Classic, addictive, real, transcending, non-conforming, bold, brave and unapologetic, fierce and persistent, “Turn the Lights Out” reminds me of what pure love feels like. Like: the feeling of when you see your parents dance together for the first time, barefoot and young minded in the carpeted living room, curtains tied back and windows cracked to let the fresh summer evening breeze swim inside your home to wash over the surface of hot and sticky skin perspiring from Memorial Day heatwave, record player spinning a 12″ original pressed “Outstanding” vinyl, your father getting carried away from his signature 2-step your mother would tell you in stories in childhood that made her knees weak, and forget to lower the heat on the BBQ grill, leading everyone to gut-rippling laughter, knowing good and well nothing so small could impact the connection shared anywhere prior to this moment. Not convinced yet? Take a listen for yourself.
FUNK AIN’T DEAD/ LIVE LONG THE FUNK, AND NOTHING BUT THE FUNK.
Sh*t I missed, a new series featuring artists that have been making classics way before we knew what a classic could sound like in 2014. Particularly music from the West Coast and areas outside of the Tri-State area, I will be covering a lot of material that I missed out on while being consumed by the hype from the above-ground scene in Hip-Hop.