March 30, 2009
Shame on Kierna for thinking the beat on “I Luh Her” was so-so. Editorial from the Source attacking Akinyele in december 1993, and the answer from the artist two months later. A few years later Ak shared his feelings about that journalist on the long-shelved Break A Bitch Neck.
Akinyele : I Luh Her (DivShare)
Akinyele & Kool G. Rap : Break A Bitch Neck (DivShare)
September 17, 2007
Dave Tompkins reviews are always great, but they’re nothing compare to other less formated pieces like this editorial on graffiti, from URB, october 1995.
Rammellzee & Shockdell : Live At The Amphitheatre (DivShare)
Rammellzee & Shockdell : Live At The Amphitheatre (Mass Mirror)
Rammellzee & Shockdell : Live At The Amphitheatre (Yousendit)
Categories : editorial, Live, Dave Tompkins.
July 21, 2007
Editorial written by rappers’ rapper Pharoahe Monch for The Source in may 1995. As far as I know he never used the lyrics that mysteriously appeared in his rhyme book, if they did, I’d really like to hear the song. And you should know how much I love this Simply II Positive demo, so that’s where the MP3 of the day comes from.
Simply II Positive : International Arrival (demo) (Divshare)
Categories : Queens, Demo, Editorial.
May 24, 2007
Early feature on Wu-Tang Clan from Rap Pages written by Cheo H. Coker with the controversial illustrations by Elika. This created a brawl between the writer and Masta Killa, as exposed later in a Source editorial (see below). This created a strange situation in hip-hop where many artists from Keith Murray to Chuck D justify the beating down of journalists.
Wu-Tang Clan : Bring The Ruckus (demo) (DivShare)
Wu-Tang Clan : Bring The Ruckus (demo) (zShare)
Category Feature, Wu-Tang, Editorial, Demo, Cheo H. Coker
December 17, 2006
The infamous Source editorial of december 1992 where Reginald C. Dennis blame Ice T for dropping Cop Killer from Body Count album. This was the first article that spark the beef between The Source and Ice T which culminated with Ice T’s last great song, It’s On.
Next to it is the explanation of what happened before that they printed in the year recap, published in january 93.
Ice T : It’s On