Awesome Totally Awesome

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.

  1. What if Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis would have gotten with Mike right after “Thriller”, and they produced the entire “Bad” album?
  2. 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?
  3. Would an Alchemist produced Jay-Z and Nas album sound good now?
  4. 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?
  5. When they do the Prince biopic( you know it’s coming) who is gonna be able to pull that off?
  6. 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?
  7. If Rakim came out in this era of rap as a new artist, would he be as big now as he was then?
  8. Did “Good Times” have the hardest theme song of all time?
  9. If Marvin Gaye could come back from the dead to work with an artist of his choosing, who would it be?
  10. 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…

CLASS of Seventy-Four

Awesome Totally Awesome - Freaks & Weirdos Boutique
ATA - DTK

Awesome Dropping

Awesome Totally Awesome - Metallica Live

Why Doesn't Metallica Play More Underrated Songs Live?

Metallica has been around for more than 33 years, touring quite a bit. With that comes the fact they tend to play the same songs live. Over and Over.
Awesome Totally Awesome - Kanye West Poopity Scoop

Kanye West Launches New Pet Product Line Entitled “Poopity Scoop.”

Only a few months after the release of his hit song, “Lift Yourself,” Kanye has announced that he will be creating a line of pet waste scoopers for both cats and dogs.
Awesome Totally Awesome - brewU

Brew U: Getting Your Degree in Drinking

As I was sitting in my oversized recliner, enjoying a nice chocolate, coffee stout, I started to think about how, as drinkers, we evolve through the years.

Awesome Features

Awesome Totally Awesome - LookBook Winter 2018

Cop Our Merch: ATA DTK Freaks & Weirdos Boutique Lookbook Volume 1

Awesome Totally Awesome - Freaks & Weirdos Boutique Lookbook Volume 1 Winter 2018
Awesome Totally Awesome - Ignoring Help

Why Are We Ignoring a Blatant Cry For Help?

We want to believe that we are morally “good”, but when the shit actually hits the metaphorical—or literal—fan, sometimes we fail.

UnSpotified: We Revisit De La Soul's Unstreamed Masterpiece, Buhloone Mindstate

This group doesn’t talk about how financially solvent they are. They talk about being late on their rent. They talk about letting their parents down and missing them. They talk about letting their friends down. They talk about not judging others who have made different choices. And when Dave says, “I’m the greatest MC in the world,” it’s ironic, it’s self-deprecating.

Awesome Trending

Awesome Totally Awesome - Gojira

Gojira: Converting Rock Dads and New Fans

No doubt many metal fans — especially those over 40 years of age —had heard or listened to Gojira until they opened up for Metallica in the summer of 2017. For a hardcore, French, speed-metal band like Gojira to slot onto Metallica’s WorldWired Tour was a huge coup

How Jane's Addiction's Nothing's Shocking Almost Did Not Get Recorded

One of the most significant albums of the 1980s, Jane's Addiction's seminal Nothing's Shocking, almost didn't get recorded. While the album turned out to be so influential to alternative music and the beginnings of grunge, the band that went into LA's Eldorado Studio to record it nearly broke up during production.
Awesome Totally Awesome - Lupe Fiasco

Why Lupe Fiasco is Still My Favorite Rapper?

We get into Lupe Fiasco more closely especially after his most recent release, Drogas Wave.