Archive for March, 2011
Winter of 2011
FORWARD: If, in fact, the Bronx is considered to be the birthplace of hip hop, then certainly Manhattan would be the place where this art form came of age before being thrust out into the big bad (corporate) world. There can be no better parallel of this transition from inner city to industry than that of one Alonzo Brown a/k/a Lonnie Love a/k/a Mr. Hyde. As one half of the infamous duo known as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Brown graduated from essentially playing records at the local skating rink to becoming a regular personality at the legendary Harlem World night club and on to a successful recording career before making his mark in the often cutthroat music and movie industry.
“Salt N Pepa’s Legends of Hip Hop Tour” blew through STL and I was fortunate enough to have a pretty decent fourth row seat. Unfortunately I forgot my camera so my words will have to do the show justice.