Kanye West: “Vh1 Storytellers”

Today, January 5, 2010, Kanye West released his second live album, “VH1 Storytellers.” This performance was taped while West was still working on the recording of his fourth studio album “808’s & Heartbreak.” “VH1 Storytellers” shows West as a timeless entertainer, and perfectionist. The set is complete with nine songs from his riveting repertoire: ‘See…

Music Birthday: Pusha T

🔊🥳 Today, May 13, 1977, Push T was born Terrance LeVarr Thornton in New York City, NY. Pusha T’s “DAYTONA” album peaked at no. 3 on the US Billboard 200. 1/5 albums produced by Kanye in Wyoming, “DAYTONA” led the pack with a top ten peak, and spawned these two Hot 100 singles: ‘If You…

Music Birthday: Adele

🔊🎉 Today, May 5, 1988, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born in London, England. Adele did a carpool with James Corden in 2016, and she rapped a Nicki Minaj verse to a song called ‘Monster.’ As amazed as we were at Adele’s homage, there was even more when we heard ‘Monster,’ and the album it…

Music Birthday: Adam Levine

🔊🥳Today, March 18, 1979, Adam Noah Levine was born in Los Angeles, California. Levine was featured on Kanye West’s ‘Heard’Em Say’ track in 2005—a song included on West’s sophomore studio album “Late Registration.” The song was co-produced by Jon Brion, alongside Kanye West. On the US Hot 100, ‘Heard’Em Say’ saw no. 26.

Music Birthday: Paul Wall

🔊🥳Today, March 11, 1981, Paul Wall was born Paul Michael Slayton in Houston, Texas. In 2005, Paul Wall collaborated with Kanye West & GLC for the recording of ‘Drive Slow.’ The song is a Kanye West production for West’s “Late Registration.” The song is also included on “The People’s Champ,” Paul Wall’s no. 1, platinum-selling…

HomageCollage: Kanye West, “The Life of Pablo”

🔊💜Today, February 14, 2016, Kanye West released his seventh studio album, “The Life of Pablo.” Charlie Heat co-produced a few tracks on the album including ‘Feedback,’ alongside West and Noah Goldstein. The song samples Ultimate Car Giveaway from The Oprah Winfrey Show, and it reached no. 99 on the US Hot 100. Come March 27,…

Music Birthday: Roberta Flack

🔊🎉Today, February 10, 1937, Roberta Cleopatra Flack was born in Asheville, North Carolina. Flack produced the Donal Leace hit, ‘Today Won’t Come Again.’ The song comes from Leace’s self-titled album, released in 1972. And, for his “Late Registration,” Kanye West sampled ‘Today Won’t Come Again’ in ‘Hey Mama,’ also giving credit to Donal Leace. 

HomageCollage: John Legend, “Get Lifted”

🔊💜Today, December 28, 2004, John Legend released his debut studio album, “Get Lifted.” This album peaked at no. 4 on the US Billboard 200, and enjoyed a 65-week chart run. Legend released the seminal song ‘Ordinary People’ as the second single, and it went to no. 24 on the Hot 100. ‘Ordinary People’ ended up…