(Rast Art: Adnauseum / Bartkira Art: Tom Dorkin)
1. Running From Cops… A Hip Hop Odyssey.
"It was a smoldering hot summer night; I was 12 at the time and after a long night of tagging our names all over the city, me and my partner in crime CA decided to break into Bellevue Hospital’s city morgue to view some dead bodies. If you asked me why, I couldn’t tell you.” The story of Rast RFC in his own words. Intro by Sacha Jenkins SHR.
[ Mass Appeal ]
2. Bartkira, The Book.
Bart Simpson mixed with Akira. By Sophie Weiner.
[ ANIMAL ]
3. What Was It Like Being a DJ in Communist Romania?
From 1974 to 1996, Sorin Lupaşcu organized and provided the soundtrack to countless Romanian parties, which means he manned turntables before, during, and after the 1989 revolution. By Ioana Moldoveanu.
[ Vice ]
4. Dino Brave [The UN] – The Unkut Interview.
Spectrum City parties, meeting Pete Rock, and studio leaks. By Robbie Ettelson.
[ Unkut ]
5. Chris ‘Daze’ Ellis Moves From Train to Gallery at the Addison.
“I knew it was the first time I was able to use spray paint without looking over my back.” Daze on his canvas work. By Geoff Edgers.
[ Boston Globe ]
6. East Village Radio is Signing Off After 11 Years; Final Day of Broadcasting is May 23.
"Every time we get a new listener, it costs us more money with licensing fees and Internet costs," East Village Radio CEO Frank Prisinzano said in a phone interview. "After doing some projections, we see that it is going to be very, very difficult for us to continue to break even."
[ EV Grieve ]