#TBT on #JSC (May 23, 2013): Stress Relief


 They say Pressure Makes Diamonds, but it also busts pipes…

DETROIT (JSC) Greetings people. This has been a tough, strange week ’round these parts. Many of those matters either cannot or will not be addressed here, but just know it’s been an interesting mess. It’s another Thursday and it’s time for #TBTonJSC and of all the things I love about throwing it back with my 90s Hip-Hop steez is pulling out the obscure joints from the early and mid-90s. This week’s gem is a personal favorite of mine going back to 1994 by a group called the Boogiemonsters. They were a dope collective from Brooklyn who made one song that stuck out as much for it’s dopeness as it did for its ridiculously long name: The Recognized Thresholds of Negative Stress. In a week where I’ve had to chase someone around for money I’m owed, chase down interviews, and hold on to my sanity, this song is right on time. So for this week’s #TBT, we’re relieving a little stress. Let’s Go. Continue reading #TBT on #JSC (May 23, 2013): Stress Relief

#TBT on #JSC (May 2, 2013): Krossed Out


♦ Some of them try to Rhyme… ♦

DETROIT (JSC) — Like most people in today’s digital age, I am an avid connoisseur of iTunes. As a child of the 80s and 90s, I came up on cassettes and later CDs, but once it got to about 2002 and I had long since discovered Napster, I needed a better way to keep what at one point was over 3,000 CDs and another 800 or so tapes in check. That’s when I was introduced to iTunes and got my first iPod in 2005. It was on like Donkey Kong from there. Over time, I learned how to create “smart playlists”  and my inner program director was born. I don’t need Pandora. I have 5,500 songs at my disposal. I have playlists on my iPhone which include 70s & 80s Classics“, “90s R&B“, “Detroit Music“, and my personal favorite “The Golden Age of Hip-Hop.” The one playlist I have that I hate updating — despite it having some incredible music on it — is the In Memory Of… playlist, which consists of artists who have passed away or groups that have lost a member. Unfortunately, late last night, I had to add Kris Kross to that list. This #TBTonJSC, shows love to a dude gone too soon. Continue reading #TBT on #JSC (May 2, 2013): Krossed Out