1. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 7.2.14

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    1. Angie Martinez on Leaving Hot 97 for Power 105.1.
    The “Voice of New York” moves on. By Joe Coscarelli.
    [ New York ]

    2. Bobby Womack is a Thread That Runs Through Soul Music.
    A candid interview with the late soul man from 2011. Talks working with Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, James Brown and Sly Stone. By Travis Atria.
    [ Wax Poetics ]

    3. Sun Ra: 10 Essential Tracks.
    Sun Ra would have turned 100 this year. Here’s a interplanetary starter kit of his music for a new generation. By Jason Heller.
    [ Pitchfork ]

    4. Fighting For Hip-Hop In The Whitest City In America.
    Why do Portland, Oregon police consider rappers and their fans a threat? By Arianna Rebolini.
    [ Buzzfeed ]

    5. Artist of Defaced Kurt Vile Mural Speaks Out.
    Someone goes over Stephen “ESPO” Powers. He responds reasonably.
    By Jeremy Gordon
    [ Pitchfork ]

    6. Meet DJ Vlad, Hip-Hop’s Reigning Beef Maker.
    Profile on the viral video maker who has been accused of being a “culture vulture” yet still averages 20,000 views a clip from rap fans. By Myles Tanzer.
    [ Buzzfeed ]

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