1. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 6.25.14

    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 ]

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