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…

Motown Drum Break

When people think of Motown Records artists like Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, and Smokey Robinson come to mind – not Reuben Howell. I don’t have any information on him and I couldn’t find any on the internet either. His debut, READ MORE…

Funkmaster Wizard Wiz – Can’t You Take a Hint?

I can’t say enough about Funkmaster Wizard Wiz. He was a bugged out dude making a really bugged out type of Hip-Hop, especially for the mid-80’s. The single “Crack It Up” / “Can’t You Take a Hint?” was released in READ MORE…