In a very recent post, I threw up a late 70′s burner by the man, Roy Ayers. Now, most of the non-85′er world knows that Mr. Ayers is the master, the man’s influence on hip hop and anything soulful, or even funky, is definitely equal to that of a James Brown or George Clinton…but let’s indulge for the sake of lineage or a good story. The following clips are mini-trailers to the Roy Ayers Project, featuring two masters, in their own right, ?uestlove (of The Roots) and Bobbito Garcia.
Kool Bob Love’s story about the rain in Central Park is fucking amazing. And check how it went from splish-splash weather yesterday (with a Roy Ayers jam on top), to quite literally splish-splashy weather as soon as I finished watching that clip. MY WORD!
Oh and for the real knowledge seekers out there…remember when The Roots were a much smaller, live hip hop band, both on and off record? Think back…way back. Way before the joint with different album covers or even Illadelph Halflife. Well, the following video is of the era to which I am referring…featuring the god, himself. Do You Want More?!!!??!
“Proceed II” (Feat. Roy Ayers)
Oh and there was another version of the above-posted Roots banger on that 12″…but instead of Ayers’ vibraphonics, it was the dirty Brooklyn stomp of Da Beatminerz. Hard. Pause. I know DJ Nasty Vaz knows what’s up.
Ha, I just linked this post to the two previous joints…I know you like how I finessed that…right? RIGHT!