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193 minutes | 24 days ago
3x3 BTG: 40 yrs. of "Triumph" w/ special guest Matthew Allen
Join GFM's The Ricker and The Love Man with special guest Matthew Allen @headphoneaddict as they discuss The Jacksons 1980 release "Triumph". This wide-ranging discussion gives historical and cultural context that seeks to place "Triumph" in its proper place in the canon of Jacksons music but also music in general. Check out Matthew Allen's work at the following outlets. https://defynemedia.wordpress.com https://www.mixcloud.com/headphoneaddict/
18 minutes | a month ago
GFM Spotlight Interview: Justin-Lee Schultz
GFM's Music Editor Ivan Orr chats with thirteen year old multi-instrumentalist phenom Justin-Lee Schultz about his upcoming debut project "Gruv Kid" (out 11/13) , his beginnings in music, influences and much more in this up close and personal interview. About Justin-Lee Schultz Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and based in Durham, NC, musical wonder-kid Justin Lee Schultz is the good news you did not even know you needed. He is joy personified. The multi-instrumental wizard who has dazzled audiences on TV shows Harry, Little Big Shots and American’s Most Musical Family, is a prodigy in the fashion of his idols Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock. His talent is exceptional not merely because he is young but also due to his melodic, harmonic and technical maturation. While his peers are learning the latest Tik Tok dances and amassing kills on Fortnite, Justin prefers studio time and woodshedding for hours. While social distancing has most people jamming at home with their families, Justin has literally been jamming with his musician father and bassist Julius and 16-year-old sister and drummer Jamie-Leigh. “Music brings me joy because I can express myself when I play. I can also get creative when I’m improvising,” shares the amiable, cherub faced and charismatic 13-year old who has aspirations to one day share the stage with Wonder and Herbie Hancock, as well as Bruno Mars, Charlie Puth, Jacob Collier, Cory Henry and Robert Glasper. Justin, who plays piano, guitar, bass guitar and talkbox, devotes five to seven hours each day to his musical craft. His anticipated Shanachie Entertainment debut will be released November 2020.
125 minutes | 2 months ago
3x3 Episode 11: 2016
The 3x3 crew is back and it's all about the year 2016 in music. What picks will this motley crew of merry people have in store or something like that there.
15 minutes | 2 months ago
GFM Spotlight Interview: Nyah Grace
GFM's music editor Ivan Orr presents this interview with Nyah Grace in her own words. Nyah talks about her beginnings in music, her work on the album in the UK, growing up on a farm and much more in this intimate portrait of a young artist on the rise!
102 minutes | 3 months ago
3x3 BTG Episode 10: 2015
The crew gets into the year 2015 musically and culturally. What tracks do you think they will bring to the table?
126 minutes | 3 months ago
3x3 BTG Ep. 9: "Strictly Business" OST
The crew is back and this time it's all about the early nineties goodness that is the "Strictly Business" Original Soundtrack Album. Find out who picks which tracks and why? Also, there's a shout out to Halle Berry well, because it's her debut as a lead in a film but also it's Halle Berry.
64 minutes | 3 months ago
The Black Panthers in the Current Era - Prof. Jamal Joseph, Samaria Graham, Dr. Gin Love Thompson
As we have entered the final 90 days to the 2020 Election, Dr. Gin continues hosting a series of conversations creating a platform for our modern day leaders in the Civil Rights Movement to inform and inspire as we enter this dire time that will determine the future of our country, and our very lives. Professor Jamal Joseph, a member of the original Black Panther Party, reflecting on his journey as a legendary revolutionary documented in his 2012 memoir, Panther Baby. Professor Joseph is a writer, director, producer, poet, an ultimate activist and educator. He serves as the professor over Columbia university’s graduate film program. Professor Joseph’s current community work includes being the co-founder and artistic director of IMPACT, the Harlem based youth theater company and he serves as executive director of New Heritage films, a not-for-profit organization, that provides training and opportunity for minority filmmakers. Jamal is also known as Tupac Shakur’s godfather and authored the book, Tupac Shakur Legacy. Jamal, along with Afeni Shakur, were a part of the Panther 21 in 1969. The trial eventually collapsed and the twenty-one members were acquitted of all 156 charges in 1971. In this historic and astounding conversation Jamal discusses what the Black Panthers truly stood for, dispelling misconceptions, and how the Black Panther Party Veterans are now mentoring the next generation. He also discusses his passionate views on the dire need for all people uniting VOTE for Biden and Harris in the 2020 election to to bring power to all people and end the terror of Trump. Samaria has stared in T.V. and film including reoccurring rolls on NBC’s series Providence and Blossom. She appeared in Martin Lawrence’s major motion film Nothing to Lose, the CBS mini-series Shake Rattle and Roll —along with numerous other guest-star appearances. She is also a gifted singer and featured performer on the album based on the poetry of Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete. Dr. Gin Love Thompson is a nationally recognized psychotherapist, author, civil rights activist and racial justice educator. A member of the Trayvon Martin movement and official coalition, Attorney Ben Crump has referred to Dr. Gin as, “an unsung hero of the Trayvon Martin and civil rights movement.” She has also served as lead organizer in additional high profile civil rights cases.
