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SOS: The Year Is… 1988!

This was it! I had made it to my eighteenth birthday. I was legal and officially an adult. It was my high school graduation year, my first milestone, and I was finally leaving the nest.

I left for the US Air Force. I joined the military on the “Buddy Program.” What a joke, I saw my high school buddy ONCE; and that was in passing! After that I was stationed in Mississippi, where I had my own Biloxi Blues. While there, I did come across two people that I knew from my hometown.

Anyway, let me get to the music. To commemorate my independence, here are a few of my favorite “songs of freedom.” I hope you remember some great times while listening to the hits of that time. 

Peace,

DJ KennyMan

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Keeping Memories Alive

A couple of days ago I was reminiscing of family members who have gone on to be with the Lord. I found myself smiling, laughing, and crying reflecting about the memories they left embedded in my head. I soon realized that I was singing the words to this song.

I remixed this particular song ten years ago for my cousin, soon after his mom passed. It is R Kelly’s 1993 remake of the original Sadie (1975) by The Spinners. I hope you enjoy it. Better yet; may it trigger the good times you remember with your family members who are no longer with you.

Peace,

DJ KennyMan

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Top 10 Reasons Luke Cage is Marvel’s best series  — Hatzterpiece

10. Every episode title is also the title of a rap song by the group Gang Starr (hip hop heads can appreciate that). 9. The villian has a gigantic portrait of the Notorious B.I.G in his office. Hip hop influence is all through this series. 8. It’s a predominantly African-American show, but not the typical […]

via Top 10 Reasons Luke Cage is Marvel’s best series  — Hatzterpiece

I just wanted to give a shout out to Hatzterpiece for writing this blog. This is an excellent description of Marvel’s latest show. The show had been mentioned to me a couple of times. But after reading this blog a couple of weeks ago, I have started watching it. I am just about halfway through the season and I am liking it. I hope you guys get to check it out in your free time.

Peace,

KennyMan

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SOS: Slow Jam Mix

This week’s session is a slow jam mix. It brought back memories for me. Not emotional memories, but more like new frontier musical memories. 

It was when I made my first actual slow jam mixtape. It was back in ’96. I was stationed in South Korea at the time. I had just got my first set of DJ CD Players. Back then, it was unprecedented to blend slow songs together. 

I know we all remember our first so-called slow jam mixtape. The grueling days of playing a song, pausing the cassette recorder, finding the next song, and then start the recording again. It was time consuming, but the outcome was worth all the work.

Wow, look at that word, cassette. Geez, I am old! I can even remember the eight track days. Jamming folded paper next to the tape so it would play correctly. Man; times sure have changed. 

 Alright, alright!!!! Snap out of it!!! Come back from down memory lane. As I was saying, this is a slow jam mixtape. It may not have the classic jams us older folk grew up on; but I hope you like it just the same. As usual, please feel free to comment. 

Peace,

DJ KennyMan

 

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The First SOS, Seventies and Eighties RnB

So here we go, the first SOS. This is some of my favorite seventies and eighties RnB. I did accidently slip a ninety’s song in the mix, but it kinda went with the flow. Please feel free to leave a comment, good or bad.

Peace,

KennyMan

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(SOS) Sounds On Saturday

I will be uploading a weekly mix. Because of my age and liking, it will be mostly Old School. When I say Old School, it does not just mean Hip Hip and R&B. It also means Rock, Pop, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Country, and Classical. I will be playing all genres. These were the songs used in the beginning of the Rap era. I will also be creative and work on bringing in Country and Classical in the mix. Yeah, I know; I am shaking my own head as I write this. But who knows, someone may like it. I guess I won’t know until I try it. 

Peace,

DJ KennyMan

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