REVOLT Presents: Buffalo Soldiers (Westside Gunn & Conway Documentary) (VIDEO).

Profile on two of the realest. Featuring Statik Selektah, DJ Clark Kent, Combat Jack, Griselda fam…

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BONUS: Westside Gunn — “Summerslam ’88” (MUSIC VIDEO).

Produced by Your Old Droog


Originally from REVOLT Presents: Buffalo Soldiers (Westside Gunn & Conway Documentary) (VIDEO).

Sonic Youth — “Theme With Noise” (1986) (AUDIO).

Brooklyn Vegan says: Back in 1986, after recording EVOL, Sonic Youth recorded the score for Ken Friedman’s 1987 film Made In U.S.A., which they eventually released as a soundtrack album in 1995. Before that soundtrack was completed though, the band tracked a rehearsal session of music for the film that’s actually pretty different from the finished version. That rehearsal, recorded at the studio Spinhead, will see the light of day on June 17 as the Spinhead Sessions.

[Via Brooklyn Vegan]

Originally from Sonic Youth — “Theme With Noise” (1986) (AUDIO).

(O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 4.15.16

Vintage Photos Recall the Early Days of Hip-Hop, Before It Became a Billion-Dollar Industry.
A partial look at the collection of more than 400 images from the 1980s to the early 2000s (including the Danny Clinch photo of Nas that appeared on the cover of ego trip Magazine issue #1) at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Article includes quotes from Bill Adler. By Katie Nodjimbadem

Meet Pam The Funkstress, Prince’s New DJ.
The Coup’s turntable specialist needs no introduction to longtime hip-hop fans. By Stacey Anderson

Boots Riley Still Loves Oakland.
The Coup’s leader talks gentrification and also shines light on local acts, the best food spots in town, and his memories of a mid-’90s warehouse show with OutKast and Eazy-E. By Joseph Bien-Kahn

The Insomniac’s Guide To Atlanta With Outkast’s Big Boi.
From strip club adventures co-signed by Dave Chappelle, to late-night breakfast institutions. By Ryan Joseph
[First We Feast]

Afrika Bambaataa Calls Sexual Abuse Claims “Baseless and Cowardly.”
“These allegations are baseless and are a cowardly attempt to tarnish my reputation and legacy in hip-hop at this time.” By Daniel Kreps
[Rolling Stone]

A Freak Is a Freak, and Egyptian Lover Is an Icon.
“They kind of called it the ‘West Coast sound,’ but I never saw it as the West Coast sound. I only saw it as the Egyptian Lover sound that I created from mixing Prince and Kraftwerk together to come up with this freaky, big-beat sound.” By Max Bell

KRS-One: “The Ruling Class Of White People Are Psychopaths.”
A “group of criminals is what governs the United States.” By Soren Baker

PROOFREADING: DeShaun “Proof” Holton, October 2, 1973 — April 11, 2006.
“I could write 100 pages about Proof. Could pronably write a book on him. I could write some shit about black on black crime that would make Deray from Black Lives Matter proud. I could do a super hip-hop story about Proof’s place in Detroit hip-hop that would bring a tear to Harry Allen’s eye. Its impossible to try to sum up Proof ‘s life in one article, so I’m not even gonna try. Ya’ll know how I do it. I’m gonna tell a few stories about him, and I hope ya’ll get some insight into who he was.” By ironsidehex

DJ House Shoes Shares The History Of J-Dilla’s “The Introduction.”
“I began working on music under him. So to have me produce a joint for him where he’s fuckin mimickin one of Tip’s most well known verses for the intro to the shit is fuckin crazy.” By Jerry Barrow

How An L.A. Engineer Brought The Sound Of J Dilla’s The Diary To Life.
“Jay trusted me to do my thing, so I felt like I had his blessing.”—Dave Cooley. By Laurent Fintoni

Behind The Beat: Statik Selektah.
“It’s become a responsibility [for] us to make sure the kids know what’s going on and know the right way to DJ.” By Danny Schwartz

Domo Genesis Explains Why Getting Lost for Two Years Helped His Career and Inspired New Album.
“People always get to the point where it’s ‘I’m lost,’ but bro that’s the most perfect time. You’re going to find yourself in being lost.” By Emmanuel C.M.

