1. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 1.13.12

    1. Step Inside The Mind That Revolves Around Rhyme: The Making of Danny Brown’s XXX .
    XXXcellent, enlightening dissection of a contemporary classic. But honestly, we’re still wrapping our race-fixated heads around the realization Danny Brown is apparently half-Filipino. He’s even mo’ extra hip-hop than we thought!
    [ Passion of the Weiss ]

    2. Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire Explains Quitting Rap Twice, Brooklyn Influence, Putting Emotions In Lyrics.
    … oh, and also: why his moms listens to his raps, leaving college, spitting over Necro and Mr. Len beats, just rhymin’ wit’ El-P, being compared to ODB and Biggie, and other stuff on his Muthafuckin mind.
    [ HipHopDX ]

    3. Mexican Mitt Romney.
    Finally, El Bloombito has an amigo on El Twitter.
    [ Twitter ]

    4. Respect the Shooter: B+.
    Mochilla co-chief Brian Cross talks bubbling L.A. music scenes, supplying sample source material for Damien Marley and Nas, and the time he photographed mom-to-be, Lauryn Hill.
    [ Life & Times ]

    5. His Story: A Writer of Words and Music.
    Written up in the Times and way high up on our reading list, the late, great Gil Scott-Heron’s The Last Holiday: A Memoir . GSH, forever.
    [ NY Times ]

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