A tribute to Roger. The original version of 'I Want to Be Your Man' was released by American funk legend Roger Troutman (1951-1999), from his third studio album Unlimited!. The track was released in 1987 on 7" and 12" vinyl (who remembers those?) and topped the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart while peaking at nr. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
A shrewd politician, a visionary, or both?. As with most larger-than-life figures Pres. Nelson Mandela was controversial. We know of his achievements and follies. But what is his legacy? What will he be best remembered for? Was he a shrewd politician, a visionary, or both?
Living Legend Jimmy Cliff. Living Legend Jimmy Cliff. This clip features a mix of the classic 'Bongo Man' track (Jimmy Cliff, Give Thankx, LP, 1978) with another Reggae classic, 'Rivers of Babylon', originating from The Melodians in 1970 and made popular by Boney M in a Disco cover.
Art is a depiction of reality. Art is real. Art is NEVER an illusion. Everyone likes videos - nearly everyone. Heightened anticipation often greets the hint that the much-awaited video of some hip-hop single has dropped. This is the case with me. It has been this way from all the way back when P-Square, D'banj, Olu Maintain, Tuface Idibia, VIP and Faze held sway on the African hip-hop scene.
The speech credited as the inspiration for Bob Marley's hit song "War". This story recounts the attempts of one mortal man and humanity at large to establish everlasting peace instead of waging perpetual war. A struggle of good over evil.