If you were around and like reading and stuff, you know that the brief reign of Grand Royal was pretty unfadeable. More great articles in every one of the issues than you’d find in five years of other mags. Not even gonna get around to the trio of amazing drummer articles in Issue No. 6 tonight (maybe next week or Tuesday and shit) but here’s Busta Rhymes interviewing Dolemite. “What’s fucking with that?” you may ask…not a whole hell of a lot really.
8:23 pm • 24 August 2014
It’s pretty much irrefutable that Guns N’ Roses was the last truly great hard rock band. The September 30th,1988 issue of Circus captures them at their height before personnel changes, ill-considered grand piano solos, and that guy who wears a KFC bucket on his head. Enjoy.
7:46 pm • 24 August 2014
IT’S ME BITCHES! I’VE BEEN AROUND THE WORLD LIKE LISA STANSFIELD BUT I AM BACK WITH MORE SCANS FOR YOU TO RIP OFF AND RE-POST.
7:24 pm • 24 August 2014
So I found this in a Northern Soul magazine called Soul Survivor. Interviewer “Daddy Cool” caught the Minister of The New Heavy Heavy Funk in an especially lucid moment (must have left the Sherm Stick at the hotel) and many giant boulders of knowledge are dropped, in the third person of course. I am sure this will get like 1/100th of the reblogs as the picture of E40 showering in gold coins directly below, but hey interwebs, do you.
8:46 pm • 24 July 2014
The best verse on the best rap album of all time. Yeah I said it and I meant it and it’s just like, my opinion, man.
From the September 1995 issue of the Source
7:55 pm • 24 July 2014
There was a time when the international consumption of the rap hops was a rarity and cause for confusion rather than just a fact of life. Mad isms such as cultural imperialism and relativism are implicated here, word to Channel Live and of course as with many troubling topics, the blame is basically assigned to Hammer. Enjoy all these free words.
5:17 pm • 15 July 2014
There’s so much I’m tempted to write here about how goddamn slept on and misunderstood NBN is but y’all are just going to reblog shit for cool pictures and the ten of you that actually read the article will comprehend that the trio from E.O. were large on the radio, respected in the streets, and way ahead of their peers as entrepreneurs. Also Kaygee was a fucking genius.
5:02 pm • 15 July 2014
"Pita man" is one of the better misquotes of the pre-CrapGenius age. Maybe Big Mike worked at Mamouns and I’m just the last to know.
4:37 pm • 15 July 2014
No disrespect to NWA but the “world’s most dangerous group” was definitely the Cro-Mags (or maybe MobStyle but shit that’s for a different day). I found this interview with Harley in issue 3 of Razor’s Edge, a Krishna Core zine from Brooklyn, circa 1989, right around when “Best Wishes” came out. Dude is definitely mostly on some dogmatic Krishna tip and sounding a little brainwashed, but I haven’t seen too many interviews with members of the band and figured it was worth posting.
Also everyone in the world should read this:
9:48 pm • 10 July 2014