1. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts 2.12.14

    1. Remembering a Hip-Hop Harbinger in the Bronx.
    Buddy Esquire, King of the Hip-Hop Flyer, RIP. By Andrew Boryga / Nick Gazin & Johan Kugelberg.
    [ NY Times & VICE ]

    2. Track By Track: Diamond D Breaks Down The Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop Album.
    D.I.T.C. producer extraordinaire runs through entire LP: “I made ‘Sally Got a One Track Mind’ for my younger sister, who was a child at the time, so she would grow up and understand you don’t look for love in the wrong places.” By Robbie Ettelson.
    [ Unkut ]

    3. Honorary Degree: The College Dropout 10 Years Later.
    “Here‘s a [2002] conversation with a young Kanye West, back before I or anyone else knew who Kanye West was going to become— except Kanye West, of course.” By Noah Callahan-Bever. Animation by Robert Hribernick.
    [ Complex ]

    4. Dr. Dre Sues Death Row Over Album Rights.
    Unpaid royalties for The Chronic also in dispute.
    [ Billboard ]

    5. CeeLo Green and members of Goodie Mob Talk About Their New Reality Show at aTVfest.
    The TBS show CeeLo’s Goodie Life will begin airing in June. By Myrydd Wells.
    [ Atlanta Magazine ]

    6. XBox Developing 1990s Music Series Based On Rapper Nas’ Life.
    Everybody Loves Nasir ? By Nellie Andreeva.
    [ Deadline ]

    7. Frank Ocean is Being Sued For Using a Sample of a Sample of a Sample.
    It’s the music industry and it ain’t that cool. By Marah Eakin.
    [ AV Club ]

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