(Photo: Leonard Jefferson)
The Story Behind the Final Photograph of 2Pac.
Photographer’s eyewitness account. By Brendan Klinkenberg
[ Complex ]
20 Years Later: Tupac Is Hip-Hop’s Prophet Of Rage And Revolution.
Includes unreleased audio from Pac’s Rikers Island jail interview. By Kevin Powell
[ Vibe ]
Hip-Hop Historian Kevin Powell Reflects on Relationship With Tupac Shakur, 20 Years After His Death.
“He was very much a thinker and often times, people don’t credit ‘Pac for being that type of person.” By Andres Tardio
[ Billboard ]
Chi Modu Recalls The Days When Rap Photography Required Street Credibility.
“If you couldn’t carry yourself well, you might’ve gotten rolled up on while on location.” By Ural Garrett
[ HipHopDX ]
Minimoog Voyager synthesizer used by J Dilla.
J Dilla’s MPC will also be on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, slated to open in Washington, D.C. on September 24.
[ NMAAHC ]
“Just Don’t Bring Police”: An Interview With MC Tree.
Catching up with Chicago rapper who’s dealt with a robbery of his home studio but who also has found time to travel. By Evan Gabriel
[ Passion of the Weiss ]
In The Lab with Daringer.
Interview with beatmaker who’s been doing dope shit with Westside Gunn, Conway and the Griselda fam. By Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)
[ Nah Right ]
Rewinding with Ray West.
“Some may disagree but for me the fact that I have always worked and have a career outside of the music biz has made me have the ability to do things on my own terms.” By Chris Cammack
[ Strictly Cassette ]
All American Music Is Black Music. Robert Glasper Is The Jazz Renaissance Man Tracing Its History.
“Black people, we built America and we gave it all of its pop culture and all of its great musical genres. So why do I have to confine myself to just one?” By Rawiya Kameir
[ FADER ]