Italian Beastie Boys parody record by La Bestia Boya from Bill Adler’s record collection. (Photo courtesy of Dust & Grooves.)
1. Dust & Grooves: Bill Adler – New York, NY.
Our friend Ill Badler gives us all a look at his vinyl collection, an eclectic mix of hip-hop, country, jazz, funk, and quite possibly the world’s best (or, at least, most obscure) Xmas records (trust us, we’re on his holiday mailing list and have the CD mixes to prove it).
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2. The Complete History of André 3000 Guest Verses.
From TLC remixes to Dungeon Family cameos to a few you might not know. By Brad Wete & Jordan Zirm.
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3. Beanie Sigel Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Tax Evasion.
Beans, unfortunately, is heading back to the can. You just can’t beat Uncle Sam.
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4. Rescued From the Fire #40: Mr. Muthaf***in’ Exquire.
Ex picks Games, Dames And Guitar Thangs by Funkadelic guitarist Eddie Hazel as one album he’d save from a burning building. Says the BK rapper: “It’s amazing. That nigga was probably better than Hendrix on the low.” By Noz.
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5. Afrika Bambaataa Appointed Visiting Scholar At Cornell University.
We hope he attends classes wearing the King Tut look he’s got going on in the photo accompanying this article.
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6. Interview: Elai Tubo.
As in, “Yo Elai – turn the bass down and let the beat keep on rockin’… and we outta here.” “Paid In Full” engineer/DJ/radio host/producer shares memories – and a vintage WBLS mix. By Andreas Vingaard.
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