New Mix Up for the week! Jam to it while working, driving, or just coolin’ out! Listen & Enjoy!
It’s Kanye’s birthday today, and in honor of the madman-genius that he is, I offered up a cut-n-slice mix of his last album, “The Life of Pablo”. You can also review my review of “The Life of Pablo” from last year’s release. Listen to the mix below, and enjoy!
Six-Seven, rather June 6th, marks what would be Prince’s 58th birthday. His sudden passing in 2016 left many hurt and confused. Prince
was is ageless; in appearance, style, and sound. His music spanned generations and genres, combining everything from Funk, Soul, and Gospel, to Rock, Punk, and New Age, in a way no musician was able to do before him.
There’s no denying the impact Prince Rogers Nelson had on music, but he was also a humanitarian. A secret philanthropist, Prince was known (well, unknown) for giving massive donations to various charities. An excerpt from Rolling Stone details how activist Van Jones received a $50,000 check without a name attached. He returned it, twice… only to get a call saying the source could not be named, “but his favorite color is purple.”
Already a proficient master in a plethora of instruments, Prince was one of the first artists to incorporate drum programming and synthesizers to his music, easily attracting hip-hoppers and rap fans. He’s been sampled over & over, from Kanye West to Tupac, only beaten by James Brown and George Clinton (they had an advantage in being born earlier). Now that his catalog is available on various streaming platforms, I have a feeling Prince’s music will be reintroduced to a new generation of fans, only continuing his legacy further.
Prince plays a large part in my musical influence. My mom was a fan (of course), and he made songs that you could do nothing but move to. It’s like he was able to tap into an unseen world of color, emotion, and sound, and pull out the perfect groove. Below is a live mix I created to commemorate the Purple Wonder’s bornday. Happy Birthday, Prince! We love you.