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The Golden Age of Gang Graffiti

While scouring the vast edges of the web, XLR8R came across a collection of vintage graffiti photos on flickr, thanks to a friendly nod in that direction from our friends at Wooster Collective.

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  • 01/03/2007

Jeff Chang edits Total Chaos, another history of hip-hop.

Jeff Chang has long been a figure associated with hip-hop, and understandably so. After all, the man co-founded the legendary SoleSides label (now Quannum Projects), helped launch the careers of DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born, Blackalicious, and others, and, most recently, published a groundbreaking history of the genre in 2004 with Can't Stop Won't Stop.

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  • 01/03/2007

Now Playing At Peepshow: Chris Glancy

XLR8R's Issue 100 (Sept '06) featured another batch of photographs from one of our favorite mastermind's behind the lens, New York-based Christopher Glancy. For the shoot, Glancy captured a day in the life of a group of bored (yet very attractive) skate kids from Los Angeles. If you who missed the issue, those photos and more are now available from xlr8r.com, exclusively at Peepshow.

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  • 01/03/2007

Back To Bassics by JJ Stratford

Since their inception in Jamaica during the 1940s, soundsystems have become an integral part of music culture and instrumental in the birth of reggae, bringing music to the masses in a way dancehalls couldn't. These large mobile discotheques placed high currency on low-end bass and overall volume. Once on the lawn, these often homemade systems would clash with rivals' systems for prizes and ultimately (and more importantly) the audience's respect. That tradition continues to thrive today in England, where UK soundsystems still burn on.


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Girl You're No Fun by Christopher Glancy

For our 100th Issue (September, 2006), XLR8R photographer Christopher Glancy went behind the scenes with his camera lens to capture a day in the life of skate kids from Los Angeles.

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Monkey Suite

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  • 01/01/2007

Take It Back

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  • 01/01/2007

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