1. Rappers Looking Like Magicians.
Finally, a tumblr blog dedicated to exactly what you think it is: your favorite and least favorite emcees caught in the act of apparent prestidigitation. You won't believe your eyes!
[ Magical Rappers ]
2. The Geography of Melodrama, The Melodrama of Geography: The 'Hood Film's Spatial Pathos.
As the Boyz N The Hood anti-hero Doughboy so elonquently stated while eating a fresh pomegranate on his mother's porch, "Either they don't know, don't show, or don't care about what goes on in the hood"... except of course, when they do. Spend a good solid 30 minutes getting your heady academia on with this posting from the University of British Columbia's online film journal. Don't worry, there's pictures. Sorta.
[ Cinefile.ca ]
3. Label Conscious: The Ghosts of Def Jam's Past.
One of our favorite egotripland contributors, Mr. Dave Tompkins, drops science on T La Rock and the lost memories of the first rapper on "The Logo."
[ Grantland ]
4. Funny, You Don't Look Mexican!
"If Mexicans aren’t light-skinned with green eyes, then they’re... what? Dark brown with black hair, a burro and a saguaro cactus?" If saguaro cactus is code for weed, then si .
[ Pocho ]
5. Is Kanye West Actually Involved With the Jetsons Movie?
There's no director or script. So is Kanye's claims of "becoming the creative director for the Jetson movie" just some crazy space ish that don't make no sense?
[ New York Magazine ]