I figured because it is the beginning of a new year, I would open up the ole reader mailbag and respond to some of your questions from last year.
“He was where you went to get quality music,” Tony B says. “Razzle K took hip-hop from the streets and started a movement with those park jams. Then he took hip-hop from the park and into the club and radio.”
2012 has been a fantastic year for new music. If you have been keeping up with the column this year, you know by now that there have been a multitude of great releases from local artists spanning multiple genres.
“There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning. … We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave.”
A couple years ago, I wrote about an up-and-coming R&B singer named Kerry Thomas, who also goes by the name KT.
“Y’all know me as Marques. We hang out; we’re friends. Y’all know me on a personal level. Now, it is happening more that people only know me as 7evenThirty. That is weird,” he tells me.
Thomas Ruffin will release his latest book of poetry this week at ToMara's bar.
Morningbell is one of the cozier venues in the city, and this is especially true when there is a good turnout.
This week I bring you a tale of two cities, a tale of making plans and going with the flow, and a tale of making amazingly proper decisions.
On Sept. 25, Jackson rapper, producer and audio engineer 5th Child (aka Stephen Brown) will release his newest album, "Love Letters and Suicide Notes."