On this day in 2018, we lost a timeless voice. Aretha Franklin became the first female performer inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Check out some classic rap cuts that borrowed from The R&B GOAT.
If you’re in the entertainment business, in any fashion, it’s safe to say Quincy Jones has had some influence on you. From creating some of the most memorable music in history to founding one of hip hop’s most loved magazines, Quincy Jones has done it all. WBW: Samples of History: Hip-Hop Mines Afrobeat In celebration […]
Of course one of Hip-Hop music’s greatest break beats is a jazz record. “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” by Bob James originally appeared on the jazz fusion artist’s album Two, released in 1975. A pianist arranger and producer, James has numerous records in his catalog that have been raided by producers over the years, […]
John Legend and The Legendary Roots Crew remake Baby Huey’s song that has spawned so many notable hip hop samples, with Black Thought spitting on this one.Wake Up! Drops September 21st.