(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, Dallas Penn, Ebro Darden, Miles Marshall Lewis, Kevin Powell
[FADER]
[OKP]
[Beats 1]
[NPR]
[Complex]

Ice Cube’s 1991 Classic Death Certificate Is Still a “Cultural Molotov Cocktail.”
“It’s intelligent and ignorant, problematic and powerful, filled with brilliant narratives and uncorked poison.” By Jeff Weiss
[LA Weekly]

Lil Kim Shares Untold Stories About the Making of Her Debut Album Hard Core.
“I never had any idea that my first album would do as good as it did. I had no idea of what went on in the business side. I was just a little kid just trying to enjoy my teenage life.” By Georgette Cline
[XXL]

Obit: Mr. 3-2 Shot & Killed In Southwest Houston.
Influential self-proclaimed Governor of Texas and former member of the Rap-A-Lot group the Convicts dead at age 44. R.I.P. By Brandon Caldwell
[Day & A Dream & ABC]

VICE Autobiographies: Just Blaze (VIDEO).
Producer talks longevity in the game.
[go90]

Book: No Half Steppin’: An Oral and Pictorial History of New York City Club the Latin Quarter and the Birth of Hip-Hop’s Golden Era.
New book by Claude “Paradise” Gray (X-Clan) & Giuseppe “u.net” Pipitone featuring interviews with Special K,Teddy Tedd, KRS-One, MC Shan, Eric B., DJ Kool Red Alert, Fab 5 Freddy, Just-Ice, Positive K, DJ Clark Kent, Kid, Dana Dane, TR Love, MC Serch, Chuck D, Grand Puba, Sadat X, Pete Nice, Prince Paul, Kurtis Blow, Mike Gee, Daddy-O, Wise, Ced Gee, Big Daddy Kane, Queen Latifah, Kool G Rap, and more.
[Wax Poetics]

The Best Rappers On Earth…That Month.
That moment in time when a certain rapper seemed invincible. By Robbie Ettelson
[Unkut]

Originally from egotripland.com: (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 11.12.16

(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, Pusha T, Questlove, RZA, Warren G, more reflect. Edited by Jacob Moore, Graham Corrigan, Alex Gardner, John Walaszek, India Nicholas, Sarah Honda
[P+P]

Ghostface Killah Reflects on the Making of His Ironman Album.
“I was 26. It was just like I was still coming off the streets. I remember one time doing the album; I even had The Delfonics with me. I had got into a shootout, they was with me. I was in one car and they were in a van in back of me watching it all go down.” By Emmanuel C.M.
[XXL]

Vince Staples and Eric André Discuss the Future.
“If Trump Becomes President I’m Gonna Be the First Jew in ISIS” By Sean Evans
[Complex]

Chuck D Adamant LL Cool J Should Nab Rock Hall Nomination Before Tupac.
“I love Tupac to death. I was there for his beginnings, but I just think there’s an order of things.” By Kyle Eustice
[HipHopDx]

Pete Rock Talks Working with Nas, Rakim, Jay Z, Kanye And Diddy Copying His Adlibs.
Talks “Shut ‘Em Down” remix, more.
[Doggie Diamonds TV]

An Interview with Billy Danze.
“I’m an R&B dude by the way. I really wrote most of the M.O.P. records to the O’Jay’s.” By Zilla Rocca
[PoW]

The Du-Rites Detail Their Seamless Funk Debut.
J-Zone & Pablo Martin on their new record: “A pro engineer would have a heart attack if he or she saw how some of the stuff was done. But a lot of the mojo of our sound comes from the imperfections in the gear and the set up.” By Nate Patrin
[Bandcamp Daily]

The Hip-Hop View of the 2016 Election With Fab 5 Freddy.
Interview starts at about 26:30 min. in. By Will Leitch & John Heilemann
[Bloomberg]

Stones Throw’s 20 Greatest Releases, in Honor of Their 20th Anniversary.
Peanut Butter Wolf’s label two decades strong. By Jeff Weiss
[LA Weekly]

