Miami, Ross, Dj Khaled discussed on The FADER Uncovered Host Mark Ronson
Miami is and has been for a while, a true legit epicenter of hip hop. OG legends have set up shop there, Pharrell, Timberland, newest stars, like little pump, Denzel car and Kodak black keep it rejuvenated. And Florida's shall we say looser rules during the pandemic have made it a real boom town in the past few years anyway. But when Ross came on the scene in 2006, you have to realize there was really nothing there. At least other than uncle Luke trick daddy and Trina, party music for clubs and strip joints. DJ Khaled is surely the other most important figure in this transition. He went from being a local Miami radio DJ to one of the city's greatest champions to now one of the most important figures in all of modern hip hop and culture. But in the old days, Miami looks so much to New York for the musical cues. Even Khaled tells the story of flying up to New York City on a Friday night just to listen to funkmaster flex on the radio, then go to the store the next morning to buy all the records he heard flex play the previous night. And then fly right back to Miami to play them himself on the radio. I mean, this is what you had to do in the pre Internet era. Ross debut port of Miami was the announcement in anointing of a new Titan and put Miami on the map in a whole different way. I mean, the opening bars of hustling, the fanfare of the staccato strength into the church organ. That was enough to even let you know there was a new mayor in town. In fact, come to think of it that very mixed, the crazy adrenaline energy of the strings into the soulful gangsta vibe of the organ will come to define the two stars of Rick Ross beats. The smash and grab drama BMF or the soulful pimped out vibe of the maybach music. Back after a break. 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For more information contact customer service at the prisoner wine company dot com. Other exclusions may apply. Please enjoy our wines responsibly. What I think of your music, I think of like, this is a simplification, but there's two sides, right? There's the beautiful musical stuff you upholding the 70s tradition. I love that you always talk about Curtis Mayfield and this stuff. And then there's like, it's like what me and my friends call shit hammer music. Like you just want to take a hammer and smash that window and everything in your house. I like that. Yeah, 'cause you have MC hammer. It's like, I guess it's a little play on that, but I want to talk about what was the music growing up. There must have been the music in the house was it a lot of soul and 70s and R&B and that stuff that was obviously a big influence on you. Without a doubt, my mom being from Mississippi, my dad from Florida. You know, my mom, that's where she listened to Johnny Taylor. Isaac Hayes. So I was, as far back as I could remember, I was listening to R&B music. So music gospel music and as soon as I heard rap as soon as I heard her R&B, I remember I was may have been in shit man second or third grade when I heard cool it now. You got a cool you don't understand something that my sister and all her friends came over to the house and I was forced to listen to that shit for 5 hours straight and so at some point I began to enjoy and recognize the things I did, even if it was a record I didn't like. I could still listen to it and I did I would just go past what I didn't like about it and find something in the record that I liked. Yeah. You know what I mean? And once you think once you do that, that's what makes you extremely articulate when it comes to the records and the music and the sounds, the melodies. Have you ever been to the stacks museum in Memphis and seeing they have Isaac Hayes old car that? Get out of town. I may have been to every little shit hammer spot. Right. Right. And I mean that in the iconic way from sun records and going down on Bill street. You know, I don't expect many, many years over time and just out of roll pass every artist who ever lived and Memphis house. You know, like that time shit. Yeah. Me too, actually, in fact, that's why I went to clarksdale where you said, you know, you talk about where you're from where your mom's from because a lot of people recognize it and as ground zero of the blues American music and we went to that place reds. Do you know rats? Right. It's this crazy juke joint. And you know, you like, you can't find it. It's definitely not on any map and just went in and it's just a small hot with like this dude's shredding the blues. It was incredible. Right. I've actually went to ground zero that's owned by Morgan Freeman in clocks down. Oh, is it called ground zero? Yes. Oh shit. And I just listened to a dude, one dude was actually playing the guitar, all this strings went out and he restrained a guitar while playing it. It was just shit. That was unfathomable. Yeah, I definitely I mean, I took a road trip, Jeff basker, who I don't know if you met when the dog twisted fantasy day he did a lot of all of the lights and a lot of production for kaya me and him decided we wanted to drive up from New Orleans to Chicago and trace the roots of the blues in the evolution and basically the music that we loved so much, so we did all the things you said, clock style, Memphis, Beale street. It was incredible. That was a great experience. That's one for the books. I do love that tradition of music that you keep alive and you've been doing it from the beginning. And I always know, I love certified lover boy. It's a great record. When you only live twice comes on, it's like a sigh of relief though for a guy like me like that sound that soul but with the kind of fury bank I actually feel like this is no shade to bank. I bank is one of my favorite producers ever, but actually I didn't realize how many records he was still making since I went through your catalog. Like you're kind of upholding that tradition. Tell me about some of the some of your favorite records that you've made. I feel like we got to just shout out bank for a second. I don't know why. Santorini. Later, it only makes sense. Santorini Greece, you know, that the music he made for the collab with Kanye on devil in a new dress. You know, that's right, man. You know, the center in Greece. You know,.