breath."

In the meantime, the rapper plans to address journalists on Sunday (Jan. 15) from one of the nation's poorest districts, a sliver of downtown Los Angeles known as Skid Row. Chuck D says that he wants to expose the effects of America

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Billy Danze of M.O.P. heads up Raps United Nations

"RUN" (Raps United Nation) is the brainchild of M.O.P.’s Billy Danze who throughout the course of his illustrious career and years of extensive international touring could not help but notice and acknowledge how many talented artists he met during his travels who simply lacked a platform to be heard. Who better then a fellow artist to spearhead the charge and give them that platform, as Billy explains “As an artist I understand the frustration. There are so many artists out there that possess the talent of being able to produce and record good music. They are determined; they have the drive and dedication, but feel as if no one notices. I’ve seen and heard what’s out there from an artistic level. These artists need to be heard and have a united voice. I am very passionate about gi

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Copywrite prepares for the release of God Save The King

Heavy is the head that wears the crown! Over the course of his now decade long-career, Copywrite has been a lightning rod of controversy, engaged in numerous beefs (some of which have lived out in real time and not just on the microphone). Yet, in life, lessons are learned, you grow and mature; and above all else life has a way of imparting upon you what’s truly important.

For Copywrite, the devastation he felt from the loss of close friends and family members has heavily impacted his view of the world and his place in it. Leaders are bestowed a great deal of responsibility and they can influence those around them to do the right things, or they can lead them astray; Copywrite has chosen the former as his path.

Following the successes of his debut LP (“The High Exhault

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KRS-One & Kenny Parker release The BDP Album

The legendary blastmaster KRS-One and DJ Kenny Parker connect for "The BDP Album" which is available now on iTunes, Amazon.com, as well as vinyl and CD.

This 14 track project is entirely produced by Kenny Parker and features guest spots from Channel Live, Jesse West and Inyang Bassey.

Please visit the following links to show your support for these true HIPHOPGODS:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-bdp-album/id493638108

http://www.amazon.com/The-Bdp-Album-Explicit/dp/B006URCKWI/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1326218444&sr=8-9

http://682records.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&layout=category&task=category&id=21&Itemid=447

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Planet Asia returns with Black Belt Theatre in February

Planet Asia helped jump-start the West Coast independent hip-hop movement, releasing a slew of popular 12-inch singles on upstarts like Stones Throw and ABB Records in the late 90's that established him as one of the leaders of a crop of talent that included the likes of Dilated Peoples, Madlib, Murs, and Jurassic 5.

Now a 15-year veteran, the Cali-based MC (born in Fresno, he's spent most of his career living in Los Angeles and San Francisco) shows no signs of slowing down. The first decade of the new millennium saw Asia briefly sign with major label Interscope, go independent again for his debut album The Grand Opening, release full-length collaborative projects with both Evidence of Dilated Peoples (The Medicine) and DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill (Pain Language), form his own label (Go

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DJ Premier lists off his Top 25 Albums of 2011

DJ Premier has released his Top 25 Albums of 2011 list.

Many classic artists made the list including Bumpy Knuckles, Large Professor, Common, M.O.P. and Edo G.

Before you get into the list, a note from the man himself: "For all of you dumbfucks that are late or not hip to my yearly list, this is my own list of what I was bumpin’ for my enjoyment in 2011… Even though there were so fuckin’ many LPs that came out, I wish we had time to do Top 40 but fuck that… So if you don’t like my list, make your own… I ain’t mad atcha… Hate it or love it, I don’t give a fuuuuuck !!!" - DJ Premier

Check the full list below:

25. Large Professor & Neek The Exotic – Still On The Hustle

24. Edo G – A Face In The Crowd

23. Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz – Heavy Metal Kings

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