Hip Hop Stories, Videos, Interviews of Note

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should i start a "hip hop news/stories" thread ?
i like this piece
http://www.okayplayer.com/news/pete-rock-c-l-smooth-talk-troy-complex-video.html
― i didn't even give much of a fuck that you were mod (forksclovetofu), Thursday, June 13, 2013 8:22 PM

Might be good for another thread. Either way keep linking cos that's a great video.
You/others may be interested in this kinda long Kurupt interview
http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/interviews/id.2120/title.kurupt-opens-up-about-foxy-brown-relationship-reconciling-with-dmx
― Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Thursday, June 13, 2013 8:30 PM

i didn't even give much of a fuck that you were mod (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 13 June 2013 20:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Nice.

The True Hip-Hop stories series was pretty cool

Masta Ace on 'The Symphony'
http://vimeo.com/channels/dnicetv/2495934

Bucksot on 'How Many Emcees'
http://vimeo.com/channels/dnicetv/3167702

Monie Love on 'Monie in the Middle'
http://vimeo.com/channels/dnicetv/2976388 (her Big Daddy Kane story is pretty great)

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Thursday, 13 June 2013 20:43 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah, i like that monie piece!

i didn't even give much of a fuck that you were mod (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 13 June 2013 20:44 (three years ago) Permalink

The Scarface interview for Hardnock tv was interesting


Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Thursday, 13 June 2013 20:54 (three years ago) Permalink

love face
"hip hop is like a DRIVE THRU now...fruity loops... ugh"

i didn't even give much of a fuck that you were mod (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 13 June 2013 21:02 (three years ago) Permalink

She’s a good person most of the times. She can go crazy. She’ll pop you, and you don’t know why. That’s one of the things I loved about her, though. I never had a girl fight over me. Inga tried to beat up on my fans. [Laughs.] Girls be like, “Hey Kurupt. I love you!” [And she’d say], “Woah, woah, woah. Do you know who this man is? That’s my husband.”

That used to excite me so much! I would say, “She is such a rider. I can’t even leave her. I never had a girl like this before. She really likes me.” She would just take off like [makes popping sound.] I’ll be like, “You can’t just beat the fans, Inga. What is wrong with you?” I was lit up, like, “Damn, I really like her.” This is the shit. Wow.

“C’mon Inga. Let’s get the fuck up outta here. What’s wrong with you? Beating up the fans. What’s going on? I love you so much.” [Laughs.] She was vicious. We did the boat cruise in Puerto Rico, and they were telling me stories and they said, “Foxy did one of these.” I said, “How long before she got kicked off?” I just knew it. He said, “Shit. Like two days.” Went to the nail lady and the nail lady said, “Wait, I got clients. I can’t do you.” Inga beat her up. Jesus Christ! They kicked her off the boat cruise as soon as they got to shore. I knew it.

r|t|c, Thursday, 13 June 2013 21:04 (three years ago) Permalink

def the pinnacle of that interview

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Thursday, 13 June 2013 21:14 (three years ago) Permalink

bookmarking this thread

Bathory Tub Blues (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 13 June 2013 21:58 (three years ago) Permalink

been listening to a bunch of Scarface the last week or two actually, great timing with posting those interviews

Bathory Tub Blues (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 13 June 2013 22:06 (three years ago) Permalink

this is kinda cool

i didn't even give much of a fuck that you were mod (forksclovetofu), Friday, 14 June 2013 05:13 (three years ago) Permalink

corny but cool

i didn't even give much of a fuck that you were mod (forksclovetofu), Friday, 14 June 2013 05:14 (three years ago) Permalink

Ha, it's good/corny. How badass would that be if Gza came into your science class in high school?

Shock G Mo Collier (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Friday, 14 June 2013 15:06 (three years ago) Permalink

"remember that mother nature screaming that anybody can get it" is kind of a dope lyric

i didn't even give much of a fuck that you were mod (forksclovetofu), Friday, 14 June 2013 15:28 (three years ago) Permalink

The True Hip-Hop stories series was pretty cool

lol this is THE D-Nice, right?

Bathory Tub Blues (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 14 June 2013 20:29 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah

Shock G Mo Collier (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Friday, 14 June 2013 20:30 (three years ago) Permalink

Monie's accent is so weird! great story tho

Bathory Tub Blues (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 14 June 2013 20:35 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah I was trying to figure out what that accent was.

