Saturday July 22 – Soul Summit – Chicago, IL

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Soul Summit Chicago
Featuring Guest DJs
Cosmo Baker
DJ Expo
Sloppy White
Dave Mata
Duke Grip
@ Logan Square Auditorium – 2539 N Kenzie Blvd. – Chicago, IL

Wednesday 6 March 2013 – Frozen Files Presents On EVR

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Frozen Files Presents
Brought to you by
Matty C & Schott Free
With a special guest set by
Cosmo Baker
Frozen Files on East Village Radio
http://www.eastvillageradio.com/
8PM – 10PM EST

Monday 12/3/12 At The Flat – Brooklyn, NY

The Favor & Drop The Lime Present
A New Rock & Roll Monthly
Black Label Circus
With live music by
TV Baby
& Ice Balloons
With special guest
Cosmo Baker
@ The Flat – 308 Hooper St. – Brooklyn, NY 

RIP Gil Scott-Heron

We lost one of our greats. The other night I was not myself. And then I turned to find that Gil Scott-Heron is dead. My hero. Our American hero. Now even more so, not myself.

I spoke on his impact and legacy, both personal and in a broader sense, and shared some of his music here in this post from March of last year. At this point there’s not much more that I can say myself, or that I even feel needs to be said. I’ve been a very big fan of Gil for many years now. That’s the wrong way of putting it. His music was pretty much the music of my teenage and early adult years. He is the voice of the city, he is the voice of the everyman, the voice of struggle and desperation, he is the voice of my youth, the voice of the tragedy of the game. He was our flawed, fragile Superman (although the brother himself would say there ain’t no such thing.) Honestly, I’m still in awe of the honesty and sincerity of his work, not just the body but the depth . I am not worthy to even speak about him. I’m not worthy to write about him. I’m just not worthy, I’m still just standing in his shadow. We all are. And we will not see another like him, not ever.

Ayres wrote a very nice piece on The Rub site, and Chairman Mao wrote a great piece as well as a mini tribute mix on the Ego Trip Blog. And to paraphrase Ayres, this loss hurts more than most because Gil was ours. And today me and Kenan will be doing a very special 2 hour Gil Scott-Heron tribute show on Chances With Wolves on East Village Radio. Tune in at 4 PM East Coast Time.

Peace Go With You, Brother. As-Salaam-Alaikum.

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  • Cosmo Baker’s Top Ten Records Of May

    DJ Stuart "Re-Work V2"
    Wet "All The Ways" (Branchez Remix)
    De La Soul "Beautiful Night"
    Phife "Nutshell"
    With You "Ghost" feat. Vince Staples (Major Lazer Remix)
    Tall Black Guy "The Heart Of The Town"
    KRNE "I'll Be Good"
    Hoodboi "Closer"
    Drake "With You" Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR
    Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind" (Joey Negro Dub Disco Mix)

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    Club Cheval "Discipline"
    Mura Masa "What If I Go"
    Kate Bush "Why Should I Love You?"

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