The Shirelles – Ain’t No Sunshine

The Shirelles, from Passaic, NJ (holla!), are best known for their string of hits in the early 1960’s. Songs like “Mama Said“, “Dedicated to the one I Love“, “Soldier Boy“, and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” were chart toppers pre-dating READ MORE…

Diggin’ 06/09

Came away with plenty of gems as usual. Below are some worth noting… White Heat – S/T – Insanely dope soul/funk album produced by Barry White. Nuff said… Jimmy Ponder – Illusions – Laid-back Jazz Fusion album featuring a sample READ MORE…

Peter Nero Break

Peter Nero was one of those easy listening/lounge guys who made a slew of cover albums in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He’s been sampled before but has managed to stay mostly under the radar in comparison to dudes like James READ MORE…

Mt. Airy Groove

I’ve always admired the mentality of Jazz artists. They’ve never been afraid to experiment, especially when it comes to using new instruments, new sounds, and merging with genres. Hip-Hop was starting to explode in the early 1980’s and several Jazz READ MORE…

Chawky White Live

Pictured above you’ll see myself and The ILLZ rocking on stage at the Webster Hall Studio this last Thursday. We performed a 3-song set consisting of all-new material from the Chawky White project. The party was supposed to be 90’s READ MORE…

Boom Sny (of Savage Regime) – Ever Know

Support local, underground Hip-Hop! Boom Sny (half of Savage Regime) is my boy from High School, who was in my first rap group The Grimiez back in 1996. He still hits the studio every now and then to drop some READ MORE…

This Stuff is Really Fresh

Every so often I like to post up some classic old school (pre-1986) joints to help educate the young-in’s on where it all started. This week’s cut comes from Fab 5 Freddy even though he’s not doing any of the READ MORE…

Glass Bottle Breaks

Guess I was wrong! I was going through my rock LP’s today looking for some new breaks to post up, and I came across another LP by the group The Glass Bottle. I posted up a b-boy break from The READ MORE…