Rest in Paradise: Norman Whitfield

Today, September 16, 2008, Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Norman Jesse Whitfield passed away in Los Angeles, California. Whitfield co-wrote and produced several Motown hits, including ‘You’re My Everything,’ by The Temptations.  Yesterday, September 15/67, the song peaked at no. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100. ‘You’re My Everything’ was released as a singleContinue reading “Rest in Paradise: Norman Whitfield”

Music Birthday: Amy Winehouse

Today, September 14, 1983, Amy Jade Winehouse was born in London, England. Amy covered the song by The Zutons, called ‘Valerie,’ and it’s included on her “Back to Black: B-Sides” bonus album. The song is 1 of 6 productions on “Back to Black” by Mark Ronson, others include ‘Rehab,’ ‘Back to Black, ‘You Know I’mContinue reading “Music Birthday: Amy Winehouse”

Rest in Paradise: 2 Pac

Today, September 13, 1996, Tupac Shakur passed away from gunshot wounds in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dying a true icon of conscious hip-hop, Tupac further paved the way for artists like J. Cole, Logic, and Kendrick Lamar to be so well-received in today’s music.  Tupac spoke truth, and demanded respect through real-life lyrics and bomb beats.Continue reading “Rest in Paradise: 2 Pac”