Issue 54

This newsletter is a tribute to Mats Nileskär. Some of you’ve stumbled across his name when Kendrick Lamar used his interview with Tupac on his album, To Pimp A Butterfly. The interview became the epicenter of the whole album. Mats is a journalist in Sweden. He’s hosted a radio show called P3 Soul since 1978. He’s done over 6,000 inteviews with famous hip hop, rap and R&B stars since then. Tupac, Jay Z, Aretha Franklin, Sly Stone, Questlove, Aaliyah, Beyonce, James Brown, and many more.

Cover Art

We’re back! I’ve been on trips around Europe, hence the delay. Leaving again in a few days. Still at it though. The Spotify playlist is always updated each Friday. Anyhow… The theme this week is cover art. I met the author to Damn Son Where Did You Find This which interviews the top 5 artists of hip hop cover arts. Incredibly interesting to …