1. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts 8.15.12

    Photo: © Cognito Gregory Barr

    Jay Electronica Denies Ghostwriting For Nas.
    It was the hot topic in rap circles these last few days — allegations that Jay Elec and Stic.man from Dead Prez had been hired to write for the Untitled album. Now here’s the latest from the supposed “ghostwriters.” By eskay.
    [ Nah Right ]

    Nas Lost (Ghostwriters).
    In case you missed it, the blog that started the controversy. By FWMJ.
    [ Rappers I Know ]

    Dear Mobb Deep: Hug It Out, Don’t Thug It Out.
    ego trip’s Sacha Jenkins SHR reminisces about meeting a young Havoc back when he wrote graffiti and asks the Queens group to reconsider their bickering.
    [ Mass Appeal ]

    Beastie Boys Sue Monster Energy Drink For Copyright Infringement.
    “This suit comes right after the news that founding member Adam Yauch – who died in May after a long battle with cancer — stated in his will that ‘In no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes.’” By Jeremy D. Larson.
    [ Consequence of Sound ]

    Why Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Love The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
    The reasons Will Smith’s old TV show is an ahead-of-its-time allegory for the war on terror. By Dan Amira.
    [ NY Mag ]


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