Stay Away From “They” — DJ Khaled The Keys Book Sneak Peek.
“‘They’” tried to count me out. ‘They’ told me I couldn’t have a house on the ocean, that I couldn’t have a garden filled with angels. ‘They’ told me time and time again that whatever my goals were I couldn’t reach them. And I remember it all…” By DJ Khaled.
[We The Best]

Originally from egotripland.com: (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 10.30.16

(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 Diamond
Beyond the wackier antics of post-Ultra Kool Keith, not enough has been written about his impact and influence as a super technical lyrical maniac. By Robbie Unkut Ettelson
[Acclaim]

Danny Brown Cares About Rap More Than You Do.
“We live in an age where people listen to something for two weeks and then they throw it to the side. I make records you gotta listen to at least five times to even understand what’s going on.” By Ross Scarano
[Complex]

J Dilla Children’s Book Tells Late Producer’s Life Story.
The Life Story of James Dewitt Yancey is narrated by Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey-Smith and is out November 22 as a standard printed version and an audio version featuring an USB cassette. By Ryan Reed
[Rolling Stone]

BONUS: Ma Dukes on Dilla’s prized MPC being on display at the Smithsonian’s recently opened National Museum of African-American History. By Lakin Starling
[FADER]

R&B innovator Kashif Saleem dies at 59.
Influential singer and producer was force behind Whitney Houston’s breakout single, as well as records from Barry White, Evelyn “Champagne” King and George Benson, to name a few. By Gerrick D. Kennedy
[Los Angeles Times]

ADDITIONAL COVERAGE: Soulhead piece by Matthew Allen & Wax Poetics (Issue 64) interview by Chris Williams

Why We Can’t Stop Making The Same Mistakes On Race.
Like in 1965 and 1992, America today is caught within crisis and a politics of fear. This time, can we get it right? By Jeff Chang
[FADER]

We Interviewed Lil Yachty’s Dad To Find Out Why He Can’t Name 5 Tupac Or Biggie Songs.
Photographer Shannon McCollum’s 19-year-old son is a rap star who pissed off old heads with lack of rap knowledge. By Maurice Garland
[Hip Hop Wired]

Montréal Collections: Kid Koala
A look at his studio, where his records live among the many eccentric audiophile curiosities he uses to piece together his sonic and visual illustrations. By Bruno Destombes
[Red Bull Music Academy]

Originally from egotripland.com: (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 10.1.16

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 — the draconian 1973 statutes enacted in New York that exploded the state’s prison population and ushered in a period of similar sentencing schemes for other states — through the extraordinary growth in our nation’s prison population to the emerging aboveground marijuana market of today.


Produced by dream hampton


[Via New York Times]

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

(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 unique instrument. Its tactile element is unlike anything else.” By Laurent Fintoni
[FACT]

Def Jef and the Story of Shaquille O’Neal’s Rap Career.
The making of “(I Know I Got) Skillz” and debut album, Shaq Diesel. By Nick Diunte
[The Sports Post]

Where Have All The Hip-Hop A Cappellas Gone?
The ’90s rap mainstay has all but disappeared. Does it need to come back? By Zilla Rocca
[Red Bull Music Academy]

Prince Buster obituary.
Ska and rocksteady pioneer dead at 78. By Peter Mason
[The Guardian]

Give The Drummer Some: Steve Ferrone.
Average White Band drummer reflects on long career. By J-Zone
[Red Bull Music Academy]

London Inspiration: BBE 20 Years Later.
Barely Breaking Even record label founder Pete Adarkwah: “I would like to be the one telling the story of our dance music as best I can. Because if I don’t tell the story, someone else will. That’s the whole point of running a label and ideally life – you want to experience things that weren’t previously accessible.” By Joel Biswas
[Passion of the Weiss]

Live Girls, Lonely Boys.
“On the first floor, there were racks of glossy porn magazines with a sign next to them that read: ‘When looking at magazines use both hands.’” Journey back to the sleazy sexual wonderland that was Times Square before it was transformed into an urban family playground. By Michael A. Gonzales
[Catapult]

Originally from egotripland.com: (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 9.10.16