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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

a collection of Electro works

Yesterday a friend ask me to send more examples like the work I've done with SORG

As I pulled up links to forward them, I realized that their were more than
I'd noticed that had accumulating over the years.

Soooo,... in between the time of
-working with SORG,
-getting a new ISWHAT?! album together,
-performing and presenting OSNR events,

I'll be working on new electro material ... in the meantime, as I rediscover collaborations
I'm organizing them all in one place. here.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

not straight out of no where ...

Are we being robbed again?
Is there undue hype for a lesser work?

Talking about "Straight Outta Compton" ...
I want to see the film.
NWA was not my favorite group, in fact when they came along I was listening to Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions Eric B & Rakim and Stetsasonic,... so I was not at all impressed with the NWA style, beats, lyrics, flow...

Nothing about them impressed me at the time.

In hindsight I can see them as trailblazing, but I certainly never thought NWA was political.
Public Enemy and BDP were every bit as political. (Even more so really)

They were shocking.
Maybe for a lot of people - suburban white kids included (who weren't listening to Rap previously) - the shock value is what got NWA over more than anything.
I'm looking forward to seeing the film to see what I learn.
I know quite a bit. I lived through their rise to and effect on, pop culture.
Still I'm absolutely sure I'll learn a lot more about "The World's Most Dangerous Group".

But one of the things I'm most curious about is how much
the film will acknowledge (at least) 4 other albums (artists & careers)
that made "Straight Outta Compton" possible, but don't have major motion pictures made about them (YET).

After all "Straight Outta Compton" is not coming straight outta no where.
Even NWA owes credit to the foundation.

Here are 4 albums I know made the NWA debut possible.
Do you know these?
What other albums would you add to this list?

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A few shots from May 23, Woodward Show with ISWHAT?! and guests RxW, Graham Haynes & others

ISWHAT?! & RxW @ Woodward Theater

ISWHAT?! & RxWriffin' & rippin' on the Public Enemy "TimeBomb" groove ...

Posted by ISWHAT?! on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Woodward Show

A clip from Woodward Show,... last public ISWHAT?! show in #Cincinnati with #JackWalker ... great time ... great memories ... thanks for capturing it for us Butch Gibson !!!

Posted by NapoleonSolo Vox on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

OSNR presents upcoming ...

Aug 9 - Napoleon Maddox & Baoku Moses @ Second Sunday on Main
Main Street / OTR / Cincinnati
RPS stage : 12 noon

Aug 16 - ISWHAT?!, Jazz Renaissance Band & friends Celebrate the life of JACK WALKER
@ The Greenwich
2442 Gilbert Avenue / Cincinnati

Aug 29 - Black Comix Day @ St. Bernard Public Library


Sept 17 - Burnt Sugar @ MOTR 
Address: 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone:(513) 381-6687

Sept 30 - Tatsuya Nakatani & the NGO orchestra
@ Chase Public
1569 Chase Avenue #4
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223

Nov 14 - Turbine w/ Hamid Drake, Harrison Bankhead, Ramon Lopez &
Benjamin Duboc @ MOTR
Address: 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone:(513) 381-6687