The Ten Most Popular Rap Tapes To Be Buried With.
“When I die make sure you bury me with a cassette of Paid In Full” goes the song. But what tapes would you want to spend the afterlife with? By Robbie Ettelson

“It Could Have Been Worse”: An Interview with White Gzus.
The Chicago duo on incarceration, originality in rap music, and lawyers in prison. By Jimmy Ness
[Passion of the Weiss]

Taxi Driver Oral History: De Niro, Scorsese, Foster, Schrader Spill All on 40th Anniversary.
Trivia: Harvey  Keitel’s pimp was originally written as black; producers “had to hire a gang to protect us from other gangs.” By Gregg Kilday
[Hollywood Reporter]

Originally from (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 4.15.16

(O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 4.1.16

The Bitch In You: Revisiting Ice Cube and Common’s Vicious ’90s Rap Battle.
Before they were big screen buddies, the two headstrong rappers needed Minister Farrakhan to mediate their beef. By Mike “DJ” Pizzo

Give Them What They Want: The 10-year mission to release J Dilla’s legendary lost solo album.
“This is the last record he wanted out.” — Eothen “Egon” Alapatt. By Laurent Fintoni

Let’s Take It Back: J Dilla Remembered.
Egon, Ras G, Jonwayne, Gilles Peterson and more speak on their favorite cuts. By Joseph Stannard
[The Wire]

OKP Exclusive: Freeway Talks Kidney Failure, Dialysis And Free Will Album.
“I wasn’t fully aware of how serious it could be.” By Kevito

Masta Ace: Don’t Blame Artists For Bad Hip-Hop, Blame The Fans For Supporting It.
“Hip-hop fans have made artists with zero talent rich and famous.” By Jeff Moses
[Phoenix New Times]

Anecdope: eLZhi Breaks Down Lead Poison [Act One].
Digital liner notes. By Andreas Hale

Marco Polo: The Journey of a Beatmaking Pioneer.
“It was scary as shit, but I was like, ‘I gotta leave Toronto and move to New York, if I wanna do this for real.’ And that’s what I did.” By Amir Said (Sa’id)

Flop as Much as I Pop: How Jurassic 5’s Soup Went from Living on the Streets to Making Music Again.
Rebels of Rhythm’s Zaakir Muhammad’s long road to latest music project. By Daniel Kohn

Two-Headed Monster Chris Crack and Vic Spencer Put Their Heads Together.
“You must be personally connected to [the music].” By Sammie Spector
[South Side Weekly]

What Does Genius Look Like? Don Cheadle On Miles Davis And Race In Hollywood.
Actor-director discusses the Miles Ahead bio-pic. Heard on All Things Considered.

Inside Bernie Worrell’s All-Star NYC Benefit.
George Clinton, Questlove, and more unite for “funkraiser” for legendary keyboardist who has Stage 4 lung cancer. By Will Hermes
[Rolling Stone]

Interview: Dr. Lonnie Smith Bridges the Gap Between Jazz and A Tribe Called Quest.
“When hip-hop takes my music and goes somewhere else, it’s with the time now. Sometimes, one of my daughters will rap to one of my songs, and I’ll think it fits perfectly; that it’s meant for that.” By Justin Charity

Living Colour’s Corey Glover on Donald Trump and the Cult of Personality.
“We were a band without a country. We weren’t metal enough to be a metal band, not punk enough to be a punk band, and not R&B enough to be an R&B group.” By Matthew Stewart
[Broward Palm Beach. h/t yasboogie]

Relive the Punk-Rock Scene of 1970s Los Angeles.
Photos from the book Slash: A Punk Magazine From Los Angeles, 1977–80. Story by Catie L’Heureux
[New York Magazine]

Sprawling Mural Pays Homage to Cairo’s Garbage Collectors.
“When the first photographs of the mural circulated, reactions ranged from astonished delight to disbelief. Some people, struck by its seemingly impossible scale, seemed convinced that the images had been digitally altered, according to the man behind the project, a Tunisian-French artist known as eL Seed. But what seemed most surprising was that eL Seed and several friends who worked with him had been able to complete the project at all, without being harassed or arrested.” By Kareem Fahim
[New York Times]

Originally from (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 4.1.16