Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Private Erro Concert......part 1

The Rappin' Flight Steward on the MIC

Some music fans take their love with them on the job...

Monday, March 30, 2009

Basketball Throwdown

There’s also another famous scene in WildStyle where Cold Crush Brothers battle the Fantastic Freaks on the basketball court. A couple sound bytes are taken from this scene as well. I believe the name of this scene on the soundtrack is called “Basketball Throwdown”.

Fast forward to Slum Village’s release of Fantastic, Vol. 2. They had a record featuring Pete Rock called "Once Upon a Time".

You can hear these clips from the movie if you pay attention. This record was originally titled "On A Mission", and showed up on white label before the album's release.

Part of being a Music Fan First is knowing your history.

Double Trouble

Being a music fan first sometimes allows you to notice the small things on a record that others can’t. For all the DILLAheads, Slum Village fans, & Hip Hop Heads here’s a fun fact for you.

In the movie Wildstyle, which is a must in all music fans collections, there is a scene where “Double Trouble” is talking about an upcoming jam. (For those who don’t know, Double Trouble consisted of Lil` Rodney C! and KK Rockwell. They formed this group after having disputes with their label, Sugarhill. They were originally part of the group Funky Four Plus One, who you may know from their debut for Sugarhill in 1980 with "That's The Joint". The group also included one of the pioneers of female rappers, Sha Rock. Another interesting fact is that Rodney C! would marry Angela (Angie B) Brown of The Sequence fame aka (Grammy Nominated) Angie Stone)

They talk about how they’re “going to rock them, because we got the fresh stuff”. The rhyme they kick in the scene is about the breakup of the group.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Still Bill Trailer

When asked who i would love to work with, most times i say i would love to work with Bill Withers. One of my favorite artists and songwriters. Also probably the artist i most relate myself to. He stopped doing music sometime ago and i couldnt be happier watching this trailer



Sunday, March 22, 2009

Always wanna show LOVE to the MUSICFANFIRST TROOPS

So the deadline is up party people. Thank you to everyone who sent pics in. We have way over 800 or so pics, so now comes the hard work of making this all work. Which it will. Im sure of it. Oh and homegirl in the back better be singing her heart out with her gun strapped to her leg. Hahahahaha.. I love it..



I met this brother at my show in Dallas. His eye is ill, and his story is even iller. It's all about doing what you love and following your heart. Check out more of his work at www.dbrownphotos.net and www.myspace.com/dbrownphotos.

Friday, March 20, 2009

on the road again...

Good Morning Everyone!

As I type this, I'm on my way to the airport to fly to Dallas for my show with Wayna tonight. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing you all: one, because I always love coming to Texas and two, it is snowing up here! Can you believe it? Snowing on the first day of Spring! hahahaha I love New Jersey!

Okay, there are two important things to remember for today.

The first is tonight's show, of course. Come on out to have a great time with Wayna and me. For those of you who don't know Wayna's music yet, you definitely have to get there early so you can hear the beautiful voice from an equally beautiful woman. And, of course, you know your boy is going to bring it, like I always do! hahahaha

The second thing is to remember that today is the deadline to get your music fan photos in to us to be a part of my new album artwork. Yep, it's March 20th already; today is the day! We've gotten some great submissions, but if you haven't sent yours in yet, then we're incomplete!

Details for everything are below, so get those pics in and I hope to see you all tonight at the Bishop Arts Center.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

...It's f-r-i-d-a-y

MARCH 20th Deadline!! MUSIC FAN FIRST,
~ headphones, playing an instrument, or rockin' the mic~
Be part of the album-click to submit

just in case ya forgot...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Introducing Colin Emmanuel

"Hahahaha.. For the record I haven't finished the bridge but the song is
rocking. Hey UK I will be there first week of April." - E

Professor Henri Edmonds

One of the first classes i took at Howard was taught by Professor Henri Edmonds. In her acting class, I remember her standing in front of us and reciting her famous and memorable line, "It is not Show Business, it is the Business of Show." Well i believe its my business to put aside the show, and show some love to someone who made it her business to show her classmates how much she cared about them.
Professor Edmonds passed away on thursday, and i am quite saddened by that. But i cant help but think back how important she was to my development as an actor, singer, and person. Many people have heard me say its not the music business, but the business of music. Well now you know where that line originates. It was also in her classroom that i wrote the song, The Moon. Someone was reading a monologue and recited, "i love you to the moon and down again, around the world and back again" from the play, Nuts. I heard that line and an entire song fell into my lap. it was one of my first experiences where an entire song just showed up in my head, rather than me having to slave over lines.
I have often said i learned more about singing in my acting classes, than my music classes. I guess my music classes taught me how to sing, while the acting classes taught me how to be what i was singing about. Well Professor Henri Edmonds was one of those teachers responsible for that. I saw her last year and her main concern was that i was taking care of myself and my family, and that i was handling my business. I thank you Professor Edmonds, and i along with all of your students will miss you dearly.

