1) Look for this new book coming out in the next few weeks. (Psss…I’m a contributor, plus my boy Dave T. wrote the intro).

2) This video is so good, I actually almost makes me feel bad I quasi-panned the album. Had I seen this before listening to American Gangster, I would have assumed the CD was godly (instead of being merely “good”).

Jay-Z: Roc Boys

3) D-Nice’s True Hip-Hop Stories = essential for oldnew school cats like me. I mean no disrespect by this following comment, but I appreciate D-Nice better in his “post-rapper” career than I did when he was rapping. That said, this song is still one of the illest ’90s tracks ever.