1, Stanford artist, I wrote about, Melinda and I hope to hear more from:
2. New Yorker, pka 6ix9ine, or Tekashi69, his parents called him Daniel:
by Ali Watkins and Joe Coscarelli of The New York Times, and this is the nut graph, plus there were 112 comments by readers:
But in a streaming-based music economy, controversies meant listeners. 6ix9ine never hired a publicist, yet he landed 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
I’ve produced about 200 concerts with about 500 acts but the only thing I did that was hip hop was Chali 2na with Ozomatli, Whichicallit and Dem from East Palo Alto (part of Heru Hall’s Black Male Renaissance Project BMRP), maybe Donny McCaslin solo’ing from his Santa Cruz Jazz Surfers or something days as part of Danilo Perez. I bought Kendrick Lamar, on vinyl, but have not cracked it yet. I once fantasized about signing Stanford professor Venus Opal Reese and her Hip Hop Project to tour.