Y’all can eye roll all y’all want about kids throwing the great parts of y’all’s history away….but y’all have a responsibility to see music AS crucial as food: by 7? Your kids show know all cultures/music genres/films/art & places in the world NOT their zip code
I guarantee you a majority of all the problematic adults in the world can be traced to the first 7 years treatment. Y’all let kids listen to anything in a way that would horrify you if it was food: sugar is awesome, but 4 year old me running to cabinet downing a pint of it? 🤔
& not everyone had to be mensa scholar with it. I write all the time until 15 I saw jazz as old people’s punishment so it’s not like they gonna write love letters “thanks for the Lionel Ritche lessons” but I guarantee you the difference between grad school tuition & bail money?
Example: then liking “Scenario” can lead to “hey check out this Brother Jack Mcduff record (organ) or peep this Hendrix lp (drums)—-there is no excuse. My Spotify is a free college education on beautiful cool music corporate radio doesn’t want you to know about.
I know aged Producers hate “who sampled” but this is ESPECIALLY needed to teach kids/adults too the beautiful way on how the sausage is made. Ok class over & take this with you: 60 hours of songs that made hip hop awesome…

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