Think about it.
The @Usher @TheRoots collab is a thing of beauty.
The hardest workers in the game coming together to tour!??! It's genius.
Depending on your school of thought, you might say "The Roots are now Usher's band" or "Usher is the newest member of The Roots."
I like to think that Steel sharpens Steel.
Q doesn't miss a beat!
When the stars align.
(Pictured @questlove in the massive record collection of @montreuxjazzfestival founder, the late Claude Nobs)
The Montreux Jazz Festival began as a three day event founded in 1967 by a 31yr old upstart who worked for the tourist board in a sleepy town on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Fifty years later the festival has expanded into a two week event attracting music lovers in the thousands from around the world and promotes everything from Classic Jazz, Blues and Bebop to Rock-N-Roll, Trap, Hip-Hop and Soul.
Since Claude's passing, @quincydjoneshosts the festival and Claude Nobs' Chalet has become a place where festival attendees can mingle with artists and gain inspiration from the legacy of Montreux's prized son.
It's mind boggling to walk through his home and consider all of its musical milestones; BB King's Guitar, Freddie Mercury's Piano and thousands of first pressings.
After his first visit, @questlove modeled his record collection room after Claude's.
I look forward to more institutionalized music meccas curated by industry leaders like Questlove. If a small town guy near a lake in Switzerland can build this, then the world is next for a kid from Philly.
Black Child, Your Dreams Are Valid!
#montreuxjazzfestival #montreux#claudenobs #TheRootsPicnic #institute#legacy #major #philly #generationalwealth#legacy #blackexcellence #leica #leicadlux
"The three shows sold out in a matter of seconds!"
If you didn't get tickets to their three shows at SCALA, what is your life right now London?
The Internet is arguably the hottest band of their generation.
#Scala #london #kingscross #theinternet#theinternetpresentstheinternet #music#soul #futuresoul #future #randb#martianstudios #TheDrumChordTheory
Alternative hip hop
Call it what you want, you can't even call it.
The kid is interstellar.
Thundercat makes music you'd expect expensive smelling folks who drive foreign, smoke indica and believe love sees no color would enjoy.
Last night in Orange County I nuzzled with a litter of them.
In a packed ass house, on that sparse Observatory stage, his falsetto and three piece, (Dennis Hamm @dennishammKeysand Justin Brown @drumbrownie) created an aural phenomenon that electrified the room if not the universe.
I've camped the forest of The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam, offered supplications to Apocalypse and had the quirky and eccentric #DRUNK on heavy rotation all 2017.
But @sonos is no match for Thundercat live.
Live, he's fucking Miles Davis, Bitches Brew on bass.
Catch him on the road this summer.
I'll be there in the crowd re-aligning my chakras and communicating with aliens via his bass lines.