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Archive for January, 2011


I would like to take time and introduce to you someone that has worked very close with me and the Unique74 family. He has worked wonders for me as a person and my company at which his creative vision and insight has helped to propel many great projects that we’ve produced. Most importantly, he is a true friend and someone that I have had tremendous moral support and creative direction from for over 10 + years. He is what we call a “stand up guy”, very few and far in this day and age.

The man I am speaking of is none other than Da’shon Is, who has recently released his first book that I encourage everyone to purchase. For those who seek self improvement and questions answered, Da’shon Is provides the blueprint in which we are seeking a higher ground. From Romance, Creative, Wealth to Finance ,Travel & other endeavors that we are aspiring for, this book is a central element in reaching these goals.

I highly encourage everyone to pick your online copy of:
“The Way of the Blessed Black Billionaire” by Da’Shon Is

Caktuz vs Kanye + Brooklyn Love

Check for one of my closest friends and creative collaborator…he’s one of the most multi talented visual + graphic artist + rapper to ever come of out North Carolina. He has now invaded Europe, LA, NYC and coming to your town next!! dont sleep on the one they call CAKTUZ TREE…..check him out! He is one of those few people that I can say is beyond multi talented..check for his artwork as well…the cat is nice with it..(to all you so called, self titled “creative directors”..step your game up and take notes….my crew is above average..seriously…go and practice first..)

Unique74 + Beautiful Decay | REVISITED: NOSTALGIA 77 & ART DONT SLEEP

Good music is without question a timeless quality that lingers. Thus, I decided to share previous reviews that I wrote for BEAUTIFUL DECAY which can be found in their back catalog. Enjoy and download these fine audio offerings.

Nostalgia 77 | Everything Under The Sun | Ubiquity
Echoes of Free Form and Afro Blue are felt throughout
this refreshing piece. Various textures and tones of
depth are sprinkled on every track, with revisiting
moments of (if I may respectfully) John Coltrane,
Yusef Lateef, Flora Plurim and Kellee Patterson just
to name a few. The batucada friendly “Wildflower” is
infectious with a very tribal and majectic feel.
“Arora” is a very well composed tune with a reflective
mood while “Eastwind” is a jazz funk groove thats very
minimal yet tactful. Overall, this cd lives up to its
title by taking the listener on a musical sojourn
thats pure in range and emotion. This release is the
A-Ski | Beautiful Decay

Art Dont Sleep Presents | FROM LA WITH LOVE | Milan
An erray of assorted sounds and emotions bring together a hot bed of LA’s finest on this edgy release. Euphoric feelings blended with straight ahead tones are evident on this release. “All The Shallow Deep” feat Nobody/Blank Blue bears a Lalo Schriffin tone while backed by a funky/cool setting. In a beautifully brave remake of remake of Kool and The Gang’s “I Remember John W. Coltrane, Yesterday’s New Quintet delivers some serious funky tones. “Just Begin” feat A Race Of Angels is a warm, wet and vulnerable piece while Coleman’s “No Strings Attached” is a peaceful yet reflective track that is very moving. “Nag Champa by Carlos Nino /Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is a spritual awakening taking flight on an infinite level, an amazingly beautiful composition. From LA With Love bears various tones for all seasons while presenting an array of LA’s musical mavericks taking the listener on an never ending musical trip from Dusk til dawn, on and on.
A-Ski | Beautiful Decay

2.12 | SPIRIT~LA | special guest: A-Ski (Unique74)

Check out the new NBC Series “THE CAPE” | 1.9 | SUNDAY 9:00pm

Check out my DJ parnter in crime & friend + CHOICE Tuesday’s own Dorian Missick aka Tailwind Turner and the debut of his new NBC TV Series “THE CAPE” This Sunday Nite!!!
Time: 9:00PM Sunday, January 9th