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Archive for February, 2014

Fitness, Vegan life.


The most epic selfie you will ever witness. So deep that I had to meditate on it while listening to #Unique74

Note: Bear in mind, this is me after I have eliminated soda, bread, corn syrup, meat , fish while replacing it with a vegan diet ,water & higher frequencies. To be continued. 

Happy Black History Month: CHARLES STEPNEY

He is one of the main influences and inspirations for my musical pallet for which I continue to grow. As a kid, I was always marveled by the texture and color in many of his iconic productions. He was one of the main architects in Chicago Soul & Pop for he embraced Classical, Blues Jazz & Rock with his own unique signature that spawned the sounds of Earth, Wind & Fire, Ramsey Lewis & Rotary Connection just to name a few. His level of style, lush and detail took R&B over the top and has influenced many after him. This is the story of Mr CHARLES STEPNEY. #HappyBlackHistoryMonth#Soul #RhythmAndBlues #Pop #Icon #Rock #Innovator #HipHop #Jazz


Livin’ For The Funk: The Originals | “Down To Love Town” (Dim’s mix)

I’ve been obsessed with this song forever. This is basically an opera piece if you observe the instrumentation & lyrics. Furthermore, we must celebrate the powerful delivery of the late great Mr FREDDIE GORMAN who delivers pure vocal excellence plus phrasing. Dim (aka DIMITRI FROM PARIS) doesn’t compromise the original version but accentuates sheer brilliance of this piece by revealing the strings as the opening to the flood gates of a soulful testimonial. #‎Motown


Happy Birthday Anniversary JAY DEE/DILLA

“Dilla studios n—- Dilla studios n—-” (that has to be absolutely the best promo video and catchphrase). Before I digress, I must say that in order to understand the music of Jay Dee…you must understand every great Hip Hop Producer. He embellished the best of every great producer in fine detail along with their obvious signatures. If many of you were fortunate to witness life before the 90’ will make sense to you and your point of reference would have a broader base (imho). Anyhow, I can’t say what’s been already said because im not coming from that where near it. However, as someone that has been a die hard beat head since 84 (some of you weren’t even born..ha!). I must say that very few can do what he did at the level that he did it and the short amount of time we were blessed to see him do it. What he did for the charts and the streets is tremendous..he had club anthems and underground joints back to back!! We both are Aquarians and I clearly understand his process and his detail. He was set out on a mission to just simply CREATE from within. Not only that, he flexed his creative prowess further by taking less obvious samples and created something beyond our expectation in addition to being a great musician! He gave me hope and inspired me to keep going..The irony is that I had ample opportunity to meet him on different occasions but as Aquarians we tend to “do our own thing” and the ships of chance never crossed. One of my biggest regrets. However, his music and legacy is beyond sufficient for me. Happy Birthday Anniversary JAY DEE!!!

JB & Boombox.


I can picture Mr Brown saying ” and you can bet they are playing one of my songs right now!! As a matter of fact, I brought a radio to prove it!!!” (that coat is the biz!!)