Marley Marl, Cut Chemist and Peanut Butter Wolf are on hand as Ben Merlis discusses his new book.
Los Angeles writer Ben Merlis discusses his new nonfiction book, Goin’ Off: The Story of the Juice Crew & Cold Chillin’ Records (BMG Books), a history of the influential New York City hip-hop label Cold Chillin’ Records and the musical collective Juice Crew, which was founded by Mr. Magic and producer Marley Marl. In its heyday, the label released crucial records by Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shanté, Masta Ace, MC Shan, Kool G Rap, Grand Daddy I.U., and The Genius (Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA).
At the book signing and discussion, Merlis is joined by Marley Marl, as well as Peanut Butter Wolf (who penned the book’s foreword) and Cut Chemist. (Falling James)
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