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For additional info, stopover at www. o-dub. com. Foreword author Dante Ross. Born on November 10,1967, this San Francisco- born, New York-raised pizza bagel (i. e. , Italian-Jew) used to be reared in Manhattan's decrease East facet on a gentle nutrition of Led Zeppelin, Sarcasm, old-fashioned hip-hop, and rice and beans. between different issues, Mr. Ross, besides associate John Gamble, is one 1/2 the Grammy Award-winning creation staff (Carlos Santana, Supernatural), the encouraged Dummies. He served as government manufacturer on One for All (Brand Nubian) and Mecca and the Soul Brother (Pete Rock & CL Smooth), and produced Grand Puba, third Bass, Del the Funkee Hornosapien, and Everlast (the triple-platinum Whitey Ford Sings the Blues). In his spare time, Mr. Ross loves to move beat digging, watch old-fashioned skateboard video clips, and hear Stevie ask yourself along with his puppy Sunny whereas looking at turn Wilson reruns. 168 vintage fabric Senior individuals Elizabeth Mendez Berry was once raised in Toronto, Canada. whereas learning Political technological know-how and Literature on the collage of Toronto, she walked into the neighborhood replacement weekly, eye, and pitched a narrative on El Vez, the Mexican EMs. It was once rejected, however the editor allow her opt for the CDs she was once attracted to reviewing. She walked out with M. O. P. , MC Lyte, and a brand new hustle. in view that then she's written approximately song, poetry, and politics for courses together with Blu, Bust, the Globe and Mail, and URB. She at the moment is living in Brooklyn, works in new york at Vibe journal, and parrandeas in Jackson Heights, Queens, the place she's a member of the circulation for Peace in Colombia and the place they've got the easiest arepas de choclo open air of Antioquia. Joe Caramanica contributes usually to Rolling Stone, XXL, The resource, Spin, Vibe, the Village Voice, and Vice. A former editor of hint and an on-sabbatical doctoral candidate in sociology, he's presently at paintings on his first e-book. Jeff Chang was once born of chinese language and local Hawaiian ancestry within the dimming spring sooner than the lengthy, scorching summer time nearly 8 years after statehood. At an early age, his father taught him it used to be American to facet with the underdog. He nonetheless believes within the latter. the writer of cannot cease, will not cease: A background of the Hip-Hop iteration, he used to be previously the Senior Editor of Politics at Russell Simmons' 360hiphop. com, a founding editor of ColorLines journal, and a cofounder of Solesides. He lives together with his spouse, Lourdes, and sons, Jonathan and Solomon, in Berkeley, California, a mind set midway among Brooklyn and Hawaii. The Hip-Hop Album advisor 169 Tony eco-friendly is a 7th grade language arts instructor and nationwide Arts Journalism software Fellow who, whilst he's not striking out along with his spouse, Dena, performs guitar within the Tampa Bay-based jazz-funk band Jes' Grew, watches braveness the Cowardly puppy, and hosts the Grooves exhibit on Tampa's WMNF 88. five FM. He has written approximately hiphop, soul, rock, funk, and jazz for The resource, Vibe, Spin, XXL, the Village Voice, and various different significant retailers. Hua Hsu writes approximately tradition and politics for the Village Voice, VIBE, The twine, the San Francisco Bay mother or father, URB, Blender, ColorLines, and a number of other courses.