[Photo: Youtube / Don 1: The King from Queens (Schiffer)]
1. Young Iranians Arrested for Being Too “Happy in Tehran.”
“Forced to repent on state television” for making homemade video dancing around to Pharrell’s song. By Robert Mackey.
[ New York Times ]
2. The Real Don King.
Interview with KR. One about his book, Don 1: The King from Queens . By Sacha Jenkins SHR.
[ Mass Appeal ]
3. Pick 6 with The Black Sheep Dres.
Rapper breaks down half dozen tracks he’s appeared on, plus talks meeting Mista Lawnge, working with De La, and beefing with Lyor. By Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus).
[ Nah Right ]
4. The Strange World of Library Music.
“Typically relegated to crate-digger curiosities for their role as sample fodder, library music records of the 1960s and ’70s tend to hinge more on utilitarian mood-setting than distinct personality.” By Nate Patrin.
[ Pitchfork ]