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The news was devastating and official. Eric Sermon, legendary producer, and half of the duo EPMD made a post on Instagram announcing Gloria Rodriguez passed away.
Superstorms originate in West Africa, follow a path through the Caribbean and the subsequent impact can be both overwhelming and cause for restructure. Like The Real Roxanne before her, and future superstar Cardi B., Hurricane G.’s artistry echoed bilingual voices of the Diaspora and rap skills cultivated in the projects of Brooklyn.
On July 28, 2022, Queue Points was invited to participate in Rec Philly's event Listen Up! A Podcast Symposium.
Jay Ray joined the party, setting up a Queue Points display table that showed off our show, and engaged with the Philadelphia audience. We had a lot of visitors who wanted to learn more about our podcast, and what we had to offer.
The Internet became all abuzz when a teaser for an upcoming episode of Revolt TV's "Drink Champs" featuring the effervescent Patti Labelle went viral. In a very loving and humble moment, Ms. Labelle recounted the moment her son Zuri informed her that she would be appearing on Hip-Hop's favorite "Inside The Actor's Studio" format talk-show.
When legends of her generation would turn their nose up in disgust or be dismissive, Patti Labelle jumped at the opportunity. She said one thing that we couldn't disagree with more. In a hushed voice she stated "...I am not Hip-Hop, but I am.."
Chop the first part of that statement, Miss Patti, because you ABSOLUTELY are Hip-Hop.
When you mention a year in a song, it’s a final act. That song is now forever associated with the year you reference. Also, it can date a song that, for the artist, is an eternal piece of art. It’s our belief that there’s really no down side to including the year in a song, it actually serves as a memorialization of sorts.
With the 2022 release of Joey Bada$$’s 2000 the Queue Points crew began reflecting about songs that featured a year in the title.
According to Queue Points co-host DJ Sir Daniel, “we cannot talk about what's been going on in the movement of hip-hop music and women on the mic and not talk about the phenomenon known as the white girl rapper,” he said. “Everybody in hip hop has had a voice, including white women, believe it or not.”
In a recent article on Okayplayer, producer Dame Grease recalls producing DMX’s breakout single “Get At Me Dog.” When discussing what DMX listened to in the studio and of what inspired him most, Grease recalls “Disco was pretty much the only music we listened to. It helped X relax. He used to have this big ass CD case and it was filled with disco, funk, and soul; there wasn’t one rap record in there. The only rap shit was by X himself.”
In this article, originally published on STATICC.com, Jay Ray discusses three Hip-Hop songs inspired by Disco.