1. Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, Beastie Boys Cooky Puss.
How a Carvel ice cream prank turned into a underground hit. By Ed Piskor.
2. Help Rename A Brooklyn Block After Biggie Smalls.
Sign a petition to make a B.I.G. difference in BK. By Andy Cush.
3. From Cassettes to Donuts: The History of the Hip-Hop Beat Tape.
How did producers’ beat tapes spread from a behind-the-scenes practice to an established release format? By Laurent Fintoni.
4. The Rise of Atlanta’s Strip-Club DJs as Music Moguls.
Coalition DJs break new songs during lap dances — for a fee. By Hannah Karp.