In Memoriam | J Dilla | 1974-2006 | “We reminisce over you”

A lot of people don’t know this, but before I went to law school, I worked at a small boutique entertainment law firm in Santa Monica, CA.  One of our clients was the production company that had signed Slum Village as an artist.  One of the first albums I got my entertainment law hands dirty with was “Fantastic,Continue reading “In Memoriam | J Dilla | 1974-2006 | “We reminisce over you””

Happy Bday, Bob Marley!

  Nesta Robert Marley, OM, pka “Bob Marley”, was born February 6, 1945 and passed on May 11, 1981.  He is an icon in reggae music and is credits with helping the spread of both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement throughout the world. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  As such,Continue reading “Happy Bday, Bob Marley!”

In Memoriam | Steve Marriott |1947-1991 | You, Sir, Were A Bad Ass Frontman

I always stayed away from the band Small Faces because I knew Rod Stewart used to front that band. I recently found a copy of Small Faces’ “Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake” and when I listened to the first few tracks off the album I said to myself, “This isn’t Rod Stewart.” Steve Marriott was theContinue reading “In Memoriam | Steve Marriott |1947-1991 | You, Sir, Were A Bad Ass Frontman”

Happy Bday, DJ Quik!

This is one of my favorite DJ Quik singles. Quik can write and spit lyrics with the best of them. He’s also a bad-ass producer. Here are the lyrics to my favorite verse of DJ Quik’s “You’z A Ganxta”: See some don’t realize the power of lyrics ’cause when you rap about death you talkin’Continue reading “Happy Bday, DJ Quik!”