(O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 11.12.16

(Photo: Zach Gross) Waves Don’t Die: Behind The Making of A Tribe Called Quest’s Curtain Call. First hand account of the creation of We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. By Noah Callahan-Bever [Complex] More ATCQ coverage: Articles & interviews by Lakin Starling, Prince Paul, Monie Love, Dinco D, DJ Rasta Root, […]

(O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 10.30.16

Street Named After Phife Dawg To Be Unveiled On November 19th. And the last ATCQ album, which Phife recorded raps for, will be released on Nov. 11. By William E. Ketchum III [OKP] The First Time I Listened To Hip-Hop. A-Trak, Cee-Lo, Curren$y, Danny Brown, DJ Premier, George Clinton, Gucci Mane, Hannibal Buress, Master P, […]

(O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 10.1.16

“I’m the USS Enterprise of the Bronx”: An Interview with Kool Keith. “People are so out of time. You got futuristic flows but your soul is trapped in like ’81 or some shit. Pull your ass into time.” By Reed Jackson [PoW] No Country for Old (Rap) Men: Kool Keith – Shine On, You Crazy […]

A History of the War on Drugs: From Prohibition to Gold Rush. By Jay Z (VIDEO).

Asha Bandele writes: This short film, narrated [and scripted] by Jay Z (Shawn Carter) and featuring the artwork of Molly Crabapple, is part history lesson about the war on drugs and part vision statement. As Ms. Crabapple’s haunting images flash by, the film takes us from the Nixon administration and the Rockefeller drug laws — […]

(O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 9.10.16

Remembering The Song That Fantasized About Rudy Giuliani’s Assassination. The making and impact of Screwball’s controversial 1999 single “Who Shot Rudy?” Featuring producer Mike Heron. By Anslem Samuel Rocque [Genius] How turntablists Invisibl Skratch Piklz put together their debut album after 20 years. Q-Bert: “We want to be different and the turntable is still a […]