Donnie Baseball rips open some old packs.
As mentioned in the video above, check out Mattingly on the cover of the January 2019 edition of Beckett Baseball, where they break down the Top 80 baseball cards of the ’80s. For a preview of the list, click HERE.
Beastie Boys legends Ad-Rock and Mike D are today’s guests on Stretch and Bobbito’s NPR podcast What’s Good, and if you’re a Beastie Boys lifer like me, it’s a must listen. They talk about their early days coming up in the New York punk scene, the golden era of Def Jam Records, mourning MCA, and their new Beastie Boys book. Listen and read excerpts form the interview HERE.
During the “Impression Session” of the podcast, Bobbito plays this 2017 Tanika Charles record “Soul Run”—pretty dope…
Today is the 20th anniversary of this absolutely classic hip-hop photo, taken in Harlem on September 29th, 1998 for XXL by the legendary Gordon Parks. See fold-out cover below, along with a reference guide to everyone in the picture…
Dope The New Yorker cover this week by Kadir Nelson. Read about it HERE.
Go get Sebastian Maniscalco’s new book Stay Hungry. He’s my favorite stand-up comedian of all-time!
Go pick up the homie Shea Serrano’s new book! Read more about it HERE.
Action Bronson’s new book F*ck, That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well is in stores now. Go cop that!
And peep a couple fun promo clips below…
Shout out to my little sister Becca and Abrams for publishing the new Bronson book!
Stay tuned for more Random Rap Ads, coming soon…
Wax Poetics is behind this new oral and pictorial history of the Latin Quarter, which was one of the original hip-hop nightclubs in New York City back in the ’80s. The book features over 175 color photographs and flyers, and interviews with hip-hop legends Special K and Teddy Tedd, KRS-One, MC Shan, Eric B., DJ Kool Red Alert, Fab 5 Freddy, Just-Ice, Positive K, DJ Clark Kent, Kid, Dana Dane, TR Love, MC Serch, Chuck D, Grand Puba, Sadat X, Pete Nice, Prince Paul, Kurtis Blow, Mike Gee, Daddy-O, Wise, Ced Gee, Big Daddy Kane, Queen Latifah, Kool G Rap, and many more.