(Photo: DMC in an ice cream truck. Hollis, Queens. 1987. By Ricky Powell, Courtesy of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture)
Photographing Hip-Hop’s Golden Era.
A new collection acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture from Bill Adler that surveys hip-hop’s golden era before today’s corporate-sponsored arena concerts and big-money endorsement deals. By David Gonzalez
[New York Times]
Big TLOP: Big Ghost Returns To Review Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo.
“Dog… you made ‘Jesus Walks’… ‘All Falls Down’… ‘Diamonds From Sierra Leone’… You need ya old ghostwriters back fam. Bring Q-Tip cousin wit the white piano keys for teeth back…Accountability or whatever? Bring Rhymefest back b… Let Pusha T write you some shit. These aint even coherent thoughts you spittin out b… You actually makin Tyga sound like Maya Angelou wit shit like this.” By Big Ghost Ltd
Interview: Havoc Explains How Q-Tip Helped Him Get On Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo.
“[Kanye] likes those dark sounding drums, ‘90s sounding drums. He’s a real fan of that. He’s a real artist.” By Eric Diep
Three 6 Mafia Star Remembers His Oscar-Winning Night: “Like That, Salma Hayek Killed My Hard-On.”
“Salma Hayek walked up to me — who I was super in love with because of From Dusk Till Dawn with George Clooney — and said the craziest shit: ‘You know your brothers and sisters are dying over in Africa because of all this jewelry you’re wearing.'” By DJ Paul, as told to Seth Abramovitch
[The Hollywood Reporter]
Inside Fugees’ The Score, 20 Years Later, With Its Collaborators.
Diamond D, Salaam Remi, Rah Digga, Joe Nicolo & Roberta Flack talk about the breakthrough LP. By Kathy Iandoli
OutKast Evolved With ATLiens And Forced Hip-Hop To Do The Same.
Andre 3000 and Big Boi “did what important artists do when given the chance—they rejected complacency. More specifically they looked upward and inward, contemplated the cosmos and themselves, and re-entered the earth’s atmosphere as ATLiens.” By Chairman Mao
The R&B and boogie pioneer tells his remarkable story, from joining funk band B.T. Express at the age of 15 to penning hits for George Benson, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Whitney Houston, and many more.
[Red Bull Music Academy]
Profile In Style: Questlove.
Slide show showing afro picks, the Lazy Susans he designed, personal photos, and more.
[New York Times]
How Z-Trip & DJ P Accidentally Sparked The Mashup Revolution.
“We thought people were going to fucking hate Uneasy Listening.” By Katie Bain
Tweet Chirps Back On Charlene.
Refocusing on her God-given gifts, Charlene ‘Tweet’ Keys returns with a new studio album. By Michael A. Gonzales,
Originally from egotripland.com: (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 2.26.16