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Trackstar The DJ
Trackstar The DJ is the Billy Hoyle of Hip-Hop.


DJ Burn One & DJ Dibiase – Presidential 4 Podcast

By Trackstar The DJ | 4 Comments

The fourth week of the Presidential weekly mix series brings more fire mixes from two of Atlanta's best DJs.


Your Daily Funk – Cortex’ “Huit Octobre 1971”

By Trackstar The DJ | 4 Comments

After hearing one of the opening acts at a recent show here in ATL rock over a beat with the same sample as Tyler the Creator's "Odd Toddlers," I was compelled to do some internet searching and found a French jazz gem.

DJ Phatrick

The Concert To Save Sessions LA

By Trackstar The DJ

A few weeks back we told you about SESSIONS LA, a Hip-Hop education program in L.


Rappers Doing Good: The Fight To Save “Sessions LA”

By Trackstar The DJ | 10 Comments

Just because music is basically free nowadays doesn't mean you can't still give back to Hip-Hop.


Immortal Technique’s “The Martyr Tour” Feat. Killer Mike & Chino XL

By Trackstar The DJ | 7 Comments

In today's combustible political climate, it's more important than ever for artists to use their influence to inform and inspire their audience.


“When Rappers Get Day Jobs”: J-Zone Explains What Happens After Rap

By Trackstar The DJ | 5 Comments

Photo: Alexander Richter Ego Trip debuts the third excerpt from J-Zone's upcoming book Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit, and a Celebration of Failure and the "Music for Tu Madre" MC is three for three.

Black Spade

First Listen: Hawthorne Headhunters’ “Myriad Of Now” EP

By Trackstar The DJ

Black Spade and Coultrain separately have the respect of music lovers worldwide on their own merits for pushin' their brand of future funk and progressive soul.

Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth

Your Daily Funk: 24-Carat Black’s “Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth”

By Trackstar The DJ | 9 Comments

24-Carat Black's Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth has proven to be another excellent example of Hip-Hop breathing life into an important but overlooked album.

Devil's Pie (Media)

Devil’s Pie Presents The Native Tongues Tribute Mix

By Trackstar The DJ | 10 Comments

We already proclaimed our love for Tribe this week, but now let’s zoom out and enjoy the output of the entirety of their greater family tree.


Tef Poe Feat. Theresa Payne – “Satellite”

By Trackstar The DJ | 6 Comments

Always versatile, Tef Poe takes a break from his War Machine persona (though the track will appear on the upcoming WM2) to get some things off his chest.

A Long Time Comin

Your Daily Funk – The Electric Flag’s “Groovin Is Easy”

By Trackstar The DJ | 3 Comments

One of my favorite things about Hip-Hop has always been stumbling upon samples and references.


Prometheus Brown & Bambu – “Rashida Jones”

By Trackstar The DJ | 8 Comments

Comedy, Auto-Tune and The Office are not necessarily the first things that come to mind when one thinks of our favorite Left Coast freedom fighter, Bambu, but they combine like Voltron on "Rashida Jones," the latest release off his new collaborative project with Geo of the Blue Scholars, Prometheus Brown And Bambu Walk Into A Bar.

80 Blocks From Tiffany's

80 Blocks From Tiffany’s Feat. Rapper Big Pooh – “Booming System”

By Trackstar The DJ | 5 Comments

Camp Lo's Geechi Suede and Little Brother's Rapper Big Pooh hit the street and turn up their booming system on yet another future classic from 80 Blocks From Tiffany's.

Javis Faux

El Prez – “Steady Mobbin’”

By Trackstar The DJ | 2 Comments

Inglewood’s El Prez already gave us a party anthem with “King Kong,” now he’s providing listeners with a bit of game in the form of “Steady Mobbin.

9th Wonder

Ill Camille – The Pre-Write

By Trackstar The DJ | 8 Comments

She may be new to the scene, but Compton’s Ill Camille has a polished product on her hands with her debut LP.

DJ Steph Floss

Fowl – Good Vibes Mixtape

By Trackstar The DJ

Though Earl Sweatshirt gets all the hype in the "Can You Believe He's Only __ Years Old.

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