1. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 4.22.16

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    Hip-Hop legend Afrika Bambaataa accused of sex abuse by three more men.
    "I still have a lot of anger about this," said one alleged victim. "I've been dealing with this for years. It's a shame this didn't come out earlier.” By Michael O’Keeffe
    [ New York Daily News ]

    Afrika Bambaataa Responds To Molestation Allegations.
    "There's definitely some serious propaganda goin' on. And it's definitely some serious hatin’ goin' on.” By Ed Lover & Monie Love
    [ Ed Lover Show ]

    Slick Rick Talks Gaining U.S. Citizenship, Having a "Fresh Start." / Slick Rick Talks U.S. Citizenship, Voting For Hillary Clinton & Possibly Making New Music.
    "We went through a lot of appeals,” The Ruler explains. "I was planning to live on Mars" By Elias Leight / William E. Ketchum III
    [ Rolling Stone & Billboard ]

    A Photo Essay Tribute to Keith “Guru” Elam.
    Featuring images from Jonathan Mannion, Janette Beckman, Al Pereira, and Lisa Leone. By Vikki Tobak
    [ Mass Appeal ]

    Inside Ms. Lauryn Hill’s ‘Diaspora Calling!’ Art Exhibition.
    “Diaspora Calling! is a collection of works intended to celebrate the rich tapestry of artists from the African Diaspora while also illumining persistent and irrepressible themes.” By Alyssa Klein
    [ Okayafrica ]

    Godmother of Soul.
    Erykah Badu’s expanding musical universe. By Kelefa Sanneh
    [ New Yorker ]

    Freeway Talks New Album Free Will , Battle With Kidney Disease, Donald Trump & Early Days of Roc-A-Fella.
    "I’m feeling good after my treatments and I’m actually active on the kidney transplant list.” By Rob Kenner
    [ Billboard ]

    “Where Are Our Black Panthers?”
    An Interview with Dres of Black Sheep about race in America (from February of this year). By Marco Polovision
    [ Passion of the Weiss ]

    The Library Podcast: Positive K Interview.
    The gift and the curse of his 1992 hit "I Got a Man," how he almost became Nas' manager, and his soon to be released album with Greg Nice. By Tim Einenkel
    [ acast ]

    The Cipher Podcast: Allah B of the Nation of Gods and Earths.
    History and influence on hip-hop – with one of its earliest members. By Shawn Setaro
    [ The Cipher Show ]

    J-Zone’s Fish-n-Grits and the Great Rap Divide.
    "Nostalgia is great, but it’s also dangerous.” Zone speaks on his critically acclaimed album what keeps old heads and young cats apart in hip-hop. By Marcus J. Moore
    [ Bandcamp ]

    Denmark Vessey On Martin Lucid Dream , Blaxploitation, & Rap’s Generational Divide.
    “[MLD] was also inspired by the idea of a post-racial society, which is not true, obviously. We don’t live in the world that MLK envisioned; it’s like a parallel universe version of it.” By CineMasai
    [ WatchLOUD ]

    Two Turntables and a Saxophone.
    DJ Premier, Jermaine Dupri, Ishmael Butler, J-Zone, Lyrics Born, Karriem Riggins, and Freddie Gibbs pick jazz records every rap fan should own and rap records every jazz fan should own.
    [ Pitchfork ]

    Sonny Rollins: The Saxophone Colossus.
    The 85-year-old legend talks about his long history of civil rights activism and how jazz can be like a spiritual offering. By Hilton Als
    [ Pitchfork ]

    Revisiting Loma Records, the L.A. Soul Label That Launched Ike and Tina Turner.
    Soul label seen as a farm team for emerging talent. By Kirk Silsbee
    [ LA Weekly ]

    Check Out These Basketball Jerseys Inspired by Classic Rap Albums.
    Gear designs include A Tribe Called Quest, Dr. Dre, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, N.W.A., Mobb Deep, and Outkast. By Graham
    [ Pigeons & Planes ]

    Redesigning NBA Logos As Hip-Hop Artists, Because The Two Are Already Indelibly Intertwined.
    House of Pain meets Boston Celtics. By David Rappoccio
    [ UPROXX ]




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