Sharon Jones, Soul Singer With Dap-Kings, Dies at 60.
Beloved artist battled pancreatic cancer. By Jon Pareles / Jason Newman
[ New York Times ]
[ Rolling Stone ]
Beastie Boys Announce Anti-Hate Rally at Adam Yauch’s Memorial NYC Park.
People are organizing after racist shitheads spray painted swastikas and pro-Trump message. By Evan Minsker
[ Pitchfork 1 & 2 ]
Russell Simmons, Chuck D, DMC & More Examine Beastie Boys’ Licensed To Ill Impact.
DJ Hurricane also interviewed. By Dana Scott
[ HipHopDX ]
30 Years of Beastie Boys: A Photographer Recalls the Early Days.
Memories from the Rickster. By Kenneth Bachor
[ Time ]
A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg NYC Street Unveiled.
Corner of Linden Boulevard and 192nd Street in the St. Albans neighborhood of Queens, New York has been officially renamed Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way. By Kevin Lozano / Omar Burgess
[ Pitchfork ]
[ Complex ]
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Q-Tip Extended Interview (VIDEO).
The Abstract talks current political climate.
[ Comedy Central ]
Devin The Dude Interview: Let The Good Times Roll: Uplifting Conversations About Marijuana (Part II).
“Smoking weed by yourself is cool, but there’s something about the connection between two people smoking. “
[ All Hip Hop ]
For Stones Throw Records, A Love Of Hip-Hop Sparked 20 Years Of Musical Conversations.
“To be able to continue discovering new talent is what I do it for.” By Laurent Fintoni
[ Fader ]
Style Wars Producer Henry Chalfant Offers Panoramic Views of Graffiti’s ‘Golden Age.’
Dope exhibit. By Nicole Disser
[ Bedford+Bowery ]
Hometown Hero: The Legend of New York’s Chopped Cheese.
Featuring Bodega Bamz. By Justin Bolois
[ First We Feast ]