132 minutes | 4 months ago
3 x3 BTG Episode 8: 1988
The crew sits down to discuss the music and pop culture of 1988 from a GFM perspective.
25 minutes | 4 months ago
A Conversation w/Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump & Dr. Gin Love Thompson
As we have entered the final three months to the 2020 Election, Dr. Gin is hosting a series of conversations creating a platform for our modern day leaders in the Civil Rights Movement to inform and inspire as we enter this dire time that will determine the future of our country, and our very lives. Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump is referred to as, “The African American Family Emergency Plan.” Representing the Trayvon Martin family in 2012 he has since been the go to leader and attorney in high profile cases of the deaths of dozens of African Americans plagued by a genocidal system of law, police brutality and murder. He is currently lead attorney for the George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor families. Attorney Crump is also the bestselling author of Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People released in October 2019. He is included in prestigious lists including The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Lawyers and Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Most Influential African Americans. Above all Ben Crump is a national figure of sincerity, integrity with an unshakable dedication to justice, while also serving as an advocate of support to the families of the victims he represents as they publicly mourn in the spotlight of tragedy. During this riveting conversation Attorney Crump concisely presents the dire need for all to vote democratic up and down the ballot in the 2020 Election or the protests in the streets and the deaths of George Floyd and countless others by police will be in vain, stating never in American history have we had to deal with a President as divisive as Trump. Dr. Gin Love Thompson is a nationally recognized psychotherapist, author, civil rights activist and racial justice educator. A member of the Trayvon Martin movement and official coalition, Attorney Ben Crump has referred to Dr. Gin as, “an unsung hero of the Trayvon Martin and civil rights movement.” She has also served as lead organizer in additional high profile civil rights cases. Music by André Cymone: Trayvon https://andrecymone.bandcamp.com/track/trayvon Vote! https://andrecymone.bandcamp.com/track/vote-2018
134 minutes | 4 months ago
Our World Is On Fire
Dr. Gin Love Thompson is a nationally recognized psychotherapist, author, civil rights activist and racial justice educator. A member of the Trayvon Martin movement and official coalition, Attorney Benjamin Crump has referred to Dr. Gin as, “an unsung hero of the Trayvon Martin and civil rights movement.” She has also served as lead organizer in additional high profile civil rights cases. As we approach the 90 day mark of the 2020 Election Dr. Gin is hosting a series of conversations with friends and colleagues creating a platform for our modern day leaders in the Civil Rights Movement to inform and inspire as we enter this dire time that will determine the future of our country, and our very lives. In the coming weeks you will hear from the prolific Civil Rights Attorney and bestselling author Benjamin Crump, legendary original Black Panther and author Professor Jamal Joseph, as well as relevant esteemed voices of the racial justice movement such as anti-racist author and speaker Tim Wise. The series of conversations begins with André Cymone and Morris Hayes. André Cymone, a Minneapolis native, rose to fame with Prince as collaborator and bassist during the pre-Revolution era. He achieved solo success in the 80’s with hits including The Dance Electric. In addition to his own discography which includes recent and racially relevant songs such as Trayvon, Black Man in America, Vote, American Dream and more, Cymone has produced billboard blockbusters such as Jody Watley, Adam Ant and Tom Jones. Cymone is an impassioned civil rights activist using his music to powerfully inform and unite. Cymone has also been a forerunner and ardent supporter of Bernie Sanders’s campaign and was a significant voice in now Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s campaign. His latest release and mini-documentary video, Our World is on Fire, is a timely, poignant and powerful representation of our current societal ills and uprising in the days following the massacre of George Floyd. Morris Hayes was keyboardist and musical director of Prince’s band The New Power Generation for nearly twenty years. He is a distinguished inductee of Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, his home state, alongside of legends such as Dr. Maya Angelou. 100% of the money from your purchase of Our World is on Fire by André Cymone is being donated to Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis, Movement 4 Black Lives, and Dream Defenders. https://andrecymone.bandcamp.com/track/our-world-is-on-fire
