Mochilla Crew (Los Angeles) on the Main Ingredient tonight 4/20!

B+ and Eric Coleman of Mochilla and the legendary J. Rocc are going to swing by my radio show tonight to promote their outstanding Timeless 3 DVD Set. They’re halfway through a 13-city tour and are stopping in NYC for the night. Tune in!

About Timeless:

Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series is the name of a concert series that was created in homage to the composer/arrangers who have influenced hip-hop in the most literal and profound ways. Timeless was conceived by production house Mochilla in Los Angeles during February and March 2009 and included the performances of over 150 musicians in front of ecstatic sold out crowds. These three historic events were recorded and filmed in exacting detail with Mochilla’s unmistakable style.

Joy Jones (Los Angeles) on The Main Ingredient 9/22!

Following her 9/19 show at SOB’s, Joy Jones (L.A.) will be my guest on The Main Ingredient! Her album Godchild, released in July on Future Soul Records, is a thing of beauty. We’ll be playing some tracks from the album, I’ll ask her a few questions and then she’ll play some music that’s influenced her and music from her favorite current artists. Tune in!

Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra/Los Angeles) on the Main Ingredient 9/8!

Shafiq Husayn, 1/3 of Sa-Ra Creative Partners will join me on the The Main Ingredient this Monday night!

From his bio:

Shafiq Husayn is a Master Teacher, someone who combines innate talent with the mental and spiritual focus needed to reach their potential. As one third of the stellar, groundbreaking production trio Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Shafiq has been using his prowess to assist some of the greatest musicians of our generation, from Herbie Hancock to J Dilla to Dr. Dre to Erykah Badu. This fall Shafiq takes a step away from collective efforts to direct his own opus—his long-awaited debut album on Plug Research entitled Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka.