Reading Material Friday: Dilla's F*ck the Police, It Takes a Nation, Portishead's 'Dummy' at 20, Can Ox, and more...
Hiphopsite.com (now defunct) founder, DJ Pizzo has taken his writing talents to Medium.com and has published some articles I think you all will enjoy. Save them for your Sunday morning coffee or read them to help you get to the weekend. Either way, a little reading never hurt the hip hopper's soul.
It Took a Nation: The Greatest Rap Album Gets Its Due - Chuck D discusses Public Enemy's masterpiece.
The Music of Pulp Fiction: How Tarantino's Curated Classic Changed the Way We Listen to Movies
Portishead's "Dummy" at 20
Hoping For A Better Tomorrow: How Wu-Tang Got It Wrong and Ghost Got It Right
How El-P and Cannibal Ox Crafted a Cult Classic
When J Dilla Said, "Fuck the Police"
I still haven't seen the movie and probably won't until it hits the DVD/Pay-per-view circuit, but I hear mostly good things. My personal ranking of NWA efforts would have to be: Eazy-Duz-it, Niggaz4Life, and then Straight Outta Compton. All are classics, but that is my personal preference. You can check DJ Big Texas' other original mixes of NWA albums HERE.
Very candid interview with Free The Robots that includes several views of his home studio. Clement & Co. also did what I consider to be a highly recommended interview of Kutmah. Unfortunately, the embedded option is disabled so you'll have to go HERE to see the interview.
Another gem from BeatPete.
- Intro / Madlib
- The Last Poets
- Piero Umiliani
- L.A. Carnival
- MF Doom
- DJ Spinna
- Polyrhythm Addicts
- Bored Stiff
- Bored Stiff
- J. Dilla
- House Shoes
- Madvillain / Madlib RMX
- Bugseed & Ill Sugi
- Kid Sundance & Dudley Perkins
- Danny Watts
- Wun Two
VINYL SESSION - PART # 59 on YouTube