-It's April 29th, meaning the L.A. uprisings are now old enough to vote. Here's something I wrote a while back for eMusic about Rodney King, watching the riots on TV, and Death Row records.
-...and the tributes and salutes to Guru don't stop. Two hours of nothing but Gang Starr from his former partner, DJ Premier. DJ Superix with a Guru-themed 12x12 mix (d/l) for Southern Hospitality.
-A "classy, trasy, easy, breezy" mix from Chairman Mao featuring a bunch of records you've never heard of, but will soon desperately want. (d/l)
-Speaking of classy: Recloose browses through his jazz collection for the latest installment of Hit It and Quit It. (d/l)
-Streaming @ Meatskull, a tribute to house music legend Larry Heard.
-Someone is running a tumblr devoted to songs used in the HBO/David Simon series Treme. A crash course in the traditions of New Orleans, basically. Related, kind of: if you're remotely interested in the history of NOLA rap, proceed directly to Where They At, an elegant collection of photographs and interviews chronicling the local bounce/hip-hop scene.