Music Birthday: Anderson .Paak

Today, February 8, 1986, Anderson .Paak was born Brandon Paak Anderson in Oxnard, California. Now a three time Grammy winner, .Paak earned his first Grammy at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, for his single called ‘Bubblin’.’  The song is a production by Jahlil Beats and Antwon Wonder, and it was released on May 17, 2018….

Music Birthday: Project Pat

Today, February 8, 1973, Project Pat was born Patrick Earl Houston in Memphis, Tennessee. On March 29, 2001, Project Pat’s second studio album, “MISTA DON’T PLAY — EVERYTHANGS WORKIN’,” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. “MISTA DON’T PLAY — EVERYTHANGS WORKIN’” is brimmed with head-nodding southern hip-hop, and laced with close-knit…

Music Birthday: Darrel Walls

Today, February 8, 1991, Darrel Walls of sibling gospel group The Walls Group was born in Houston, Texas. Effortlessly adding to the divine harmonies of the group’s debut album, “Fast Forward,” Darrel and his siblings maximized their opportunity to work with Brandy and her 90’ hit, ‘Always on My Mind.’   The group sampled ‘Always on…

Music Birthday: Capone

Today, February 8, 1976, Capone was born Kiam Akasi Holley in Queens, NY. Capone has a song called 2009 ‘Dirty Game,’ included on his “Revenge Is a Promise” album.  This song samples three culturally impactful rap songs: ‘The Set Up (Remix)’ by Obie Trice and Nate Dogg ft. Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss and Redman, ‘Westside Story’…

Rest in Paradise: Big Pun

Today, February 7, 2000, Christopher “Big Punisher” Rios passed away in NYC, New York. Big Pun proves eternal with the constant sampling of his music making many of today’s songs. For example, Eminem sampled Big Pun’s ‘Pakinamac Pt. II’ in his chart-topping single, ‘Rap God.’ ‘Pakinamac Pt. II’ comes from Big Pun’s solo debut studio…

Music Birthday: Tinashe

Today, February 6, 1993, Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe was born in Lexington, Kentucky. Tinashe did a song with British EMD duo Snakehips, and Chance the Rapper called ‘All My Friends.’ The song comes from Snakehips’ 2016 extended play of the same name. ‘All My Friends’ was released in October 2015, and peaked at no. 3 on…

Music Birthday: Bob Marley

Today, February 6, 1945, Bob Marley was born Robert Nesta Marley in Nine Mile, Jamaica. On February 18, 2015, “Easy Skanking in Boston ‘78,” Bob Marley & the Wailers’ fifth live album, peaked at no. 72 on the American iTunes Albums Chart. Recorded at the old Boston Musical Hall, Orpheum Theatre, in Boston, Massachusetts, “Easy…

Music Birthday: Natalie Cole

Today, February 6, 1950, Natalie Marie Cole was born in Los Angeles, California. On February 12, 2016, Cole’s “Unforgettable… with Love” album peaked at no. 25 on the American iTunes Chart.  Originally released in 1991, “Unforgettable… with Love” earned Natalie Cole a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards….