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With Houston being on the mind of the general public when it comes to Hip-Hop, most people don’t consider Dallas as a budding Hip-Hop melting pot. Luckily, they have Dorrough to help change that culture, and he’s been doing it since the release of his massive hit, ‘Ice Cream Paint Job’ back in 2009.

Two studio albums and four mixtapes later, he’s back again with his latest and fifth effort, Highlights. While putting in some face time during his visit to New York, he stopped by our office to talk about his new project, the city he helped to put on the map from a Hip-Hop standpoint, and a lot more. (Original footage shot by Marvin Harris)

Photos: iHipHop & Friends @ SXSW 2012

 |  March 21, 2012
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On Saturday March 17, 2012 iHipHop, Babygrande and The Madbury Club put on a one of a kind SXSW showcase at Haven in Austin, Texas. Thousands left happy after witnessing the legendary GZA of Wu-Tang Clan perform alongside Grammy Award winning Latin funk band, Grupo Fantasma (Brownout). In addition to this monumental performance, Jet Life, Marz Lovejoy, Flatbush Zombies, T. Mills, The Airplane Boys and Mod Sun all took the stage to deliver incredible showings, while DJ Statik Selektah held down the wheels of steel for the evening. For those in attendance, click through this slideshow to relive this eventful occasion, and for those who couldn’t make it, click through to check out some tremendous photos from the showcase. All photos by Lucas Alvarado / Far Fetched Future. Copyright 2012 Gadfly Communications, Inc.

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Smoke DZA and ASAP Rocky are putting Harlem back on the map. iHipHop obtained exclusive photos from the set of Smoke’s latest video, “4 Loko,” directed by Kory Smith and Cristopher Schafer on behalf of Visually Inklined. The song will be featured on Smoke DZA’s forthcoming album, “Rolling Stoned” which drop August 30th. The album features guest appearances by Bun B, Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy, ASAP Rocky, Fiend, Trademark Da Skydiver, ScHoolboy Q, Big Sant, and Den10. All photos by Brock Fetch. Copyright 2011 Gadfly Communications, Inc.

For the past seven years, A3C has brought the best and brightest talent in hip-hop to Atlanta for one extraordinary event after another. This year, A3C will provide hip-hop fans with the chance to hear new music from their favorite artists as well as undiscovered talent on one compilation, A3C Volume 1A3C Volume 1 will feature new music from artists participating in the 2011 A3C Hip-Hop Festival.

 
The first single from A3C Volume 1 is “For The Paper” by gold-selling & former Roc-A-Fella artist Freeway. Freeway will be one of the headliners performing at the 2011 A3C Hip-Hop Festival October 6-8 in Atlanta, Georgia.


Freeway “For The Paper”

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A3C Volume 1 will be available everywhere October 6th on iHipHop Distribution.

For more information on A3C Volume 1, please visit A3Cfestival.com and iHipHopDistribution.com

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