James "J Dilla" Yancey would have been 38 today. Just over six months after his death due to complications related to his lupus condition, I wrote a story in 2006 for the Associated Press about Dilla's posthumously released CD "The Shining."
Eve Arnold shot some amazing images of Marilyn Monroe and Malcolm X. She died this month at 99; her "In America" series remains among her most moving batch of images.
In a homage to Natural Born Killers, Syd the Kyd and Matt Martians of The Internet have released a new video for "Fastlane"—a startingly violent prequel to their previous video of ruthless lesbian love, "Cocaine."
Lianne La Havas's "Forget," the title track from her latest EP, gets a video treatment and it's clear that the Brit soul singer has an incredibly bright future.
Flatbush Zombies mine the weed smokin', fright night, grimy hip-hop thing on "Thug Waffle." But the Brooklyn duo don't do typical badman NY rap. Instead, they freak a style that sounds entirely more current and increasingly "regionless."
B. Dolan's timely "Film the Police" updates N.W.A's classic "Fuck tha Police" for the Social Media age. He explains here how he hopes it makes a difference.
Quadron's Coco remakes Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor," a hip-hop soul classic that's guaranteed to have you tearing up and swallowing that lump in your throat.
Filmmaker Alison Chernick follows restauranteur Michael Chow who says the secret of great food, or high achievement in any field for that matter, lies in perfecting the details.