Tag: chill

August 9, 2018 /

I’m a Libra myself, but whatever…

Saxophonist Cannonball Adderley left an indelible mark on the world of jazz, playing with legends such as Ray Charles and Miles Davis (even playing on Davis’s legendary Kind of Blue and Milestones albums), teaching jazz at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (I lived near that school for a time), and later on as a bandleader in The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, which featured his brother, trumpeter Nat Adderley and other jazz heavyweights which included Yusef LateefJoe Zawinul, and Barry Harris.

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June 21, 2018 /

The Nonce is one of those groups who, if you know, you know. But if you don’t, hey, I’m here to share the goodness.

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April 19, 2018 /

So before the storied and lengthy career and massive critical acclaim, before Black Thought was proving he was the GOAT, before ?uestlove was the keeper of the culture and the beats, and before they were Jimmy Fallon‘s house band, The Roots was a unique rap act coming out of Philly, and in the early ’90s right when East Coast hip-hop was taking on a jazz-influenced style, The Roots went all the way in, employing live instruments like horns and pianos.

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March 8, 2018 /

Queen Latifah is a legend. Arriving on the scene in the late ’80s, the rapper born Dana Owens came with an attitude and intelligent, enlightened style that was all her own.

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March 30, 2017 /

I need to be on a beach somewhere right now, man…

Thievery Corporation has cultivated a major following in their home city of Washington, D.C.

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December 8, 2016 /

I’m young, stupid, and damn impatient. Leave it up to Pete Rock to set me straight.

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August 25, 2016 /
June 9, 2016 /

Best way to sum up A$AP Rocky? Young, black, and don’t give a fuck.

Coming out of Harlem, Rocky has caught a lot of attention and praise quickly over the past few years, known for his laid back demeanor, laconic delivery, and spaced-out vibe.

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September 10, 2014 /

“You never know what you need until you find it…”

For me, the mood for the last few days has been one of pensiveness.

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October 7, 2013 /

Glaciers has taken over my life.

Since 12 AM, October 1st my existence has been Glaciers. 

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