- Have I ever owned a pair of Michael Jordan-brand Nike basketball sneakers, you ask? I can answer that question.
- George Pitts, RIP
- Hip hop, grown-ups, and growin’ up
- Letter to my Dad, in re: J Dilla’s “Donuts”, a record I gave him for Christmas 2015
- Hip Hop and Africa, Letter to Hugo Burnham 3/29/2015
Category Archives: This is Musicology
Hi Dad, In re: Jay Dilla (James Yancey), and his Donuts, I’ll offer a few entry points. As you surely suspected, this question has inspired an endless disquisition. Here’s the highlights; – He did the music for that Common song … Continue reading
Hugo, I’ve been thinking about the issue you’ve brought up, and I have to admit; because I can’t play music, I really don’t know anything about compositional or technical motifs common to African music and hip hop. Considering the beat’s … Continue reading
From my musicology thesis, University of Edinburgh, Summer 2011: III. PERSONAL HISTORY “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm” – title of A Tribe Called Quest’s debut record (Zomba, 1990) “Hadn’t I just been a special … Continue reading
Wayne and Mr. Gunz, killing it!
But if you must, here’s some advice I once gave a friend. Continue reading
I mean, those dudes belong under SOMEthing. Underground, wherever, just cover it. You can’t really miss. Continue reading