The Wrap Up – January 22, 2009

The love I lost:

  • Al Green producer Willie Mitchell dead at 81 (
  • 10 reasons to be cautiously optimistic about rap in ’10 (
  • Philly soul legend Teddy Pendergrass dead at 51 (
  • Admin for defunct torrent site Oink wins criminal court case (
  • Wyclef Jean defends Yele Haiti against accusations of financial impropriety (
  • Hudson Mohawke’s awesome Internet video game Butterstar Galactica (
  • Remembering the late Jam Master Jay on what would have been his 45th birthday (
  • Radiohead’s Thom Yorke openly pines for collabos with DOOM, Madlib, other progressive hip hoppers (
  • Supreme Court openly lusts for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s execution (
  • Queensbridge rapper Killa Sha of Juice Crew, Super Kids fame passes (
  • Banksy set to debut Exit Through the Gift Shop documentary at Sundance Festival (

Wake up, everybody: Blame One, Leaks & Gemz (, Blu, theGODleeBarnes(lp) (, Mickey Factz’ the dark phoenix: ALPHA (, Reflection Eternal, The Re:Union (, The Knux, The Fuck You EP (, The Cool Kids’ Merry Christmas (, Jack Splash’s King of the Beats (, Big Pooh’s Purple Tape (, Count Bass D & DJ Pocket’s In The Loop (, Gucci Mane and Diplo’s Free Gucci: Best of the Cold War Mixtapes (, Om Unit’s All City Records 2010 sampler (, Strictly Kev’s Kraftwerk Kover Kollection (

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