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Rest Peacefully, Elmer 'Geronimo' Pratt.

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June 2, 2011 at 9:53 pm

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Gil Scott Heron released a Hell of an album called "I'm New Here." You obviously need this in your life right now.

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Rest Peacefully.

This man is one of the main reasons why Hip Hop exists in the form that it does. Spoken Word poetry is the basis for all Hip Hop, and men like him and The Last Poets are the reasons why you even know what rap music is.

Along with a powerful appearance on Kanye’s “Who Will Survive in America,” he had a wonderful album I picked up last year called “I’m New Here” (click here for more) as if to remind us that he hadn’t left… as if he was never going to leave us… despite his health. After releasing “We’re New Here” with Jamie XX(click here for more), he hopped on that Kanye track, then fell back.

I will miss you. And I’m glad your free from all of this.

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Rest Peacefully.

 

 

Teena Marie. I Adore You. (AKA: The Teena Marie Media Appreciation Post.)

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I Love You.

Teena Marie. Known in LA to most of my Mom’s people as Mary Christine Brockert. Appeared in an episode of The Beverly Hillbillies at the age 7 as “Tina Marie Brockert.” Venice High School Alumni. All around multi-instrumental prodigy. Picked up and mastered several instruments (piano, guitar, bass) before the age of 21. The ORIGINAL protegé of Rick James. Founder of the “Teena Marie Law” (label cannot keep an artist under contract without putting out an album by him or her). I remember being 6 years old and finally figuring out Teena was white and awesome by going over my friend’s house, whose Mom had her vinyl collection. I stared at the cover of “Naked To The World” all day. One of my first inspirations to play music… especially since this woman produced, arranged and mastered the majority of her own music. The least I can do is play some piano. A regular at Los Angeles County High Schools, Teena would show up randomly for pep talks, appearances and performances. A woman who loved LA.
Her voice is legend. I didn’t get to see her live, and that really sucks.
I’m going to miss her so much.

When it hurts, I listen to music. And share with other people. You should too.
Heres some of my best stuff from my CD collection. You download what you need/don’t have. Excuse me while I roll around in her liner notes and cry for a while.

Emerald City

Shangri-La

It Must Be Magic

Where’s California

Square Biz (Long Version)

Square Biz – (Instrumental, 12-inch B-side)

Deja Vu (We’ve Been Here Before) – (Previously Unreleased, Live)

Oh La La La

Work it

Lovergirl

Fire and Desire:

Behind the Groove

And if that isnt enough…
Teena Marie: Unsung.
Takes about an 30 minutes to download in full.

And if THAT isn’t enough,
Billboard did a great article on her life and accomplishments. Included a ton of videos. Read this.

If you have any requests… let me know. I have almost everything.

Love you Ms. Marie.
Rest In Peace.

You Will Never Die.

This is the Gerald (and Sean) LeVert Appreciation Post.

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I miss you.

Rest in Peace Gerald and Sean LeVert. The sons of Eddie Levert, Lead singer for The O’Jays. Fun R&B Music Staples of the 80’s, Soul Man of the 90’s. I love and miss you guys.

“Groove On”
“Private Line”
“Callin Me”
“Baby You Are”

LeVert Hits….
“(Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop) Goes My Mind”
“My Forever Love”
“Rope A Dope Style”
“ABC-123″
“Casanova”
“Just Coolin: Extended Hip Hop Remix Feat. Heavy D.”

If you want a special something I’ve been holding onto for some years… just leave a comment. I’ll send it to you via e-mail.

Take some time to remember The Levert Family today. The O’Jays Included.

Peace.

I miss you already, FatBeats LA. (A Photo Montage.)

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They shoulda never should me how to do SlideShows. LOL.

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My last days hovering in and out of FatBeats Los Angeles.
Eventually I’ll post my trip of FatBeats New York.
But for now, I got nostalgic. Needed to get this out.
I miss my local vinyl hip hop store.
#endangeredspecies

Enjoy.

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November 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Left Eye | DJ Hideo:

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Miss you.

It was today, 8 years ago that we lost Left Eye in a weird and tragic car accident while out in Honduras on a “Spiritual Journey. But you know. It’s not like I’m gonna let you forget her greatness, and why she truly was someone special. Shoutout to Sheila for pointing it out. You know who you are and how you did it. Thanks for that.
Hope your out there somewhere, Free as sh*t.



Westcoast Legend.

DJ Hideo, a Westcoast Music and Radio Legend, known for his amazing party mixes and ability to drop the newest, hottest music out, passed away after a batter with Colon and Liver cancer on the 24th. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, and if you want, you can make a donation to help his family out with his medical and  final expenses.

Missing you already.
Rest in beats.

Written by E

April 25, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Left Eye | DJ Hideo:

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Miss you.

It was today, 8 years ago that we lost Left Eye in a weird and tragic car accident while out in Honduras on a “Spiritual Journey. But you know. It’s not like I’m gonna let you forget her greatness, and why she truly was someone special. Shoutout to Sheila for pointing it out. You know who you are and how you did it. Thanks for that.
Hope your out there somewhere, Free as sh*t.



Westcoast Legend.

DJ Hideo, a Westcoast Music and Radio Legend, known for his amazing party mixes and ability to drop the newest, hottest music out, passed away after a batter with Colon and Liver cancer on the 24th. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, and if you want, you can make a donation to help his family out with his medical and  final expenses.

Missing you already.
Rest in beats.

Written by E

April 25, 2010 at 11:55 pm

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