Desert Island Jukebox: Wilson Pickett “Hey Joe”

For the first pick in the desert island jukebox i’m recommending Wilson Pickett’s cover of Hey Joe. Most people are familiar with Jimi Hendrix’s iconic version. But Pickett’s vocal performance on this track is chilling in its own right. Check it out.

Jamaican Rocksteady legend Prince Buster dead at 78.

Prince Buster passed away in a hospital in Miami after experiencing heart problems. Buster had suffered from strokes in his later years, one in 2009 left him unable to walk again.

Prince Buster was a godfather of both ska, and rocksteady and his early recordings laid the groundwork for what would become reggae. Buster’s impact on both the Jamaican musical landscape and World music in general cannot be overstated.


Travis $cott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

Travis $cott’s long overdue sophomore album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight features the top notch production from something you would expect with his name on it. Unfortunately though where Scott soars as a producer, he’s forgettable, at best, as an MC.   Continue reading “Travis $cott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight”

Isaiah Rashad – The Sun’s Tirade

Isaiah Rashad first landed on the scene in 2014 with the Cilvia Demo EP. With Top Dawg Entertainment hype in full swing, following the coronation of Kendrick Lamar as this generation’s hip hop GOAT, expectations were high for the Tennessee native who was seemingly the next star on the rise for the label.  Continue reading “Isaiah Rashad – The Sun’s Tirade”

Best of 2016… So Far

2016 is more than halfway over and what better way to launch a blog dedicated to music than to do a quick survey of the land. I haven’t heard everything, I’d like to, so if your favorite project is nowhere to be seen it might not have been snubbed, or it might have been, let me know. These are 20 of the songs that have gotten heavy rotation throughout my year so far, not ranked. So without further ado here is my 20 Best Songs of 2016… So Far. Continue reading “Best of 2016… So Far”