The story behind the photograph, in the words of George DuBose – “Mr. Cee, Big Daddy Kane’s DJ, called me one day and told me that he was working with a young rapper. The track for the young rapper was going to be on a compilation 12” vinyl that would be released by a NY radio station. I forget the name of the station – I think it was WKTU.
Category Archives: Mi2N MUSICDISH
On Tuesday, November 14, we witnessed another in a fine series of events under the rubric of “Listen Liberally.” These New York City events showcase bands and offer a chill place for fans and D.I.Y people in the music industry to see them.
Going into a music store without knowing exactly what you are looking for, can be dangerous to your credit card balance… at least it’s that way for me. None the less, occasionally I will indulge my gear lust and wander down to my favorite guitar shop just to see if anything strikes my fancy. A couple of months ago I had a moment of such weakness.
The return of the regional music scene, complete with home-grown labels, a sound both similar to and different from what is happening in the music world, and a roster of local talent, is one of hip hop culture’s greatest contributions. In the 60’s and 70’s, the classic era of black music in its many forms, there was the Motown sound, the Sound of Philly, Chicago, and Memphis soul. In rap there is the West Coast G-funk, the Dirty South, and, of course, the birthplace of rap, New York.
I recently interviewed JP Bommel, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, who is based in New York City, NY, U.S.A. In the interview below, we discuss what is in store for the fortunate music industry representatives who will attend the 2007 MidemNet conferences, and 21-25 January 2007, at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France. Below is part two of our interview. Part one can be found at the Interview With NYC-based JP Bommel, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, MIDEM”