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  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 ]