George Jefferson: World’s Biggest Gong Fan?
Prog-rocker Daevid Allen recalls his weird encounter with dearly departed actor/eclectic music fan Sherman Hemsley, who apparently had a thing for flying teapots and allegedly once stayed at a house with an LSD lab in the basement and rooms full of naked girls. (Wow! Another reason why we’ll always love ya, Mr. J… RIP.) By Mitch Myers.
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Don’t Push My Buttons.
A-Trak takes on the trend of DJs doing pre-planned, pre-recorded stage shows in the electronic dance music scene (they’re called “Button Pushers”) in this compelling editorial: “Real DJing lives when you witness someone play for hours and take risks, reading the crowd and surprising them at the same time.”
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David Faustino Revisits Being Bud Bundy, His Hip Hop History With Nas, Eazy-E, Xzibit & Alchemist.
Grandmaster B recalls witnessing Will.I.Am defeat Xzibit in battle at his ’90s hip-hop club Balistyx, seeing Eazy-E dance to “No Vaseline,” and discusses the return of D’Lil (as Lil’ Gweed). By Paul W Arnold.
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Interviews: Aziz Ansari.
Comedian says he’s a fan of the Stones Throw label and admits his rap-influenced character was inspired by… Soulja Boy? By Carrie Battan.
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