The Wrap Up – January 22, 2009

The love I lost:

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

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

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