1924- Sam Jones, Musician
1944- Booker T Jones, Musician
1976- Tevin Campbell, Vocalist
"Arena" - Duran Duran (1984)
"Like a Virgin" - Madonna (1984)
"CK" - Chaka Khan (1988)
"For the Boys" - Bette Midler (1991)
"In Celebration of Life" - Yanni (1991)
"Real Love" - Lisa Stansfield (1991)
"Swallow This Live" - Poison (1991)
"2Pacalypse Now" - 2Pac (1991)
"Penicillin On Wax" - Tim Dog (1991)
"The Best of Sade" - Sade (1994)
"Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1" - Chaka Khan (1996)
"Hard Core" - Lil' Kim (1996)
"Infinite" - Eminem (1996)
"Space Jam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture" - Various Artists (1996)
"Tha Doggfather" - Snoop Doggy Dogg (1996)
"The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse" - Jay-Z (2002)
"Dutty Rock" - Sean Paul (2002)
"Greatest Hits 1970-2002" - Elton John (2002)
"Loyalty" - Fat Joe (2002)
"Riot Act" - Pearl Jam (2002)
"Special Herbs, Vol 1 & 2" - Metal Fingers (2002)
"Testify" - Phil Collins (2002)
"3D" - TLC (2002) *Sources vary
"Under Construction" - Missy Elliott (2002)
"Encore" - Eminem (2004)
BONUS: Afrika Bambaataa formed the Universal Zulu Nation November 12, 1973
I was recently blessed to chat with the ill lyricist and world renowned & prolific emcee and all around amazing artist Mahogany Jones. Peep the Q&A to gain insight & soak in her wisdom regarding the artistry of Hip Hop.
Download the free eBook from Achickwitbeatz filled with information for independent artists to use to reach their artistic career goals for 2017 and beyond.
I had the chance to catch up with the incredibly talented members of independent music label Truth Tone Records and have a detailed conversation about artistry, working together as a collective to achieve success and building a long lasting legacy.
I created the Rhythm Related Recollections series for music lovers to reminisce on some of their favorite, not so favorite as well as even comical musical moments from 10 or more years ago. The good, the bad and the ugly. Everything plays its part in the tapestry of our appreciation for this beautiful art. Looking for a particular album or artist? Just use the search below. Know something that should be included? Use the comment section below. Also, please feel free to drop a comment to share your memories & thoughts about any given recollection!
Free download of a compilation of music from when I first started doing open mics & shows as well as collaborations with a few of my favorite emcees from Michigan. All tracks produced by me of course. Interested in being on Vol 2? Get at me =o)
Watch Achickwitbeatz on WGVU PBS discussing beat making & independent artistry.
Multi-talented and prolific emcee John Robinson aka Lil Sci of Scienz of Life drops some gems for independent artists regarding artistic authenticity, longevity, life philosophies and shares memories from the early days of his career.
New music from Dezert Eez "Riot Gear" ft. Dead Prez produced by Achickwitbeatz
In this Q&A, I had the opportunity to connect with 5-Star, Nivek & O'nill collectively known as Dezert Eez. The rap veterans proceeded to share their knowledge & insight regarding the industry and openly discuss their experiences and advice that aspiring artists can use to their benefit. Take a moment to listen/download the audio and/or peep/share the transcript.
This mix includes mellowed out re-visitation of contemporary hip hop classics over Achickwitbeatz instrumentals now available as a free download.