In the wake of her stunningly successful episode with 2 Chainz, Nancy Grace's producers green-lit an entire new season dedicated to rap music. We were able to obtain a sneak preview.
Chris Daly don’t know how to behave. If there’s a label out there today that better marries funk, jazz, hip-hop and soul into one gloriously decadent cosmic slop than First Word Records, I have yet to hear them.  Others embark upon the some glorious path of pure amalgamation, but First Word continually produces concoctions of the […]
Chris Daly always bets on black If you’re into blue-eyed soul, 2015 looks to be a pretty good year.  Folks rightfully  awaiting Tuxedo’s self-titled joint on March 3 might want to keep their  ears open to something else-The Jack Moves.  While the work of Jake One and Mayer Hawthorne as Tuxedo is not to be taken […]
 Chris Daly got a heater with a mute button To say there was anything “missing” from the original “Go” from Guilty Simpson and Small Professor’s Highway Robbery would be to imply the track wasn’t smoking in the first place.  This would be untrue.  Spitting over horns, wavering keys and taut snares taken to chiptuned extremes […]
Chris Daly owns an aquarium in Bavaria While many are quick to assume that the beat scene resides entirely in LA, a growing number of local scenes are springing up across the globe adding their take to the quicksilver genre.  It’s time for me to put you up on  the Betty Ford Boys, arguably the […]
Chris Daly battled Mall Santa with the lyrics from “Christmas Rappin” in 1983. Regardless of your propensity towards being bad or good, Jake One and Mayer Hawthorne don’t judge.  The power couple also known as Tuxedo is playing Santa by sharing a little holiday cheer in the form of some downloadable love.  Here’s their take on […]
Chris Daly can crack crab or lobster  Depending on where you hang your hat in the country, you may well already be through with snow and winter, which is particularly a bitch in light of the fact that winter doesn’t even officially start for another couple of weeks yet.  With all the powder so many […]
Can’t believe Chris Daly used to be Steve Austin on the mic Naturally, all eyes and ears are pretty much focused on the Wu-Tang’s latest opus, A Better Tomorrow, but if old head hip-hop truly is your bag, don’t let the latest single, “The People,” from De La Soul, rap’s true G.O.A.T band, pass you […]
Chris Daly is a Scorpio In the scheme of musical career longevity, five years hardly amounts to half of a blip on the radar.  Most bands are lucky to get two, maybe three albums out in that time frame, and labels are lucky to even exist half that long.  Seemingly every other cat with a […]
Chris Daly created “Green Eyed Soul” with producer Erick Sermon Doctor Deen already hipped you cats to the melodious, R&B/pop goodness that is Tuxedo. To briefly recap, it’s the alleged side project of Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, it’s blue eyed soul mixed with some funky goodness, and if nothing else, their music is bound […]