more importantly…pay attention to what he is listens to. #influence
You need this in your life..proper mix from good people. Check it. #DigitaLiving
I have always been a sucker for great songwriting. There are few who can articulate abstract feelings and thoughts on a universal level while setting the tone in a commercial market as well as a creative one. She was the epitome of prolific…yet criminally unsung, serving as one of the great architects of the iconic PHILLY SOUND with her partner in crime, the great THOM BELL. In addtion to penning a plethora of hits that still stand to this day..Happy Birthday to the late great Ms. LINDA CREED!!
He spoke for the unspoken, he stood for the misunderstood..none will ever match or equal..Happy Birthday Sir RICHARD PRYOR!
I remember one time I was at a party kinda taking in the moment, these cats were literally fawning over this special guest DJ’s records ..just straight jocking the dude..I am in the total opposite direction (solo in the cut as always) mouthing every lyric to all the records my homie is dropping..who walks over to me and says: ” I see you over here in the cut..when are we gonna get together and throw a grown & sexy joint pa?!” He was special and one of kind cut from a rare cloth..I miss my brother..”mucho mucho maaaaas”..Happy Birthday ::DJ DUSK::
Traded in the cigars for toothpicks. Done for good..dont need any programs, arm twists, landmark, amway, patches, miss cleo..ect Its called concious decision. I will say this much to the fellas out there..(ladies too). If you are in a bad relationship, it will create bad habits. I never smoked a day in my life until 2007, I needed something to calm me down and level me (my uncles use to smoke pipes & cigars when I was kid). I even started going hard on the drinking (wine & champagne..nothing too hard) in addition to bad eating habits. I was stressed out and kept a LOT in, vibes was totally off balance and not upwards. I was overworked and underappreciated in addition to dealing with the recession. It was out of control and I knew something had to change. Make sure you are in a situation where you take care of your spirit and your body, if it causes you stress and changes you for the worst, it is NOT good. Breakout with a quickness. Your body is a temple. Guard it with your life.
Besides..this is still THE coolest mofo on all planets with a cigar…there is only room for one! #TheHammer
THE version (in my book)..one of my fav 45 pieces. Slow, hot & bothered funk..straight gut. The drummer plays without hi hat or cymbals (New Orleans line dance style)..but in full swing. The style was basically ahead of its time and would later become the template Dilla (Iconic Musician/Producer) style of drum programming which many beatmakers/ producers have adopted in their own formula today.
The monstrously beautiful version of “Move On Up” sets the tone!! That bass player (LUCKY SCOTT) rules!! Big Shout to the great PHIL UPCHURCH!! (yellow shirt).
These are my dudes right here!! Very dear friends that I share a deep bound of music, friendship & respect. Whenever im in NY, they give me the key to the city! Doing what REAL DJ’s do..we experiment and go through music..total protocol. Listen and Enjoy!!
DJ IAN HEAD
JOE BLAXX (aka Beanie Siegal!!! lol Congrats on you new marriage bruv!! Cheers!!)
To all my good people in NYC ,Tri-State, Jersey area..Lotta LOVE and RESPECT to everyone still coping with after effects of “SANDY”. You are in our thoughts and prayers y’all! Hold strong.
Once a door is closed..keep that sucker closed. They wanted be out..let them stay out. They ALL try to make their way back when it gets cold out (they know what they did was wrong but will never come clean..). You can forgive..by forgiving yourself for letting your guard down. Avoid patterns. Vibrations have to be on point so YOU can stay on point. People will do what you allow them to..take responsibility in owning it. Never ignore red flags. Embrace Excellence.
This song single handedly personafied the “Acid Jazz”/”Rare Groove” sound. Very important album in terms of the transitional stage in Hip Hop production (via sampling) which would give birth to the so called ‘Neo Soul” sound..it all goes back to JAZZ…Happy (Belated) Birthday Sir LOU DONALDSON!!