1. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 2.19.16

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    Denise Matthews, Pop Singer Known as Vanity, Dies at 57.
    The beautiful Laura Charles is in (7th) Heaven. May she rest in peace. By Eli Rosenberg
    [ New York Times ]

    Bun B’s South Carolina Dispatch, Part 1: Southern Pride and Side-Eye in Trump Country.
    Trump supporters go gaga over “the Honey Boo Boo of this political pageant.” By Bun B
    [ Vice ]

    Killer Mike: Free Speech — Unless It’s Rap?
    Weighing in on the First Amendment case of teen suspended for doing a disparaging rap about a teacher accused of sexually harassing female students. By Michael Render (Killer Mike) & Erik Nielson
    [ CNN ]

    Geto Boys’ Willie D Blasts Ted Cruz: ‘He’s a Self-Aggrandizing, Insufferable Douchebag,’ ‘Scum.’
    Rap legend responds to horrible parody of “Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta” in campaign ad. By Christopher Bickel
    [ Dangerous Minds ]

    Rick Rubin: My Life in 21 Songs.
    Producer on the making of various records in his long career, from LL Cool J and Beastie Boys to Johnny Cash and Black Sabbath. By Kory Grow
    [ Rolling Stone ]

    Darryl Makes Comics on Their First Writing Assignment for Marvel.
    DMC and Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez discuss Guardians of Infinity #3 and what’s next for their comic book venture. By Jordan C.
    [ Mass Appeal ]

    Wyclef Jean Deleted His Reddit Account After an AMA Disaster, Teaching Celebrities: Do Not Do an AMA.
    Fugees frontman ready to talk about 20th anniversary of The Score , is instead confronted by Internet users asking about his charity that allegedly “misused funds to pay for things like recording-studio rent and mistresses.” By Brian Feldman
    [ New York]

    Higher Power 2011: A Candid Convo with Rap’s Young King Kendrick Lamar.
    An early profile on K.Dot before he was burning down Grammy stages. By Datwon Thomas
    [ Vibe ]

    20 Years After Its Release, 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me Remains West Coast Hip-Hop Gospel.
    Celebrating Pac’s out on bail, fresh outta jail, California dreamin’ double album. By Jeff Weiss
    [ LA Weekly ]

    Nu Shooz’s “I Can’t Wait” Turns 30.
    “How two ‘jazz hippies’ (and a Dutch DJ) made Portland’s biggest song ever.” By Matthew Singer
    [ Willamette Week ]

    Curren$y’s Late-Night Guide To New Orleans.
    Charbroiled oysters at Drago’s and other hot food tips. By Justin Bolois
    [ First We Feast ]

    “I Love Fly Street Shit”: An Interview with Westside Gunn.
    Get to know him. By Max Bell
    [ Passion of the Weiss ]

    Old New York: An Interview with SEEN.
    Graffiti icon on his new art exhibition. By Jamie Maleszka
    [ Mass Appeal ]

    Bam Bam!: 12 Times Hip-Hop Sampled, Remixed + Flipped Sister Nancy.
    From Main Source to TLOP . By Jesse Serwer & Richard “Treats” Dryden
    [ LargeUp ]

    Interview: Charlie Grappone, Vinylmania Owner.
    “From the DJ History archives: A chat with the man who sold records to Larry Levan’s devoted fans.” By Bill Brewster
    [ Red Bull Music Academy ]

    The Queen of Sample Clearance: An Interview with Deborah Mannis-Gardner.
    “I think sampling is an art and I think it’s incredible. When I first started, I was told how it was theft. I was told that hip-hop and rap was a phase. That it wasn’t going to be around. All of that horrible, negative stuff. I kept saying, ‘Well, a collage, that’s not real art? Jambalaya isn’t real food?'” By Jimmy Ness
    [ Forbes ]

    #SleptOnSoul: Randy and The Gypsys.
    Spotlight on youngest Jackson brother. By Michael A. Gonzales
    [ soulhead ]

    J-Zone on Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage , Homemade Time-Stretching, and Sampling From Cassettes.
    A 2013 Interview: “I used to high speed dub one cassette to another so that I could sample the tape’s high speed dubbing. It would sound like chipmunk shit and I’d slow it way back down.” By Gino Sorcinelli
    [ Medium ]

    Brian Coleman on Punching Someone For a Jungle Brother’s Record at the Roosevelt Hotel.
    “This dude walked up to me, looked me in the eye, and just tried to grab it.” By Gino Sorcinelli
    [ Medium ]

    The Year I Faced the Reality of My Rap Career.
    “…I got my first royalty check in the mail. ‘Oh shit, I’m getting paid to rap for real now,’ I thought. And it was double the money I was making every month working two jobs, so I was gassed. I thought these were gonna keep coming every quarter for the rest of my life! I was so naïve.” By Daniel Isenberg (Stan Ipcus)
    [ Pigeons & Planes ]

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