Dear Ak, Editorial in The Source + Answer letter (1993-94)

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)




Graffiti… And The Editorial Continues : Editorial from URB (1995)

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.

Evolve : Pharoahe Monch editorial in The Source (1995)

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.

36 Chambers Of Death… Choose One : Wu-Tang in Rap Pages (1994)

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

Is Rap Dead ? : Ice T – Cop Killer Editorial in The Source (1992)

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

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