Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pardon the Stranger Tees!


Wear us to the office. The boss won't mind!

Bonus: Our debut album, "We're Here to Help" comes with your purchase. Winner=You!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

February Movement

As promised, keeping you informed of all the ups and forwards:

First off, this Friday 2/19, come check me out on the turntables as I do my DJ thing for all you true music lovers. Have a drink, say hello, nod your head and move your body!

Allow me to bask in my 10 seconds of glory in the new Letoya Luckett (formerly of Destiny's Child) video for "Good to Me". Peace to brother J-Harris on the the help out for this one. Me and my guitar against the world!

LeToya "Good To Me" from Music'N'BS on Vimeo.

And finally, the new Sade album is out and there have been some interesting discussions on it. Peep my review on and tell me if I'm either on target or deaf. Just click on "Articles", then "Reviews".

Til next time kids.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Dilla Brought Us Here

Last night was the "One Won't Do" J-Dilla tribute show at North 4 Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. After getting off the stage and over the painting on the wall of Bill Cosby naked with rainbow swirls shooting out of his johnson, I took a second to look around and realize what was happening. I was surrounded by family. This is not family in the traditional sense of blood relatives or people that would take a bullet for you. This is something different. This family is born out of something very exclusive yet inviting. It's this thing... This love of music. This love of art. They seem to bind people together in a way that's indescribable. The collection of familiar faces when you are about to perform, the conversations about what's going on in each respective world of creativity, the exchange, the mutual admiration, the overall scene- it has value. Not to say that it doesn't have its fair share of salt and slight sense of competition as well, but those are minor dings and barely felt. What I'm talking about is the unified climb. The beautiful struggle we all go through as artists gets less painful and more pretty as the members of this community grow and continue to embrace each other. That is truly the only way any scene can expand. It gets bigger from the inside out and not the other way around. In the end, we're all still the youngsters rhyming in the cafeteria, singing in the school talent shows, painting on the walls and dancing in the community centers. The only differences now are that our canvasses have gotten bigger, our palettes more sophisticated and our vision more refined. We don't call it dreaming anymore. That's for kids.