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Mr. Porter Interview Part 2 – Learning From Legends

September 30, 2009

RESIZEdenaun-porterAn old adage says that it takes a village to raise a child, and Detroit producer Mr. Porter has had a supporting cast that Hip Hop heads would die for. Legendary producer Dr. Dre, hometown hero and game-changing producer/emcee J Dilla, GOAT emcee candidate Eminem, and superstar/rap mogul 50 Cent have all lent their expertise to Porter, who is on his way to becoming a legend in his own right with his solid discography (Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Royce Da 5’9″) and budding business savvy (working with music equipment company Open Labs). In Part 2 of his interview with MichiganHipHop, Mr. Porter talks about selling his first beat to Dr. Dre, and recounts lessons learned from his Hip Hop mentors.

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Royce Da 5′9″ “October 20th” (Dedicated To Hex Murda)

September 29, 2009

Royce Da 5′9″ “October 20th”

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Othello & DJ Vajra “Active Balanced (Terry Cole Remix)” (f. Now On & Mayer Hawthorne)

Othello & DJ Vajra “Active Balanced (Terry Cole Remix)” (f. Now On & Mayer Hawthorne)

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From Othello & DJ Vajra’s upcoming album “The Required Taste.” Visit iTunes to buy the single, which includes an instrumental, acapella, and remix with Theory Hazit.

Tree City “Strange” (prod. BlazeOne)

Tree City “Strange” (prod. BlazeOne)

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Royce Da 5′9″ Addresses Slaughterhouse/Shady Records Rumors (Video)

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Big Sean Weekend Recap (Video)

September 28, 2009

Stretch Money “The Punishment” Mixtape (Stream)

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Stretch Money’s “The Punishment” mixtape in stores now. Follow Stretch Money on Twitter here.

Mike Posner “One Foot Out The Door” (Trailer)

September 27, 2009

Peep the trailer for Mike Posner’s web series, “One Foot Out The Door”, which will debut on elitaste.com on September 30th. This series will correspond with the release of Mike’s new mixtape, also entitled “One Foot Out The Door.” The mixtape and series, which follows Mike as he balances his senior year at Duke with his full time music career, features appearances by Rosa Acosta, Wale, Gym Glass Heroes, Kid Cudi, Bun B, 3Oh3, 2AM Club and many more awesome people! It will also go behind the scenes of his shows, Austin City Limits, ThisIs50 Fest, the studio and even some important meetings. Tune in starting September 30th for Episode 1 and then every two weeks for a new episode.

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Nick Speed “Streets Of Detroit” (Video)

September 24, 2009

F.O.K.U.S. R.A.D.I.O. Interview with Mae Day and DeNotes (Video)