I Hope Troy Ave Is Innocent

A lot of speculation and internet sleuthing going on. For what it’s worth, I am hopeful Troy Ave is innocent of at least some of the charges that the D.A.’s office is asserting. The outcome of that fatal night would suggest so, as does the strangely muted response from one of the most outspoken personalities running in these hip-hop internets. He broadcasted his podcast and didn’t bother to go in? It’s almost as bad as when Ice-T had his podcast and didn’t mention Afrika Bambaattaa.

Another stain for Hip-Hop to bear for the moment but let’s see how things play out. RIP Shanduke McPhatter and much love to his family and friends.

Banga love the kids #GOTTALOVETHEKIDS one day I’ll have one of my own until then I’m going for #UncleOfTheYear #LOYALTY #FAMILYFIRST #LES #LOYALTYEQUALSSTRENGTH

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(O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 6.1.16

Fat Beats: An Oral History.
The store’s founder Joseph Abajian, along with DJ Eclipse, El-P, Evil Dee, DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Buckwild, Pete Rock, Pharoahe Monch, Ill Bill, Talib Kweli, Percee P, Q-Unique, Mista Sinista, Breeze Brewin, Audible Doctor, Homeboy Sandman, and others reminisce over New York City’s legendary “last stop for hip-hop.” By Phillip Mlynar
[Red Bull Music Academy]

N.W.A Reflect on Efil4zaggin, 1991’s Most Dangerous Album.
Rappers look back on meeting Guns N’ Roses, their messy break-up and a gangsta-rap turning point. By Kory Grow
[Rolling Stone]

Prophets of Rage: Inside New Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill Supergroup.
How Rage Against The Machine (minus Zack de la Rocha), Chuck D and B-Real united for one of the most anticipated groups of the year. By Andy Greene
[Rolling Stone Link 1 & 2]

Zulu Nation apologizes to Afrika Bambaataa’s alleged sex abuse victims weeks after attacking their claims.
“We extend our deepest and most sincere apologies to the many people who have been hurt by the actions of Afrika Bambaataa and the subsequent poor response of our organization to allegations leveled against him.” By Michael O’keeffe
[New York Daily News]

Prince’s Own Liner Notes On His Greatest Hits.
“When Prince’s first greatest hits collection was released, Prince made private comments as a guide for the liner notes. Later briefly posted on his website thedawn.com in 1996, Prince’s comments have been lost for the last 20 years, but now provide a rare first-person insight into how he saw some of his most famous songs.” Intro by Anil Dash

Prince Paul Interviewed at the Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival.
On Superblack, Phife (R.I.P.), Stet, more. By Brian Coleman

A Renegade Muscles In On Mister Softee’s Turf.
New York Ice Cream, staffed by drivers who used to cover Midtown Manhattan for Mister Softee, has had the area locked down for at least a year, Mister Softee said. The renegade is enforcing its dominance with threats and intimidation that sometimes get physical. “From 34th to 60th Street, river to river, that’s ours. You will never see a Mister Softee truck in Midtown. If you do, there will be problems.” By Andy Newman & Emily S. Rueb
[The New York Times]

Originally from egotripland.com: (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 6.1.16

The Robert Glasper Trio & Dres (Black Sheep) — "Just Cause” (AUDIO).

Black Sheep Dres says: Just Cause I’m a huge fan of Robert Glasper’s work.. Just Cause his live version of “The Worst” is just an insanely dope piece of work.. Just Cause I play it all the damn time.. Just Cause I thought it would be really cool to put a beat under it and rhyme on it… Just Cause I thought everyone would appreciate the sentiment… I present… Just Cause.

[Via Insomniac Magazine]

Originally from egotripland.com: The Robert Glasper Trio & Dres (Black Sheep) — "Just Cause” (AUDIO).

DJ Spinna Presents The Wonder of Stevie, Vol. 3 (Stevie Wonder Tribute) (Promo Mix) (AUDIO).

Collection of Stevie Wonder compositions and covers.

The Wonder of Stevie, Volume 3 Track List:

1. East St. Louis Gospelettes – Have A Talk With God
2. The Jackson 5 – Buttercup
3. Betty Everett – Just A Little Piece of You
4. The Foreign Exchange – If She Breaks Your Heart
5. Sunlightsquare – Pastime Paradise
6. US Atlantic First Navy Show Band – Birds Of Beauty
7. Billy Preston – It’s My Pleasure
8. John Minnis’ Big Bone Band – Love’s In Need Of Love Today
9. Tony Sherman – As
10. David Porter – I Don’t Know Why I Love You
11. David Ruffin – Make My Water Boil (Loving You Has Been So Wonderful)
12. G.C. Cameron – If You Don’t Love Me
13. Reel People ft. Tony Momrelle – Golden Lady
14. Quincy Jones – Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me
15. Jrod Indigo – Go Home
16. Black Sugar – Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing
17. F.B.I. – Keep On Runnin’ *
18. B.J. Thomas – Happier Than The Morning Sun *

(*Only included on CD)

[Via OKP]


Originally from egotripland.com: DJ Spinna Presents The Wonder of Stevie, Vol. 3 (Stevie Wonder Tribute) (Promo Mix) (AUDIO).