“J-A-Y are the letters of his name cutting and scratching are the aspects of his game.” No Doubt. Just wanted to pause and pay fitting tribute to Jam Master Jay on today which is the 45th anniversary of his birth.

Jay was one-third of arguably the greatest Hip-Hop group of all time and his legacy as a DJ and trend setter of the culture is firmly cemented. R.I.P. – JMJ.

I would be remiss if I didn’t post this clip and encourage you to turn it up in tribute. These cats created swagger. Word up!

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.