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David Ma

How He Got Over
An Oral History of Darondo Fandom
Blood Orange is the newest moniker of prolific producer and multi-instrumentalist Devonté Hynes
His solo sets are minimal; he croons and shreds guitar while triggering sounds from his laptop.
Photo by Shawn Brackbill
Daily Operation
Lord Finesse is on a habitual quest for musical knowledge
Photo via
The Kurtis Blow Interview
Notable contemporaries Melle Mel, Lovebug Starski, or DJ Hollywood, for example, all lacked the charisma that made Kurtis Blow a mainstream figure
Press photo courtesy the Adler Archives
DJ Babu
A Top Ten Record List from a World Famous Beat Junkie
Painting by Dion Bello
Funky Drummer
Tony Cook's beats spanned James Brown to early house
Photo courtesy of Stones Throw Records.
Cutting Contest
Cut Chemist wins again with Sound of the Police
Cut Chemist
Poetry in Motion
Members of the Poets of Rhythm push forward with the Whitefield Brothers
Whitefield Brothers
Right About Now, the Funk Soul Brother
The funky technician Lord Finesse
Photo courtesy of Adler Archives
Black Elvis Is in the Building
A definitive talk with Kool Keith
Cuban Linx Revisited
Interview with Raekwon
Side Talk
with Pete Rock
Three, Two, One
A Final Say with Bob James
Bob James
Thes One
and Music that Works
Double Time
Music talk with Tommy Guerrero
On the bass in Berkeley, 1984, and skating circa late '70s.
Chief Xcel
Core Collector
Blackalicious's Chief Xcel (front) and Gift of Gab.
Made in NY
Gang Starr's mic man Guru
Musical Merlin
Dan the Automator
A Talk With Del