1. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 5.6.16

    Universal Zulu Nation Official Statement: Zulu Nation is currently under new leadership.
    Due to child abuse allegations against Afrika Bambaataa, “significant changes to the organization” will take place, including “work[ing] towards providing support for victims of abuse, rape and molestation.” Press release also states: “We are saddened by current events. Not only because of the trial by social media of which we have been subjected to as an organization, but because until now the previous leaders and founders have been ineffective at being able to respond in a way which our members and associates deserve of us…. We would like to offer our sincere apologies for this. As an organization we are in a very difficult position because we are being asked to condemn one of our founders based on testimony through social media alone. We cannot do this. We also cannot dismiss the comments of parties asserting they have been harmed. We have a duty to search for truth.” Read the full statement by hitting the link.
    [ Zulu Nation ]

    Keep The Focus And Ignore The Haters.
    KRS-One clarifies remarks made on Drink Champs podcast: “I am indeed concerned about the accusations made against Afrika Bambaataa, but I will not become entangled in a controversy that seems to be less about justice and more about self-promotion and revenge.” By KRS-One
    [ krs-one.com ]

    You Are Appreciated: Rest In Peace, Afeni Shakur Davis.
    Remembering the late revolutionary, Black Panther, and mother of Tupac. By Douglas Martin
    [ Passion of the Weiss ]

    Rewind That: 2Pac Collaborators React To Importance Of “Dear Mama.”
    “It’s just one of those songs that will play forever,” says Outlaw member, E.D.I. Mean. “That’s when he went from just being a really good hip-hop artist to being a voice.” By Ralph Bristout
    [ Revolt ]

    Dilla’s Delights: Inside the Opening of Long-Awaited Tribute Doughnut Shop.
    How the late producer’s uncle fought setbacks and delays to honor his nephew. By Ashley Zlatopolsky
    [ Rolling Stone & FOX ]

    ReVIEWS: Big Ghost Digs Into Drake – # VIEWS [Track By Track LP Review].
    “Shit makes the last Adele album sound like NIGGAZ4LIFE .” By Big Ghost Ltd.
    [ Okayplayer ]

    Hip House: An Oral History.
    Tracking the genre from its origins in Chicago to the Jungle Brother’s “I’ll House You” to overseas in London. By Phillip Mlynar
    [ Red Bull Music Academy ]

    First Listen: Oddisee, The Odd Tape .
    For a limited time, check out Oddisee’s instrumental LP before its official release. By Kiana Fitzgerald
    [ NPR ]

    Put Some Respek On His Name: How Fat Joe Stayed Relevant For A Quarter Century.
    “Fat Joe has top 20 hits from 1993 to 2016, something no other East Coast rapper has ever accomplished. LL Cool J is his closest comparison, and he didn’t have hits 23 years apart. So why don’t we blindly worship Fat Joe like the East Coast Snoop Dogg that he is?” By Zilla Rocca
    [ Passion of the Weiss ]

    The Radical Optimist.
    Boots Riley, co-founder of The Coup, is getting his comedic screenplay Sorry to Bother You made into a film which will reportedly feature Patton Oswalt and David Cross. By Elise Craig
    [ Modern Luxury ]

    Rank Your Records: Master P Picks His Favorites From His Massive Discography.
    Worth the read just for the Sam Cassell and Anthony Mason (R.I.P.) stories. By Kyle Kramer ( XXL also has an interview by Max Weinstein in which P addresses the Dru Down and Luniz “Ice Cream Man” beef from decades past.)
    [ Noisey & XXL ]

    Ghost Ride The Wine: E-40 is our Greatest Sommelier.
    Taste testing Earl Stevens Selections. By Will Hagle
    [ Passion of the Weiss ]

    Shooting The Shit With Bobbito García.
    The NYC icon talks about his new sneaker collab, basketball, and supporting local artists. By Robert Aloia
    [ Mass Appeal ]

    George Clinton lays it all down.
    “I don’t know the answers; I’m just tryin’ to find the truth.” By Shelley Salant ( Nuvo also has an article on Mr. George Clinton written by Kyle Long).
    [ Metro Times & Nuvo ]

    Universal Consciousness: The Spiritual Awakening of Alice Coltrane. / Pharoah Sanders: The Son’s Inheritance.
    Jazz profiles by Britt Robson & Andy Beta
    [Red Bull Music Academy 1 & 2 ]

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