No. 137: African American Music Appreciation Month

Thanks to Peter Bakke for the tip on June being African-American Music Appreciation Month.

To get you started, consider taking a listen to Robert Glasper’s new album, Everything’s Beautiful, where he samples a bunch of Miles Davis recordings.

I’ve been meaning to listen to more of Prince’s discography, so I’ll probably start working through that this month.

Other music on the list:

Mahalia Jackson

Duke Ellington

Andrae Crouch

Mississipi Mass Choir


A Tribe Called Quest

Christian Scott


Wayman Tisdale

Victor Wooten

Who’s on your list?

No. 92: Thursday Lunch Views and Reads

1. Clint Smith shares his experience teaching a creative writing course at a prison and coming to terms with his socialized view of people who are incarcerated. (via Clint Smith)

2. I wish I was in Ghana to check out this cool looking art exhibition. (via Bessie Akuba Winn-Afeku)

3. Sometimes, these assurances that we have nothing to worry about when it comes to artificial intelligence feels like my back is being rubbed with the flat side of a freshly sharpened sword. (via Marc Andreessen)

4. Ryan Leslie has done the music business differently for a long time. I like the way he thinks minus the 20-hour days. (via Ryan Leslie)

5. The controversy surrounding Justin Gatlin being the fastest person in the world after serving two doping bans frustrates me. He paid his dues, yet people continue to demonize him. (via Track and Field News)