I often chuckle when listening to debates on hip hop and folks of a younger generation criticisms quickly degenerate into “You’re old” translation: not relevant. Great music does not have an age and truth be told a lot of these young folks could learn a lot from how this track is put together. Press play.

Say It by Beastie Boys

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.