GFM’s DJKKC (@DJKKCDET) and The Love Man (@iorr03)chat it up about the eponymous debut album from Lalah Hathaway. This in-depth discussion focuses on the artistry displayed within the project, the influence of the recording and poses the question of whether or not such a mature and polished sounding debut from a young artist could even be released by a major label in the current musical environment.

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.