Shock G Mo Collier (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Friday, 14 June 2013 21:10 (three years ago) Permalink

seemed like when she mentioned being big in England her accent immediately got way more British

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 June 2013 23:04 (three years ago) Permalink

totally gonna rebrand my moves as "player proof" instead of "wussy ass"

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 June 2013 23:05 (three years ago) Permalink

i didn't even give much of a fuck that you were mod (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 17:56 (three years ago) Permalink

drunk nas

dylannn, Thursday, 20 June 2013 07:35 (three years ago) Permalink

man that Nas was hard to watch

Shock G Mo Collier (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:43 (three years ago) Permalink

"life is goooooood," dips head, seems unable to hold it above a crooked nod
peter (or paul) rosenberg continues asking him earnest questions about the first time he met serch

dylannn, Saturday, 22 June 2013 23:37 (three years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

nice

how bad could it be to be stuck to the couch, forever... (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 17 July 2013 19:14 (three years ago) Permalink

tried searching for this thread using misremembered keywords a while ago to say thanks for the scarface interview, spottie. really enjoyed.

szarkasm (schlump), Wednesday, 17 July 2013 19:18 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

in honor of the jay-z poll, the making of reasonable doubt:

Pope Cuddlestein (symsymsym), Tuesday, 6 August 2013 07:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Joeski Love on "Pee-Wee's Dance" (directed by D-Nice!), the part where he's talking about Soulja Boy and Ice-T is great

http://vimeo.com/2797317

we run zings, zings don't run we (The Reverend), Saturday, 10 August 2013 23:19 (three years ago) Permalink

man that's awesome. i always bug out when that song comes on.

some dude, Saturday, 10 August 2013 23:39 (three years ago) Permalink

blinded by aggro (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 02:51 (three years ago) Permalink

my favorite Red Bull Music Academy lecture is Egyptian Lover's:

http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/lectures/egyptian-lover

I tweeted too much and I am in jail. (crüt), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Documentary on Yo MTV raps
http://vimeo.com/71934383
http://vimeo.com/71973078

Hooks on Phoenix worked for me (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 21:49 (three years ago) Permalink

OMG @ shock G's Dr. Strange grey streaks!!!!

OH MY GOD HE'S GOOGLY (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 22:01 (three years ago) Permalink

lol thought you would appreciate that

Hooks on Phoenix worked for me (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 22:22 (three years ago) Permalink

the making of come clean jeru thing was amazing

usic for 18 magicians (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 22:37 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah love that one.

Hooks on Phoenix worked for me (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 22:38 (three years ago) Permalink

love bill adler's opening on the yo mtv doc

blinded by aggro (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 15 August 2013 02:56 (three years ago) Permalink

why are all these clothing companies paying all this money to fund these documentaries that not a lot of people actually watch and don't have the same quality as actual TV?

brian uoeno (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 15 August 2013 03:31 (three years ago) Permalink

there's a whole music nerd niche content/????/profit thing going on with a lot of companies' online presence right now but i'm not necessarily mad at it. you saying 'same quality as actual TV' like visually it all looks crummy or it's not up to the theoretical bar of if MTV or Fuse was doing docs about this stuff?

some dude, Thursday, 15 August 2013 03:44 (three years ago) Permalink

VH1Docs are a lot more tightly edited and have access to a lot more music and archival footage, so yes

brian uoeno (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 15 August 2013 03:45 (three years ago) Permalink

presumably stussy is just paying a marketing "social media" company to create content and they okay'd this as it's evergreen, nerd chic and cheaper than creating a national ad campaign by a damn sight?

blinded by aggro (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 15 August 2013 03:54 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah probably about right. Stussy wasnt even a part of hip hop fashion during the Yo Raps days iirc? Was more of a surf/skate/rasta thing I remember anyway. I dont remember it aligning with hip hop fashion until DIlla was immortalized wearing a stussy shirt.

Hooks on Phoenix worked for me (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 15 August 2013 04:05 (three years ago) Permalink

i think of stussy as skateboardery from that era

blinded by aggro (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 15 August 2013 04:10 (three years ago) Permalink

I think in 5th-6th grade all I wore was stussy pants, gotcha jackets and jordan VI's

Hooks on Phoenix worked for me (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 15 August 2013 04:22 (three years ago) Permalink

this is kind of a dope shirt except for the huge ugly logo
http://www.stussy.com/us/de-la-soul-tee

gangstarr one is nice
tho http://www.stussy.com/us/gang-starr-tee?color_item=210

i ain't paying 36 bucks for a tshirt in any case

blinded by aggro (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 15 August 2013 04:29 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah no

Hooks on Phoenix worked for me (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 15 August 2013 04:30 (three years ago) Permalink

It's weird to think of wearing a shirt that has three separate brands converging

brian uoeno (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 15 August 2013 04:35 (three years ago) Permalink

it's wild how little respect rakim gets in those old articles; the emcee used to be an afterthought to the dj

I made a grave mistake with my balloon at the end (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 20:58 (three years ago) Permalink

Oral history of Rawkus

https://myspace.com/discover/trending/2014/04/16/the-oral-history-of-rawkus-records/

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:23 (three years ago) Permalink

Nice, gonna to dive into these (at some point)

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:59 (three years ago) Permalink

I listened to one of those NPR Microphone Check interview podcasts hosted by Ali Shaheed Muhammed and some other person and they basically let E-40 talk about contract details and publishing royalties for an hour.

