FATIN DANTZLER, Kindred the Family Soul
First record purchased: Probably Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
Last record purchased: Nas’ new CD.
Favorite Philly act: Today, Bilal and The Roots; back in the day, Teddy Pendergrass and The O’Jays.
Favorite Philly venue: Although they never book me, World Cafe Live is probably the classiest.
Now in heavy rotation: Chuck Brown, The Best of Chuck Brown.
SEAN AGNEW, Owner, R5 Productions
First record purchased: I have been told it was The Clash’s Combat Rock. Not because I was cool, but because I was five and thought the lizard in the “Rock The Casbah” music video was cool.
Last record purchased: Orcas (Rafael Anton Irisarri & Benoît Pioulard), self-titled.
Favorite Philly act: Meek Mill.
Favorite Philly venue: Union Transfer.
Now in heavy rotation: Holy Other, Held.
DYANA WILLIAMS, On-Air Personality, Soulful Sunday/100.3 WRNB-FM/Philly 360 Creative Ambassador/“Unsung” commentator
First record purchased: Freddie Hubbard, Black Angel.
Last record purchase: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange.
Favorite Philly act: Carol Riddick.
Favorite Philly venue: Dell Music (Georgie Woods) Center, outdoor with kinfolks, where it’s all good in the ‘hood! The intimacy and great collard greens at Warmdaddy’s.
Now in heavy rotation: Frank Ocean, Nicholas Payton, Bitches and Will Downing’s new trilogy, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.
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