Over at NPR, Ann Powers and I sort out the Lil B kerfuffle.
And in other queer hip hop news, we’re celebrating Big Freedia‘s EP by re-watching with this unintentionally hilarious video of Diplo on a cool hunt to locate the Diva of Sissy Bounce in deepest, darkest New Orleans.
Poly Styrene, feminist punk legend, has moved on up a little higher. Obituary at The Guardian. An appreciation from critic Jayna Brown coming soon on Bully Bloggers.
Update: Phoebe Snow passed on as well. A gloomy day for music.
Update II: Jayna’s appreciation is now up. And another by Nitsuh Abebe.