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1. Big Ghost Presents: The 6th Annual 10 Softest Niggas In The Game.
No Spoiler: Yes, Drake made the list again. Of course, he made the list.
[ Big Ghost Limited ]
2. From Dali to Bestiality: The 10 Craziest Stories in Rick James’ Memoir.
“If even half the stories in Rick James’s new autobiography, Glow , are true, then James led one of the most epic rock lives ever.” Excerpts by Rick James (R.I.P.) & David Ritz.
[ Yas Boogie ]
3. How a Song No One Wanted to Make Became a West Coast Rap Classic.
“In 1994, Volume 10 recorded ‘Pistolgrip-Pump’ as a concession to his A&R. Twenty years later it still endures.” By Eric Ducker.
[ My Space ]
4. 7 Years Ago Today, Blu & Exile Released Below The Heavens & Changed The Game. AFH Celebrates The Back-story & Impact With Exile.
Producer looks back at the making of the celebrated LP. By Michael Blair.
[ AFH ]
5. A History of Freestyles From Jail.
Live from the bing. By Edwin Ortiz & Ashley N. Reed.
[ Complex ]
6. Guest Lists: Shabazz Palaces.
“Ishmael Butler talks about the cleanest water known to man, that one fan who licked sweat off his face, and why his son is like Howard Hughes.” By Carrie Battan.
[ Pitchfork ]
7. Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Is Racist as Hell.
See the N.W.A movie casting call notice and decide for yourself. By Hamilton Nolan.
[ Gawker ]
8. From Red Hot Chili Peppers to the Drive Soundtrack: An Interview with Composer Cliff Martinez.
Talks punk rock, Pee Wee’s Playhouse , too. By Joseph Yanick.
[ Noisey ]
9. J Dilla’s MPC Is Headed To The Smithsonian, Where It Belongs.
Jay Dee’s MPC and custom Moog to be installed at the currently in-construction Museum Of African American History And Culture.
[ Okay Player ]