This is heat.
This Red Bull Music Academy session with Q-Tip is over two hours long and about five years old, but it’s fucking incredible. Watch the interview above (or peep the abridged podcast version HERE), then listen to the playlist I made below that was inspired by it, featuring my favorite Q-Tip ATCQ songs, solo joints, features, collabos and outside productions.
Not exactly related, but here’s a dope RBMA article by the great Philip Mlynar on the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, a place where I did one of my first open mic performances ever. Read HERE.
Dope video for one of the most fire rap tracks of the year.
Shout out to my cousin Chris Isenberg, who produced this new Victory Journal x ESPN Films short on the battle between George Gervin and David Thompson for the 1977-78 scoring title. Watch above.
GQ links up with Action Bronson to feature the 10 things he can’t live without. So much great stuff here, but my favorite has to be the MLB baseball, specifically American League. Love it.
Terrible news about Mac Miller. One of the dopest artists of the new hip-hop generation, with infinite talent not only as an MC but as a songwriter, producer, musician and more. So sad.
I’ve been playing Mac’s music pretty much nonstop since the news of his passing broke on Friday afternoon, including his latest album Swimming which is really remarkable and the playlist below of Soundcloud favorites. I also re-watched his NPR Tiny Desk concert a few times. RIP Mac, we’re going to celebrate your life by playing your music forever.
My boys ItsTheReal re-posted their podcast interview with Mac from 2015, with an emotional intro about their friendship. Check it out…