1. Pharoahe Monch:
    5 Records That Changed My Life.


    By David Ma

    Pharoahe Monch
    ’s uncanny abilities continually push his longtime success. His talent for bending words like play-doh in precise staccato and tempered, complex deliveries with actual content is why cats like Eminem (on “Rap God”) view him as the venerable one, the emcee whose work rappers study. …MORE

  2. Eric Biddines — “Railroads Down/ Unfinished” (MUSIC VIDEO).


    The comparisons to OutKast’s sound are probably inevitable, but pushing those descriptions aside for a minute, fellow Down South artist (Palm Beach, Florida, to be exact) Eric Biddines is talented in his own right.

  3. KRS-One — “New York New York” (1999) (AUDIO).


    It almost feels like a tourism spot you might drowsily catch on TV late at night that in the morning you’re not sure you actually saw or not, but dammit if the Blastmaster doesn’t sell his version of an Ol’ Blue Eyes standard thoroughly with energy. …MORE

  4. LISTEN: Prince Paul’s World Famous Illout Show! Episode 4 with Guest Lovebug Starski (2006) (AUDIO).


    The Old School legend bites his tongue for no one in an eye-opening interview.

  5. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 4.16.14


    1. Interview: Murder Dog’s Black Dog Bone on Hip Hop’s Most Successful Underground Magazine.
    “When we started Murder Dog I gave free subscriptions to prisoners. We would get thousands of letters, literally hundreds every day. I would read these and get so upset that I’d cry.” By Noz.
    [Red Bull Music Academy]

    2. Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, The Infamous Style Wars Film Screening.
    What happened when the documentary hit the theater. By Ed Piskor.
    [Boing Boing]

  6. J Dilla — “Give ‘Em What They Want” (AUDIO).


    From The Diary.

  7. UPCOMING: Jackpot!
    All Night Loft Edition w/ Large Professor,
    Nydia Ines, E’sE & more (Friday, 4.18.14, BK).


    $mall ¢hange and Still Life’s Jackpot! soiree returns to Gowanus this Friday night with special featured guest, the legendary Large Professor on the wheels o’ steel. …MORE



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