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Los Angeles-based photographer Steven Taylor gives us a glimpse into some of the recent studio sessions between Common, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, Cyhi The Prince and Hit Boy. Check out the new photos of G.O.O.D. music chopping it up with each other as they work on the upcoming compilation album.

Whitney Houston has died. The cause of death and location are unknown. She was born on Aug. 9, 1963 and lived to be 48.

TMZ is reporting Houston died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The cause of death is still unknown. She was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.

TMZ is also reporting that Houston was found underwater in the bathtub. The singer had been taking Xanax, which were subscribed to her, and drinking heavily before her untimely death. The Los Angeles County Coroner will perform an autopsy today to determine whether or not she died of overdose, drowning, or other causes.

The last footage we have of the legendary Whitney Houston doing what we remember her best is said to be this clip of her and singer Kelly Price on stage while she sings “Yes, Jesus Loves Me” during a pre-Grammy party on Thursday night.

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Chase N. Cashe of The Surf’s Club finally releases his second project, hosted by DJ Drama The Heir Up There. Handling business all by himself and no features Chase N. Cashe is ready to show the world why he feels he is a complete artists and not just a producer. Production comes courtesy of Hit-Boy, M3RGE, Tha Bizness, Roc & Mayne, AraabMUZIK and plenty more.

Chase N. Cashe The Heir Up There

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Coming up on a year of being out of the bing, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has been hitting us off with a solid dose of solo and collaborative material, but his potentially strongest post-prison piece of work, H.N.I.C. 3 will be dropping 11 days from now on February 20. After leaking “I’m From The Trap” featuring French Montana, P is back with another Havoc produced gem titled “Great Spitters,” which features Young Money Bronx representative Cory Gunz.

Prodigy “Great Spitters” ft Cory Gunz

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The Brisk Bodega is back for a second consecutive year after successfully exhibiting Slaughterhouse’s most prized memorabilia and artifacts at the Shady Records Museum in New York. This time around, hosted by Just Blaze and in celebration of the 3D re-release of Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace, Brisk will be opening a pop-art experience and art gallery in Los Angeles, starting today, Feb. 2nd. If you’re feeling nostalgic and want the Jedi Knight experience, then this is a must!

Brisk Bodega Cantina 

Thursday, February 2nd | RSVP here
8-11 PM
722 N Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA

*This Brisk Bodega will also be open to the public this Friday, February 3, 2012, from 3:00-11:00 p.m. But if you’re not in the L.A. area, the Brisk Bodega will be making stops in New York on Feb. 23 and at SXSW in Austin on March 12.

Korg Kaossilator 2

 |  January 27, 2012
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Korg introduced their new Kaossilator 2, a palm-sized synthesizer that is played via a Kaoss x/y touchpad.

The Kaossilator 2 combines PCM drums, modeling synthesis and two crossfade-able Loop Recorder banks. The Kaossilator 2′s Dual Loop Recording Banks can overdub your touchpad performances as many times as you like. By adding layer upon layer to a simple phrase, you can create complex loops and then save them using the microSD data slot.

“Boasting a powered-up sound generator, kaossilator 2 delivers synth and drum sounds spanning a wide range of genres, plus dramatically expanded loop recording. kaossialtor 2 is packed with capabilities that can be enjoyed alone on or together with other people. Use two loops to create DJ-like mixes. Use the internal mic to record guitar, vocal, or other audio source — just as with a looper effect. The Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) display provides superb visibility. Add to that a touch slider for ease of use, microSD card data saving, plus a built-in speaker and mic. All of these features reflect the enhancements incorporated into the sleek and exciting kaossialtor 2.”

 

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