1946, Born on this day, Larry Graham, bass guitar, Sly and The Family Stone, (1971 US No.1 & 1972 UK No.15 single ‘Family Affair’). Formed Graham Central Station.
This SATURDAY #funkysensation
August 30, 2013 as we celebrate 40 years of the Hip-Hop culture! #BeeAlert $10 early tickets and the 2 new tshirt designs, click the Fresh Buy tab!
1p EST | 10a PST: #FreshRadio Mixtape LIVE with DJ Bee (Philly/VA/SMC)
2p EST | 11a PST: #ThePracticeSession with DJ I.N.C.
3p EST | Noon PST: #AphrodisiacSoul with DJ Ruckus
4p EST | 1p PST: #TheWonderYears with DJ Fountz
5p EST | 2p PST: #TheWorldwideShow with DJ Opal
6p EST | 3p PST: #100MilesAndRunning Full Length EP
Prior to recording the EP, all five of the group members had signed a long-term contract with the Ruthless Records label. However, member and lead vocalist Ice Cube refused the contract’s terms and consequently separated himself from the group, which kicked off his solo career.
8p EST | 5p PST: #DaFreshness with Xcalibur (NY)
9p EST | 6p PST: #The5thElementOfHipHop with DJ Bee (Philly/VA/SMC)
10p EST | 7p PST: #Bangtime with DJ Rick Geez
Theodore DeReese “Teddy” Pendergrass (March 26, 1950– January 13, 2010) was an American R&B/soul singer and songwriter. Pendergrass first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s before a successful solo career at the end of the decade. In 1982, he was severely injured in an auto accident in Philadelphia, resulting in his being paralyzed from the waist down. After his injury, he founded the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance, a foundation that helps those with spinal cord injuries. Pendergrass commemorated 25 years of living after his spinal cord injury with star filled event, ‘Teddy 25 – A Celebration of Life’ at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. His last performance was on a PBS special at Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino in November 2008.
Eric Lynn Wright[ (September 7, 1963 – March 26, 1995), better known by his stage name Eazy-E who is affectionately called “The Godfather Of Gangsta Rap” was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. Wright was born to Richard and Kathie Wright inCompton, California. His uncle is the singer and band member Charles Wright, who formed the Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. After dropping out of high school in the tenth grade, he supported himself primarily by selling drugs before investing in Ruthless Records and becoming a rapper. When Ruthless artists Dr. Dre and Ice Cube wrote “Boyz-n-the-Hood“, Dre, Cube, and Eazy formed N.W.A. After DJ Yella, MC Ren, and Arabian Prince joined the group, N.W.A released N.W.A. and the Posse. In 1988, they released their most controversial album, Straight Outta Compton. The group released two more albums and then disbanded after Eazy released Dr. Dre from his contract.