Last night we gathered to celebrate the going out from Egypt and also the song “Booty Scoot.” As it is written.
Noz’s incredible Murder Dog piece also made me aware of this song by a Bay Area group I’d never heard before.
I assume it’s from when Pac was in jail, but I note they got Shock G to be in the video.
I interviewed Murder Dog magazine founder Black Dog Bone over at RBMA. He is a rare legend whose life and legacy goes much deeper than gangsta rap publishing, touching on revolution in Sri Lanka, punk in Iowa, pet shops in Dubai and more.
This is such a great fucking interview. I couldn’t pick a quote to put here because there were too many gems.
Even if rap’s not your thing, you should read it. Look, if a still-kinda-anonymous guy from a Sri Lankan shaman family who lived in Dubai and Holland before being in a punk band in Iowa and then starting a groundbreaking rap music magazine in the Bay Area by himself doesn’t interest you, maybe some of the amazing things he actually says will.
Vincenzo Piccini is the only clothed mummy in the Chiesa Dei Morti of the Confraternity of Buona Morte in Urbania, Italy. He is dressed in the robes of the religious order he was a member of and he wears the silver badge of Death.
Pretty sure he fought Gorenger.
Pretty glad this Bullseye episode introduced me to the groundbreaking Louis Jordan.
Also, I always like it when someone goes at certain uncomfortable bits of rock n roll racial politics.
I wonder how much you’d need to spend to buy one of these jackets now.
John Harris, The Zig-Zag
I love ’80s sci-fi art!
25 year old Chen Yen-hui recreates makeup looks from the Tang dynasty
click here for more Tang dynasty eyebrows!
Tang fashion was the fanciest. (Is it just me or does it have a lot in common with much later Korean/Japanese styles? Especially Korean — those necklines!)
Good Lord, these recently found — in a shoebox! — photos from Kansas City’s 1960s drag scene are amazing. There are many more, as well as an interview with the guy who found them.
Found via The Paris Review.
- Founding of Rome
- Roman Republic, Republic 2
- Roman Senate
- Great Roman Civil War
- Transition between Republic and Empire
- Pax Romana
- The Empire
- 5 Good Emperors
- 10 Worst Emperors
- Division of Roman Empire
- Fall of the Roman Empire
- Aftermath in Western Europe
- Byzantine Empire
- Architecture, architecture 2
- Army, army 2
- Colosseum, Colosseum seating
- Education, education 2
- Food, food 2
- Lifestyle, lifestyle 2
- Religion, religion 2
- Roman roads
- Twelve Tables of Law
Around the Empire
A useful resource.
I’ve never really read/heard a great interview with E-40 before this one. I wonder if having another artist (Ali Shaheed Muhammad) in the conversation helped loosen him up a bit.
Nearly half of it is 40 explaining the specifics of the record industry, which, unsurprisingly, he knows really, really well.
Sent to me by Mr. Sam Rubenfeld.
Teenage Big Boi rapping in 1993 about how you shouldn’t do drugs and have babies in high school. Whoa.
(via Ego Trip)