Bring more noise, danger, and New Orleans
It should be a requirement for artists to just know that somehow their debt is rooted there well before Cash Money, Juvie & No Limit. Longhair was Professin long before brother Griff, X, or the 'Large. The Meters will forever be funky... Sadly these names don't ring bells to the MTV-BET generation, but to the brass of record companies, publishers, government, and the Viacommed heads they remain as folklore hall of famers. It should ring the same for all.
Culture to Go roundup: 'Purple Rain' tonight, 'Sign O' the Times' Saturday (on the big screen!), Spin and Vibe for sale (comments?), 'Double Black Album' guy cuts local rap who's-who (show on Saturday), Umbrella Bed keep local ska hopping (shows this weekend), The death of alternative media, part two (Punk Planet distro woes), Culture to Go: Fashion is the Fashion (show tonight!), Freestyle Fridays at Digital City (ongoing rap battles), What would Wellstone do? (observe the anniversary of his death?), Blue Nile fun (my Viewmaster photo)