Stream “Mighty O” by the Outkast: Real, Win. The first single from Idlewild features Andre 3000 and Big Boi rhyming together on the same track for the first time, apparently, since 2000. What do you think? Also: Idlewild Blues.
“Figaro (Stones Throw 101 Remix)” by Madvillain. Produced by Madlib, from the Stones Throw 101 Mix CD/DVD. Via.
How Copyright Law Changed Hip Hop – Interview with Chuck D & Hank Shocklee of Public Enemy. Via Techdirt.
ODB may have made it to center stage at the CMJ Music Marathon, but someone should have bothered to tell him. Ryan S. Henriquez just wants a t-shirt.
The Sunday New York Times for November 3 ran a front-page story—below the fold, but still on the front page—on rap music that was undoubtedly assigned as a result of the murder of Jam Master Jay the preceding week. What is striking about the story is that the first person quoted is Bert Padell, “an … Continue reading For What It’s Worth
No matter what the genre, late-night music advertising usually offers you the same product: A compilation of over-licensed tunes packaged with artwork emulating the wares of a Soviet street vendor. Whether it’s Monster Booty, Zamfir, or the infamous Freedom Rock, what you undoubtedly end up with is never as great as it sounded before you … Continue reading I BREAK FOR MONSTERS OF RAP