1. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 3.14.14


    1. Interview: Def Jam Publicist Bill Adler on Run-DMC’s Lost Year and the Professor Griff Controversy.
    Archivist also shares his thoughts on why hip-hop won where punk rock failed, and why Def Jam’s story is still relevant. By Chairman Mao.
    [ RBMA ]

    2. Do Remember: 7 Classic Mid-’90s Grand Puba and Sadat X Collaborations.
    Non-Brand Nubian dopeness by two Brand Nubians. By Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus).
    [ Nah Right ]

    3. Live from the Graffiti Underground.
    "Videograf Productions serves as the collective memory of New York City’s third generation of graffiti writers and bombers—those hardcore devotees who soldiered on after the city had supposedly stamped out graffiti. Launched in 1989, Videograf is a recurring series shot in a magazine-style format—the “60 Minutes” of the underground graffiti scene. It was conceived as reporting from the trenches for writers, by writers.” How Carl Weston, Colin Turner and William “Nic One” Green captured the graffiti movement on VHS and delivered it to the world. By Jamie Maleszka.
    [ Narratively ]

    4. Mixtape Memories with DJ S&S.
    S&S talks Brucie B and Kid Capri, stealing a Nas song right out an A&R’s office, and being approached by Snoop and Dre for having Death Row exclusives. By Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus).
    [ Nah Right ]

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