Author: JLBarrow

May 2, 2018 Off

Tall Black Guy On Making Phonte’s “Sweet You” & Booty Call Music For Aliens

By JLBarrow

In the age of algorithms and curated playlists, word of mouth is still one of the best ways I find new music and talent. I was first introduced to Terrell Wallace, aka Tall Black Guy through Brooklyn MC Skyzoo, who Wallace blessed with tracks for “Spik…

December 18, 2017 Off

The Making Of “How Sean Price Stole Christmas”

By JLBarrow

(Originally published on on December 12, 2015) Germans have cornered the market on Christmas villains. From the mythical Krampus to Hans Gruber from Die Hard the supernatural and super vicious keep finding ways to kick Old St. Nick in his…

September 23, 2017 Off

The Oral History Of Redman’s “Sooperman Lover” Series

By JLBarrow

Words by Jerry L. Barrow Hip-Hop and super heroes go together like summertime and fresh kicks. Billionaires and vigilantes. Tequila and bad decisions. After early DJs, Graff artists and B-boys forged their alter egos inspired by comic book characters a…