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
If you want to buy some great art, hear some great music, or just step to the Gawd check this out. - Dr. Brown Celray, 5MH, PHD (playa hating degree).
4:36 pm • 11 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
Creem Magazine’s May 86 issue finds some guy really up and arms over the emergence of the Jesus & Mary Chain… I dunno, I cant call it, perhaps the righteous indignation was somehow warranted or the Reid brothers were just buttholes. All I know is that “Psychocandy” was the soundtrack to many junkie dreams for me once upon a time and continues to fuck my head up long after I stopped getting fucked up. To each his own methinks.
10:15 pm • 5 July 2014
Should’ve been 5 Mics to me…
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10:08 pm • 5 July 2014