1. Pete Rock NPR Microphone Check Interview (AUDIO).

    Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley interview the Chocolate Boy Wonder who speaks on his early hip-hop experiences, his cousin Heavy D (R.I.P.), and meeting Roy Ayers and James Brown (R.I.P.).

    Pete Rock says: The world turns, music changes. It keeps changing, so hopefully it can change back to what’s real, you know, not to what we did in the ’90s. We’re not gonna repeat those great records we made. We can’t. We can only do what our soul allows us to do.

    [Via NPR . h/t @yasboogie ]

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