1. In Death, Legend of Detroit's J Dilla Comes to Life.
Some thoughts on James D. Yancey, the posthumous folk phenomenon, and tonight's big Dilla Day concert/celebration in Detroit.
[ Detroit Free Press ]
2. Welcome to Bon-Rappetite. Home of the Ballin' Gourmet.
Mmmm... Food. Literally. This ATL establishment bills itself as the "world's first hip-hop restaurant. Featuring a delicious menu that caters to the ballers." Straight servin' you fools with platters of "Lil Kimchi" and "Waka Flocka Flambé," we can say for sure we're fans of their hot-crossed puns. Chow down to a menu that's greater than you.
[ Bon Rappetite ]
3. Carnegie, Rockefeller, Carter? Jay-Z’s American Dream.
To quote Biggie, " You never thought that hip-hop would take it this far ." The Jigga-man plays two nights in Carnegie Hall, and the reviewer lives to swoon about it.
[ NYMag ]
4. How Not To Write About Female Musicians: A Handy Guide.
Wait... there are female musicians?!? We gotta stop listening to so much macho rap.
[ Village Voice ]
5. Hip-Hop Basslines Could Power Implantable Medical Devices.
"Your favorite hip-hop artist could save a life someday — or at least control a person’s bladder — through the power of heavy bass beats, according to new research." Let it flow!
[ Pop Sci ]