NPR has a full cast recording of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. It’s a fantastic hip hop musical of the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. You’d never have known you needed this in your life. But you do. So listen.
This is a fascinating story in the Guardian about a mysterious (and fictitious) soul singer named Mingering Mike. Jon Ronson (a talented author who wrote the Psychopath Test) details his quest to meet and talk to the creator of Mingering Mike, and his journey to having his albums wind up in a museum. Hadar was […]
Spotted this over at Okayplayer: apparently Baz Luhrmann is bringing to Netflix a mini-series about the birth of hip hop in the Bronx (as well as punk and disco elsewhere in NYC) in the late 1970s. Check out the clip below, as well as this short synopsis from The Hollywood Reporter. Looks dope! The Get […]
For at least a year now the magazine Mass Appeal has been producing a Youtube series called Rhythm Roulette. The premise is simple: a producer has to make a beat from three records he picks at random. Some sessions aren’t great – there’s a reason why a lot of records are never sampled – but […]
This Mural is one of the most beautiful pieces of street art that I’ve ever seen. What is the idea behind this piece? What does it represent? The idea was to step out of our comfort zone and show the public what graffiti artists can be capable of. There is an amazing amount of quality […]
The above photo is from an excellent collection called “Famous People Hanging Out With Their Vinyl“, courtesy of Dangerous Minds.
Trane lookin’ serene in Queens, in 1963. And, to get your weekend started on the right note, some jazzy beats based on one of the legendary saxophonist’s more laid back tracks: 09 Tribute to John Coltrane by Tek Nalo G Photo props: theimpossiblecool
Jay-Z, in an interview about his new book, Decoded, says rap music should be considered poetry.
At a recent Justice Department event, Attorney General Eric Holder jokingly demanded that David Simon and Ed Burns produce a new season of The Wire. Simon’s response? The Attorney-General’s kind remarks are noted and appreciated … I’ve spoken to Ed Burns and we are prepared to go to work on season six of The Wire if the Department of […]
The official trailer for “Beats, Rhymes & Life”, Michael Rapaport’s documentary of A Tribe Called Quest, has just been released! The movie’s official poster and release dates have also been unveiled. I seriously cannot articulate how pumped I am for this film. h/t: TheRapUp and Nah Right