Recently, Silhouette Brown came through Philly on their worldwide tour. They not only did a great performance at The Blockley. But they also made an appearance on the NBC 10 Morning Show here in town. It was great to see Alma, Dego and the crew on TV doing what they do best. Peep.
The other night I went to see Inglorious Basterds by Quinten Tarantino. I thought the film was incredible. It is a mostly fictitious but entertaining take on WWII starring Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, and BJ Novak (The Office). It really reminded me of how significant the Hitler era was to the history of the world. Some of the cinematography is gruesome but I recommend you all see it asap. It’s a beautiful film.
This weekend, I’ll be doing a double header at The Walnut Room. Starting at 8pm we will be “Remembering Kenny” with Lady Alma and celebrating Leon’s 40th Birthday. There will performances and free food served. This is a party with the purpose of generating money for the Kenny Caldwell Scholarship Fund so donations are strongly suggested until 11pm. We hope to see you there. It’s been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of doing an event with Alma so it will be special.
I just stumbled upon this tribute video for the late DJ AM which was shown at his memorial that took place at the Palladium in Los Angeles. Very well done.
This past couple of days in Philly has been a lot of fun. Walnut Room felt real good and we kept the vibe going til the very end of the party. Mark De Clive Lowe and Lady Alma tore things down at The Sundae Party. It was great to see them rock together since I hadn’t seen either one of them perform in years. Last night Hezekiah and I opened for John Forte who was released from a Federal Prison 7 months ago after serving a portion of his 14 year sentence. For any of you who can’t remember why that name sounds so familar, John was a part of the Refugee Camp and helped out with the Fugees The Score album which sold over 18 million copies. He has a new project which just came out recently. His performance was acoustic and really ill. He still sounds just as good as he did years ago if not better. (To peep one of John’s latest interviews, click here.)
This Friday, The BODYROCK returns to the Arts Garage after a hiatus for a few months. I will be in the house for the later portion of the night since I’ll be at Fluid earlier DJing with Joey Blanco and DJ Aktive (SMC) for my man Bunmi’s birthday party. Bunmi has been the homie for years and was instrumental in producing The Duplex party we did at the Arts Garage a couple years back when the venue first opened. We’ll be going across the board musically all night and it’s gonna be a stone groove so don’t miss it.
Finally, did y’all know Swizz Beats is an ill mixed media artist?!?!? I just found this out. Word to all the other multi-talented folks out there. I actually collect art from musicians. Gotta get my dollas up for one of his pieces.