DJ Babu, part of the World Famous Beat Junkies and Dilated Peoples, shares his top ten records, a list that tells the story of his maturation as a kid in Oxnard to a world-class, international DJ.
Sam Greenlee’s debut novel, The Spook Who Sat by the Door, drew up the blueprint for Black nationalization
Former propaganda officer wrote a novel serving as an insurrectionist blueprint for uprooting oppressive governments from the inside out.
Not Just Knee Deep (Part 2)
Digital Underground frontman Shock G went from music-store clerk to rap superstar/alter ego Humpty Hump
Not Just Knee Deep (Part 1)
Label releases mammoth box set of legendary pianist
"We definitely come from this sampling generation of people that witnessed the arrival and limitations of the sampler."
The Tastemaker (Part One)
Before finding international success and stardom with a string of well-known radio hits, Billy Ocean grinded on the U.K. circuit for well over a decade
The singer released a handful of singles and four relatively unknown albums, which included a mix of Caribbean-influenced R&B, club-shaking disco, and synth-filled boogie
"If you listen to Outlaw, you listen to Headless Heroes, everybody missed the point, well, not everybody, but a lot of people missed the point. It’s humor; I was just having fun, it was fun."