Malik Taylor helped change music forever as part of A Tribe Called Quest. Thankfully, Michael Rappaport captured that story in his documentary Beats, Rhymes, & Life.
By the time you read this, I will be leaving Knoxville, TN and on my way to New Orleans — the second stop of a roadtrip to Laredo, TX. I will be tired, probably pumping myself full of caffeine and just wishing I could stretch my legs. And I will be listening to my roadtrip mix, which will involve a whole lot of Otis Redding.
I love all things old timey…
The other day I saw a Tweet from self-publishing success story Amanda Hocking that got me thinking. Here’s the Tweet:
There seems to be a lot of backlash against Macklemore & Ryan Lewis which seems…well…unfair. You know what else is unfair? Comparing any artist to the Beatles, as if every musical artist is supposed to be earth shattering. Not every musician can change the face of music, nor should they be expected to. But Macklemore & Ryan Lewis actually are shaking the ground of hip-hop a bit. Continue reading
I was out with some friends last week, and a DJ with a really old, strange collection of music started playing and reminded me of how awesome Janet Jackson was in the ’90s. This song was badass, and J-Lo is dancing in the background somewhere.
I like this version better, but I couldn’t embed it.
Sorry, I’m so late with this but it was worth the wait.
Also, I am officially coining the term “hipster-hop.”
It’s been a long time… Notice the lack of a mosh pit.