The Sample: The Manhattans - Wish That You Were Mine
The Manhattans are one of the best slept-on soul groups of the '60s and '70s. Groups with bigger profiles, like The Impressions, The Temptations, and The Blue Notes tend to get more recognition, while other groups like The Emotions and The O'Jays had bigger hits, but The Manhattans kept it simple with a warmth that still glows today. You might recog
Ask any rapper who their biggest influences are and you’ll probably hear the same answers across the board: Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and Kool G Rap on the East Coast, Scarface, Pimp C, and Eightball & MJG in the South, and Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg out West. But why doesn’t anyone mention the most influential rapper of all time, The Notorious B.I.G.?
This week is a three-man fight to the death. An unfortunate rapper, a seemingly Xanax-prescribed rapper, and a forgotten rapper walk into a bar. One pretends that he’s drunk, one is already dozing off, and the other one breathes fire. Who do you think wins?
The vibraphone. An instrument so seductive it’s both stunning in effect and somewhat rare to find played. Lionel Hampton was one of the first to ever bring the vibraphone to wider audiences in the late 1920s and early '30s, and greats like Bobby Hutcherson, Milt Jackson, and Roy Ayers would continue to popularize it’s distinct sound throughout the century. Played like a x
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