Photo: Peter Bohler
Oakland, the Last Refuge of Radical America.
On the protest march with the Anti-Capitalist Brigade. This close look at Occupy Oakland features a real-life (and surreal) moment in which Boots Riley of The Coup is confronted by a cop, who turns out to be a lyric-quoting fan. By Jonathan Mahler.
[ New York Times ]
The Boss Is Hungry: Every Food or Drink Name-Dropped in a Rick Ross Song.
Rick Ross or Chunky-A? You decide: "I just found a doughnut under my breast/ I’m a tell you something and don’t think that I’m weird/ I eat leftover food that gets stuck in my beard/ Powdered doughnuts, leftover chili/ Sit in the back of the bus and make it pop a wheelie." List by Sarah Lawson and Amanda Dobbins.
[ NY Mag ]
Kool Keith Is Lost in His Own Space.
Keith speaks on whether or not he retired and being stereotyped when doing guest verses: "I'm under chains and shackles," he says. "People bring me in in handcuffs. It's the only way you gonna get paid. [Returns to high-pitched nerd voice.] 'Did you write the song about space? So we could process your check?' It's cool, but after a while it gets so unnatural. You wake up in the morning and you wanna be like, 'Yo, my dick is large. I fucked that girl last night. I stuck it in the ass.' You feel better. You feel released." By Amos Barshad.
[ Grantland ]
This Is Slick: A Conversation with Graffiti Writer/Clothing Designer Slick.
L.A. artist speaks with Oliver Wang.
[ KCET ]
Less Traveled Roads: Def Jef’s Stellar 20 Year Television Music Career.
The secret to his boob tube success, in his own words.
[ Soul 4 Sale ]
Harry Allen: Two Years Ago...
It appears that the Media Assassin may return to steady bloggin'.
[ Harry Allen ]