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A 7-year-old’s drawings of classic rap albums

Via the fantastic So Bad So Good blog comes word of the talented lad Yung Lenox, who at age 7 is filling his Instagram account with his own re-creations of classic hip hop album art, with some punk and metal in the mix as well. Now, I’ve never known a kid who didn’t love to draw, but this kid shows some promise a bit beyond his years. He’s also admirably prolific, and enterprising to boot—he has an online store where he’s selling prints of his work. There’s little else I could add but to question whether he’s even allowed to listen to any of these, but since that does little to illuminate the actual work, let’s just have a look at the images.

Raekwon, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

Ice Cube, Amerikkkas Most Wanted

Dr. Octagon, Dr Octagonecologyst

2Pac, All Eyez on Me

A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory

Slayer, Live: Decade of Aggression

Minor Threat, Minor Threat

2 Live Crew, As Nasty As They Wanna Be

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A Tribe Called Wu: ATCQ vs. Wu-Tang Clan tribute mix
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A Tribe Called Quest
Wu-Tang Clan

Here’s a delightful 30-minute mix to help your Thursday move a lil’ faster at work: ATCQ vs. Wu-Tang Clan tribute mix by DJ Charlie White.

Via High Definite

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‘Beats Rhymes & Life’ a film about A Tribe Called Quest

This looks great - a documentary about one of the greatest hip-hop bands of all time, featuring interviews with all the key players and some of the biggest names in the rap game. It also looks like it gets pretty hairy as the animosity between Q-Tip and Phife Dawg spills out onto the screen. The film is directed by the actor Michael Rapaport and has been opening in selected theatres around the US over the last couple of weeks - for more information on exactly when and where it is playing check out the Beats Rhymes & Life website. Here’s the trailer:

After the jump, some classic clips of ATCQ live on TV from the 90s, including “Oh My God” on Late Night, “1nce Again” live on Conan O’Brien, “Can I Kick It?” from MTV Unplugged and “Scenario” live with Busta Rhymes…

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Glen E. Friedman Interview at the opening of FUCK YOU ALL

Photo Credit: Glen E. Friedman
Photo Credit: Glen E. Friedman
Photo Credit: Glen E. Friedman
Here’s a really wonderful interview with one of my favorite photographers and artists, Glen E. Friedman. Do yourself a favor and watch the video. From State Magazine:

It was then that I found that the most beautiful, gripping color photographs were taken by just a single photographer, a very young teenager, by the name of Glen E. Friedman. Glen would go on to take these skills he learnt as a kid and apply them to his other great love in life, music. What you’re about to hear is an interview I did with Glen, who describes for you, some of his favourite shots from the last four decades. It’s a journey which has taken Glen from the mosh-pits of American punk-rock with bands like Black Flag and Fugazi to the suburban streets with hip-hop where Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, LL Cool J, A Tribe Called Quest and Ice-T all became subjects in front of Glen’s lens. So, less talk, more action; press play. After all, they say a picture is worth a thousand…well, you know…

Interview with Glen E. Friedman in pictures & audio

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