As part of our ongoing relationship with Kashif in support of his monumental documentary series The History of R&B Music we are proud to present: Ask Kashif! Where will be able to learn valuable music and life lessons through the candid answers from this icon of music. Make sure to spread the word and like The History of R&B Music Facebook Page and let your friends and fam know who are lover’s of great music and knowledge that GFM is the official home of Ask Kashif! on the web.


Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.