(Photo: "Kings Arrive”  by Sharp. Museum of the City of New York)
1. A Medici to Spray Paint and Graffiti Artists.
“City as Canvas: Graffiti Art From the Martin Wong Collection” exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, which contains nearly 150 works circa the '70s-'80s from artists such as Daze, Sharp, Lee, Zephyr, Dondi, Lady Pink, Rammellzee and Keith Haring, will run through August 24. By Felicia R. Lee.
[ New York Times ]
2. J-Zone Picks His 10 Favourite Slept-On Rap Songs of 1994.
Hard 2 Obtain's "Joker’s World" kicks off the list at #10. Find out the rest.
[ NME ]
3. The Making of Stress: The Extinction Agenda with Organized Konfusion.
"I was pretty pissed off during the recording of this album, obviously." Pharoahe Monch and Prince Po share their memories of creating their second LP. By Daniel Isenberg.
[ Nah Right ]
4. Nardwuar on Drake, Kanye, and Talking To Kurt Cobain.
The Human Serviette drops gems, like this one about preparing for interviews: “The minute you’re not scared is the minute you should quit.” By Joyce Ng.
[ Pigeons & Planes ]
5. Not Just Knee Deep (Part 1).
"So growing up, I feel like I got twenty-five per cent of the Shawn Carter/Diddy New York ’hood in me, but then the other seventy-five per cent is more like Bill Cosby/Huxtable." The early years of Digital's Shock G. By Alice Price-Styles.
[ Wax Poetics ]
6. Prince Drops $22 Million Lawsuit Against Alleged Music Bootleggers.
Purple One has change of heart.
[ TMZ ]