Saturday, August 02, 2008

Bookmarks: Some stuff to read on the internet

Perhaps surprisingly, the Financial Times marks the 20th birthday - today - of Gangsta rap:

Opening with the ominous words, “You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge”, the album that started it all had an instant impact when it came out two decades ago.

“Oh my God, did it ever, man,” remembers Tim Westwood, the veteran British rap DJ and not a man prone to understatement. “We used to play those records hard on the radio and the parties, just crazy ... It revolutionised the game.”

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