JOVM’s William Ruben Helms celebrates Q-Tip’s 52nd birthday.
JOVM’s William Ruben Helms celebrates the 58th anniversary of Biz Markie’s birth.
JOVM celebrates DJ Premier’s 56th birthday.
JOVM’s William Ruben Helms celebrates Flavor Flav’s 63rd birthday.
JOVM’s William Ruben Helms celebrates Black History Month — and pays tribute to MC Lyte.
JOVM’s William Ruben Helms celebrates Black History Month — and pays tribute to Salt-N-Pepa.
There are few artists I’ve written about as much as the ridiculously prolific, New York-based producer, DJ, remixer and longtime JOVM mainstay Rhythm Scholar. During this site’s 11+ year history, Rhythm Scholar has firmly cemented a reputation for crafting slickly produced, crowd-pleasing mashups and remixes of classic soul, funk, hip-hop, New Wave and others.
Rhythm Scholar’s remix sees him tackling Slick Rick‘s beloved 80s classic “Children’s Story.” The remix pairs Slick Rick’s cautionary tale of a young boy, who gets seduced into the street life and its inevitable and tragic ending with seemingly Issac Hayes-inspired production featuring twinkling Rhodes, dramatic strings, a psychedelic guitar solo and playful nods at Rob Base and DJ Easy Rock’s “It Takes Two,” LL Cool J and several others. The end result is a gritty, 70s true crime story air — as though Slick Rick had spent his time watching The French Connection, Serpico and others.
JOVM celebrates what would have been Beastie Boys’ MCA/Adam Yauch’s 57th birthday.
JOVM celebrates what would have been G.U.R.U.’s 60th birthday.
JOVM pays tribute to the legendary Biz Markie.