VIDEO: Introducing…Maya Hruby

I peeped this solitary sis amongst a room full of extraordinary gentlemen in the Satorial Sounds vid and I wondered, who is SHE? Her name is Maya Hruby, a West Coast gyal who recently did “Lose Myself” over a J Dilla/Roots version of Stereolab’s “Come Play In The Milky Night”. I’m all about vibes, if you’ve ever dropped in on one of my dj sets you’ll recognize all the head nodding tracks I play cuz it’s “pure vibes me a deal wit”.  With that being said, check this sis out, she’s dope. I’m excited to see what more she brings to the table. Shout out to Jesse Boykins III, who directed this video. Big tings a gwan in music.  We NEED this.


CLASSIC MOMENTS: Slow Jam the News w/ Jimmy Fallon and The Roots

Dear Jimmy Fallon,

You are awesome! You have the most creative skits. Your show is the most unique late night talk show I’ve ever seen! Thank you for coming along because I so miss Arsenio.

Yours Truly,
Peppermint Patty

VIDEO: Odd Future on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

So this is the group that all the young folks are talking about and it proves that I’m so not a kid anymore. Odd Future, who performed last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, made their debut performance with the legendary Roots crew backing them on sound. That must prove that Odd Future has one that is bright and full of cool moments. Shouts out to groups like Gravediggaz who paved the way for necromancer themed rhymes.

These kids are intense.  In less than 10 days their latest video, also posted on their web site has 600,000 views and every hour the numbers go up exponentially. Their images and lyrics are a bit intense but I see them fitting perfectly into the soundtrack of any horror movie.  So that leads me to ask…could Odd Future have been the influence for Kanye’s “Monster” video? Just a thought…

Hours later…. after showing this post to a friend and discussing the impact of them and especially the second video below, I came to the conclusion that Odd Future could be this generation’s Nirvana.  They are the grunge of hip hop but 2011 version.  What’s your take?

Donwill & Von Pea presents “The Sandwich Shop”

In the later part of 2009, The Roots’ Questlove released 22 of out takes tunes from their stint as the band on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon that most TV viewers never heard.  These out takes, called Sandwiches were posted as a free download. Tanya Morgan members, Donwill and Von Pea decided to take their favs from the compilation and make it their own entitled, The Sandwich Shop. This EP is a genius idea and shows fun spontaneity. Grab this free download and see the genius of underground creativity.