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10.09.15
Ebro Darden: the DJ who curates the sound of New York on Beats 1
10.09.15

Ebro Darden: the DJ who curates the sound of New York on Beats 1

"We wanted to be the place that's helping artists contact consumers as well as helping the consumer have discovery. That is the basis of what we're doing, creating a place for people to discover music. It's what we set out to do.”

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11.04.14
Five questions about making music in the modern age with hip-hop producer RJD2
11.04.14

Five questions about making music in the modern age with hip-hop producer RJD2

If you've ever watched Don Draper sling back an Old Fashioned, there's a good chance you're famili...

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07.21.14
Hip-hop producer J Dilla's beat-making gear headed to Smithsonian
07.21.14

Hip-hop producer J Dilla's beat-making gear headed to Smithsonian

Last week, the Smithsonian announced two of J Dilla's production tools would be displayed at the u...

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07.25.13
Black Milk's digital divide
07.25.13

Black Milk's digital divide

Before we arrive, his manager, Hex Murda, warns us that the producer's setup is "minimal." It's ha...

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10.05.12
Jay-Z streaming Brooklyn show live tomorrow, in a YouTube state of mind
10.05.12

Jay-Z streaming Brooklyn show live tomorrow, in a YouTube state of mind

Between the end of an eight night string of shows, the whole Brooklyn Nets thing and the launch of...

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07.17.12
Smule launches AutoRap for iOS and Android, Engadget's editors drop some mad beats (video)
07.17.12

Smule launches AutoRap for iOS and Android, Engadget's editors drop some mad beats (video)

Sure, we're often mistaken for some of hip-hop's illest emcees in our day-to-day lives, but the sa...

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02.25.12
Joystiq Original Hip-hop: Welcome Back (To The Stage of History)
02.25.12

Joystiq Original Hip-hop: Welcome Back (To The Stage of History)

Anyone who's listened to my long, incoherent rambles on The Joystiq Show knows that I love fighting...

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