1. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 7.16.16

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    'No One Can Banish the Queen': A Conversation with Hip-Hop Pioneer Roxanne Shanté.
    Shante speaks on the Vh1 Hip Hop Honors snub, bad record deals, and beating the odds: "I’ve survived it all, and I’m still standing." By Rich Juzwiak
    [ The Muse ]

    Rakim Speaks On Police Racial Profiling and #BlackLivesMatter Movement.
    "The laws are gonna have to change. And it’s 2016. We can’t keep using all the laws that was made back in the 1700s.” By Dana Scott
    [ HipHopDX ]

    Killer Mike Prompts “Huge Influx” Into Black-Owned Bank.
    Atlanta’s Citizens Trust Bank publicly thanked Killer Mike for his call to action. By Marc Hogan
    [ Pitchfork ]

    DTTX of Lighter Shade of Brown Still Alive – In Grave Condition.
    Rapper reportedly in coma. Family and friends are asking for prayers. By Tim Sanchez. UPDATE by Kid Frost. MORE INFO on VladTV by Jessica Todd
    UPDATE 2 Bobby DTTX Ramirez passed away on July 18, 2016.
    [ Rap Talk ]

    Watch Prophets of Rage Play Rooftop Show on Los Angeles' Skid Row.
    Supergroup plays warm-up gig before heading off to Republican National Convention in Cleveland. By Daniel Kreps
    [ Rolling Stone ]

    Beastie Boys' Mike D on Beats 1 Radio Show, Licensed to Ill at 30.
    Program is called The Echo Chamber . By Kory Grow
    [ Rolling Stone ]

    #WreckingCrew: Ernest Dickerson + Cast Talk Juice Alternate Ending.
    Seems like the “You got the juice now” line could have been avoided until typical Hollywood politics happened. By William Ketchum III
    [ Okayplayer ]

    Run, Ricky, Run: John Singleton Celebrates Boyz N the Hood 25th Anniversary.
    "...Seeing how filmmakers like [Martin] Scorsese and [Francis Ford] Coppola were... very culturally specific in their Italian-ness — that’s what I wanted: black cinema, where, as a viewer, if you weren’t part of a certain cultural thing, some of the jokes you might not get, but on a human level you will understand what these people are going through. That’s what I was trying to do with Boyz N The Hood ." By KevitoClark
    [ Okayplayer ]

    Digable Planets Reflect On Their Travels Through Time & Space And They’re Still Light Years Ahead.
    Ish: "We gravitate to each other in some force unbeknownst even to ourselves.” By Amanda Mester
    [ Ambrosia For Heads ]

    Lil Cease Responds to Rich Homie Quan Messing Up Biggie's "Get Money" Verse
    "It wasn't a good look for whoever called that shot." By Angel Diaz (Lil Kim also commented on flub.)
    [ Complex ]

    Gang Starr’s album cover for Daily Operation .
    A crazy day becomes a classic artwork. By Andreas Hale
    [ The Undefeated ]

    Joey Bada$$ Talks Mr. Robot Role, Missing Out on Obama Biopic.
    Brooklyn MC was in a high school play called John Cusack Is Not a Famous before making TV debut. By Mosi Reeves
    [ Rolling Stone ]

    Phonte + Eric Roberson Break Down Why It’s So Easy To Work On #Tigallerro .
    "The attitude of hip-hop meets the musicianship of classic R&B. That’s #Tigallerro." By Kevito Clark.
    [ Okayplayer ]

    X-Men vs. Invisibl Skratch Piklz: 20th Year Anniversary.
    "[Roc] Raida and I were also flipping our wigs over these Filipino DJs who looked like they came out of a 1980s NYC time warp."
    [ DJ Rob Swift ]

    People Under The Stairs Compare A$AP Mob To MC Hammer, Reflect On Disco Rap.
    PUTS talk about staying relevant after nine albums, their disdain for Afrika Bambaataa amid his child molestation allegations, and how trap beats are the new pop music. By Dana Scott
    [ HipHopDX ]

    Gore Elohim (p/k/a Goretex) – 7th Boro Interview.
    Controversial Non Phixion member talks heavy metal, David Blaine, lawsuits. By SPEK27
    [ 7th Boro ]

    FSD Feature: Catching Up with Dug Infinite.
    Producer on the early days of the Chicago rap scene and working on No I.D.'s Accept Your Own & Be Yourself (The Black Album) . By Andrew Barber
    [ Fake Shore Drive ]

    The Cipher Show: David "Chino” Villorente.
    From bombing the system to editing The Source ’s “Graf Flix” column to working on books, CHINO BYI looks at a long life in art. By Shawn Setaro
    [ The Cipher Show ]

    Who Was the Baby on Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody?”
    On the hunt for the source of the iconic sample that was also used on Prince’s “Delirious.” By Jeremy D. Larson
    [ Red Bull Music Academy ]




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