#Growns please join The Love Man and DJKKC as they discuss Bobby Brown’s 1988 sophomore release Don’t Be Cruel. This conversation covers a lot of territory and at points if you close your eyes you can almost feel yourself being transported back 30 years. The mood here is not academic, it’s as real as people being on the ground, smelling the air and feeling the heat of that moment in time because these two conversationalists were literally a part of that New Jack Generation.

We truly hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it.

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.