Blue Note Records & 90s Hip-Hop

This past summer, a friend sent me an article on “How Jazz Saved Hip-Hop Again“. The article made the point that the critical success of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly was a direct result of his collaboration with emerging jazz musicians. Some hip-hop fans may feel that the word “saved” is a little strong…

Levitating Turntable?!

If you are a music fan, you probably joined the vinyl craze a while ago. I know I dropped a ton of money on wax. My thought was, only the classics for that classic sound. My turntable is cool, but this thing right here?! I may have to upgrade ya’ll! Funded by Kickstarter, the MAG-LEV…

Black Milk & Nat Turner #TBT

If you are a hip-hop fan, you should know who Black Milk is. If you don’t, let me feel you in. He is a extremely dope rapper/producer who draws comparisons to the late great J. Dilla and Madlib. He’s handle production artist such as Slum Village, Pharoahe Monch, GZA, Skyzoo, KRS-One, Slaughterhouse, Danny Brown and…

Trump vs. The Internet

Yesterday, organizations like the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America), ASCAP, and BMI sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump asking him to crack down on illegal file-sharing and downloading sites. This was ahead of a tech summit that takes place today where Trump is scheduled to meet with tech leaders such as Apple’s Tim…

Herbie Hancock & Sampling

If you don’t know, I have worked in radio broadcasting for close to 20 years now. Jazz/Public Radio in particular is where I’ve spent my career. I love to produce content that informs or enlightens listeners.  I had the opportunity this past Summer to produce pieces for a radio program called The Checkout. My segments…

“THE END” Vegas

Check out my new track “The End” produced by McLovin! Make Hip-Hop Great Again!