1. Basquiat’s Ex-Girlfriend Reveals Major Trove of Unseen Works.
The unseen works: the Basquiat and his ex-lady’s old East Village apartment, which the artist turned into a living installation by covering every available surface with his paintings. Amazingly, it’s remained intact after all these years. By Rachel Corbett.
[ Art Info ]
2. A Hip-Hop Walking Tour: “Rap Quotes” Street Art Marks Specific City Locales Mentioned on Rap Tracks.
Yes, you obviously already know about the great “Rap Quotes” project . But RQ artist Jay Shells reveals that he’s now taking requests for future signs too. By Sasha Goldstein.
[ NY Daily News ]
3. Souls of Mischief Look Back at 20 Years of “’93 ‘Til Infinity.”
20 years after Souls’ classic single dropped, the Hiero heroes reflect on their anthem. By Jordan Sargent.
[ Spin ]
4. DJ Jazzy Jeff on the 25th Anniversary of He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper.
How hip-hop’s first double LP came together: in London with Jeff’s leg in a full cast, and the duo adamant that “Parents Just Don’t Understand” NOT be its lead single. By DJ Jazzy Jeff as told to Chris Wilder.
[ Philadelphia Weekly ]