Couple Joints from D.C.

I was born in D.C. …back when Let’s Get It On was the song…
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[ photo by Sean Beasy lookin boi ]

I was born in Columbia Hospital two days after Nona Gaye, who was still the center of attention when I showed up. All that to say, I’ll always have a slight connection to D.C., bare minimum.

For the past couple of years, instrumental music from D.C. has been one of my favorite things. So here are some new ones from Apollo Brown, as well as the1978ers.
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Trippin’ Off The Power?!

It was a late Thursday night, and the Missus had just left Long Beach for a Memorial Day weekend trip to Vegas with the girls. She’d be gone until Monday night, and I knew it’d be hard for me to get much sleep that first night. This was before S1’s email showed up, with a link to a 30-second “Power” snippet and a short memo that read, “It’s Coming!!!”

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I replied, “How am I supposed to sleep now?” and never got an answer. The dream I’d had on New Year’s Day 2009 – that one day I’d wake up and Symbolyc One (S1) would appear at the top of the game, with the internet going nuts – was coming true almost a year and a half later.

I didn’t even get a chance to wake up on Friday, May 28, 2010. The phone calls woke me up first. Apparently while I was getting four or five hours of not-so-good sleep, the full song had leaked, Symbolycone.com had launched, and “Power” had gone from a snippet to a whole song.

At this point, I couldn’t really listen to the record. When I tried to listen, I would go into a panoramic dream state – looking back, looking forward – except for when I was grinning and making the air horn sound. Even two weeks later, I still haven’t had a full, quality listen. Let’s just say I ain’t trippin’ off the “Power”.

By that afternoon, someone had called and asked me, “Since that’s your boy and he produced the new Kanye, what are you getting out of this?”

I replied, “Great Joy!”

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