36 Chambers = 20 Years Old

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36 Chambers is 20 years old today (Nov. 9). Ain’t that some shit. Not much else can be said about their debut album or Wu-Tang in general during their heyday. Classic imagery, sound, style, attitude.. all that. Shout out to the Wu-Tang for their ingenuity, savviness and classic tunes.

In honor of this, Ego Trip has a cool interview with Daniel Hastings who shot the 36 Chambers cover. It’s a good read with some good nuggets of info.

If reading isn’t your thing, click below for some videos off 36 Chambers.

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Blue Chips 2

Action Bronson’s crazy. Download that Blue Chips 2 for free right HERE.

I gotta say it was a good day…

The latest Magnum Opus from the Complex camp features Cube's “It was a Good Day”. Loving this series.

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Just Cuz…

LOOK. AT. THOSE. GRAPHICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Just Cuz…

It's all fun and games until a dog grabs your leg.

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Girls, Girls, Girls

Motley Crue & Jay-Z cuz FUCK IT!

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Yo!

I know it's insane to imagine these days (even to myself), but it was definitely out of this world when Yo! MTV Raps hit the airwaves back in the day. That's where you went to catch rap music on TV, and they did a great job with it. Rap is all over the place now, but not back then (yes, I remember the stone age).

In the process of trying to sell you clothes, Stussy put together this sweet 2 part series on the show. There's lots of notable people in this, so check it out.

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Magnum Opus

The other day I came across Complex's Magnum Opus series. In a nutshell, the series spotlights classic rap songs through the people who helped create them as well as the artists themselves. I love this shit!

The first one I watched was the one above, featuring “Come Clean” by Jeru The Damaja. I loved this song when it came out, and I still love it now. I'm a huge DJ Premier fan as well, so this was right up my alley.

There's only 4 episodes right now, but I watched all of them this morning and I suggest any fan of rap music to do the same. There's Lots of cool stories and info from notable people put together in a nice package.

Check them out HERE.

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Long Live The Purple Tape

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… came out on this date in 1995. Classic.