Hip Hop stamps that might save the post office…

Via Mic

Finally, some good news for the cross-section of hip-hop and USPS fans: the post office is commemorating the genre with a new line of Forever stamps. The Postal Service has teamed up with the Bronx’s Universal Hip-Hop Museum to release a pane of 20 stamps that “features four elements of hip-hop: MCing (rapping), b-boying (break dancing), DJing and graffiti art.”

There’s always reason to be skeptical of snazzy branding moves, especially in the wake of calls for change much more significant than branding. But also: it’s the post office! The USPS is having a tough time of it right now and more or less fighting for its life, so they’re allowed to be corny. We don’t want to imagine a world without the post office, and independent artists in hip-hop and all other genres would suffer immensely if the government allows it to die. Nothing wrong with some cringe in service of the greater good.

June ‘SummerTime Vibes Vol 2’ Mixtape(2020)

As i continue on with the Summer Vibes series, this one features a whole lotta electro old school music. Also, in order to grow this site and bring you exclusives, B sides, underground,etc. i need your support. So starting next month i’m gonna be posting my mixes for my subscribers($5 a month) and anyone who buys my custom design USB($10) with my mixtape on it and a tracklist of the records. Consider this mix a taste of what you’ll be getting once you subscribe or buy. Hope you enjoy and Happy Father’s Day to all the real ones…

https://soundcloud.com/dj-blendz-4/june-summertime-vibes-vol-2-mix2020/s-TmiydzA7Sh9

george kranz – din daa daa
debbie deb – lookout weekend
debbie deb – when i hear music
lil suzy – take me in your arms
gina dee – limelight
yazoo – don’t go
planet patrol – play at your own risk
twilight 22 – siberian nights
afrika bambatta – planet rock(inst. & vocal)
hashim – al naafyish
info society – running
carrie lucas – summer in the streets
afrika bambatta – breakers
yazoo – situation
freeze – aeiou
ollie & jerry – no stoppin’ us
newcleus – jam on it
renee & angela – tears of a broken heart
sweet sensation – hooked on you
c bank – one more shot
k-ci & jojo – all my life(rmx)