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Filed in Music, Playlists

Check The Technique – Gang Starr Givin’ Up Food For Funk – The JB’s Good Thing We’re Rappin’ – Digital Underground You Gots To Chill EPMD Do You Remember When – Crusaders Hollywood – Rufus, f. Chaka Khan House of Beauty – Isaac Hayes We The People – The Soul Searchers Fate – Chaka Khan [...]

Still Is What It Is and Ain’t What It’s Not

Filed in Music, Politics

Paul Scott wonders if hip-hop can save Black America. I can answer that real succintly. No. Hip-hop couldn’t save Black America, even if it wanted to, number one. And even if it could, the reasons he describes probably would have nothing to do with it. In some ways, hip-hop seems to be like the miracle [...]

Favorite 15: A Tribe Called Quest

Filed in Favorite 15, Music

Of the Favorite 15s I’ve done so far, this is definitely gonna be one of the most difficult. With most groups, there are several tiers of songs: the pretty good ones, the solid ones, and the great ones. With fifteen, I can normally get all of the greats, most if not all of the goods, [...]

The King Is Dead. Long Live The King

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It’s hard for me to properly place Michael Jackson in my personal pantheon. On the one hand, I fully believe that Mike is the biggest star I will ever see in my lifetime, and may very well be bigger than any star that will ever be, given the manner in which media is fragmented these [...]


Filed in Music, Playlists

Hot Pants – Hank Carbo Searchin for Soul – Jack Wade & The Soul Searchers Packed Up – Bill Conti Ode to Billy Joe – Lou Donaldson Shake A Tail Feather – Ike & Tina Turner Contact The Three Degrees Willow Weep For Me – Johnny Lewis Quartet Do You Really Want To Hurt Me [...]

We Talkin Bout Practice.

Filed in Music, Sports

For it to be the semi-embarrassing moment that it was, Allen Iverson’s “Practice? We talkin bout practice?!” press conference is one of my favorite times with him as a Sixer. I remember listening to it live as I drove up Haverford Avenue. And now it has a remix, along with some other classic moments from [...]

WGPN – Most Played

Filed in Music, Playlists

Inspired by a post by Esquire, this weeks playlist is simply gonna be my most-played songs (as of just now) since I first signed up for It’s not a completely accurate count, since my non-ipod mp3 players don’t sync up the play count the way the ipod did, and I’m not always connected to [...]

Record Store Day

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April 18, 2009 is Record Store Day. To all my funky folks, this Saturday, join me in adding a little vinyl to your life. I can tell you with no question, I’m gonna be hittin up the Funky Flea Market, and probably Som Records on 14th street. If you’re in the urrea, there’s a 90% [...]

WGPN – Coolin Out

Filed in Music, Playlists

This one’s for laying back in the cut. Soaring (At Dawn) – Les McCann You Are The Way You Are (Instrumental) – Marvin Gaye Lookin’ For Another Pure Love – Stevie Wonder Sensations – Sweetback Softly Softly – Sweetback A Song For You – Donny Hathaway You’ve Got It Bad Girl – Stevie Wonder Summer [...]

Favorite 15 – Public Enemy

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I was ridin in the car, listening to one of the songs on this list when it all of a sudden dawned on me that I’d never really focused on any Public Enemy tracks, with the exception of Rebel Without A Pause – and that one specifically because of it’s singular place in my musical [...]

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