1. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 9.30.11

    1. Sylvia Robinson, Pioneering Producer of Hip-Hop, Is Dead at 75.
    R.I.P. to Sugarhill Records’ grand mistress.
    [ New York Times ]

    2. When Rap Ruled The World: A White Boy MC’s Photo Album, 1986-1991.
    Some incredible vintage photos from Pete Nash, a/k/a 3rd Bass’ Prime Minister Pete Nice.
    [ Deadspin ]

    3. Everybody In Wu-Tang: The Gap Enters The 36 Chambers With Its Latest T-Shirt Offering.
    The Gap and the RZA (and the GZA and the Chef et al) connect.
    [ Village Voice ]

    4. Freeway Presents: The 10 Greatest Beards In Hip-Hop.
    Intriguing facial hair list from Philly Freezer. Career beards only.
    [ Complex ]

    5. The Sidebar #16: Alec Palao, Talking About Music City.
    O-Dub discusses the Bay Area old school indie label’s storied catalog with the leading expert on it.
    [ Soul-Sides ]

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