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Posts Tagged ‘DJ Speek Greene’

DJ Speek Greene – Soul Music Pt. 1

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Last week, friend to GFM DJ Speek Greene posted some thoughts on the state of Hip Hop. This week as promised he’s bringing his thoughts re: Soul Music live and direct to and for the all the Grown Folks out there. Speek let us know in no uncertain terms that the Soul Music that we know and love, as far as the mainstream is concerned, simply has ceased to exist save for a very few artists who may receive consideration on a corporate playlist. Plenty of historical context here and we’re definitely looking forward to Pt. 2! Thanks for all the love Speek and Grown Folks Fam let’s see we can reciprocate by sharing this vid and weighing in on the conversation.

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

DJ Speek Greene On Hip Hop Pt. 1

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

There’s a conversation that has been brewing for quite sometime that have involved what I term “Those of us concerned with music” both on and offline. DJ Speek Greene pulls no punches in this video as he brings the issues front and center re: Hip Hop. There are many jewels you can take away from what he states, but his thoughts on the importance of regionalism in the music, the artists of the 21st Century who have served in the capacity of bridges and the fact that there are currently a few artists on the scene (Joey Bada$$ and Kendrick Lamarr) in particular who are positioning themselves as the next generation bridge builders is in a word: golden.

So fam, if you are concerned about the music, take the time out to checkout Pt. 1 of course be on the lookout for Pt. 2 but I’ve heard from Speek and he’s put the word out that he will be tackling the issue of Soul music as well very soon. So keep it locked right here to GFM.

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

Rock, Paper, Soul: Bringing An Indie Experience!!

Friday, January 7th, 2011

With the indie soul music scene steadily paving its way through the rough, it is inevitable that different platforms will flourish in order to give these burgeoning artists a place to share their artistry with the masses. Out of this need, surfaced the birth of Rock, Paper, Soul, the brainchild of Richard Johnson and Speek Greene.  Both have the expertise of promoting and DJing and producing respectfully, under their belt.  By bridging the two together with their love for music, Rock, Paper, Soul is gearing up to bring you an indie experience that has long been talked about, but never produced – until now.
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About WestStyle Chronicles

My name is Hope West but you can call me WestStyle Chronicles. From video, photography, interviews and blogging, my music adventures always leave me juggling a lot but I wouldn't have it any other way. Whether being funny, opinionated or just plain entertaining, I always keep it 100% WestStyle. To see my wild ride in the world of music, catch my adventures at the one & only....Grown Folks Music!!!! :)