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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 ]