1. Long Kiss Goodbye: How Fear Of A Black Planet Killed A Black Radio Station.
An in-depth, must read analysis and historical overview by Dan Charnas, author of The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop , detailing the demise of 98.7 Kiss FM.
[ News One ]
2. Bill Stephney on Kiss FM and WBLS.
Former program director at WBAU and Bomb Squad affiliate on the hole left in the black urban radio market after the merger of the two former rival stations.
[ The Grio ]
3. I Gotta Be Able To Counterattack: Rap and the Los Angeles Riots.
Jeff Chang explores L.A. hip-hop before and after the civil unrest.
[ LA Review of Books ]
4. John Peel's Record Archive.
Peruse the noted BBC Radio 1 DJ's collection virtually and alphabetically.
[ The Space ]
5. The Definitive List Of White Music Stolen By Black People.
Whitney covering Dolly, Otis covering Bing, Hendrix covering Dylan are just a few of the ebony on ivory tunes in this countdown.
[ The Awl ]