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Dilated Peoples Break Down Making of “Directors of Photography”

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On the road towards their long-awaited Directors of Photography album, Dilated Peoples have so far discussed signing to Rhymesayers and reuniting after eight years, along with providing a preview of packaging for the LP.

In the latest clip, the trio spoke on working with a low budget for the project, as opposed to having ping pong tables in the studio and Busta Rhymes in the next room. Babu and Evidence took on more of a production/engineering role, while working Alchemist, DJ Premier and Jake One tracks into the overall sound.

The Krondon-featured “The Bigger Picture” is heard in the background, which is produced by 9th Wonder.

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Movies To Watch This Weekend (August 1)

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August has finally arrived and we’re nearing the home stretch for the heart of third quarter releases this year. Last month, we were treated with standout films Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Lucy, which continues this month with a blockbuster release from Marvel to start the month. In comparison to previous weeks that featured multiple releases, we only have three films making a splash to box offices this weekend. Although the list to select from is small, they’re all quality titles that definitely shouldn’t go under the radar this month.

Hit the jump to see what you can check out for the next 72 hours this weekend.

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Dwyane Wade Breaks Silence On LeBron James Miami Heat Departure

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“I went to sleep knowing before his decision. As his friend, I’m just supportive.” (c) Dwyane Wade

Nearly three weeks since LeBron James revealed his return to Cleveland, former teammate Dwyane Wade went into exile away from the media to prepare for the next chapter in his NBA career. During his time with friend James in Miami, the two won consecutive titles in 2012-13 and went to the NBA Finals all four years together – splitting their seasons at 2-2.

Following reports of Pat Riley revealing he sent multiple text, emails and phone calls to James that were never returned, Wade finally came out and discussed friend’s decision. The South Florida Sun Sentinel and 7 News Miami were granted Wade’s first words in nearly a month following the NBA Finals to discuss LeBron departure and his future back with the Miami Heat.

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Welcome Home Remy Ma!

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Remy Ma is finally home.

In 2008, Remy Ma was sentenced to serve an eight year bid in prison after being found guilty of assault and weapons charges over a shooting of friend Makeda Barnes-Joseph. The two were reportedly arguing over money after a party. After six and a half years behind bars, Remy is finally free and has been released from the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women as of today.

She was reported to be home yesterday, but a disciplinary issue surrounding her prison phone call last week delayed her release. She spent the last week of her time in prison in solitary confinement, but now Remy is finally free!

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Jacob Banks – Move With You

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Click to watch Jacob Banks “Move With You” music video

We’ve hard this track on repeat the past 24 hours and it probably won’t leave the playlist any time soon. Jacob Banks‘ feel good single “Move With You” is what we pictured when we heard the track, a music video where he chased a pretty girl around and tried to woo her after seeing her walk by. In this one, he takes her to the rooftops, a pool and even the bar as he does his best to impress her.

Lucky for Jacob, he ends up with the girl in bed — laughing. Score.

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Livestream Lollapalooza 2014

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Festival season is well and truly in motion. This weekend will see the long-awaited Lollapalooza 2014 take place, with some of the world’s biggest artists taking to the stage between August 1st and August 3rd, live from the heart of Chicago. For those who can’t make it, you’ll be able to watch it from the comfort of your own home.

The list of names set to perform include Eminem, OutKast, Kings of Leon, Childish Gambino, Foster The People, Arctic Monkeys, Nas, Lykke Li, Chance The Rapper, Chromeo, Blood Orange, Jhené Aiko, Vic Mensa and many others.

Stream after the jump.

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URLTV Presents: Big T vs. B-Magic

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Continuing with the next battle from their N.O.M.E IV event, URLTV releases their long-waited battle between Chicago’s Big T and The Lou’s own B-Magic. Surprisingly, this marks the first time the two have ever shared a ring together, as it was only right the main stage granted us this match-up. The two have emerged as some of the top emcees in all of battle rap and see their selves in a marquee co-headlined Night of Main Events. Look for the best for last this Monday with Ms. Hustle and Gattas, as well as official Summer Madness 4 details.

Follow the innovators, not the imitators – Smiddddddddddddack!

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Lyrica Anderson – Feenin (feat. Kevin Gates)

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Last May, R&B singer-songwriter Lyrica Anderson released her debut EP, King Me 2. With the entire project produced by Timbaland, the rising songstress impressed many with the 9-track affair of sounds. Some of you may remember the projects lead-single in her Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Unfuck You,” but now Ms. Anderson unleashes her next visual with “Feenin.”

