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Hitting Queensbridge projects with Nas’ younger brother Jungle was definitely one of the more memorable experiences that I’ve had in hip-hop. Going back to Nas’ childhood and actually standing where he lived as a kid definitely sent chills through my body. Like many, getting introduced to Illmatic when I was 14 was unforgettable.

In these outtake clips you can see how we actually ran into the kid who lives in Nas’ and Jungle’s old apartment. Also, during our trip upstairs to apt. 5D, Jungle talks about Nas and AZ’s earliest cyphers in the project stairwell, the time they accidentally let a gun off inside and more. You won’t hear these stories anywhere else because no one was as close to Nas like Jungle was.

Watch part two below…

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I’ve never been good at acknowledging the passing of time. We’ve never celebrated an anniversary here at MissInfo.TV. I’ve never felt comfortable doing week-long, self-congratulatory birthday tours. I have no idea how long I’ve worked at Hot 97. And I’m terrible at corroborating albums and release years. Is it a fear of change or a symptom of a disorganized mind? Yes, yup. But as a result, yesterday can feel like ancient history, and what I felt 20 years ago… is a room right next door.

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We’ve already brought you a couple of previews of Styles P’s upcoming Phantom and the Ghost album, but now The LOX deliver their new “Talk About It” video, premiered by the NMC. Sheek Louch, Jadakiss and Ghost pull out the Halloween masks and take it back to their days as stick up kids in this Profit Productions-directed clip, which is the latest in support of the trio’s Trinity EP.

Don’t forget: Styles P’s Phantom and the Ghost LP drops April 29 via the newly-launched NMC Media Group imprint. You can pre-order the album over on iTunes.

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Rome Fortune Drives Thighs Lies

Rome Fortune and DunDeal (Migos “Hannah Montana,” Young Thug “Stoner”) are one of the best rapper-producer pairings coming out of Atlanta (that can be said about Rome and CitoOnTheBeat too, for the record). After putting their synergy on display on last year’s Beautiful Pimp, the ATLiens are joining forces for a collaborative EP called Drives, Thighs, & Lies, out April 30.

Last week we enjoyed a first glimpse of the project with “Damn Good, Damn Different” which — surprise, surprise — was pretty damn good and pretty damn different. The follow-up track and intro to the EP, “Come & Get It,” is a similar story as Dun provides the warbling backdrop for Rome to croon-rap about his beautiful pimping ways. It sounds familiar coming from the home of trap music and strip club anthems, but it’s entirely refreshing at the same damn time.

Rome performed “Come & Get It” at his headlining show at UNC over the weekend (footage of which you can watch below), but we’ve got the CDQ.

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On Avery Storm’s new single, YO general Jadakiss laces the track with a rare verse for the ladies. This is definitely reminiscent of the work Kiss did on R&B remixes in the late ’90s and early 2000s. You can’t deny that “Throwback” is still fire.

Avery is independently dropping a new EP with producers The Ceasars called The Audiobiography on April 15th.

Listen to the new track below…

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It was a night to remember this past Friday (March 21) at Jordan Brand’s Terminal 23 basketball court in Manhattan. The first ever Dipset vs. Fool’s Gold b-ball game went down that night with all-stars Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Freekey Zeekey, Dame Dash, A-Trak, World’s Fair, Boogy, Dan Solomito, Tito Poppins, Nick Catchdubs and more.

You might think that team Dipset just mopped the floor against their mostly Caucasian brothers but let it be known that FG held their own for most of the game (Thanks to Dan S. with the deadly jumper). Miss Info acted as commentator and also managed to wrangle some of the guys for court-side interviews. All in all, the Diplomats came out on top.

Watch the recap video below…

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Yesterday, we hit you with the exclusive footage of Cam’ron and JuJu’s runway debut at the Mark McNairy fashion show for New York Fashion week. But that wasn’t the only thing we shot with the Dipset family. Backstage we caught up with Jim Jones, Cam’ron, Dame Dash, JuJu and more. One of our many talking points came when Info inquired about the long awaited Dipset reunion album.

“Always,” Jim said in regards to whether or not the album is in motion. Then Dame chimed in: “Always, I bring it up everyday.” Jim continued: “Actually I kinda fucked up yesterday. Cam hit me up to do some music but I didn’t hit him back til like 4 in the morning. I was in studio actually with Juelz before Cam hit me. The wait is not long, trust me, I’m tired of waiting, too. It’s coming.”

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Cam’ron and his wifey JuJu made their runway debut, closing out the Mark McNairy Autumn/Winter 2014 fashion show today at the Eyebeam Gallery in NYC. Last year, Cam and JuJu joined me to watch the McNairy Show, where Pusha T was a guest model. This year, they were the stars of the show.

We already posted photos of Cam walking in his Dipset x McNairy custom-made capes, but now you can watch it yourself! We caught video of Cam’s finale, as well as sneak peeks from the celebratory scene backstage where Cam and Juju hung out with Dame Dash, Jim Jones, Smoke DZA, Mark McNairy, RMH’s Raquel Horn, Angie Martinez, Cipha Sounds, Victor Cruz, Ronnie Fieg, and the whole McNairy/BPMW team.

Watch #KillaCapeSeason set it off…
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Miss Info: After the initial shock from fans upon hearing that Cam’Ron and Atrak had teamed up for an EP called Federal Reserve, there’s been nothing but rave reviews of the pair’s first single, “Humphrey.” But since the song dropped today, both Dipset heads and industry execs alike have been speculating on the meaning behind Cam’s opening rhymes…

Wait, did Cam just say that he wanted to fight “B-High“? As in Jay Z’s cousin, and Roc fam? Is this a throwback reference to the days when Cam and Hov had beef?
No.
The real reference is actually more random and interesting. Cam actually says…

“Dame said I’m bout it cuz I wanna fight B-Hop.
I said I’ll fuck him up after 2 months of detox.
True. Besides that, 8 mill from Reebok,
I take him to the bar, Pa, that’s 33 shots…”

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lil boosie free

Toss all those #FreeBoosie T-shirts and start painting #WelcomeHome signs. According to Hot 97′s Ebro, Torrence Hatch, p/k/a Lil Boosie, is set to be released from prison on Feb. 13, 2014. That’s just over two weeks away!

There’s been plenty of speculation surrounding Boosie’s long-awaited release, and it seems that each month the hood x hipster following of the Louisiana “Bad Azz” grows. Last month, it was reported that the Baton Rouge rapper would be freed on Aug. 18, 2014. Then Boosie’s brother and manager Taquari Hatch clarified that he could, in fact, be out as early as Feb, as long as he completed two classes while inside.

Lil Boosie has been incarcerated since 2009 for a third-offense marijuana possession charge, as well as a probation violation. Then, in 2011, he pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle drugs into prison. As often happens when you combine notoriety, legal woes and flashy quotables, Boosie’s popularity has skyrocketed to cult-like status. Even Rick Ross‘ MMG put a million-dollar deal on the table last year.

So will 2014 be the year that Boosie goes mainstream? Or will he self-destruct into trap mythology like Gucci Mane?

UPDATE (Feb. 9): According to journalist Jeff Weiss (PassionOfTheWeiss), Boosie’s release has been delayed to some time in March.

Check out the latest collaboration between Lil Boosie, Webbie and singer Kiara after the jump…
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