“Roads To Riches” | kool g rap & polo
Man…I still miss her. She was one of those few artist that had the appeal to reach a mass audience while going above the so called “Urban” box (always had a HUGE problem with that term and what it stands for…thats another conversation..) She was POP, R&B, HIP HOP, SOUL.. My fondest memory was when I first encountered her during my days as an intern for VIRGIN EMI while hanging out at the “ROMEO MUST DIE” listening party. That night was WILD..I had like 5 long island iced teas…(STILL went to work the next day..) I remember very well checking out KELIS with her green hair and nicely fat booty (yes, I was smitten..) That nite was bananas..saw all the homies. I ran into a certain producer who was a complete douche (we will remain nameless) I thought to myself- “this n— is a straight HERB..square like a rubix cube” like many of those types who come into “new money”. Anyhow, the highlight took place when she was walking around taking in the vibe- she was STUNNINGLY beautiful..very gracious, a silent beauty that stood out without her even saying a word. Her legacy is timeless and is greatly missed..we still celebrate her greatness.
Its funny…whenever I get tense during the daily grind (the chosen few that have witnessed me in the trenches…know for a fact that I have ALWAYS went long and hard!) I always say to myself that I will end up being the hip rich older dude with the nice assortment of young eye candy at my fingertips..(not that I dont now..but the candy is much sweeter once you’ve reached the apex) You go through the stress of trying to prove yourself in your younger years, i’d rather sweat and work it out now so I can enjoy it with no interruptions later. A very close friend told me that I will be able to enjoy the fruits of my hard work and creativity..I look forward to that day..Also the candy will be much sweeter (25 to my 50…don’t sound bad at all…) For all that I have endured and withstood..I know my place in the shade is waiting. All drinks on me.
(jeremy soul, b nasty , rich medina, monalisa, myself, babybubba)
My heart hangs very heavy for Mrs V and the entire Ashford & Sipmson family..The chemistry they shared was a testament that was bigger than any chart position or trend. SIX decades. They were the living fairy tale of true love expressed through music in which they lived out every lyric.
Ashford and Simpson were and STILL are a very huge part of my musical development and upbringing. They were the epitome of what a real relationship means and stands for. Like Bonnie and Clyde, Romeo and Juliet…there was ASHFORD and SIMPSON aka “NICK-O-VAL”. As a kid growing up, I never knew the significance or witness the genuine union of a real husband/wife-real relationship other than second hand stories of my Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles . Ashford and Simpson‘s presence went above and beyond just making records-they were a living testament of what a true, undying, unconditional love means. Nick Ashford’s style and swag was beyond definitive..it was flair and dare. His style and delivery was dipped in Gospel with a strong urgency within every word. As a team they demonstrated absolute magic..lending their magic dust to artists such as Ray Charles, CHIC, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, Chaka Khan, Amy Winehouse and a plethora of many more. Ashford and Simpson were a revered couple that served as a template of perfection in every sense of the word. Nick Ashford will be sorely missed, please keep him and his family in thought. For those that were way too young to have witness such excellence..please do your self a favor and open the treasure chest of ASHFORD and SIMPSON..
SADE vs Dj A-SKI | NEW BEAT
Lost my mind when I found this during my travels..my man is leaning haaaarrrd on the kick-snare 4 to the floor..clean snap on that snare..
Very early form of what would be later called GO GO..all in the swing..haven’t heard this one in a minute..
#47 | alsow one
Summer Touch | dj a-ski
Wonderful Intergalactic Ancestors | erik rico
Runabout | little dragon
Sexy | q-tip/andre3000
Uhuru Sasa | gary bartz
The Joy | jay z/kanye west/pete rock
Its A Shame | the spinners
Fantasy | miles davis
Love | diamond d
I cant even front..I was TRYING not to like this song..its the cousin to “Big Pimpin”. It flirts with d&b a little bit..club anthem easily. (im way cool on the “crack” and “N” word..otherwise, the record is a heater)
“dont let me get in my zooooone (I got that hot b—h in my hoooooome)” LMAO!!! The new age music that comes on in the track is cheesy, but it actually works in the imagery that they are painting during the breakdown. My favorite “wild out” record right now.
“ball so hard mofos wanna fiiiiind me”
You have to embrace the rain to enjoy the abundance of sunshine..If it was easy, everybody would be doing it. I have rubbed elbows with many who created a fortune over the years but started very very humble..Hold on to your dream..it is your G-d given right to pursue YOU. I was speaking with someone the other day and I said “I just want a million dollars in order to flip half of that to create 50 million”..his response: “that’s easy, you can do that easily”. Attitude is everything, but the people around you have to embrace that same desire and doctrine. Stay focused..The dream is very much a reality.
(FYI: I am spinning/set time at THE RHYTHM LOUNGE 8p-9p)
This is the official event page for the 3rd Annual Long Beach Funk Fest.
Don’t miss the 3rd annual Long Beach Funk Fest! Saturday August 20, all ages and FREE. 1pm-11pm
presented by the DLBA and RDA as part of SAM (Summer and Music)
Fred Wesley and the New JB’s
Steve Arrington formerly of Slave
Zigaboo Modeliste of the Meters
the Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown
Ronkat Spearman’s Katdelic
Str8 Funk feat. Patryce ‘Choc’let’ Banks formerly of GCS
DJ’s, art, dance, Kid’s Zone of Funkativity, Lil Big Ups kid’s group, Sea Funk Brass Band
now go and tell airbody! Invite all of your friends.
(Im playing here this Saturday!!! Stay tuned for me set time!! Just to get you in the mood…LISTEN>http://djaski.podomatic.com/entry/index/2010-08-20T06_13_52-07_00)
Unique74 Revisited | Vibe #5 Jeffrey Connor feat.Eric Gales, Dj A-Ski | James Brown’s I Feel Good (I Got You)
Wow, talk about diggin’ in the crates..this was a project that we constantly rehearsed and played out at different venues around early 2000. A big shout to my good friend JEFFREY CONNOR for digging this gem up!!
I have always had an appetite for cougars. Its almost torture for me because I have to tone down my energy due to the fact that there is a new business associate that I recently met and it doesn’t help that her name is Gina and she is a slightly older version of GINA GERSHON (they resemble each other)..(I got my first taste of her in SHOWGIRLS…yep..standing ovation..) I cant s-t where I eat..but damn..(if she keeps giving me “that look”..) They both would get the “pound for pound”.