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Palm Pictures Announces Release of Scratch vs. Freestyle

Fans of hip-hop will doubtless know Doug Pray's Scratch and Kevin Fitzgerald's Freestyle: The Art Of Rhyme. The former is a documentary paying tribute to the art of DJing and features Afrika Bambaataa, Mix Master Mike, Cut Chemist, Dj Shadow, Rob Swift, Z-Trip, Jurassic 5, and dozens more. Freestyle focuses on the task of the emcee, with an equally impressive cast that includes Notorious B.I.G., Mos Def, Aceyalone, Divine Styler, Tupac Shakur, and others.

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  • 10/11/2006

Apologies

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  • 10/10/2006

!K7 Celebrates Its 21st Birthday

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What started as a production company making punk rock vids for Nick Cave and Mudhoney has now turned into the home for internationally known music artists like Herbert, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Dani Siciliano, and others, along with the addition of two other labels, hip-hop/urban imprint Rapster and the brand new indie-rock based Ever Records. Read more » 

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  • 10/10/2006

New At INCITE Online, Oct. 10

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  • 10/10/2006

AES Tradeshow Music Gear Lust Fest

It was not a dark and stormy night, in fact it was Friday morning and the sun was just starting to show itself after a week of foggy hell in San Francisco. So what better time to go indoors and hang out with a bunch of ponytail-sporting music geeks? Ken Taylor, Managing Editor of XLR8R, and myself steeped ourselves in gear lust at the annual Moscone Center AES (Audio Engineering Society) show, and, wow, did we have fun! Here are the pics to prove it.

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CMJ Music Marathon Panels Announced

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  • 10/10/2006

Mistah FAB Creates Skateboard Wheel

Hubba Wheels, makers of, um, wheels (specifically skateboard wheels), has teamed up with rapper Mistah FAB to make the Yellow Bus skateboard wheel. The first collaboration of its kind and based on FAB's Yellow Bus radio, the wheel features the back of a school bus and Mistah FAB's name etched across the top. Although the wheels were released to Northern California skate shops last month, rumor has it that availability will be expanding to other parts of the country, so keep your eyes peeled.
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  • 10/10/2006

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