Joined by Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates, Lyrica heads out in a 90s-influenced summer afternoon with her friends and finds herself in the hands of Gates by the night’s end. It’s no secret that we miss those Timbland R&B records, which fans like ourselves shouldn’t sleep on the material from L.A. Be sure to support King Me 2 on iTunes.

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Cam’ron – 1st Of The Month [Episode #2] *NSFW*

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RELATED: Cam’ron – 1st Of The Month, Vol. 2 [EP Stream]

Social security checks have arrived and EBT cards have been recharged, which means it’s the first of the month. Our monthly Cam’ron audio fix was provided earlier today, with the release of his 1st Of The Month, Vol. 2 EP. To coincide with the project, Killa Cam now shares episode two of his webisodic 1st Of The Month series; chronicling more stories and situations from the burbs in the Garden State to the blocks in Uptown.

Starring Cam’ron, Cousin Bang, Suga Duga, Brooklyn Rek, Baby D and he lovely JuJu – continue below to watch the nearly 30-minute experience presented by Killa.

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AK – Blessings In The Gray [Mixtape]

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There’s no stopping The Underachievers in 2014. After Issa Gold released his first solo project Conversations With A Butterfly last week, the other half of the New York duo has revealed his own project, too. AK‘s Blessings In The Gray is a nine track mixtape with production from Ignorvnce, Death Tarot, Unkkknown, Dream Rite and others. If this wasn’t enough, their debut album Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium will be out on August 12th, and is available to pre-order on iTunes.

Tracklist and download after the jump.

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Derrick Rose Acknowledges Tension Between Chicago Bulls & His Inner Circle

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Hours before taking the floor in Team USA’s scrimmage game, Rose reveals the elephant in the room.

Three seasons ago, Derrick Rose dethroned LeBron James of his annual MVP Award to take home the prize in 2011. Since December of that year, Rose has only played in a total of 50 games, following an ACL tear in his left knee during 2012 and a right torn meniscus in 2013.

Still at the tender age of 25, Rose joined Team USA Basketball a few weeks ago and has been impressive during early workouts – with some even saying this is the best they’ve ever seen him look. Over the years, the Chicago Bulls organization has had unconfirmed friction between coaches and players with team management. This dates back to even the Michael Jordan era, as he and Phil Jackson had internal problems with former general manager Jerry Krause.

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The Most Hated NBA Teams in the United States

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“FUCK the Heat AND the Lakers!” (c) U.S. basketball fans

While the populous accounted for in the voting for this map doesn’t reflect the entire United States, it comes from a credited source: Reddit readers. More than 42,000 of them actually. The estimate might be a little rough, but it shouldn’t be too far off.

With no surprise, the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat are the country’s most hated, with a whopping 24 and 21 states hating them, respectively (yes, Ohio was a landslide vote against the Heat). Surprisingly enough, California voters also rooted against the Lakers, while Wisconsin proved to be Chicago Bulls haters.

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Chuck Inglish – James Harden (feat. Vic Mensa & Killa Kyleon)

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Both of The Cool Kids have been able to put out their solo debut albums in 2014, with Chuck Inglish bringing along notable guests on the Convertibles LP. During a random day off in Houston back in 2012, Chuck hit the studio with Vic Mensa and Killa Kyleon to record a new song titled “James Harden,” and the final version of the screwed joint has been released just in time for the weekend.

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The 2014 OVO Fest Collection

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In light of Drake’s 2014 OVO Fest jumping off this sunday, the OVO camp put together an exclusive collection of apparel for the fans to rock while out enjoying the festivities. The offering includes a couple of blacked out t-shirts, hoodies, shorts, and snapbacks branded with the infamous OVO owl logo and also the the number “6″ in light of Drizzys upcoming album “Views From The 6″.

The entire 2014 OVO Fest Collection will be available at the event and over at the OVO online shop very soon. Check out the images of the pieces after the jump.

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Kendrick Lamar “m.A.A.d” Short Film To Premiere in Los Angeles

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One film. One performance. One Night.

It’s no secret. Fans of Kendrick Lamar know that his major label debut good kid m.A.A.d city was a tale of one day in Compton, CA. Kendrick used his musical abilities to take fans into his world, painting pictures with words on what it was like to grow up in the CPT. Whether it was a first-hand account from near or afar, Dot gave listeners real stories that will live in infamy forever through his songs.

On August 9 at Sundance’s NEXT Fest, Kahlil Joseph will bring the album to life with the debut of his 14-minute short film “m.A.A.d.” The award-winning director’s lens dives deep into the streets of Los Angeles, with the real people who reside there.

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