Sunday, November 20, 2011
Just had to share.
I met Roy Ayers last night!!! No kidding y'all. Apparently he's in town for a show tonight.
I hope allya or at least some a ya know who Roy Ayers is cause it dont seem none of my friends do except for Single Serving Diva. So see me after meeting the man and texting and emailing all my people and they responding is who is dis Roy Ayers fella? chupse! way to bring me down folks, way to bring me down.
Anyways Roy Ayers is a muscican who plays jazz-funk soul type stuff which has been sampled numerous times in hip hop and rnb in the last two decades. I mean artists from Mary J to Puffy to Smif nWessun have sampled this guy and I've loved his music since I discovered it about 20 years ago.
So see me walking up Yonge street yesterday evening killing some time before attending a function and I decide to check in Play De Record which I used to frequent nuff when I was in school and knew the release date for every record coming out but havent been into more than twice in the last 10 years.
So I'm at the front and the owner is like you know Roy Ayers. I'm thinking strange question but yea. He's like Roy Ayers is in the back. Ya have a camera? Go back there he will take a picture with you. I'm like get the bleep out of here son! But nope head back and there is Roy Ayers lounging and signing autographs promoting his show and his new cd. Wow!
And let me say yo dude is mad nice! I mean I've met a few celebrities over the years (including some bajan and caribbean ones) who have been super full of themselves and look down their nose at you but dude was genuine and super cool. While I was there a dj came in and asked him to do a drop. Roy spent like 6 minutes doing drop after drop for the cat. Just like that, no asking for a fee nothing.
But I guess he's no Drake so wasnt no big lineup in the rain with people roun the corner to see him. Still would have thought more people would be there to check him out. Oh well, their loss my gain.