the musings, music & projects of Dj A-Ski..

Archive for July, 2017

Dinner Flow 7.31

BBQ turnips and meatless kung pao chicken w/ raw garlic.  Handle mine. #steeleskitchen #vegan #cuisine #realmencook #unique74


Livin’ For The Funk: SWITCH (Unsung)

​Finally braced myself to watch the profile episode. On a lighter note, is it just me or does Phillip (feather perm) seems like he was saying during the interview segment “oh that’s nothing..that’s just the half of it”! lmfao He was one of the funniest and candidly honest. There were some other funny highlights..Jody: “siiiiign the mathafacka!!”..lmfao!! I need to see the unedited interviews for the culture..lol I don’t wanna give away too much. On a musical note, Phillip was a great lead vocalist as well, I had no idea that was him all these years (it’s in the genes as well..look up: Ingram Kingdom). Tommy is indisputably a beast bass player.. he had some serious thumps on all those recordings. Looking back makes me appreciate them more. For the record and as a fellow historian who personally witnessed that era, “Best Beat In Town” was irrefutably one of their staple jams..everybody had to turn in a “Dance Record”..even Rock bands. Knock it off…that song was huge in the hood. I can’t allow shade to be thrown on one of the best party jams of all time. Dont be putting a remix on history…go get your old Billboard stats..ijs #switch #unsung #unique74


Fruits and Veggies 7.25

Trying to stay good money out here. Staying on my fruits and veggies in the summer. My days of Steel Reserve and Henny are long gone..that guy is a ghost. Levels. #longterm #nosettling #vegan #upgradelife #fitness #unique74


Happy 76th Birthday George Clinton!! 


​He literally fused science fiction, advanced lyrical metaphor, street culture with extremely high level music theory. In my mind..he was and is a real life comic book hero! Happy Birthday GEORGE CLINTON!!


Friends.

“You have no friends” -Dr John Henrik Clarke #mood #honestyhour 


Summer flow 7.22

Gettin’ this money today.. save the trickin’ for the tricks. Ain’t no sucka for love..that money is waitin’ tho. Team Saturday. Very consistent. #suckerfreeeveryday #fitness #nosettling #djlife #vegan #mgtow #unique74


Paid In Full 30

Honorable Mention: People carelessly use the word “classic” in today’s world of microwave culture yet never prepared a home cooked meal. There are hot items of the month and there are important movements of a lifetime. This release shook the stratosphere (alongside Public Enemy’s “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back”) while being an embodiment of the most celebrated and boldly definitive years of 87-88. Street smart, musically colorful, lyrically superior and rich in soul. All along they knew we gotta “make em’ clap to this”. This release was a movement…”I ain’t no joke”. Happy 30 Year Anniversary of the iconic release “Paid In Full”. #paidinfull #ericbandrakim #unique74