1. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 3.28.14.


    (Art: Dooable Arts / Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

    1. Everything is Dooable.
    A collection of art by the late Matt Reid, better known as Matt Doo, and Gerard “G-Young” Young of Dooable Arts.
    [ T.R.O.Y. Blog ]

    2. Rick Rubin on Meeting Russell Simmons, Licensed to Ill, and "99 Problems.”
    So it was Chris Rock who suggested they use Ice-T’s original cut for Jay’s hit. Also covers “It’s Yours,” and getting LL and Public Enemy on Def Jam. As told to Jennifer Vineyard.
    [ New York Magazine ]

    3. Legal Debate on Using Boastful Rap Lyrics as a Smoking Gun.
    "[There’s been] more than three dozen prosecutions in the past two years in which rap lyrics have played prominent roles. The proliferation of cases has alarmed many scholars and defense lawyers, who say that independent of a defendant’s guilt or innocence, the lyrics are being unfairly used to prejudice judges and juries who have little understanding that, for all its glorification of violence, gangsta rappers are often people who have assumed over-the-top and fictional personas.” By Lorne Manly.
    [ New York Times ]

    4. Diggin’ In The Files: Kurtis Blow.
    Everything you wanted to know about Kurtis Blow, but were afraid to ask based on newspaper and magazine clippings from the Adler Hip-Hop Archive.
    [ Crazy Hood ]

    5. Tweets About Music to Get Their Own Billboard Chart.
    Two companies announced a plan to create the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts: continuously updated lists of the songs being discussed and shared the most on Twitter in the United States. The charts, to be published on Billboard.com and through the publication’s Twitter feed, are expected to be introduced in May. By Ben Sisario.
    [ New York Times ]

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