41 minutes | 4 months ago
GFM Spotlight Interview: Norman Brown
GFM's Music Editor Ivan Orr chats with Guitar Great Norman Brown about his latest album "Heart To Heart" which will be released on August 7, 2020, his beginnings in Kansas City and numerous musical and life lessons. This is an entertaining and engaging interview from start to finish. Keep up with Norman Brown around the web: https://www.normanbrown.com https://twitter.com/norman_brown https://www.instagram.com/normanticmusic/
35 minutes | 4 months ago
GFM Spotlight Interview: Monifa Brown
GFM's Ivan Orr recently chatted with musician, publicist, radio show host and all around wonderful human being Monifa Brown. They cover a wide range of topics from Monifa's beginnings as a violinist and vocalist having studied at the esteemed Fiorello H. LaGuardia-The High School for the Performing Arts, eventually graduating from Temple University with a degree in Music Therapy with a concentration in classical voice. They also discuss Monifa's position as a publicist with Shanachie Entertainment(which she's held for two decades)which she list artist campaigns for Chris "Big Dog" Davis, Norman Brown, Kim Waters, Najee, Rahsaan Patterson, Luther Barnes, Bluey, Isaac Carree and Calvin Richardson among her current projects. This is an inspiring and must listen interview that is candid and engaging.
137 minutes | 4 months ago
3x3 BTG E(Bridging The Gap)Episode 7: 1989
The BTG Crew is back at it and the subject of the convo in this episode is 1989 a number another summer...
144 minutes | 5 months ago
3x3 BTG(Bridging The Gap)Episode 7: 2005
The 3x3 Crew chops it up about the year 2005. Lots of great content here as we go into overtime as we discuss the state of the world today.
13 minutes | 5 months ago
GFM IG Live Interview w/ Ralph Tresvant
Ralph Tresvant talks new single, solo project and NE4Life
38 minutes | 5 months ago
GFM Spotlight Interview: Rhonda Nicole
GFM's music editor Ivan Orr chats with singer, songwriter, music journalist and digital media consultant Rhonda Nicole. This interview covers Rhonda's beginnings in Dallas, her work with Universal Studios Japan, her time as Tom Joyner's personal assistant, her music career and much, much more.
15 minutes | 5 months ago
GFM Spotlight Interview: Chris "Big Dog" Davis
GFM's Music Editor Ivan Orr chatted with Multi-Grammy nominated keyboardist and producer Chris "Big Dog" Davis on the eve of his debut recording as an artist "Focus". In this inspiring and informative interview life, career and creativity are brought into sharp focus. Davis' midas touch has added finesse to endeavors by Brian McKnight, George Clinton, Will Downing, Syleena Johnson, Chanté Moore, Maysa, and numerous others. Check out "Focus" from Chris "Big Dog" Davis out now! https://open.spotify.com/album/1eVlUYjKr4SlUidmQeIvbh?si=pI-qO8CmRTq8alYelsOz4Q
110 minutes | 5 months ago
3x3 BTG(Bridging The Gap)Episode 6: 2001
The 3x3 crew is back again and this week the conversation is all about Y2K+1. See where your picks for representative songs from that year lineup with the team and we welcome your critiques of one of our hosts rapping skills or lack thereof.
72 minutes | 5 months ago
GFM Spotlight Interview: Bluey
On the eve of the release of his third solo album"Tinted Sky" UK groovemaster, vocalist, guitarist and co-founder of Incognito Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick chats with Grown Folks Music's Ivan Orr about music, life, love and so much more. This is as inspiring as it gets and the life lessons here are numerous.
103 minutes | 5 months ago
3x3 BTG(Bridging The Gap)Episode 5: 2000(Y2K)
We're back after a little break with a special guest who is really a part of the squad and not a guest at all. Please join The Love Man, Soulbrav and GFM's The Ricker(Fresh off his appearance at the DM40/GB30 Symposium on the Pandemonium Panel which you should really check out). This show is all about the year 2000. We're done with the decades for a minute and now are focusing on deeper dives into specific years. This show is a treat and let the heat come in please for the Oprah and stutter beats rant!
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