Over the weekend DJ Premier, as authoritative a voice as you could ask for in a situation like this, raised the alarm re: Clive Campbell, a/k/a DJ Kool Herc, the guy with as good as claim to the Godfather of Hip-Hop title as anyone. Though details are scarce at the moment, evidently Herc's be ... More >>
Note the chanting.
Ace critic Jeff Chang points us to the never-less-than-prescient blog of local freeform radio titans WFMU, where one intrepid writer traces the origins of "Waka Waka"--the song now famous for providing the base text for Shakira's official/abysmal World Cup anthem "Waka Waka (Thi ... More >>
To recap: The Daily News said Roxanne Shante forced her record label to pay for her Ph.D. Slate refuted both her record label's involvement and the Ph.D., period. Now, the indomitable Jeff Chang refutes Slate's refutation, or at least calls out author Ben Sheffner's strong music-industry ties and ... More >>