Posts by Dave Tompkins
Florida Man Sticks It to America: Luther ‘Uncle Luke’ Campbell’s Memoir of Bass, Community Activism, Football, and Debauchery
What the lewd rap king and free speech champion remembers about his crazy life.
Get Him to the Fever: In Memory of Larry Smith, Rap’s First Super-Producer
The life and times of the late Run-D.M.C. and Whodini producer.
Reflections on becoming a member of the Wolfpack, knee injuries, and going home again.
In a World of Hz
Nat Moore, the Dolphins, and the history of Miami bass in one hit.
The Endless Summer of Ray Bradbury
Remembering the science-fiction icon and contemplating the end of the world.
Doing It to Death
A review of RJ Smith’s biography of James Brown.
Swarming the Field: Bugs, Nazis, and The Hellstrom Chronicle
For Oscar Week, we present one of the most bizarre films to ever win Best Documentary Feature.
Label Conscious: The Ghosts of Def Jam’s Past
The author of How to Wreck a Nice Beach walks us through Def Jam’s history book.