Music — 28 March 2010

By Odeisel

Good morning and welcome back to the Sickest Sunday on the net. Before we begin, I would like to congratulate the Planet Ill family on the most robust content week in our history. Between wide ranging Women’s History Month coverage, out normal staples, and special coverage we had more feature than in any week in our history. But don’t be overwhelmed. I’m about to lay it out and make it really heavy for you. Sick Sundays had been replaced over the last couple weeks by the Planet Ill newsletter> We realize however that everyone is not on the mailing list so we’re bringing it back because we got the requests. Your World. Your Way. Let’s go. If you would like to receive the newletter, send your email request to odeisel@planetill.com.

Women’s History Month:

While other sites were occupied with wack rappers, and industry foolishness, we at the planet rallied around the contributions of women to the music. We’ve covered women rock legends before this and our coverage always has women in mind but there is something to be said about the power of numbers so gathered here for gravity’s sake here you go. Elianne Halbersberg delivered an interview with Terri Winston, whose dedication to teaching women how to engineer is put on full display. We then went through some of the more important albums by women in Hip-Hop history. Funkdafied, All Hail The Queen, Kollage, Born Gangstaz, Black’s Magic, and MC Lyte’s Eyes On This.  We took a look at the importance of Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation, and gave you an interview with Mia X. The bow on top was DJ Fusion’s Women’s History Month edition of Indiesent Exposure featuring a mixtape with 35 femcees of the past the present and the future.  Get hip.

Columns:

Our normal staples delivered as always. A Negro And A Keyboard’s latest You Wild took a look at how voter apathy had a profound effect on New Jersey’s future. Shelz crushed once again with a movie soundtrack Classic Clash pitting Above The Rim against Murder Was The Case. She continued with the week in freestyle with And The Beat Goes Onfeaturing Stat Quo, Papoose, and Weezy. G.I.N.A. returned with her weekly editorial focusing on *gasp* accepting your age and dealing with it.

Reviews

Shelz beat the street with her review of Monica’s Still Standing. Malice Intended did the same with his Wu-Massacre review.

We did an assortment of features outside of our regular programming. We interviewed Yo Gotti on TVT, Love, Fame, Lil Wayne, Young Money, And…Retirement? We took a look at the recent Texas Board of Ed curriculum change and what it really means. We bore witness to historic healthcare reform and allowed you to watch Obama claim victory and sign the bill (regardless of where you stand on the bill).

We had a five part interview with General Steele regarding his lastest album Amerikkka’s Nightmare Part 2: Children of War. We discussed not only the music, but the overarching themes on display in the work and the motivations behind them. Episode 1. Episode 2. Episode 3. Episode 4. Episode 5.

Before we get to the music Planet Ill would like to take a moment of silence for the late, great Eazy-E. Perhaps because he didn’t get shot to death, his passing isn’t given the same gravity as other rap deaths but his life and death were perhaps even more important. Death Row is from his tree. So is NWA. The circumstances of his death when placed against the backdrop of the promotion of promiscuity and the champagne popping should be sobering. Of course it isn’t. But R.I.P. Eazy.

Foe Tha Love Of $

 

Boyz-N-The-Hood

Nobody Move

No More ?s

 

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Eternia & MoSS Feat. Joell Ortiz- It’s Funny Eternia & MoSS – It’s Funny featuring Joell Ortiz

Souls of Mischief- Freestyle

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