Syd the Kyd / Photo by Star Foreman
1. Syd the Kyd On Odd Future, Her Sexuality And Why She Hates The Word "Lesbian"
OFWGKTA member shocks the oldsters with opinions on cocaine, good hair, who the gay female rappers are, and other stuff designed to piss off parents. Ah, youth.
[ LA Weekly ]
2. Swizz Beats Does Not Own Megaupload, Says Court Filing.
[ Forbes ]
3. Cinematic Atlas: A Guide To Spike Lee's New York.
Then and now: The Brooklyn promenade from She's Gotta Have It , Stuyvesant Ave. in Do the Right Thing , O'Dwyer Gardens in He Got Game , and more. We like Spike('s locations).
[ Complex ]
4. Mos Def's Australian tour promoter interviewed.
Yasiin Bey + a recent tour Down Under = promoter reduced to tears like a weeping child. What, pray tell, went wrong?
[ The Vine ]
5. Big K.R.I.T. Talks Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Influence On Music, Conscious Rap In The Modern Era.
PLUS: just exactly how much sampling will the Meridian maestro be doing on Live From the Underground ?
[ HipHopDX ]
6. Jimmy Castor, R.I.P.
Matt Rogers' crazy in-depth timelined appreciation of "The Everything Man." Thanks for the funk, Master Castor.
[ Village Voice ]