Love Eric

Friday, March 13, 2009

Practice? We Talking About Practice?

Getting some rehearsal in with Curt Chambers and the band in P-H-I-LL-Y- in preparation for the numerous gigs coming up soon to promote the release of MUSIC FAN FIRST. Check out the "upcoming tour dates" on the ...left

Fish, waffles & the MIC...

Meet me @ the Key Club in Newark, NJ tonight...peep their menu...

As for me-Give me the fish and waffles and the candy yams, and the MIC...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

London Max explains Imano...

Meet London Max, he's going to explain Imano-an interactive restaurant in London..."very groovy,"as Max's Pops says.
-no more waving your hands in the air like you just don't care to get your bill...

Babyface...He's Back

Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds released his new single "I Need a Love Song," and it is available at iTunes now!

via-Island Records

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March 20th...There's Still Time

Don't forget about my new album MUSIC FAN FIRST, and the March 20th Deadline to submit pictures of you wearing headphones, playing an instrument, or rockin' the mic!
Be part of the album-click to submit

Rubik's Remix

Zontik’s Rubik’s Cube® is made of solid chrome, with leather inlaid sides. A serious ugrade from the plastic toy we played with...they need to add some "burnt caramel" squares
via-gourmet Dujour

house obstacles...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Burnt Caramel

These are my favorite pair of dunks...I own 3 pair!<

If you study the liner notes of the Vault, you'll see the 1st appearance of the "burnt caramels"...

I call them "Burnt Caramel" but they are actually called the "Dunk Hi Premium Curry". They made a 2nd appearance on the cover of "...LEFT".

did you know?


Monday, March 9, 2009

this weekend...

So i had a busy weekend. Friday night i performed at a ski trip in the Poconos for a group from DC and Baltimore. Shout out to them and i hope to see you all at my DC show next week at the new club, The Scene.

I got home around 5am, and though i was quite tired my spirits were lifted when i saw a StonesThrow box sitting on my kitchen counter.
My MaDukes TShirt showed up and suddenly packing for my 10am flight got a lot easier.

So i laid my head down with a big smile on my face, and it seemed like the alarm clock went off right when i closed my eyes.

So i got to Miami around 1pm. I had rehearsal with the house band i was using at 3pm. Got back to the hotel and laid down an hour and then came and rocked the show with Jesse Boykins, III

I walked in while he was caressing a young lady's leg, he pulled up from the crowd during Pantyhose. If you dont know about this amazing young man check him out at jb3music.blogspot.com.

The show was crazy and i thank every one who attended. Check the MaDukes Tee out and remember to go cop one for a great cause at: RAISE IT UP FOR MA DUKES! T-shirt.


ps: the deadline for photo submissions is March 20th

Friday, March 6, 2009

Life is Art...

3 brushes are better than 1...Concep, Pesu & Fernando Mora

Music Fan - Military Style

This is a recent submission for the MUSIC FAN FIRST album cover/booklet. This picture is from a soldier stationed in the middle east, where he shows his love for music by spinning for his fellow soldiers. Continue to keep all of our armed service members in your prayers until they all return home safely.
March 20th is the deadline to submit photos. click for more info

Michael Jackson-"This Is It"

Major announcement from the King of Pop

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Your Camera Can Be Next

It really heats up at 6mins but I'm clowning thru the whole thing. This was at my last DC show. Oh did I tell you I will be there next week at The Scene

You Never Know What Will Happen

I have no words for how much of a fool I am. Leave a comment or I may come and tackle you

Chester French

One night I was up really late recording and saw this video come on. I was very impressed. Maybe there is hope in the young up and comers. New startrak artist...

The Breakfast Song

All I'm saying is I'm hiring the woman to be my background singer. She mastered the art of keeping the mic away from her mouth...ok im going downstairs to make some turkey bacon..