In conjunction with our very special June 2013 issue, Beastie Boys: A Visual History + Tribute to MCA, JUXTAPOZ brings you excerpts from some our interviews with Beastie album cover artists from Polly Wog Stew to Hot Sauce Committee Part Two! (Continued)
One of the best music videos to come across the tubes in a long time, just watch and enjoy. From the album Broadway, released on July 2, 2013. EP on iTunes http://goo.gl/JPhrE | MP3 http://goo.gl/An5DL
Shot & Directed by: Eric Coleman (Mochilla) Produced by: Shane Sakanoi & Azul Amaral
Robert Carranza is one of the world’s great audio producers and engineers, and has worked on albums by Ozomatli, The Mars Volta, Taj Mahal, and many more. In this video interview, Ryo1 of Ghetto Dojo sits down with Robert to learn more about his life, career, and his love for the late Manuel Rojas from El Tepeyac restaurant.
UGLARworks’ L.A. Stories Project is a mural series that tells true stories of life in Los Angeles. It’s a collaborative storytelling endeavor done in partnership with city residents: one that combines the power of people, art, technology, and the city. The premise is simple: citizens send us their stories, and we put them on walls as fusions of art and code. Each stands not simply as public art, but also as a digital literature installation made possible by QR codes.
In this episode, we celebrate legendary producer J Dilla, who has worked with The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson and A Tribe Called Quest. Then we join musician friends J. Rocc, DJ Spinna, Frank Nitt and Grap Luva in Detroit to open Dilla’s storage locker, never-before-seen to the public.
Crate Diggers profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections.
Video has emerged showing better days, before the feud that would eventually consume them both was active. Spotted by Jeff Weiss, who has a book on Tupac and Biggie coming out soon, and writes:
This is no mere idyll captured by Dream Hampton in ’94. Judging from their vests and bandannas, this was the day they shot this picture, which remains one of the greatest in hip-hop history. There is gin and juice and wow we can see the blunt that made their eyes so blood-shot. The stub should’ve been preserved in the Smithsonian for posterity. Or at least the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.
Read the whole post because it’s got a great analysis of this crystalline moment in hip-hop history.