1. Basquiat's 'Beat Bop': An Oral History of One of the Most Valuable Hip-Hop Records of All Time.
The making of K-Rob & Rammellzee's "beautiful, bizarre art-rap classic" from 1983. Features quotes from an old Rammell interview and new comments from K-Rob, percussionist/graffiti writer Al Diaz, TV Party's Glenn O'Brien and Profile Records founder Cory Robbins. By Noz.
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2. Inspectah Deck Confirms Lost "C.R.E.A.M." Verse & Wu-Tang Reunion Album.
The Rebel INS relates how one of his most well-known musical moments is actually two separate verses spliced together, as well as speaks about the delays of the Clan's 20 year anniversary album, and why he's planning his exit out the game with his last solo LP. By Andres Tardio.
[ Hip Hop DX ]
3. Moment of Clarity: An Oral History of Jay Z’s The Black Album .
Read first hand accounts from Just Blaze, Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua and 9th Wonder (amongst others). By Ernest Baker.
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4. Last Words: Eazy-E's It's on (
Dr. Dre ) 187um Killa .
Remembering Eazy-E's beef with his ex-N.W.A partner. By Jeff Weiss.
[ Pitchfork ]