Rest in Paradise: Gil-Scott Heron

🔊🙏🏾 Today, May 27, 2011, Gil Scott-Heron passed away in New York City, NY. Scott-Heron has a song called ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,’ and Travis Scott sampled it in his ‘Apple Pie.’ ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised‘ is included on Gil’s debut live album “Small Talk at 125th and Lenox,” and thenContinue reading “Rest in Paradise: Gil-Scott Heron”

Music Birthday: Jill Scott

🔊🥳Today, April 4, 1972, Jill Scott was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Scott has a song with BJ the Chicago Kid called ‘Beautiful Love.’ The song, a production by 9th Wonder, is the final track on Scott’s fifth studio album, “Woman.” The album peaked at no. 1 on the US Billboard 200. Three songs from “Woman”Continue reading “Music Birthday: Jill Scott”

Music Birthday: Common

🔊🥳Today, March 13, 1972, Common was born Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn in Chicago, Illinois. Common’s ‘Communism’ sampled James Taylor and the Original Flying Machine’s ‘Knockin ‘Round the Zoo.’ Also sampled in Nicki Minaj’s ‘Freedom,’ Common’s creative usage of the sample is included on his second studio album “Resurrection.” This album was primarily producedContinue reading “Music Birthday: Common”