Happy Mondays, Step On
Ice Cube, You Know How We Do It, 1994
The white frame is a nice touch.
Shyheim, Shaolin Style, 1996
The accompanying book to the landmark exhibition at the Corcoran delves even further into culture in the Nation’s Capital with over 1000 images contained in 320 pages. Roger Gastman is a king of compilation.
Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the theatrical debut of Wild Style. If you haven’t done so yet, check out the special edition of Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree retelling the story of the cult classic.
Ghostface Killah, Cobra Clutch, 1998
P.A.P.I. (aka N.O.R.E) – Built Pyramids (Feat. Large Professor)
We are pleased to present our 167th installment of Sound Advice featuring Adam Mansbach. Adam is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter living and working in Berkeley, California. His latest novel, Rage Is Back, is out now.
Sound Advice 167
01. Earth by Joe Henderson ft. Alice Coltrane
02. Another Country by Demon Fuzz
03. Tensity by Cannonball Adderley
04. Camel Walk by Sabu Martinez
05. Manteca by Dizzy Gillespie
06. Free Angela by Bayete Todd Cochran
07. Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth by 24 Karat Black
08. Singing a Song For My Mother by Bohannon
09. Your Mama Wants Ya Back by Betty Davis
10. Hit or Miss by Odetta
11. Take Yo’ Praise by Camille Yarborough
12. And That’s Saying A Lot by Christine McVeigh
13. Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter by Nina Simone
14. Popcorn by The Upsetters
15. Soul Drums by Pretty Purdie
16. NT by Kool & The Gang
17. Best Kept Secret by Diamond D and the Psychotic Neurotics
18. Time’s Up by O.C.
19. Broken Language by Smoothe da Hustler
20. Broken Language Pt. II by Trigga tha Gambler
21. Headz Ain’t Redee by Boot Camp Clik
22. Scalp Dem by Super Cat ft. Method Man
23. Suicide Murder by Bounty Killa & Jeru
24. Big Beat Bam Bam (Stretch Armstrong remix) by Sister Nancy
25. Sensi, Cheeba by Burro Banton
Guns N’ Roses, Paradise City
Das Efx ft. Mobb Depp, Microphone Master, 1995
Music by Carpenter Brut, a video tribute to Lucio Fulci and legwarmers.
Iron Maiden, The Number Of The Beast
Rampage ft. Busta Rhymes, Wild for the Night, 1997
A video with a concept.
A Tooth For An Eye’ deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership. Who are the people we trust as our leaders and why? What do we have to learn from those we consider inferior? In a sport setting where one would traditionally consider a group of men as powerful and in charge, an unexpected leader emerges. A child enters and allows the men to let go of their hierarchies, machismo and fear of intimacy, as they follow her into a dance. Their lack of expertise and vulnerability shines through as they perform the choreography. Amateurs and skilled dancers alike express joy and a sense of freedom; There is no prestige in their performance. The child is powerful, tough and sweet all at once, roaring “I’m telling you stories, trust me”. There is no shame in her girliness, rather she possesses knowledge that the men lost a long time ago.
Directed Roxy Farhat & Kakan Hermansson
by Jay Babcock
“When I first joined Black Flag, I thought I was ready,” Henry Rollins told Mojo recently. “Greg Ginn taught me otherwise.”