The 10 – CLASS of Seventy-Four
By: CLASS of Seventy-Four’s, Winston Brown
Music is an uber important part of my life. It’s a habit at this point. I listen to it everyday and cannot remember a day when I haven’t consumed it some form or fashion. It’s as common to me as air and water. It’s a friend and a family member. It’s been pivotal in every moment in my life big and small. I’m listening to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” as I type this now. It sounds just as good as it did in 1982 spinning on my Fisher Price record player.
My questions this week are all music related. Just weird and random thoughts and scenarios that may or may not produce magic.
- What if Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis would have gotten with Mike right after “Thriller”, and they produced the entire “Bad” album?
- What if despite popular belief, somewhere in that vault of Prince’s there is an entire album he did with Mike on the low that nobody but those two knew about?
- Would an Alchemist produced Jay-Z and Nas album sound good now?
- What if the soundtrack to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory( Gene Wilder version is the only one I acknowledge) was produced by Earth Wind and Fire?
- When they do the Prince biopic( you know it’s coming) who is gonna be able to pull that off?
- Speaking strictly from a legacy perspective, would Black Thought have been better off as a solo artist working with one, or a variety of producers to be in the G.O.A.T conversation?
- If Rakim came out in this era of rap as a new artist, would he be as big now as he was then?
- Did “Good Times” have the hardest theme song of all time?
- If Marvin Gaye could come back from the dead to work with an artist of his choosing, who would it be?
- If they would have done “Grease” at an inner city high school with a Quincy Jones produced soundtrack, would it be better than the original?
These are just random thoughts that come from jumping into the rabbit hole that music is.
You click on one YouTube video, next thing you know three hours have passed and you’re just getting started.
But, the beauty of music is that no matter how much you think you’ve heard, you still haven’t heard it all.
Just keep listening…