Free Music Lessons Anyone?? Check out Scrollworks.org

Yes you heard it right…you can learn pretty much any instrument – strings, woodwinds, percussion, piano, guitar, you name it…for FREE. The fam and I have had the pleasure of attending some of the drum classes, sitting in on a piano class, and looking forward to the string and woodwind..

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Back in the days vol.1

Back in the days vol.1

This blog is inspired by my moms who kept demanding me to get “those boxes” from out of her basement. Upon finally doing this, (after years of procrastination) i discovered all of my old Hip-Hop mags 1995 – 1997.July 1996, Reasonable Doubt was just released a month ago, June 25th..

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F.A.M.E. (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises)

FAME (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) Studios are located at 603 E. Avalon, Muscle Shoals, AL. in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. They have been an integral part of American popular music from the late 50s to the present. Artists who recorded there included Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding,..

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Summer Reggae Party!! Saturday June 14, 2008

Not dealing with the huge crowd at City Stages?? Wondering where to go after the Al Green set?? This is the party/after party for you…Hosted by The Ital Sisters and Party In A Minute, with yours truly on the wheels, is the first edition of The Summer Reggae Party-Ragga-Muffin Style! Admission..

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R.I.S.E. @ The Loft ’04-’05

I just dug this up and thought I’d share the love..Man, it seems like it was yesterday…

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Wax Poetics Sundays @ Charlemagne Records (Bham, Alabama) / SUPER Shout Outs!

For those who may not know about an event that I've been hosting for a lil' while now (2 years and 2 months to be exact), the next joint is this Sunday June 8th, 2pm-5pm at Birmingham's premiere vinyl shop, Charlemagne Records located at 1924 1/2 11th Ave. South across from Starbucks,..

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Madlib Does It Again..

Madlib Does It Again..

For those who can keep up with the productions of Madlib, (he has albums out under about 15 aliases) this one is for you. The man puts out like an album a week, literally. The past month I’ve been hearing new tracks from another Otis Jackson excursion off of the Jackson Conti album, Sunjiho..

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The Choice Is Yours!

The Choice Is Yours!

While visiting Memphis (where i spent too much money on vinyl) last month for my 2 Year Wedding Anniversary, we decided to go to Soulsville USA BKA Stax Records. After entering and going into Satellite Records (where I spent a third of the too much money…the others spots being Spin Street and..

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Play Your Favorite Prince Album Day / Happy 30th Anniversary Prince!

Play Your Favorite Prince Album Day / Happy 30th Anniversary Prince!

 

My brother-in-law Jamal and I were up last night listening to records and stumbled upon Prince’s Controversy album. We both realized that Prince has ALOT of albums out – about 24 studio albums and like 39 or 40 total – including live albums, compilations etc. to be..

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Intro / Let's Jump Right Into It!

Intro / Let's Jump Right Into It!

Big, big ups to Rahdu for allowing me to add my two cents into yet another landmark in Birmingham’s music scene – Bamalovesoul!

Hmmm let’s see, I’ll be posting some vinyl (and digital) discoveries, a dj mix every now and then, some exclusive releases and remixes and..

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The Sofa Sessions 3 28 08

This past Friday DJ Junior Star & DJ Rahdu (The Soul Rebel DJs) put it down together for the first time in years with The Sofa Sessions at Malcolm’s Reading Room(B’ham, Al). All kinds of music was played from breaks, hip hop, soul, nu soul, to house, roots & reggae. Junior Star..

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DYNAS has you SHOOK! KRS-One makes you Duck Down!

DYNAS has you SHOOK! KRS-One makes you Duck Down!

Dynas – The Apartment coming soonMiami, Fl emcee, Dynas (Rawkus 50 2007) has never gotten his proper shine, but that may all change this year with the release of “The Apartment” LP. The new album will be released on Badgramma/BBE in October of this year. So far, guest appearances..

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Dah Dikka Dah – Dikka Dikka Da Dah 2008

Dah Dikka Dah – Dikka Dikka Da Dah 2008

Smirnoff is remixing three classic hip-hop songs for its Smirnoff Signature Mix Series, one of which is Common’s “The Light” from his 2000 album, “Like Water for Chocolate.” I would hardly consider “The Light,” to be classic, but a Just Blaze remix would sound..

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More Reasons To Buy and One More To Get…

More Reasons To Buy and One More To Get…

Pete Rock's NY's Finest will be released 2-26-2008. Here's one more reason to cop that!

Pete Rock & Rell – That's What I Am Talking About

Erykah Badu's Nu Amerykah is dropping 2-26-2008. Here's one more reason to go get that…in addition..

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Your arms are too short…

Your arms are too short…

Shaheed – Health, Wealth & Knowledge of Self
Shaheed returns with his sophomore album, Health, Wealth & Knowledge of Self, an album that reminds you of why you fell in love with hip hop. Topics range from love, obligatory emcee braggadocio, to the current state of hip hop. Shaheed..

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