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1. Notorious B.I.G. To Return... As a Cartoon Ghost.
Animated series House of Wallace will follow 16-year-old CJ, 19-year-old T'yanna, and an "ethereal" version of Biggie. By Sean Michaels.
[ Guardian ]
2. Gangsta Rap Swap Meet Proprietor Wan Joon Kim Has Died.
Korean merchant was one of the first to sell music by early N.W.A. and others. By Karen Grisby Bates.
[ NPR ]
3. The Era of Basketball Diplomacy.
Why Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea was no fluke. By Bethlehem Shoals.
[ The New Republic ]
4. Adrian Younge: Looking Back To Move Hip-Hop Forward.
AY on Fresh Air with Terry Gross discusses working with The Delfonics and Ghostface, and his love for Ennio Morricone.
[ NPR ]
5. Big Daddy Kane Discusses Las Supper & 1993 Freestyle With Notorious B.I.G., Tupac & Shyheim.
BDK on why he formed a soul group and reveals his "proudest" verse. By Jake Paine.
[ HipHopDX ]