Archive for August, 2009
Wow. Tomorrow marks the 15th anniversary of Robery “Yummy” Sandifer’s death. Yummy garnered national headlines in 1994 for the brutal murder of a young girl, and later his own murder by fellow associates. He made the cover of Time magazine in September of 1994. In his short life (11 years old when murdered), Yummy accumulated 23 felonies and 5 misdemeanors. He would’ve been 26 years old today.
Tupac Shakur immortalized Yummy, by referencing him in many songs and interviews, throughout the course of his (also tragically short) career.
Chicago emcee, Tha Advakit, dedicated the following track to Yummy’s memory.
I really wanted to send this to you because you partly inspired this particular song. About a year ago, you posted a story about Yummy Sandifer and it really touched me, mainly because I’m from that area and I’ve worked with kids who seem to be on the same path that he is. I was so inspired that I wanted to write a song about him, so I did, and I think I executed it very well. Seeing as how September 1st marks the 15th anniversary of his death, I wanted to spread this to as many blogs as I could because I really want people to understand that there is a war going on in Chicago, particularly on the southside.
Before Shawnna and Luda, there was Ang and Long. Got it?
So Ang 13 and myself have been working on new music as the group Army Of 2…here r two tracks off our upcoming ep ‘As One’….’Crank It’ prod TGIK and ‘Keep It Goin’ prod Panthrow…oh and before shawnna and luda, me and ang were trying to be the first male/female group to put out an album… no dough though u know how that go…enjoy and thanks always…shot
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting on this one since Da Internz leaked that first snippet of it.
This song is important for a few reasons: Not only does this remix honor the legacy of the late, great King of Pop, but it also gives some young talent (Mishon & Da Internz) a chance to take a crack at a classic record. Not to mention, Teddy Riley cosigned it! When you have the original producer of “Remember The Time” interested enough to stop by the studio while you’re recording, to offer his input, you must be doing something right.
Well, now you can enjoy it for yourself….
In case you missed it: