De La Soul Reveal The Secret History Of Stakes Is High On Its 20th Anniversary / De La Soul Remembers The Angst Of Stakes Is High 20 Years Later / De La Soul Explains Who Is Carrying Stakes Is High Legacy On 20th Anniversary Of Album.
It was a crucial time in De La’s career: “Yo, man … this could be it for us. If we try to put something else out and the buying public or our listeners don’t bite on it, this could be it,” Pos remembers Dave saying. “I’mma be perfectly honest with you, I was really afraid around that time… I thought we were gonna break up,” says Maseo, about the making of the group’s fourth album, which Pos says, “was kinda like our What’s Going On .” By Eddie “STATS” / Jerry Barrow / Victoria Hernandez
[ okayplayer & WatchLOUD & HipHopDX ]
Prince Online Museum Launches: See the Singer’s Official Websites Spanning 20 Years.
princeonlinemuseum.com covers Prince’s web presence from 1994 to 2013. By Ashley Iasimone
[ Billboard ]
Contact High: Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt Got This Photographer $1300 Cash and a Career.
Jonathan Mannion’s first ever album cover was for a classic. By Vikki Tobak
[ Mass Apppeal ]
Doubts, Reasonable: How hip-hop media reacted to Jay Z’s debut in 1996.
Charlie Braxton, Chairman Mao, and Alan Ket reflect on the coverage The Source , ego trip and Stress gave to Hov’s LP. By Donnie Kwak
[ The Ringer ]
From Michael Jackson To Dr. Dre, Battlecat Knows About A Classic Record.
West Coast legend, who survived a heart attack a few years back, readies his new album, which features a never-before-released Nate Dogg hook. By ChadKiser
[ HipHopDX ]
Your Parents’ Hip-Hop: A Conversation with 9th Wonder
Interview by WUNC’s Frank Stasio.
[ New Black Man in Exile ]
The Cipher Podcast: DJ Rob Swift.
Interview by Shawn Setaro
[ The Cipher Show ]
Bahamadia Reflects on 20 Years Of Kollage , Prepares New Documentary.
Still representing Philly proud. Interview by Suzann Christine
[ Crates of JR ]
The Avalanches: The Snow Must Go On / The Avalanches’ guide to the samples, features, and stories of Wildflower .
Why it took them so damn long to come out with their new album, plus a track-by-track guide. By Jonny Coleman & Triple J
[ Pitchfork & Triple J ]
Listen to over an hour of background music from the 1967 Spider-Man Animated Series.
Like spending a day at DOOM’s house.
[ Retroist ]