Set Adrift: Goodbye of P.M. Dawn

…at the dawn of the 90s, P.M. Dawn enjoyed a brief moment where they captured a truly new sound and the attention of the world and it seemed they would be able to ride that wave of success almost indefinitely.

Diabetes has claimed another life. One of the pioneers of hip-hop, Prince Be, one half of 1990s group, P.M. Dawn passed away last week after diabetes led to renal failure. Anil Dash, a technologist who is known for his sharp essays on technology culture, has penned an heartbreakingly beautiful homage to one of the forgotten talents of the genre. It should be on your must read list, and for the record Anil missed his true calling — a rock/music critic of infinite understanding for music.

When Data tells HipHop’s History

Matt Daniels, a desiger of data visualizations has outlined the most successful hiphop labels. The visualization tells the story of the shifting epicenters of hiphop –┬áNew York (origins), West Coast (in 1990s) to the South in the aughts! Great stuff. [PolyGraph via Smashd]