Monday, November 17, 2014

SiR's "Long Live Dilla" Project is Worth a Listen and a Donation

ST Contributor, Bigg Russ recently sent me the link to SiR’s Bandcamp page for his Long Live Dilla project. I remember Russ saying, "Dilla never gets old" and he’s right. Immediately I thought this was another DJ doing a J Dilla tribute. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I heard SOUL Music over some Dilla inspired tracks. Hip Hop, Jazz, RnB all wrapped together. SiR is the lead vocalists on this project and all I know about him is he’s from Inglewood, California; he has a great production style, and he has a nice voice. Dude reminds me of Dwele. Check out his Bandcamp page (here). I ‘named my own price’ and grabbed the download. I suggest you do as well, because if SiR stays at his craft, he could be something special. Below are some cuts off of Love Live Dilla from SiR's Soundcloud.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Questlove and Black Thought To Assist Their Philly Arts High School

"It's Bigger Than Hip Hop" - dead prez

While some politicians and school administrators are making excuses to cut art programs from our schools all across the country, Questlove and Black Thought of The Legendary Roots Crew will partner with Alumni to launch The CAPA Foundation. This will be an independent, nonprofit organization that will aim at continued support over time to assist the students at the two Alma Mater, the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA). The two want to do their part in assisting the school's role in the Philadelphia Community for years to come. We Salute these Brothers for this! Read more (here).