1. “And I Cannot Lie”: The Oral History of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” Video.
Seattle rap star reminisces along with Rick Rubin, A&R/author/butt-balloon manager Dan Charnas and director Adam Bernstein (amongst others) about the making of the bodacious clip initially too bold for MTV. By Rob Kemp.
[ Vulture ]
2. At-Risk Youth Offered DJ and Music Production Skills.
With assistance from DJs like Mr. Choc and A-Trak, a Los Angeles nonprofit organization is trying to help young kids that are on probation or in the foster care system to realize their music dreams. By Avishay Artsy.
[ KCRW ]
3. Celebrity Booze Tasting with Danny Brown and PDT’s Jim Meehan.
“Daniel” samples some celebrity-endorsed drinks, then comes up with a signature cocktail of his own. By Chris Schonberger.
[ First We Feast ]
4. Rapper Quelle Chris Is Relateable.
Detroit-raised rapper-producer tells you why the songs on his Ghost at the Finish Line album are “basically confessionals.” By Jeff Weiss.
[ LA Weekly ]