I got the glares, the mutterings, the snarls (President Keyes), Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:11 (three years ago) Permalink

which was awesome

How dare you tarnish the reputation of Turturro's yodel (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:14 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah that was linked to in the e40 thread I think, one of the best things I've read this year
There wasn't an E-40 thread

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:23 (three years ago) Permalink

definitely gonna read that Rawkus one, thanks.

festival culture (Jordan), Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:30 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

ha those illustrations!

Spottie, Wednesday, 21 May 2014 15:36 (three years ago) Permalink

when the illustrations are bad enough that they get the writer punched

Look at this joke I've recognised, do you recognise it as well? (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 21 May 2014 15:38 (three years ago) Permalink

lmao at all of this

Spottie, Wednesday, 21 May 2014 15:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Man those ODB and Raekwon illustrations bear such little resemblance to the men in question.

intheblanks, Wednesday, 21 May 2014 15:44 (three years ago) Permalink

the follow up story is interesting as well:

These days we know Toure as a fairly ubiquitous talking head on tv. He is the host of Fuse’s “HipHop Shop” and “On the Record” and co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle.” Back in the Nineties, he wrote not only for The Voice, but for The Source, XXL, Rap Pages, Spin, Essence, and for the English magazine The Face.

Here Toure goes deep. in his opinion, The Wu-Tang, J.U.N.I.O.R. Mafia (a/k/a Biggie Smalls’s crew), and the Suge Knight’s Death Row clique each comprised a hiphop family. All of them were following in the wake of “the first true hiphop family,” Public Enemy, differing from PE’s model “only in character, not structure.” He calls this phenomenon Blockism.

Cheo had suggested something similar in his piece for Rap Pages. “The rules for survival” in the hardrock section of every sprawling metropolis – Staten Island’s Stapleton Projects, in the Wu-Tang’s case — “are quite simple: Never travel anywhere without a crew of brothers ready to fight alongside you like the group’s collective ass depended on it. And never, ever leave home without your sword, kid.”

Cheo then went on to quote Inspector Deck as follows: “We on some real family shit, and if you don’t have your family, you’re fucked, man.”

But here’s Toure:

These families conform to the classic matriarchal African American family structure except that here the matriarchs are men – which is also traditional, since in African American families, roles are always adaptable. That black men organized themselves into largely female families speaks to sexism…but also to a hunger to experience maleness.

Toure ends with a very sympathetic, even lyrical, appreciation of the hip-hop-crew-as-family, by way of explaining why RZA decided to keep the music business at arm’s length and to rely on his homies instead:

Blockism, then, is a more pragmatic nationalism and the hiphop family a comfort zone for strangers in a strange land. A mobile home to make your trip – through the industry, across the Atlantic, from the cradle to the grave – a little mo better.

Whether or not this theory strikes you as deeply insightful or wildly fanciful, it is not standard hip hop critical discourse. I emailed Toure recently wondering why it didn’t earn him a punch in the eye when it was first published.

“I heard, much later, that some folks wanted to beat me up for that. But they never did. Maybe they didn’t know where to find me,” he replied. “Also The Voice was not a prime concern for those folks and their friends. That same piece in The Source would’ve been war, but The Voice was largely invisible to them.”

Look at this joke I've recognised, do you recognise it as well? (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 21 May 2014 16:16 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine/bob-power-interview
I like the comparison of dilla to monk, that feels right.

Look at this joke I've recognised, do you recognise it as well? (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 13 July 2014 06:59 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
two months pass...

