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1. The Morning After: An Interview with Killer Mike About His Explosive Ferguson Speech and Moving Forward.
"Every day we have opportunities to educate the people around us. Every day we have the opportunity to break the stereotypical cycle that keeps us separated by class, race, religion. Every day we have the opportunities and we have to take better care of one another. We have to take better advantage of the opportunities we have.” By Eric Sundermann.
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2. It Took A Nation: The Greatest Rap Album Gets Its Due.
Chuck D discusses Public Enemy’s masterpiece. By DJ Pizzo.
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3. Al’ Tariq a/k/a Fashion – The Unkut Interview, Part One.
Kool Ass Fash on "his thorny relationship with Juju, subliminal rhyme jabs between the Native Tongues and how recording the Street Level album was absolute hell.” By Robbie Ettelson.
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4. Cassette Culture: Kid Capri Live at The Building New York City, 1990.
"Most of the time, recordings of DJ sets do not capture the spirit of the original experience, from the sound of the crowd, the expressions on faces, the way people are physically reacting in real time to the music and each other, but somehow, this recording of Kid Capri at The Building does a damn good job of evoking the essence of that night.” By Stretch Armstrong.
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5. The Bridge Is Over.
The Queensbridge Houses were once at the center of the rap universe. What happened to hip-hop's most storied housing project? Tragedy, Cormega, and Capone weigh in on the past and the future of QB. By Thomas Golianopoulos.
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6. Execution Warrant Signed for Philadelphia Man, Christopher "Cool C” Roney.
Rapper was convicted of killing Police Officer Lauretha Vaird in a 1996 bank robbery.
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