1. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 10.9.16


    Mr. Scarface Is Back Turns 25: Drugs, Madness & Violence Galore.
    “The album also gives us an intimate peek into the mind of someone who is wrestling with inner demons that threaten to consume them.” By Gino Sorcinelli
    [ HipHopDX ]

    Skyzoo and Apollo Brown’s The Easy Truth is a Labor of Love.
    "It was natural and organic because we already knew each other’s work habits and our shared hunger for the music.” By Jesse Fairfax
    [ Bandcamp ]

    Ignorance Is Remiss: An Examination with Too $hort on the Parti Pris in Rap Music.
    "In the early days conscious rap didn’t need a name because people were just doing it. An uplifting song or a song about what’s going on in your community was on everybody’s project.” By Douglas Doneson
    [ Mass Appeal ]

    Tupac’s Secret Work With The Bloods & The Crips.
    "Tupac’s Black Panthers connections, with whom he’d stayed in touch even after moving away from his mother, helped connect him with these veteran Watts gang members, who loved his music and what he stood for.” Excerpt from new book Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap . By Ben Westhoff
    [ HipHopDX ]

    Read an Exclusive Excerpt From Lil Wayne’s Prison Journal, Gone ’Til November .
    In 2010, Lil Wayne spent an eight-month jail sentence at Rikers Island, where he prayed, worked out, and kept a journal. By Lil Wayne
    [ Vulture ]

    The Internet Win Alone, Together.
    "Before they release music again as a group, most of The Internet’s members will embark on ventures of their own: Matt and Syd will put out solo projects this fall; Steve, Jameel; and Pat will work on finishing albums, and Chris will begin plotting ideas for his own music. All of them plan to contribute songwriting or production to each other’s work.” By Rawiya Kameir
    [ Fader ]

    “I Just let the Beats do the Talking”: An Interview with DJ Assault
    “I don’t see how you could rely on someone else to get your dream in motion, if you’ve got music, and you believe in yourself, put your own money up. That’s the realest thing I think you can do, because the people who would give you money are going to dictate what you do, and I don’t like that.” By Sam Ribakoff I
    [ Passion of the Weiss ]

    Rod Temperton, Who Wrote ‘Thriller’ for Michael Jackson and ‘Boogie Nights,’ Dies.
    “The British-born keyboardist and songwriter, was a member of the disco-funk group Heatwave when he caught the ear of the producer and composer Quincy Jones." By William Grimes
    [ New York Times ]

    Charles Bradley Cancels Tour Dates Following Stomach Cancer Diagnosis.
    "I’m getting the best medical care and we are all extremely optimistic. I will fight through this like I’ve fought through the many other obstacles in my life.” By Gil Kaufman
    [ Billboard ]

    Watch Jay Z’s Press Conference Announcing The Kalief Browder Story .
    "The 6-part docuseries is set to debut on the Spike network in January and will closely examine the story of Bronx teenager Kalief Browder and the horrors visited upon him by New York City’s broken criminal justice system."
    [ Nah Right ]

    25 Years Later, Freestyle Fellowship’s Myka 9 Looks Back On Their Debut.
    Discusses the resonance of “5 O’Clock Follies.” By Amanda Mester
    [ Ambrosia For Heads ]

    Contact High: Photographer Sue Kwon On Shooting A 40-Ounce-Swigging Ol’ Dirty Bastard
    "I don’t feel that I could ever direct ODB, he was always talking or moving or laughing. I was just lucky enough to be in the same space as him and get to point a camera at him.” By Vikki Tobak
    [ Mass Appeal ]

    The New Yorker: Ka.
    “I have a long road ahead of me, and I’m going to continue to do my art. I want to be that anomaly, making fire albums at 50, 60 years old." By Muna Mire
    [ Fader ]

    The Rise and Fall of Freaknik: A Short Oral History.
    DJ Jelly, DJ Nab, DJ Nabs reminisce on the wild days of the ATL Spring Break event. By Bryan Hahn
    [ Mass Appeal ]

    Reminiscing On NYC Graffiti Legend ANGEL DUSTER aka KOOL AD.
    Family and friends look back at artist who died after an altercation on the 4th of July, 1986.
    By Freddy Alva
    [ Mass Appeal ]

    The Art of Sampling: How Robert Glasper sampled Miles Davis on “Ghetto Walkin’.”
    In-depth, interactive insight into creation of song.
    [ Polygraph ]

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