Posts tagged "Tastemaker Television Network"

Ice Cube is the street CNN. He speaks for the unspoken and his latest single brings back the Growl Face. Thank you Ice Cube.

I must state that Ice Cube is my favorite hip-hop artist of all time. Many of today’s youth think of Ice Cube as the friendly movie guy who made films like, “Are We There Yet”, “21 Jump Street”, The Long Shots, Barbershop, Beautyshop and Friday. Long before he was making the masses of America laugh... Read more »

Analog or Digital! The beginning or the ending of the vinyl disc jockey.

When you are djing and there is a skip in the record you can just move the needle. This has been my reasoning for continuing to use real vinyl records to rock the party. I always have the same recurring nightmare with digital djing. One day I am djing for President Obama and he and... Read more »

How much would you pay to see your favorite artist, dead or alive, if money was not the issue?

That is a question that was brought to my attention in the wake of, “the Artists currently known as PRINCE”, and his Chicago Residency at the United Center. First and foremost I LOVE ME SOME PRINCE. The Ballad of Dorothy Parker, regular or jazzed up version, is one of the most beautiful songs in the... Read more »
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Saving R&B Music. Not just a goal but an event featuring one of the Most Underrated Artists.

There are many great R&B singers. A blog is not long enough to mention them all. Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass, Donny Hathaway, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Melba Moore, Phyllis Hyman, Michael McDonaldThere is a problem in R&B. Most of our great R&B singers are from generations past. (Don’t hate. You know you were... Read more »

R Kelly let it be known that R&B Music starts and finishes with, "WRITE ME BACK". There may be hope for music yet people.

Gotham City for the Ghetto… Gotham City for the Ghetto; Ghetto.. That used to be one of my favorite songs by Robert Kelly aka R Kelly. The remix to Gotham City with Strings on the track rapping for some reason gets me hyped. I’m bank-head bouncing right now as I type this blog out. There... Read more »

The ROOTS. Americas House Band. From, "Do You Want More", to Jimmy Fallon on NBC. We aplaud you.

I first interviewed the legendary ROOTS crew on their CD release promotion through GEFFEN records in 1995 as the label provided ClubbinTV unlimited access to the band. My camera guy at the time was Kevin, “KAZ” Matthews and the show was literally a one camera, guerilla style recording. We would just walk into our interview... Read more »
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Dwele, "What Profit", and Virgin Records responsible for my Marriage.

How many people can say that a record label is responsible for them getting married? Well I honestly can say that Virgin Records played a key role in me meeting my beautiful wife way back when. You may asked how is that possible? Well I am writing this blog about it. Wanna Hear it? Here... Read more »

Every Day I'm Hustlin...ROZAY.....

Uuhh…. Uuhh. It may be that I like Rick Ross because he is a big guy with swag. It may be because I miss Christopher Wallace and Heavy D so much that I was waiting for a big greasy brother, like myself, to take over the hip-hop scene. Every big brother gotta be able to... Read more »

Kanye West Chicago's Big Brother.

It seems the message in Rap music has gotten lost. I don’t think that when most rappers were toddlers and early adolescents they wanted a Harem, racks on racks on racks, or 170 pair of tennis shoes while they drove in their rented Bugattis’. NO! They just wanted to have the freshest lyrics and be... Read more »
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Dim All The Lights.. Donna Summer was the star of Disco and many other firsts. Rest In Peace.

Every week I want to write about fresh topics of the day and how we need to focus on returning to real music. Then, when I begin to write, something newsworthy provides the meat and direction of the story. Four weeks ago we lost Dick Clark. Two weeks ago we lost Adam “MCA” Yauch from... Read more »
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