Archives for May 2010

Re: “Kick’n it w/ ?uestlove” Roots+Joss Stone perform You Got Me

Published on 30 May 2010 at 12:46 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Hip-Hip,music,Uncategorized.

Backstage footage from The Roots concert I wrote about in my last post: Kicking it w/ ?uestlove (well, kinda). The Roots and Joss Stone perform You Got Me with the ill Kid Cudi reference on verse 3.

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Kicking It w/ ?uestlove (well, kinda)

Published on 26 May 2010 at 11:24 am. 2 Comments.
Filed under Hip-Hip,jazz,music.

This afternoon I have the honor and privilege of speaking with one of my inspirations, the founder of my favorite band, blog and tweets: ?uestlove. I’m interviewing him for a musical and scholarly project I’m working on called Freedom Suite. Freedom Suite is a jazz and hip-hop mixtape from my band, The Beast and jazz […]

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May Interview(s): Tommie Smith, Chuck Stone & Doug E. Fresh!!!

Published on 16 May 2010 at 11:55 pm. 1 Comment.
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This week, at a music video shoot for The Beast‘s hip-hop/salsa anthem Translation, my Macbook became engulfed in a cold glass of the universal solvent. Among other things, on that laptop I had the file for Blackademics’ May interviewee – and until some Apple genius tells me otherwise, I will assume that the interview is […]

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Baby Love

Published on 3 May 2010 at 11:34 pm. 2 Comments.
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One of the most important things parents can do for their child is give them a name. You want your son or daughter’s name to reflect their personality, their spirit, their character, their identity, their very essence. But how can you determine any of those things before you’ve even met the person?What an incredibly important […]

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