Honestly some days I really do believe I grew up in some alternate universe. Case in point, this is a song and video that was in heavy rotation on BET when I was in my teens. Yes, that BET. I know times changes, styles change, programming at networks change but in this day and age it’s just a marvel to think that kids would actually take the time out and dig on something like this. I dug it then, still dig it now and I’m glad that I can remember a time when music and programming was open to a variety of voices.

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.