“The Grammy’s dont care about rap people”…

DJ Blendz note: Robbie from Unkut gives his take on the Grammy (rap) mess… Via AM The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences doesn’t particularly care for rap music. They prefer country, jazz, rock and anything involving Will Smith, as a rule. When they do begrudgingly acknowledge hip-hop, it’s in a half-assed manner and usually isn’t…More

Scott La Rock (1987 Interview)

Via Scott: “‘My 9mm Goes Bang’ is based on KRS’s brother who got out of jail a couple of months back. His name is ICU and he heads a posse by the same name who hang out around Cyprus Avenue. ICU stands for Intelligent Criminals United — all the smart-thinking, rational thought criminals united as…More

A pioneer of rap music craves 9 to 5 stability…

Via NYT Lamar Hill began his first career on a central Harlem street corner, in the pre-MTV days of boomboxes and mix tapes. He and two pals, calling themselves Kool Moe Dee and Special K, recorded some of the earliest hip-hop records as the Treacherous Three. Wearing a T-shirt with an iron-on decal bearing his preferred name, L.…More