New Music: The Brand New Heavies -“Forward” Featuring N’Dea Davenport & New Singer Dawn Joseph Out May 21, 2013

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Founding members of The Brand New Heavies, From left to right – Andrew Levy, Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew

GFM Fam this is a no-brainer right here. Personally, I don’t even have to reach that far back into the recesses of my mind to recapture the feeling of when I was first introduced to this fantastic group, no I have taken it with me from the first note. This is the type of group that this site is referencing in our quest to keep music at the fore of the conversation. We are anticipating their return and hope that you all will join us in getting the word out about the sounds that they have crafted with old friend N’Dea Davenport and new friend Dawn Joseph.

You’ve read my declaration many times on this site but it is worth repeating – Music made by musicians comes from a very different place than folks who happen to stumble upon a happy accident every now and then. As the old adage concerning the blinking clock where the time will be right at least twice a day, on the contrary The Brand New Heavies have always been plugged in and I’m excited to hear what new memories will be made.

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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.

DJ Phaze presents “The Smoking Section”

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If 90’s hip hop is your era, then “The Smoking Section” is your cure for the Monday blues. If you haven’t been exposed to what the hype of the 90’s was all about, here’s an introduction.

Download and enjoy! If you love what you’ve been hearing, drop by and show him some love!

Playlist
Players Anthem – Notorious B.I.G.
Sound Bwoy Bureill – SMIF N WESSON
Last Dayz – Onyx
Trife Life – Mobb Deep
I Got Cha Opin – Black Moon
Mic Checka – Das EFX
Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka – Heltah Skeltah & OGC
Renee (Rmx) – Lost Boyz
Wrekonize – Smif n Wesson
Throw Ya Gunz – Onyx
Drink Away The Pain (Situations) – (With Q-Tip) Mobb Deep
Mad Izm – Channel Live and KRS One
Check The Rhime – A Tribe Called Quest
Breakadawn – De La Soul
Flavor Of The Month – Black Sheep
Soliloquy of Chaos – Gang Starr
Code of the streets – Gang Starr
Funky Child – Lords of the Underground
Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta Fuck Wit – Wu-Tang Clan
La Schmoove (feat. Phife) – Fu-Schnickens
Crossover – EPMD
The Choice is Your’s – BLACK SHEEP
Scenario (Remix) -A Tribe Called Quest

Smoking Section by GrownFolksMusic

Happy Birthday-DJ Premier!!!

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What more can I say??? A big birthday shout out to one of the best who ever put it down. Period. DJ Premier is what I refer to as a real(reel)producer. His style did not come in some box like instant oatmeal. It’s as real and big as it gets. Continue reading “Happy Birthday-DJ Premier!!!”

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.

You Are My Starship – Kenny Lattimore, Norman Connors

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“You are my light, I have to go on
Have me anyway you want to
Just take care and love me
Til my tension’s gone

Cause you are my starship
Come take me up tonight
And don’t be late

Yes, you are my starship
Come take me up tonight
And don’t be late
And don’t you come too soon”

From his latest album, “Timeless“, (Verve/2008) Kenny Lattimore delivers a stirring rendition of the Norman Connors classic, “You Are My Starship”, composed by Michael Henderson (1977).

 

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