Tag Archives: Hip Hop

Sonic Gems: Emerald Sapphire Gold (ESG) – Dance To the Best of ESG

Tracing back to its South Bronx formation in 1978, Emerald Sapphire & God aka ESG is a band that was seen a dynamic offering that influenced a wide range of musical genres including hip hop, post punk, disco and dance … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Usher – Confessions

The American entertainer, singer songwriter Usher Raymond IV was born on October 14, 1978.   At the age of 12, his mother started him in local singing competitions.  In 1994, he released his self titled debut album.  His 2004 album Confessions established … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Illmatic – Nas

An aspect of  the Sonic Gems series is that it features music and/or musicians who have made a lasting impact on music.  That does not necessarily mean that I like what I’m hearing.  Seven minutes into this CD, I wanted … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems – The Baby Huey Story – Baby Huey & the Babysitters

I have decided to change the name of this exploration of music into “Sonic Gems”.  These are the game changers that have left a notable impression on the music world.  As such, they deserve a decent listen. James Ramey was … Continue reading

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