And last but certainly not least, legend in 2 games Matt Life and Mr. Chi Modu head to the Shaolin Isle to interview the Wu. I always loved this interview, and reading it again brings me back to just how exciting the emergence of this crew was.
From the January 1994 Source
8:02 am • 6 December 2013
Some excellent mouth cameos in here, if you know what’s-what. This article inspired the Good Dr. Brown to get his first pair of fronts (I have since took them out and lost them shits…).
From the January 94 Source.
7:48 am • 6 December 2013
If the music isn’t your cup of tea, the hustle of Kid Rock was super real and his story is VERY hip-hop for those of you perpetual adolescents who still care about that kind of shit. Another classic Grand Royal moment. Enjoy.
7:43 am • 6 December 2013
Professional guy who was around for lots of stuff and is probably not nearly as good at it as he thinks he is, Vincent Gallo, talks about Basquiat, being Prince Vince (lol), miniature donkeys, motorcycle racing,the film business, tons of shit, and mostly about himself, in an interview…with himself.
This shit is epically mean-spirited and funny and I have probably read it a thousand times. You should too (read, that is).
From Grand Royal #4
7:35 am • 6 December 2013
"…All you playa hatas, postpone your hatred man. And get you an E-40 motherfuckin’ cassette so you can feel the vibe. I can teach you some things. I’ve been through a lot of it."- Forty Fonzarelli
A genius of rap syllables and business in equal measure, my Uncle Earl drops the skrait fizzacts in the February 1995 issue of 4080 Magazine. You smell that?
7:24 am • 6 December 2013
The GZA claims the title of Dopest Rhyme of ‘93 in the January ‘94 issue of The Source. This was a year of many very good raps, perhaps the greatest ever, but I am not here to split hairs, just to post stupid shit on Teh Internets.
7:10 am • 6 December 2013
This might be the best thing I have ever posted upon this here Livejournal page. If you don’t love Peter Bagge then you’re probably a stupid fucking troglodyte. In issue 8 of the superb Village Noize zine, he provides knowledge, wisdom, and understanding about what it is like to be one of the greatest gunslingers of the underground comics scene and contemplates maybe starting a book called “Hate”, which sort of blows the mind of this here Tumblr posting guy, because I don’t know what my life would have been like without it!
7:52 pm • 21 November 2013
Elliot Smith, gone and much lamented, drops a ton of knowledge in the alternately brilliant and boring Tape Op Magazine (sometimes you get an article about tube amps and sometimes you get a genius sharing their recording process, this is certainly an example of the latter). From Issue #4. Read this and weep for a talented poet who left too soon.
7:46 pm • 21 November 2013
Json/Terror 161 gives a first hand account of being himself, with raw accompanying illustrations from one of my personal heroes, Chris Pape a/k/a Freedom of the eponymous tunnel. This is knowledge and words and luckily some pictures, although Lana Del Rey is in none of them. You must learn…
From Stress #7, courtesy of Director of Old Media Kel 5MH Presidente.
7:39 pm • 21 November 2013
The internet has this problem, you see, it tends to re-write history and important people get left out because they aren’t part of the right clique or they’re just generally living their lives off in the real world instead of lobbying for internet fame. So without further ado, read the words of a man who smashed the streets of the Bronx and beyond with his Hard Rocs crew, way harder than most of the same 10 writers I see getting reblogged over and over again, not to mention his partner Chad and the (Rhythm Blunt) Cru put out one of the most overlooked albums in the history of Def Jam Records.
From issue #4 of Crazy Kings magazine.
7:32 pm • 21 November 2013