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Happy Birthday Ahmad Jamal!!

Huge influence from the time I could learn to walk and parents use to check him out at The Lighthouse

and The Parisian Room (real ones know..) Happy 88th Birthday Mr AHMAD JAMAL.. 👑

Happy Birthday “Sweetback”!!

👊 “C’mon feet..can’t quit movin’ now..” Mentor and Hero..The Godfather of #independentfilm Happy Birthday Unk!! Mr #MelvinVanPeebles aka


#Sweetback New York. 2009. #wisdom #leo #icon #visionary #filmmaker  #sophisticatedgents

Rest Easy Phife…




Its been difficult coming to grips in writing this and his departure. Earlier this year, I lost a dear friend, leader, mentor…my OG. There are a handful of people that I can sit down for hours talking about music and it’s spiritual essence. We would laugh and joke for hours while I would always walk away enlightened. His musical contribution runs deep in the DNA of great artists and iconic recordings. I miss my friend..but somehow I know he is always with me. Always remembering and celebrating Mr KEG JOHNSON Jr..


rest easy..

cLAssic moments..

Classic moment in LA last night. #Escala in #KTown was the place (great food, staff and drinks!!) I got a rare chance to hear my hero and legend the honorable DJ ALADDIN!! This man made me the DJ I am today!! Shout out to the homies OG Chino & DJ GARGAMEL for producing an epic event!! Cheers!!



Currently Reading: BOBBY WOMACK My Story

The heavier the crown the bigger the weight..Any man who can turn down $175,000 knows his true value is bigger than settling for less. Integrity. Hit upside the head with nothing but jewels & wisdom. womack

livin’ for the funk* Stevie Wonder

my joint. vulnerability at its funkiest. SANBORN wails on the co-sign.

Hubert Laws – Mean Lene

Cloud nine right now…I flipped the first four bars of this in high school when making one of my first series of beat tapes…this is taking me back..just came from record digging and got reunited with this record. (Big shout to Michelle, Jaman and the entire Laws family!!) 

Hubert Laws – Flute, Main Performer, Arranger
Ronnie Laws – Sax (Tenor)
Gene Bertoncini – Guitar
Ron Carter – Bass
Steve Gadd – Drums
David Friedman – Percussion, Vibraphone
Airto Moreira – Percussion
Bob James – Piano
Clare Fischer – Piano, Arranger
Rodgers Grant – Piano
Hilary James – Piano, Arranger
Richard Tee – Organ, Strings
Emanuel Vardi – Viola
Amanuel Vardi – Viola
David Nadien – Violin
George Ricci – Cello

Unique74 says to check out THUNDER SOUL!!!!

For anyone who is an aspiring musician of any kind, I highly recommend that you go and check out “THUNDER SOUL” while its in theatres. I am not the kind of cat that goes around breaking out tears in public..but your man had to hold some in after watching this movie…I am going to expound more on another blog that will review this movie (im on limited time due to gearing up for EDL Mondays in DTLA). But I have to give an honorable mention to Mr Conrad “Prof” Johnson (this was a HEAVY, HEAVY…HEAVY MAN..who was way ahead of his time). If anything. “Prof” was a reminder of the great men that I was LUCKY to grow up around that took the role of leadership to the next level. The story of “Prof” and the kids from Kashmere High School in Houston, Texas needs to be heard, it is a testament. I will cover more in the review, but whatever you do..I urge you to run out and take your family, friends and loved ones to to see this movie (It is a TRAVESTY that this movie was not branded or marketed properly..Yet, we are constantly bombarded with bs and tomfoolery. However, I SALUTE JAMIE FOXX for being instrumental in getting this story out to the masses..).

Shout out to Director MARK LANDSMAN (it was great rapping with you man!! The Marvin Gaye story is priceless!!!)

Unique74 | NYC | Celebrating 40 years of SOUL w/PETE ROCK

Saturday 6.12.10
DJ Center w. special Guest Pete Rock
368 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NYC
Doors: 10PM