R.I.P. To DJ E-Z Rock
JLBarrow • April 27, 2014 • No Comments

According to multiple sources, Harlem's own DJ E-Z Rock, real name Rodney "Skip" Bryce, has passed away. His longtime partner MC Rob Base posted a

Remembering Al Green Producer Willie Mitchell
JLBarrow • January 05, 2013 • No Comments

Two years ago today R&B  lost another great. Al Green producer Willie Mitchell died two years ago today (January 5, 2010) at the age of 81. “The great music

Saxophonist Jimmy Castor Dead At 64
JLBarrow • January 16, 2012 • No Comments

Castor found success as both a solo musician and as the leader of the Jimmy Castor Bunch. While his music spanned many genres (hence his

Heavy D On The Beats (R.I.P.)
JLBarrow • November 08, 2011 • No Comments

Monifah "I Miss You (Come Back Home) This undeniable groove was vintage Hev with just enough thump for your "jeeps" but plenty melody to keep the

J.Dilla, “Still Shining” Documentary [VIDEO]
JLBarrow • February 07, 2011 • No Comments

The project was started at his funeral in 2006  with Q-Tip, Erykah Badu, Common, ?uestlove, Busta Rhymes and many more sharing their fondest memories of

R.I.P DJ Screw
JLBarrow • November 16, 2010 • No Comments

From 10 years ago today marks the passing of Robert Earl "DJ Screw" Davis Jr. Founder of the Screwed Up Click which gave birth to many of

Avant-Garde Soul/Hip-Hop producer Nujabes Dies In Car Crash
jlb_admin • March 18, 2010 • No Comments

A sad day for the world of underground soul and Hip-Hop as news breaks of the untimely death of maverick Japanese produces Nujabes- real name Jun

VIDEO: Sean C & LV Remember Big Pun (R.I.P.)
jlb_admin • February 07, 2010 • 1 Comment

Ten years ago today hip-hop lost one of its most lyrical MCs-EVER. In this fourth and final segment from Nodfactor's interview with Grind Music's Sean C & LV the former

Bloggin 4 Beats: R.I.P. Isaac Hayes
JLBarrow • August 11, 2008 • 1 Comment

Can't believe it.