Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
UNFORTUNATELY, THE ECONOMY HAS TAKEN IT'S TOLL ON THE ONCE THRIVING STORE AND BILLS FROM HURRICANE DAMAGE HAVE FORCED THE STORE TO "TIGHTEN IT'S BELT". UPON MY VISIT TODAY TO THE FAMOUS MUSIQUARIUM, I TOOK THE TIME TO BUY SOME RECORDS AND CHAT WITH THE OPERATOR OF THE ESTABLISHMENT AND HER DAUGHTER. SHE EXPLAINED THAT BILLS AND LACK OF CUSTOMERS HAVE REALLY PUSHED THE STORE IN THE RED. SHE SAID THAT I WAS PROBABLY HER 3RD CUSTOMER OF THE DAY AND THAT IT WAS CUSTOMERS LIKE MYSELF THAT COME BY, BUT DON'T COME TOO OFTEN.
I APOLOGIZED BECAUSE I KNOW THAT MOST PEOPLE ARE DOWNLOADING AND BUYING THEIR MUSIC FROM OTHER OUTLETS...i,e..BEST BUY, WAL-MART OR EVEN ITUNES. NOBODY IS SUPPORTING THE MOM & POP STORES ANYMORE AND BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF TRUE MUSIC LOVERS IS DWINDLING, THESE STORES HAVE A HARD TIME TRYING TO COMPETE WITH THE MAJOR STORE CHAINS.
SO, I IMPLORE AND STRONGLY SUGGEST NUMBER ONE TO PLEASE SUPPORT MOM & POP STORES SO THAT THEY MAY CONTINUE TO THRIVE. ALSO, IF YOU ARE EVER IN THE NEW ORLEANS UPTOWN AREA ON MAGAZINE STREET, YOU NEED TO STOP BY JIM RUSSELL RECORD STORE AND GET YOU SOME GOOD CONVERSATION AND GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY!!!
ALL OF THE CONTACT INFO IS BELOW.
JIM RUSSELL RECORD STORE
1837 MAGAZINE STREET
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 70130
Monday, May 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
HERE IS ANOTHER MORNING MIX. THIS PARTICULAR MIX CONTAINS SOME CUTS THAT HAVE A SOULFUL-HIP-HOP TWIST TO IT WITH A FEW RARE GROOVES. CHECK IT OUT!!!
SUNDAY'S FORECAST V.3
1) THE CROSS - 9TH WONDER
2) INNOCENCE - MAVERICK
3) REMIND ME - PATRICE RUSHEN (CLASSIC)
4) STAR WARS - SOUNDESIGNS
5) DREAM ABOUT YOU - MABANUA
6) TAKE OFF THE BLUES - THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE
7) YAGA YAGA - TERROR FABULOUS (CLASSIC REGGAE JOINT)
8) WHAT U DO 2 ME - DA TRUTH FT. KENNY GREENE (R.I.P.) FROM INTRO
9) PLAYERS - SLUM VILLAGE
10) REACH DOWN IN YOUR SOUL - SY SMITH
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
With all of the talk about Steve Harvey's new book, people have definitely overlooked the up-and-coming authors that traverse these same United States. One that comes to mind is my childhood friend by the name of Brian C. Conley. Brian, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been writing since he was a kid and over the years has perfected his craft. His latest masterpiece is entitled "Stay".
“I thought you said this was a love story.”
“No, I said it was a story about love. There’s a difference.”
For most of his life, Anthony Bryant has been able to elude any kind of emotional attachments with the deftness of a running back avoiding tackle. But when he meets Natalie, the alluring friend of the woman he is currently seeing, it’s a struggle to resist the magnetic pull she has on him. She’s sexy, funny, and shares his love ’em and leave ’em philosophy. She also brings about feelings in him he hasn’t known since he was a child when jealousy, betrayal, insanity, and murder tore his family apart. Will Anthony be able to overcome his long-buried demons and experience love for the first time in his life or will it destroy him the way he has seen it happen to loved ones before?
Told in Anthony’s words to the new woman in his life, follow the story of a young man trying to do what few men attempt: To explain to his woman why he is the way he is.
Brian's novel is available at amazon, target and other major bookstores. Please support Brian in his endeavor to provide great reading material. Brian is currently working on several other novels including one that will be a tag-team effort with me, J-Finesse!!!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
You love him...sometimes. You hate...sometimes. But no matter what, you're usually talking about him, and that makes him a very happy man. I'm talking about THE Musical Genius, Kanye West. Since we all know that 'Ye loves to use samples, I thought he'd be the perfect choice for this week's column. Today we take a look at "College Dropout."
All Falls Down
Lauryn Hill - "Mystery Of Iniquity"
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
We've all been put into a trance by the hypnotic masterpieces created by DJ Premiere. The first thing out of your mouth is usually, "Damn that was dope." The second thing is usually, "Where did he get that sample?" Well gosh darn it, that's where I come in. But this week, we're gonna make it a little more special. This week we're looking at beats that Primo concocted for Jay-Z. Ahh yeah, I can see your head nodding already. On to the records.
