DJ Polished Solid has done it once again! This time she’s put together some straight audio goodness in celebration of Pharrell’s 40th Birthday! Let’s get it!!!
DJ Polished: “I created this mix on April 5, 2013, Pharrell’s 40th bday, to give back for all of the amazing music he has given the world. He has put a smile on my face a many, many day, and I know he will continue to do so. Also, Pharrell is the best bass keyboard player since Ray Manzarek;)”
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$$ and Kendrick Lamarr) in particular who are positioning themselves as the next generation bridge builders is in a word: golden.
So fam, if you are concerned about the music, take the time out to checkout Pt. 1 of course be on the lookout for Pt. 2 but I’ve heard from Speek and he’s put the word out that he will be tackling the issue of Soul music as well very soon. So keep it locked right here to GFM.
You are now rockin’ with Miss Special on your GFM Radio… today’s show features music from:
Danny Brown- “#HottestMC”
L’ Orange ft. Blu- “Alone”
Action Bronson- “Morey Boogie Boards”
Joey Bada$$- “Unorthodox”
Kanye West ft. Mos Def & Freeway- “2 Words”
Tiron & Ayomari- “No Filter”
Ta East- “Bonnie”
GQ- “The Town”
Make sure to press that play button, but if you don’t have time right now hit that download for later.
I couldn’t think of a better way to end this month than with this great mix that comes to us by way of DJ Polished Solid. What a befitting tribute to the legacy of our AOM and a great introduction to DJ Polshed Solid’s work on the mix. If you caught this great article a couple weeks ago you’ve already witnessed her great work with words. Polished Solid hosts a weekly show live every Sunday from 4pm-6pm EST at http://mixlr.com/djpolishedsolid. Make sure to keep your ears open for mixes here on GFM from DJ Polished Solid.
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Luther brought his heart felt respect for this time-honored song and his ultimate influence Ms. Dionne Warwick, who originally recorded A House Is Not A Home for her 1964 album, Make Way for Dionne Warwick. As the fate of any great composition, this single has been rotated through the voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and many other icons. However on the flip side, this song has also been “punked” by Twista featuring Kanye West & Jamie Foxx so it hasn’t gone unscathed. But despite it’s musical travel, this song holds an emotional agony that I absolutely love to hear through the riffs, runs and “on the edge of your seat” anticipation of Luther. While I respect the original version from Dionne, the song seems to find “a home” in the expression of the late Luther Vandross.
Here is Luther giving a well deserved tribute to his idol with that wonderful song. Oh and by the way, you new artists and BET, let this be a teachable moment. This is what a real tribute looks like. Those Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton performances you’re passing off as tributes ain’t cutting it. Please take note and properly execute.
Yes I am back again for another installment of the Twitteranti Series but today I thought I would provide some space for a special guest: Phonte Coleman and his thoughts on whether or not he would sign to a major label deal having been there and done that and did the dance with Atlantic as part of Little Brother. As the late Allen Funt might say: “Hilarity ensues.” Lots of great info contained in here from an artist who is never afraid to say what’s on his mind and without any further adieu this week’s Twitteranti!