Marley Marl & Craig G Share Favorite New Artists + Speak On The Lost Art Of Freestyling [Video]

There is not one thing in hip hop that wasn’t influenced by Marley Marl and Craig G in some way, shape or form. If it does exist, it’s either a rare phenomenon or wack. These two are responsible for some of the most special records in the catalogue and with that kind of legacy it has to be an honor for newer artists to land on their radar. So we had to find out which newer faces they respect and listen to. A$AP Rocky performances have caught the attention of Craig G and it doesn’t hurt that his name comes from Rakim, so that hip hop history is alive and well everytime he spits that infamous “ASSSSAAAAAAAAP”. On the flipside, who is on Marley Marl’s radar? His pick may shock you, he’s actually a HUGE Wiz Khalifa fan. Of course, the reason we got these legends on the mic was for Soundset, something they didn’t necessarily have much of back then. Festivals having evolved to the point where they are quickly becoming a staple in music, bringing out a crazy variety of fans where race has no place…only the shared love of hip hop. Both pioneers agree it’s an amazing thing to see how the game grows. How many pioneers could freestyle? Probably every single one of them, so it was no surprise when Tracy brought up the fact a lot of these dudes are afraid to go off top. As something so essential to what hip hop is, how

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Future Flavas w/ Marley Marl & Pete Rock On Hot 97 (April 14, 1996) [Audio]

“As dope as these shows were, the best part was the exclusive promos or remixes that Pete or Marley would do/play on the show. Like the Busta Rhymes “It’s A Party” Pete Rock remix (6:07) that never came out. Pete and Marley talk to the listeners (4:57) after playing a joint and then come back again at 29:16 (with a PR freestyle), 45:36 and 50:50 (again with a PR freestyle). Everything else is flavas!” – DJ Eclipse

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Marley Marl, DJ Kevy Kev, Pete Rock & DJ Premier On Rap Is Outta Control [Video]

In Control was a radio show on 107.5 WBLS hosted by Marley Marl with DJs Kevy Kev, Clark Kent, and Pete Rock. The show was the successor of Rap Attack with the late Mr. Magic, where Marley Marl was the DJ. In Control ran from 1989-1990 and played a major role in breaking new rap songs on New York City radio. At the end of 2015, DJ Eclipse organized an In Control reunion show with Marley Marl, DJ Kevy Kev, Pete Rock, and DJ Premier. In this video interview, the DJs share old memories and laugh about funny stories they remember from over 25 years ago. Check it out and please share!

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Marley Marl, Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Craig G & Kool G Rap – The Symphony (Live @ Rocksteady 38th Anniversary) [Video]

Big Daddy Kane brings out his Juice Crew comrades: Marley Marl, Masta Ace, Craig G. and Kool G. Rap. They perform “The Symphony” from Marley Marl’s “In Control Vol. 1” album. At The Rock Steady Crew’s 38th Anniversary show in Central Park, NYC on Sunday, 7/26/15.

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Redman – Rockin Wit Marley Marl [Stream x Download]

Here’a a new joint from Redman’s upcoming “Muddy Waters 2: The Preload” mixtape. Take a listen below. It’s been a long time coming, but your favorite MC’s favorite MC is back at it again. First up out of the “Muddy Waters 2” campaign is “The Mixtape”. Your “Rolling With Red” VIP Package will consist of the following items & perks 1 Hard Copy CD 1 Limited Edition MW2 T Shirt 1 Limited Edition MW2 Beanie 1 REDMAN Sticker Pack 1 Medtainer Grinder 1 Pack of REDMAN Rolling Papers 3 Premium NOBLE cigars 1 Personalized Autographed Poster By purchasing this VIP package you will also have exclusive access to in store sessions, concerts & more! Download here.

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Marley Marl On The Combat Jack Show [Stream]

We mention others as being on GOAT super producer status, but I’m not hearing Marley Marl’s name. Which is criminal. Listen to how Marley literally changed the game and pushed the art form. Hear him talk about the discoveries of Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap. Learn about how he inadvertently produced his own dis track “The Bridge Is Over”, what happened to the Juice Crew, and more. After this episode, you’re guaranteed to acknowledge his place amongst the greatest whoever did it. Kings really do come from Queens.

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