Allen Toussaint - "Go Back Home"
Friend Or Foe
Wood, Brass & Steel - "Hey What's That You Say"
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The Nite Liters - Damn
Dr. Dre’s “Lyrical Gangbang”
Debarge - Stay With Me
Big L’s “MVP”
Funkmaster Flex’s “Safe Sex, No Freaks”
Musiq Soulchild’s “Ifiwouldaknew”
Notorious BIG’s “One More Chance”
Ohio Players - Exstasy
Minnie Riperton - Baby, This Love I Have
A Tribe Called Quest’s “Check the Rhyme”
Black Star’s “KOS Determination”
Pete Rock’s “Play Dis Only at Night”
Soul IV Real’s “Candy Rain”
Xzibit’s “Rimz and Tirez”
The JB's - Pass The Peas
Eric B and Rakim’s “I Ain't No Joke”
Eric B and Rakim’s “Move the Crowd”
Souls of Mischief’s “What a Way to Go Out”
Stop the Violence Movement’s “Self-Destruction”
Monday, February 16, 2009
For those who don't know, I have djayed many a places for different types of musical tastes and vibes. Even so, one thing remains constant: folks love music that makes them feel good. Whether it be crunk, bounce, house, R&B, Old School...you name it, people love to groove. As such, I have attached a recent mix that was done for a friend of mine in Chicago and two other mixes that give one a sample of how I get down in my sets. So in a sense, her request is everybody else's blessing.
Club Mix '09
1) Dey Know - Shawty Lo
2) Lolli Pop - Lil Wayne ft. Kanye West
3) Freaky Girl - Gucci Mane
4) My Dougie - Skee
5) Whatever You Like - TI
6) A Milli - Lil Wayne
7) Get Silly - VIC
8) Green Light - John Legend ft. Andre' 3000
9) U Turnin' Me On - Keri Hilson
10) Shawty - Plies ft. T-Pain
11) Bust It Baby - Plies ft. Ne-Yo
12) Live Your Life - TI ft. Rhianna
13) Walk It Out - DJ Unk
14) Buy U A Drink - T-Pain
15) Snap Ya Fingaz - Lil Jon ft. E-40
16) I Know - Jay-Z ft. Pharrell
17) Wipe Me Down - Foxx ft. Lil Boosie & Webbie
18) Mrs. Officer - Lil Wayne ft. Bobby Valentino
19) Paper Planes - MIA
20) Get Like Me - David Banner ft. Chris Brown
21) Independent - Webbie
22) Drink & My 2 Step - Cassidy ft. Swizz Beatz
23) Down for My Niggaz - C-Murder
24) U Want - Slim ft. Gucci Mane
25) Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell
26) So Fly - Slim
27) Should've Let You Go - Keyshia Cole
28) Diamond Girl - Ryan Leslie
29) Let It Go - Keyshia Cole ft. Missy Elliot & Lil Kim
30) Curtain Call - Nina Skyy
31) You - Lloyd ft. Lil Wayne
32) Girls Around The World - Lloyd ft. Lil Wayne
33) Singles Ladies - Beyonce'
34) Get Me Bodied - Beyonce'
35) Money In The Bank - Swizz Beatz
36) Ching-A-Ling - Missy Elliot
37) Blow The Whistle - Too Short
38) Headsprung - LL Cool J
Sunday's Forecast V.1
1) Shazz - Hermosa Maria
2) Sunkids ft. Chance - Rescue Me
3) Erro - Change For Me (Akabu Mix)
4) The Rurals - Rurals (95 North TLC Mix)
5) Shaun Escoffery - Space Rider
6) Hardrive ft. Lynae - Never Forget (When You Touch Me)
7) Tortured Soul - Fall In Love
8) Dubtribe Sound System - Equitoraial
Sunday's Forecast V.2
1) Migratenation - Society Of Soul
2) They Say (Inst) - Common
3) I Adore You - Caron Wheeler
4) Was It Something That I Said - Sylvester
5) It's My House - Diana Ross
6) Rock The World - Weeks and Co.
7) Anybody Wanna Party? - Gloria Gaynor
8) Space Funk - Manzel
9) Spread Love - Lenny Fontana Presents Black Sun
10) Roller Skating Jam Named Saturday - De La Soul
11) Caught Up In A One Night Love Affair - Inner Life
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
ATTACHED IS THE FIRST VOLUME THAT I DID THE DAY J DILLA PASSED. THERE WILL BE SUBSEQUENT VOLUMES COMING SOON!!!!
All in all, it was such a groovy track that I immediately had to put my touches on it.....all out of due respect that is . Attached is both the original and my version of the song that will be released on my upcoming beat cd entitled "The Nod Factor". I hope you enjoy!!!
Dear Michael - Michael Jackson
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Nine years since her hiatus, Sade's music still lives through. What you are about to experience is my interpretation of her music in the form of "House Music". Attached is a mix that I did when her Lover's Rock album was out. Please enjoy!!!