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Nasir “Nas” Jones has to be feeling awesome right now. The Queensbridge veteran is enjoying a career upswing coupled with the 20th anniversary celebration of his debut album, Illmatic. And now, a mixtape in honor of the Time Is Illmatic documentary has just been released to the public.

The police shooting of slain teen Michael Brown has inspired protests in Ferguson and other cities across the nation. There are civil rights campaigns going on that are urging civilians and the political sphere to petition for new laws that aid in police brutality and misconduct.

As the world clamors towards movie theaters to watch the late, great James Brown’s biopic Get On Up, released today, the legendary Pete Rock delivers a properly timed mix that pays homage to the trailblazing performer.

Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’s “They Reminisce Over You” gets recreated with Rich Kidd and Raz Fresco as part of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Rock The Mic series.

Jamla has more heat in the tuck. For a second consecutive day, the clique provide an audible blessing — this one’s titled “Be Inspired.”

Today, Pete Rock is regarded as a legend in the field of Rap music and Hip-Hop production. The Chocolate Boy Wonder  lent his signature sound to numerous classics and remixes over the past 25 years after starting out as a part of Eddie F’s Untouchables crew.

With a production discography jam packed with classics, Pete Rock dropping knowledge on the game is always a treat. Interestingly, Hip-Hop’s no. 1 Soul Brother makes his beats strictly with hardware (think: the MPC2o00XL) and doesn’t use software (think: Fruity Loops). Also, he respects Kanye West’s “direction.” 

Former Flipmode Squad rapper and purveyor of fine slick lyricism Roc Marciano is dropping a new album mixtape, The Pimpire Strike Back, in November. 

Great news for Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth fans. The renowned rap duo have announced the “20th Anniversary Mecca And The Soul Brother Tour.”

Pete Rock and Camp Lo recently appeared on Sway In The Morning to promote  and discuss the concept behind their self-titled album 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s.

After delivering a few quality tracks, Pete Rock and Camp Lo return with the full 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s Pt. II project as promised.

Pete Rock and CL Smooth let the horns blow on their classic track “T.R.O.Y.” at New York City’s Central Park Sunday, July 28. Their performance was one of the highlights during Rock Steady’s 36 Anniversary concert, which banded together a list of notable veteran MCs.