1. (O)ther (P)eople's (P)osts, 5.30.12


    1. Mardi Gras Without the Bells Visualized.
    Mr. Krum artistically renders the essential components of an oft discussed hip-hop/beat-digging urban legend: Biz Markie's claim that he owns a version of Bob James' "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" without the bells. DJ Prestige investigates, and appreciates.
    [ Flea Market Funk ]

    2. Bonafide Magazine Interview with Doom.
    Okay, so it's just a preview (you have to buy this thing called a magazine to read the entire interview). But at least we get an update on whatever happened to that DOOMSTARKS project: "He’s [Ghostface] not easy, but he makes it fun..."
    [ Lex Records ]

    3. The Complications of Appreciating Rap Beef.
    Dave Bry on what's really rap beef in the age of relentless self-promotion and finding ways to extend the 3-day news cycle.
    [ The Awl ]

    4. Hal Jackson, 96, New York Broadcaster Who Broke Racial Barriers in Radio, Dies.
    A trailblazing NYC broadcasting legend passes on.
    [ New York Times ]

    5. Witch: We Intend to Cause Havoc.
    Welcome to Zamrock: 1970s Zambian rock legends Witch are the subject of crazy thorough 4-CD/6-LP box set via Now Again. Save up your pennies for this.
    [ Passion of the Weiss ]

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    • bboycult

      Rap Beef article @ The Awl site....absolutely ridiculous!? At some point we have got to get back to the fact that not everything that is Art must also be Entertainment; entertainment signifies more the minstrel or jester...who the fuck wants to listen to ONLY the unreal!?! Oh that's right...American Idiots.
      I will admit that if there is marketing genius in this whole Pusha T/Wayne issue; checkmate goes to Pusha T because it's the video, the video that pulls a great song away from all this entertainment industry fuckholery..and back where it belongs; the realm of Art ...in that video ain't no coon ass comedian dressed like wayne/drake in drag etc (see Eazy/NWA beef).. To me that shows that the moral/ethical code that the song discusses....is meant 100% by the author (Pusha T). And I applaud that shit all day!
      So hell fuck no; I don't "...hope that Wayne and Pusha are laughing on a tour bus together"
      Because who would they be laughing @!?! Me/You!?! Oh us lowly fools that believe a persons word should indeed be their bond. Thank you and GoodNight.