The Undisputed Truth

06/23/2011 § Leave a comment

This version reached 3rd on the Billboard 100, and was the only Top 40 Hit for The Undisputed Truth.

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Smiling Faces; sometimes they don’t tell the truth (dap)
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March 31, 2011

05/04/2011 § Leave a comment

This happened. It went by fast.

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Walking on Water

04/24/2011 § Leave a comment

Liquid Mountaneering, they call it…

also known as Walking on Water for sport. W.O.W! It’s gotta be the shoes (shrug)

Reminds me of this one song on “Rehab”, check it out…
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Leave Something Worthwhile

03/28/2011 § Leave a comment

The Relatives, fronted by Rev. Gean West.

Simple songwriting plus strong delivery. Lawdamercy!
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Couple Joints from D.C.

02/22/2011 § Leave a comment

I was born in D.C. …back when Let’s Get It On was the song…
[ photo by Sean Beasy lookin boi ]

I was born in Columbia Hospital two days after Nona Gaye, who was still the center of attention when I showed up. All that to say, I’ll always have a slight connection to D.C., bare minimum.

For the past couple of years, instrumental music from D.C. has been one of my favorite things. So here are some new ones from Apollo Brown, as well as the1978ers.
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Lovely Music

02/13/2011 § 1 Comment

This week, you get lovely sounds of Andrae Van Buren,
Porsche Smith and more…


Bruno x Bars

02/07/2011 § Leave a comment

Don’t try to fight it / There ain’t nothin’ that you can do

— Disco Mike

At first I was hesitant. Perhaps my pride kept me from reaching out. For years, I’ve had a mostly silent affinity for various “Christians who rap” in Texas — folks like Playdough, Sivion, L. Moore, The Warriors ATX, D-Kutz, etc…

To make a long story short, I hit up Bruno.
That’s Fred Bruno, or Freddie Bruno.
Not Bruno Mars, although I admire the hustle, the songwriting ability and a knack for writing hooks that could bring Shamu home for dinner.

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