Two of the dopest minds in music (Phonte and Nicolay) come together to speak on a variety of topics - including the reasoning behind some of their creative decisions, how the connection between a North Carolina MC and a Dutch producer came to be, and the very touchy subject of blogs digging for Hip-Hop samples and posting them online… KevinNottingham.com is amazing for putting this three-part series out.
I remember the first time I saw “Thriller.”
To put it bluntly, I was scared shitless.
For the longest time, I couldn’t watch the whole video unless my older brother was in my room with me, or if my parents were around. And even then, I turned away from our ten-inch TV set when he transformed into that God-forsaken werewolf in the opening minute or two.
I was probably a toddler when I first saw it, but even today, as a 20-year-old college junior, the video and song still give me chills. Only now, it’s for different reasons.
I know now that Michael Jackson is the biggest pop star, entertainer, celebrity, or icon that we will ever see.
The title “Full Compass” is derived from a song found on one of my favorite albums - George Benson’s Bad Benson. It’s a dope one to track down if you’re in any way, shape, or form a jazz aficionado.
This used to be located at http://fullcompass.blogspot.com/ … but tumblr > blogspot.