Now in heavy rotation: My 45 collection.
DAVID WURTZEL, Firefighter Wellness Activist/Founder, The First Twenty
First record purchased: The Who, My Generation.
Last record purchased: Freddie King, Getting Ready.
Favorite Philly act: DJ/producer Rich Medina and singer-songwriter Ben Arnold.
Favorite Philly venue: Summer festivals at The Art Museum steps. Nothing like it!
Now in heavy rotation: Bruce Springsteen, “We Take Care of Our Own.”
RICH MEDINA, DJ, Rock Steady Crew/Lil Ricky’s /Jump N Funk/Props/The Marksmen/Dubspot Music School/Patta/Cornell University
First record purchased: Kiss, Alive II.
Last record purchased: Willie Colon, The Hustler on Fania Records. One more checked box on the bucket list.
Favorite Philly act: That would require a full article. Too many.
Favorite Philly venue: Silk City.
Now in heavy rotation: Frank Ocean, Seun Kuti, Coemine 7” series, Lee Fields, Alala Records, Nas’ Life Is Good , Jungle By Night, Brassroots, Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper, Lefto’s Brownswood Compilation, all things African, Larry Levan’s Live at the Paradise Garage and a lot more. There’s so much music in the world.
ANTHONY JAMES, Editor in Chief, RhymeStreet
First record purchased: A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory.
Last record purchased: Nas, Life Is Good.
Favorite Philly act: Charlie K of Writtenhouse.
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