Mental Notes, 10/22/14

RBMA launches online comics


The first digital issue features the “bone-chilling” origin of MF Doom.

Artwork by Dean Haspiel (Spider-Man, Batman, X-Men, Deadpool) and a story co-written with Gabe Soria (Batman Adventures, Batman ’66).

The comic pays homage to the manga style of animation as part of the 2014 Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo. (via
Okayplayer explains Indie 500

Over the summer, Talib Kweli (@talibkweli), Pharoahe Monch (@warmonkey) and 9th Wonder (@9thwondermusic) liberally threw around the #indie500 hashtag on Twitter.

The trio are finally explaining what it means – and it’s exciting news for rap aficionados. (via

Vadim drops Tribe mix

DJ Vadim recently posted a tribute mix featuring A Tribe Called Quest’s 90s output on his Soundcloud and it is exactly what you’ve come to expect from the UK DJ/producer.

Pure vibes on this one & a definite must-favourite. (via

Preemo & Nickle drop another advance


Hot on the heels of their first single as PRhyme (@prhyme_official), DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9 drop a clip for their new single, U Looz.

Their collaboration, due December 9, will also feature Jay Electronica, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Slaughterhouse, Common, Mac Miller and Dwele. (via
– Boogz

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