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R.I.P. Reggae Pops! "Reggae Pops is My Homeboy" T-shirt proceeds continue to go to family

R.I.P. Reggae Pops! “Reggae Pops is My Homeboy” T-shirt proceeds continue to go to family

Reggae Pops with Footlong Development’s Asad at Soul Slam 5 – 2011 We would like to send a smoky farewell to our favorite Los Angeles dance floor resident, Reggae Pops! He was a friend and dance partner to so many and we’re happy to have had many a boogie night alongside the legend! When we...
Rest In Peace: Funk And Jazz Legend George Duke

Rest In Peace: Funk And Jazz Legend George Duke

George Duke keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer is on his way to the great music festival in the sky. He leaves behind a catalog of some of the funkiest grooves our ears have ever heard. Mostly known in the world of Jazz as an innovator of jazz  fusion Duke crossed many genres as well including...
Happy Bornday James*Jay Dee* Yancy Via: Bling 47

Happy Bornday James*Jay Dee* Yancy Via: Bling 47

Artwork By Joe Buck Today marks James “Jay Dee” Yancy 38th bornday and 6th year since his passing. Detroits Wajeed of Bling 47 has re launched is website featuring a slew of unreleased Dilla cuts and storys from a who’s who group of folks that knew Jay Dee beyond music. Check a few clips here...
R.I.P Don Cornelius Creator and host of *Soul Train* (Sept 27,1936 – Feb 1,2012)

R.I.P Don Cornelius Creator and host of *Soul Train* (Sept 27,1936 – Feb 1,2012)

Today the world lost a true icon in the death of Don Cornelius. Don came up with the idea to create a tv show like American Bandstand, but his show would feature black artist that you wouldn’t see on Dick Clarks show back in the mid 60’s. He self financed Soul Train with $400 to...
R.I.P:  Dwight "Heavy D Myers"  5/24/67-11/8/11

R.I.P: Dwight “Heavy D Myers” 5/24/67-11/8/11

The Hip Hop community lost another legend in Heavy D aka “The Overweight Lover.” MTV has reported that Dwight Myers passed away Tuesday, November 8th due to complications from pneumonia. I had the pleasure of meeting Heavy D and the Boys back in 1990 after a concert at the Capital Center in MD. Big Tyme came out the year...
R.I.P: Fonce Mizell  DWNLD Dj Matthew Africa "Best of the Mizell Brothers"

R.I.P: Fonce Mizell DWNLD Dj Matthew Africa “Best of the Mizell Brothers”

(Larry & Alphonso Mizell) R.I.P Fonce Mizell 1 half of the most important production duo in music history. These cats have produced some of my favorite songs that many hip hop producers have sampled. Fonce work as a part of a crew called The Corporation who wrote and produced all of the early Jackson 5 LP’s. I first...
R.I.P:Godfather Of Rap Gil Scott Heron (April 1, 1949 - May 27, 2011)

R.I.P:Godfather Of Rap Gil Scott Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011)

(Via: NPR) Gil Scott-Heron died Friday afternoon in New York, his book publisher reported. He was 62. The influential poet and musician is often credited with being one of the progenitors of hip-hop, and is best known for the spoken-word piece “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” Scott-Heron was born in Chicago in 1949. He...
Happy Bornday  James Brown "Godfather of Soul"

Happy Bornday James Brown “Godfather of Soul”

Listen & DWNLD @jrocc James Brown mix If your in Oakland Friday Night catch Frolab fam @richmedina @injex @dazikue & @uncleshecky  @TheNewParrish Download two mixes from last year event. @dazikue Mix Here @uncleshecky aka applejac Mix Here   Tweet
Rumor: Al Jarreau Is Alive and kicking.

Rumor: Al Jarreau Is Alive and kicking.

  Love the “Moonlighting” theme song. I hate the internet!!!! Tweet
R.I.P: Phoebe Snow (July 17, 1952 – April 26, 2011)

R.I.P: Phoebe Snow (July 17, 1952 – April 26, 2011)

Via: Wikipedia Snow was raised in a household where Delta blues, Broadway show tunes, Dixieland jazz, classical music and folk music recordings were played around the clock. Her father, Merrill Laub, was an exterminator by trade, had an encyclopedic knowledge of American film and theater and was an avid collector and restorer of antiques. Her mother, Lili, was a dance...
R.I.P: Keith "GURU" Elam Tribute at LPR, NYC 4/21

R.I.P: Keith “GURU” Elam Tribute at LPR, NYC 4/21

APRIL 21ST 2011: THE REVIVE DA LIVE BIG BAND TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY G.U.R.U & THE JAZZMATAZZ LEGACY FT. SURPRISE GUESTS March 24, 2011 – New York, NY – Revive Music Group celebrates their 5th Anniversary with a mind-bending, monumental Revive Da Live Big Band Tribute to G.U.R.U. and the Jazzmatazz Legacyunder the direction of pianist Marc Cary...
R.I.P: Christopher Big Pun Rios *Nov 10,1971 – Feb 7,2000*

R.I.P: Christopher Big Pun Rios *Nov 10,1971 – Feb 7,2000*

Photo shot by Daniel Hastings So blessed to have rocked the stage with Pun and my crew @massinflu at Lyricist Lounge  Latin Quarters circa 98. One of my favorite Pun joints with the illest Black Thought “Super Lyrical” Rest In Power Tweet