The New 'Wax'
And I'm amped up because I picked up the new issue of Waxpoetics Magazine. It's a damn good issue.
Kether "Nomadic" Gallu-Badat, who is known for mixing incredible beats around town and who hangs out with Bill Adler at the eyejammie Art Gallery in New York City chilled with the chief purveyor of hip-hop taste, Ricky Powell.
Here's an excerpt from Gallu-Badat's Waxpoetics interview. Ricky has a new book called, "Public Access", which is based upon his famed show from the early '90s, Rappin' with the Rickster. Be sure to check it out.
Gallu-Badat: Aside from classic hip-hop, what kind of music keeps the Rickster motivated these days?
Ricky Powell: Yo, definitely jazz and boogaloo. Booglaoo jazz with some funk thrown in there. I always catch Lou Donaldson when he plays at the [Village] Vanguard. They know me. That quartet knows me. I'm the crazy white dude right in front of them.
After a few glasses of red wine, I get open! I stand up and start orchestrating them. My man who really f&@%$ me up in that quartet is Dr. Lonnie Smith on the Hammond B-3...So funky. Anyway, I give him high fives, which is corny, but I give him high fives over the keyboard. And he always bows to me. And the owner, Lorraine Gordon, gets a kick out of it, which lifts my spirit. She's an OG! She's incredible."
While we're at it...Here's a pic of eyejammie Art Gallery's bearded wonders, Bill Adler and Kether, at Ricky's "Public Access" show at Powerhouse Gallery in Tribeca...They get things done on the curator tip. Check out both galleries when you're doing your afternoon tours in Manhattan.
P.S. There's also a great Disco Fever article included in Waxpoetics that has a picture of Mike Tyson as a teen...It looks like it's right around 'Kid Dynamite' time...So dope.