"A setback is just a setup for a comeback."
--from Bebe Moore Campbell's "72 Hour Hold"
Thursday, September 23, 2010
John Legend & The Roots "Unstaged"
John Legend and The Roots have really been pushing their latest project "Wake Up Everybody". It officially dropped earlier this week. I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. So if you've heard it, do share your thoughts.
This "Unstaged" concert is reaching for big things. They've pulled in Spike Lee to direct. And they've nabbed a high profile brand for sponsorship. I will definitely be checking this out if only to see if it's worth all the hype. I'll get back to you on that one.
Hip hoppers, you too will have a high profile one day. kfox.
Always on the hunt for good music: to buy, to listen online, to stream ... whatever. I've discovered some good stuff on Pod-O-Matic, but I have to give props to a friend and fellow Ohio University alum for putting me on to this playlist from Dhundee on Pod-O-Matic. She was drawn to it because all of the tracks have samples from Fela (unfortunately I feel like I'm the only person who hasn't seen the Broadway musical "Fela"). This is an audio treat that you need to bookmark to reference time and time again.
Just a note: Dhundee is no joke. Don't get mad at him when you go to look and listen to his other podcasts ... next thing you know, hours will have passed. Good music has that impact.
So make haste hip hoppers, there's good music to be heard. kfox.
Missing the greats ... my grandfathers and grandmother, Whitney Houston, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Bernie Mac, Tim Russert, Bo Diddley, Issac Hayes, Max Roach, James Brown, Gerald Levert, Ed Bradley, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Ruth Brown, Oscar Peterson, August Wilson and Bebe Moore Campbell