1. Mannie Fresh Tells All: The Stories Behind His Biggest Hits.
The sonic architect of Cash Money looks back at a rich legacy. By Insanul Ahmed.
[ Complex ]
2. Cat Calls and Charity: An Interview With El-P and the Guy Behind the Meow the Jewels Kickstarter.
For $40,000, Run the Jewels will re-record the entire RTJ2 album using nothing but cat sounds for music. By Matt Meuse.
[ Vice ]
3. Dr. Dre’s Long-Awaited Album Isn’t Even Called Detox Anymore.
Producer Dawaun Parker reveals tidbit on Jeff Weiss & Nocando’s “Shots Fired” podcast. By Andy B.
[ Miss Info ]
4. R.I.P. To Steve Yano of the Roadium Swap Meet & Skanless Records.
Man responsible for selling the hottest records in L.A. and the classic Dr. Dre, DJ Tony A, Eazy-E, N.W.A cassette mixtapes has passed. By Rhettmatic.
[ Beat Junkies ]
5. Searching For The Akafella: The Akinyele Video Collection.
Essential viewing. By Robbie Ettelson.
[ Unkut ]