Last record purchased: Fink, Perfect Darkness; Citizen Cope, One Lovely Day and Conception: An Interpretation of Stevie Wonder Songs, all iTunes downloads within the past week.
Favorite Philly act: The Roots and just about anybody they select as special guests.
Favorite Philly venue: World Cafe Live for live performances.
Now in heavy rotation: New double set from Christian Scott; Cassandra Wilson, Another Country and Oddisee, People Hear What They See.
JAMES CLAIBORNE, Arts & Culture Advocate, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance & Philly 360
First record purchased: Immature, Playtyme Is Over.
Last record purchased: Sarah Vaughan, “Sophisticated Lady” and “You’ve Changed.”
Favorite Philly act: Bilal Oliver.
Favorite Philly venue: Mann Center for the Performing Arts.
Now in heavy rotation: Absolutely everything by Georgia Anne Muldrow.
M. KOFI SMITH, Youth Development, Youth Service Inc./Event Production, ESO Productions
First record purchased: Big Daddy Kane, Long Live the Kane.
Last record purchased: Are we still using the word “record?” Nas, Life is Good.
Favorite Philly act: The Roots.
Favorite Philly venue: No longer exists, but The Five Spot.
Now in heavy rotation: “No Church in the Wild,” Jay-Z & Kanye West, Watch the Throne.
GEORGE LAWRENCE, Promoter/Event Coordinator, gLProductions.com
We’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of Philly’s sonic citizens—in the clubs, on the road, off the map and over the top.
PW's Music Issue 2014