1. (O)ther (P)eople's (P)osts 3.5.14


    (Photo: Janette Beckman)

    1. Diggin’ In The Files: A Tribe Called Quest.
    A short retrospective on Tribe's career via print articles from the Bill Adler Hip-Hop Archive.
    [ Crazy Hood]

    2. An Open Letter to Everyone But Mostly to White People.
    The “Christopher Columbus syndrome” mentioned in Spike Lee's well-publicized gentrification comments is real according to Junk Science emcee. By Michael Angelo Tumbarello aka Baje One.
    [ Modern Shark ]

    3. MC Ren: Rebel Muzik (Interview).
    "When you get a chance to speak, it’s cool to do party-ass records sometimes, but sometimes you’ve got to talk the truth." By Jake Paine.
    [ Crazy Hood ]

    4. Ronnie Hudson Is Behind the Iconic "California Love" Sample.
    "We were helping to start West Coast hip-hop and we had no clue," says the man behind "West Coast Poplock," the song incorporated into various N.W.A recordings by Dr. Dre. By Jeff Weiss.
    [ LA Weekly ]

    5. Chali 2na: Charles In Charge.
    MC discusses solo EP series Against The Current , Jurassic 5 reunion, and looks back at The Good Life. By Jake Paine.
    [ Arena ]

    6. Where Did All The Female Rappers Go?
    The long-term prospects for women rap artists are still precarious. MC Lyte and others offer insight. By Erik Nielson.
    [ NPR ]

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