Probably the wrong thread, but Houston has a classic hip-hop station now. 92.1 - I heard Warren G, JJ Fad, Snoop, Too Short,

Zachary Taylor, Friday, 17 October 2014 23:58 (two years ago) Permalink

Wish we had one in DC

curmudgeon, Saturday, 18 October 2014 23:17 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

this is a good watch

look what you did, you lil durk (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 7 November 2014 21:13 (two years ago) Permalink

that was so good, wish it was longer!! ty for sharing

no but seriously im not a dick like that (Spottie), Saturday, 8 November 2014 06:46 (two years ago) Permalink

love that adobe sponsors that
would never have intuited that september 11 was the moment that stopped the gold rush

Steve 'n' Seagulls and Flock of Van Dammes (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 9 November 2014 17:54 (two years ago) Permalink

crazy that they did 19,000 covers

ILoveMeconium (President Keyes), Wednesday, 12 November 2014 17:18 (two years ago) Permalink

the price options look to explain that; you could get an $800 design job for your album cover.

Steve 'n' Seagulls and Flock of Van Dammes (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 12 November 2014 17:31 (two years ago) Permalink

So beautiful cow (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 20 November 2014 22:23 (two years ago) Permalink

interview with Wendy Day on helping Tupac when he was shot, getting No Limit and Cash Money deals, Freddie Foxx putting a gun to Birdman's head outside Hot 97, great interview

http://nahright.com/news/2014/11/20/a-conversation-with-wendy-day-pt-1/

i did it all for the 'nuki (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 16:26 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

good read

no but seriously im not a dick like that (Spottie), Thursday, 18 December 2014 07:26 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Better Pau Gasol (Spottie), Tuesday, 5 April 2016 21:30 (one year ago) Permalink

I've been on-and-off watching this Art of Organized Noize doc on Netflix over the past few days, it's allright - kinda sloppily made but everybody participates and some good anecdotes. Big Gipp is predictably entertaining.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 21:54 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah got that in the queue

Better Pau Gasol (Spottie), Tuesday, 5 April 2016 22:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Puffy's interview bits (idk why he's even in it tbh) are straight out of that Chappelle sketch about him. At one point an intern walks on camera and gives him a vial of some sort of clear liquid to drink and all I could think of was "the finest breastmilks"

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 22:37 (one year ago) Permalink

please someone test drive that pimp doc and tell me if a 30 minute complex video is worth sitting through

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 22:41 (one year ago) Permalink

no

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 22:42 (one year ago) Permalink

watched most of it. was fine.

Better Pau Gasol (Spottie), Tuesday, 5 April 2016 23:00 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Freeway talks about his kidney failure
http://www.okayplayer.com/news/okp-exclusive-freeway-on-kidney-failure-dialysis-free-will-album.html/2

ulysses, Friday, 29 April 2016 18:36 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

dylannn, Thursday, 28 July 2016 09:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Sunday, 16 October 2016 15:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/entertainment/golden-age-of-hip-hop/

Is this rap’s real golden age?

It’s long been the dominant style of American pop, but this year, the music’s sweep feels astonishing

By Chris Richards

curmudgeon, Monday, 17 October 2016 18:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

wrong thread? wrong thread

Spottie, Monday, 17 October 2016 19:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

Ok. Just stuck it on Industry Plant one...

curmudgeon, Monday, 17 October 2016 19:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Dear friends and fam,

I'm delighted to share the news that Cornell University has posted a significant batch of materials from the Adler Archive on their website. Largely comprising hip-hop-oriented newspaper and magazines articles spanning 1979 through 2013, the trove concentrates on the careers of LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Public Enemy, Salt-N-Pepa, Eric B. & Rakim and the roster of rappers who recorded for the Sugarhill and Enjoy Records labels.

Here's the link:
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/hiphop/adler.htm

Once there, click on "View the collection" and you're rolling.

It is a fine start to the digitizing of the whole collection, which encompasses over 1400 files on some 900 subjects:
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/EAD/htmldocs/RMM08092.html

Enjoy,
Bill Adler

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Thursday, 13 April 2017 03:49 (one month ago) Permalink

cool

johnny crunch, Thursday, 13 April 2017 14:47 (one month ago) Permalink

good piece well done whiney

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 April 2017 17:09 (one month ago) Permalink

thx man :)

SSN Lucci (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 13 April 2017 18:06 (one month ago) Permalink

loved it

(±\ PLO;;;;;;; Style (sic), Thursday, 13 April 2017 23:31 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify_in_residence/playlist/18c2td4Wd6sFuEU30csvDl

Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty
By Spotify Originals

Chris Lighty was a giant in hip-hop. He managed Foxy Brown, Fat Joe, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, 50 Cent—anyone who was anyone worked with Lighty. But in 2012 he was found dead at his home in the Bronx, a death that left the music world reeling.


2 parts, about an hour

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:38 (four weeks ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

looks good man; checking it out

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 16:22 (two days ago) Permalink

Sweet!

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 24 May 2017 16:24 (two days ago) Permalink


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