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Remy Ma NOT Released

July 31, 2014

Fans expecting Remy Ma’s release from jail will have to wait a little bit longer. An official at Bedford Hills Correctional facility was quoted as saying that Remy Ma was involved in a disciplinary problem on July 21. Apparently the “problem” was a phone violation involving a call to a third party. Sources indicate that Remy could be released sometime next week…Lets hope for the best.

Everyone always talks about Remy’s star turn on “Lean Back” so we decided to post a joint you may not remember. Here’s “Conceited.”

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With so much attention on East & West Coast Hip Hop and the huge impact of the deep south, die-hard music fans are missing out on musical jewels from other parts of the world. The overseas market is booming with raw, creative talent that outshines many of the so-called artists on these shores. Below is Hawk House, one of the best groups to surface from the UK in recent years. You’ll notice influences from A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets and The Fugees, but this group has more than their share of originality to stand on their own. Here are two videos: “Chill Pill”(Experiment 2) & “Tidal Tendencies” along with their 2013 mixtape: “A Little More Elbow Room.” Enjoy!

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The mysterious emcee known as Your Old Droog has two new tracks burning up the playlists. “Free Turkey” dropped a few weeks ago and now “No Message” is causing hysteria in the Hip Hop underground. As if that isn’t enough, Y.O.D. will also make his live debut at Webster Hall in NYC(Sept. 3rd). Will Nas take the stage instead? Hmmm…We’ll have to wait and see.

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With all the newcomers to Insomniac Magazine tweeting, following and commenting on the articles, we felt it was only fair to share our history. There’s no better way to begin than by posting this 2012 interview with Iz-Real, the founder and original editor-in-chief of Insomniac Magazine. If anyone knows about REAL (we love to stress that word here) Hip Hop, it’s this man! Sit back, watch and enjoy.

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With all of the major roles cast(Dre, Ren, DJ Yella & Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr – portraying Cube himself), many wondered why Eazy E’s son, Lil’ Eazy E isn’t playing his father in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic. According to Ice Cube, he auditioned but failed to make the cut. That’s understandable considering that any new actor would have a tough time showing Eazy’s transition from vibrant rapper and dope dealer to a weakened Aids patient fighting for his life. Fortunately, there are no hard feelings. Lil’ Eazy E embraced Jason Mitchell(the actor portraying his father)for his dedication to the role and appreciates Cube for maintaining his father’s legacy. Finally, there’s happiness in the hood.

Below is NWA’s, “Alwayz Into Somethin'” – released when the group was still trying to adjust to Ice Cube’s abrupt departure…but ALWAYS making funky music.

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