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Someone Put Together A Video For The Entire Length Of Dilla’s Donuts

This is cool. A Youtube user by the name of Houston Loves J Dilla has put together a video for the entirety of J Dilla’s Donuts made out of an assortment of clips. Already one of the greatest albums of all time – period – it’s always nice to have an excuse to revisit it, especially when it’s as [&hellip


Wu-Tang Clan Releases ‘A Better Tomorrow’

After all the events that have taken place with this group, including the delays, the album in finally here! Wu-Tang Clan’s A Better Tomorrow is now available for purchase. It has been 20 years since their debut release and the members have been very busy with their respective solo projects. The Word Is Bond has got to [&hellip


Word Is Bond Withdraws All Support For Digi Crates Records

Digi Crates Records had become known in the scene for putting out Nujabes-inspired modal, conscious hip-hop, and so when we learned of the label not only refusing to pay royalties to its artists and neglecting to send out orders to fans, but to actually scam people using Nujabes music (definitely read this, as it explains the whole story), Word [&hellip


Bandcamp To Introduce Artist Subscription Service

Cool news for the independent music scene with the announcement from Bandcamp that they will be introducing an artist subscription service. Essentially, for a fee (not yet clear if it is yet monthly or annual), as soon as an artist’s page releases new music – and of course, artists pages can include a label’s entire [&hellip

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DJ Premier Launches ‘Gang Starr’ Clothing Line, New Gang Starr Mixtape

Not interested in purely cutting up records, DJ Premier is cutting up cloth and has launched a Gang Starr clothing line. Gang Starr was, of course, the duo formed by DJ Premier and the late great Guru, and the line pays homage to the history with everything from the logo to lyrics on display. To go with the launch, Premo’s [&hellip

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R.I.P. Praverb the Wyse

Word Is Bond was deeply saddened to hear about the death of Praverb the Wyse yesterday. He was someone we wrote about many times, and in fact was about to be invited on to our podcast. His sudden death has shocked many of the underground hip-hop community, who knew him as a warm and wise individual who [&hellip


Apollo Brown & Ras Kass Link For ‘Blasphemy'; Releases ‘H2O’

Here’s another collaborative effort from Apollo Brown, and this time the next emcee up to bat is Ras Kass! It’s been a cool minute since we’ve heard from the Carson, CA rhyme spitter, and now here the two unite to bring you a thought-provoking album, called Blasphemy.  No “ism” is out of bounds, no topic too [&hellip

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