1. The Ghost of Rodney King.
Sacha Jenkins SHR on the recent death of the L.A. motorist beaten by cops in 1991 and the police brutality that’s still going on.
[ Mass Appeal ]
2. The NYPD Can Stop-and-Frisk These Nuts.
Greatest headline ever. Willie D of the Geto Boys tells it like it is: “Anyone who supports a racist policy like the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk is a ho.”
[ Vice ]
3. The Complex Guide To Picking Your New Favorite White Rapper.
Finding that MC of the Caucasian persuasion that’s right for you.
[ Complex ]
4. Hip Hop Pit Stop #3: D.C.’s Fat Rodney And Fat Trel.
Noz on two “Fat” rappers: Fat Rodney, the seminal Washington D.C. hip-hop figure with alleged ties to infamous Harlem hustler, Alpo. And the District’s most exciting contemporary presence, the “perpetually shirtless” Fat Trel.
[ Red Bull Music Academy ]
5.“Stay High 149” – RIP
Haze on the influence and innovation of a graf legend.
[ 12 Oz. Prophet ]