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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

The Scarface interview for Hardnock tv was interesting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4x7bhUR_H8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bUpeKyy-CE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si-Qn0FG2dQ

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Thursday, 13 June 2013 20:54 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

def the pinnacle of that interview

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Thursday, 13 June 2013 21:14 (six years ago) link

bookmarking this thread

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

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 (six years ago) link

corny but cool

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

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 (six years ago) link

"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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

Yeah

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

Monie's accent is so weird! great story tho

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

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

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

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXIl1O2o1lA

drunk nas

dylannn, Thursday, 20 June 2013 07:35 (six years ago) link

man that Nas was hard to watch

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

"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 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

nice

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

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 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

in honor of the jay-z poll, the making of reasonable doubt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHl43CnfcJI

Pope Cuddlestein (symsymsym), Tuesday, 6 August 2013 07:45 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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

some dude, Saturday, 10 August 2013 23:39 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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

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

lol thought you would appreciate that

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

the making of come clean jeru thing was amazing

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

Yeah love that one.

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

love bill adler's opening on the yo mtv doc

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

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

i think of stussy as skateboardery from that era

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

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

yeah no

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

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 (six years ago) link

Wish we had one in DC

curmudgeon, Saturday, 18 October 2014 23:17 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

this is a good watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08rPLhdBpQI

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

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

crazy that they did 19,000 covers

ILoveMeconium (President Keyes), Wednesday, 12 November 2014 17:18 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLVGrZGSFXg

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

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 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

good read

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

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F4fQy0Rc6Q

Better Pau Gasol (Spottie), Tuesday, 5 April 2016 21:30 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

yeah got that in the queue

Better Pau Gasol (Spottie), Tuesday, 5 April 2016 22:10 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

no

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 22:42 (three years ago) link

watched most of it. was fine.

Better Pau Gasol (Spottie), Tuesday, 5 April 2016 23:00 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYwDrhSNn3Y

dylannn, Thursday, 28 July 2016 09:58 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

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 (three years ago) link

wrong thread? wrong thread

Spottie, Monday, 17 October 2016 19:02 (three years ago) link

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

curmudgeon, Monday, 17 October 2016 19:22 (three years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

cool

johnny crunch, Thursday, 13 April 2017 14:47 (two years ago) link

good piece well done whiney

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 April 2017 17:09 (two years ago) link

thx man :)

SSN Lucci (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 13 April 2017 18:06 (two years ago) link

loved it

(±\ PLO;;;;;;; Style (sic), Thursday, 13 April 2017 23:31 (two years ago) link

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

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 years ago) link

Sweet!

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 24 May 2017 16:24 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Netflix Stretch & Bobbito doc is great fyi

Οὖτις, Monday, 12 June 2017 17:58 (two years ago) link

I assume you are all listening to the podcast Mogul: the Life and Death of Chris Lighty

President Keyes, Friday, 23 June 2017 16:58 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

Another one from me: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/salt-n-pepa-our-life-in-15-songs-w500728

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 17:56 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

Man, really sad about Combat Jack. I'd listened to him a little bit before, but really enjoyed his podcast about Chris Lighty this year and was starting to go back through his radio shows. Seemed like a really great dude.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 17:27 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

this has a lot of good nuggets. what a life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqKCqmD213M

fgti spinner (Spottie), Thursday, 1 February 2018 23:46 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

the interviewer/narrator dude in Netflix's Hip Hop Evolution is a total clown but there's some good clips/bits from various folks in there. The south and Bay Area ones were v good. The more recent one about the "underground" was... odd. I really never thought Freestyle Fellowship was that big a deal?

Οὖτις, Friday, 27 September 2019 22:51 (one month ago) link

flow innovators
kinda awkward to go straight from a Puff/Jiffy era hagiography to "ok now here's a whole episode about ppl who hated that shit" lol

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 27 September 2019 22:57 (one month ago) link

I like the series ok but it focuses almost exclusively on MCs & lyrics. Has he even mentioned the concept of sampling?? I can only remember producers showing up on screen to talk about MCs.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 27 September 2019 22:59 (one month ago) link

that hadn't occurred to me but that's an interesting point. You'd think that would have come up re: like, PE/Bomb Squad or Organized Noize (or even Puffy lol)

Οὖτις, Friday, 27 September 2019 23:03 (one month ago) link

Yeah exactly. I think narrator dude said in initial episode he was a (failed) MC so I get that would be the lens he primarily views the genre thru but cmon now.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 27 September 2019 23:11 (one month ago) link

I feel like there's a clear from Freestyle Fellowship to Kendrick

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 27 September 2019 23:44 (one month ago) link

Btw Season 2 of the Mogol podcast is running now, this time about Luther Campbell

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Sunday, 29 September 2019 15:19 (one month ago) link

It's really good so far

change display name (Jordan), Sunday, 29 September 2019 15:27 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

lol is that just where Big Boi does interviews now? For the Netflix Hip Hop Evolution segment on Outkast he was in the same seat/backdrop

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 17:54 (two weeks ago) link

prob his studio?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 18:34 (two weeks ago) link

I assume so

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 18:35 (two weeks ago) link


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