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GIL SCOTT-HERON: JUST PEOPLE TRYING TO MAKE IT

May 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Gil Scott-Heron passed away today. He was a poet, songwriter, orator and author sharing record labels if not actual records with American giants like Ron Carter, Bernard Purdie, Bruce Springsteen and Blackalicious. He celebrated the 39th anniversary of “Whitey On The Moon” during the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing. He spoke to Dan Collins in October 2009.

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HAPPY MONDAYS: SEE, WE’RE GROUND BREAKING!

September 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Happy Mondays were the actual 24 hour party people and legendarily—but perhaps not really, says drummer Gaz here—helped bankrupt Factory Records. They have been banned from Disneyland and the BBC and speak now despite mea culpas about being boring. This interview by Dan Collins.

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THEMSELVES: THAT SHIT GIVES ME A BONER

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Themselves is producer Jel and rapper Doseone, who detach themselves from the Anticon hive mind to release their own ultra-fractalized riffs on hip-hop and experimental music. Their newest CrownsDown is built on the same frame as Nas and Gang Starr and to fit alongside Doseone’s side gig teaching kids how to rap. This interview by Matt Dupree.

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ABSTRACT RUDE: IT’S ONLY AT THE PRECIPICE THAT WE CHANGE

May 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Abstract Rude is the independent Los Angeles hip-hop mainstay who co-founded Project Blowed and stood next to Aceyalone and Myka 9 in Haiku D’Etat—all currently touring together—and much more. His newest Rejuvenation (produced by Vitamin D) is out now on Rhymesayers and he is also working on RudeNation TV online. This interview by Chris Ziegler.

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