Last Lap: Thursday’s Odds And Ends In Music News

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Another Side To The Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest Story
A main source of the tension on A Tribe Called Quest‘s 2008 tour, as documented in the new film Beats, Rhymes, & Life (directed by Michael Rappaport, pictured above with Phife Dawg), is an interview Q-Tip gave to Spin. Today the Awl ran a complementary piece by the author of that Q-Tip profile. [The Awl]

Morrissey Prefers Edith Piaf To “McDonna” And Has “No Love For” Himself But Plenty For His Music
Also among the unsurprising quotes in the interview Billboard published today: “The word ‘indie’ is meaningless now.” We’d say, “Never change,” but Morrissey certainly isn’t in danger of that. [Billboard]

Maino Hunts For Godzilla
We’re not sure whether Maino loves foreign monster films or just Pharoahe Monch‘s “Simon Says”, but something inspires him to riff on, and jokingly search for, Godzilla while in Okinawa, even freestyling a Godzilla-themed variation on “Tupac Back.” We’d rather listen to this than “Snapbacks Back,” that’s for sure. [Rap Radar]

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