1. Purple Rain Turns 30!
Three decades later, Prince’s breakthrough LP is a still brilliant jewel of a record. By Michael A. Gonzales.
[ Ebony ]
2. 25 Years Ago: Batman Saves Prince’s Career.
One of the world’s most famous superheroes saves the Purple One from a sales slump. By Matthew Wilkening.
[ The Boombox ]
3. All Mike Everything | 10 Essential MJ Mixes.
Links to Michael Jackson mixes by DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, J-Rocc, Lord Sear and more.
[ Up North Trips ]
4. Kendrick Lamar, Hip-Hop’s Newest Old-School Star.
“As a kid, I used to stutter. I think that’s why I put my energy into making music. That’s how I get my thoughts out, instead of being crazy all the time.” By Lizzy Goodman.
[ New York Times ]
5. Dripping like Eazy E’s Activator: An Interview with 100s.
Berkeley rapper on whether he prefers The Mack or Superfly , his musical heroes and why he’s open about never actually being a pimp. By Jimmy Ness.
[ Passion of the Weiss ]