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As promised, here it is:  the official Statik Selektah X Reflection Eternal Mixtape, RE: Union.  Go ahead and download this mix of classic, unreleased and new songs and get hyped for the upcoming album.  Shit… that’s what I’m gonna do.

Oh yeah, Happy New Year.

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Hi-Tek’s face pretty much says it all.

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for a new Statik SelektahReflection Eternal mixtape coming out on New Year’s Eve and a new RE album, Revolutions Per Minute, in 2010 – yet another sign that 2010 is gonna be a good year.

Reflection Eternal ft. Mos Def, Jay Electronica & J. Cole – Just Begun

If you haven’t already downloaded the Party Robot mixtape, do it now!

This is a great live performance of the song History, which comes off of Mos’ June 2009 release, The Ecstatic.  The album version of this track, produced by J. Dilla, is a certified heater.  With the Roots  flippin the beat and Amber Coffman and Haley Dekle of the Dirty Projectors on background vocals, it’s just bananas.

I don’t watch Jimmy Fallon’s show, but I’ve been thoroughly impressed with the musical performances I’ve caught on the net.  Yes, yes, the Roots are the shit, of course.  But watching classy artists, like the ones above, collaborate and perform these soulful tunes on good ol’ broadcast television – it’s just great.   30 or 40 years from now this clip will be part of a Time-Life compilation of classic live performances from the 00s.  Can’t you see it?  One night, when you’re up late watching TV, clicking through channels, you stop at the infomercial just in time to catch a 10-second snippet of Mos and Talib.  You’ll be all like “Ooh!  Let’s get that, honey.  It reminds me of our youth.”

Go ahead and marinate on that for a minute…  And while you’re marinating, listen to this cover of the Dirty Projector’s Stillness is the Move by Solange (ooh, that’s nice).

I’ve been seeing a lot of clips of Talib Kweli on Noisemakers floating around the hip hop blogs for the past couple of days.  I figured why not post as much of the show as I could find on youtube for you guys to enjoy.  It is pretty interesting, after all.  Noismakers is part interview, part concert.  Hosted by Hot 97 radio host Peter Rosenberg, featuring DJ J. Period, the show has hosted the likes of  Raekwon, DJ Premier, and Q-Tip.  Think of it as Inside the Actor’s Studio for hip hop.

Here’s Talib Kweli talking about what it was like to work with Dilla:

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