PHOTO: Stephen Torton
1. A Basquiat Blunder.
Airbnb.com advertises Crosby Street loft for rent where Jean-Michel Basquiat had his studio. Only it wasn’t actually there. Vintage photos of Basquiat and Madonna and a little investigative work reveal the studio’s actual location.
[ RIFF/CHORUS/RIFF ]
2. Music Essentials: J.Rocc.
From the iPod Nano to vitamin C, see what stuff J.Rocc keeps close by when DJing around the globe. By Arthur Bray.
[ Hypetrak ]
3. J-Zone Vs. USPS (and LinkedIn and Russell Simmons).
Zone zones out on The Twitter. By Phillip Mlynar.
[ Village Voice ]
4. New Detroit Doughnut Shop to Honor Producer J Dilla’s Legacy.
Jay Dee’s uncle Herm – who used to bring doughnuts to him as a child – set to open Dilla’s Delights. Baked goods slated for the menu: The “Conant Gardens Glaze,” “Fantastic Fritters” and “McNasty Macaroons.” By Adam Graham.
[ The Detroit News ]
5. Why It’s Illegal to Use Milk Crates for Anything Besides Milk.
Diggin’ in the crates = illegal life? Apparently so, as possession of non-milk storage crates can cost you $300 and up to 90 days in jail. By Andrew Jenner.
[ Modern Farmer ]