1. Poly Styrene - an optimist to the last.
Remembering the trailblazing femme punk rock icon. [The Guardian]
2. Letterman thinks Trump's Obama remarks "smack of racism."
Not exactly a newsflash. But big up DL for speaking his mind. [EW.com]
3. An oral history of the Beastie Boys' early years.
As recalled on the 25th anniversary of Licensed to Ill. [New York Magazine]
4. The Making of Mobb Deep's The Infamous.
The dun language dissected on the 16th anniversary of its release. [Complex]