In a simpler time, a few friends could get together, pour all the quirky little sounds and ideas from their daily lives into an eight-track, and come up with an album the whole hip hop community could endorse. De La Soul sampled the Turtles, Grandmaster Flash cut up Blondie tracks, and Run-D.M.C. wrote an ode to their sneakers without anybody questioning their purity or dedication to the "true school." K Genius, the DJ in Berkeley's Zion I, knew times had changed, but didn't realize how political things had become until he read the review the... More >>>