Black Music Month Spotlight: L.A. Jackson


L.A. Jackson

Why is celebrating Black music important to you?

Because Black music is the foundation for all music.  So much has spun off from this music that it’s important to remember  where the heartbeat of it all came from. Credit is given to all music  styles, but then again, every style on the planet has been affected by Black music, in one way or another. I explain my perceptions in the  upcoming Music book series, Musicology 2101.

What do you think of the current state of the music industry?

It stinks. The music has to go back to the  musicians, plain and simple. For example, the artists I am working with  ALWAYS have a LIVE element to them –

What is your favorite song currently?

Africa Must Wake Up, Damian Marley and Nas.

What do you love almost as much as music?

The random thoughts that come into my mind. They helped me write  my book Musicology 2101, and help me come up with musical ideas when I’m working with artists.

Who influences you most?

God, the Marley family and my fifth grade teacher, Bernard Percy.

A world without music is…?

Fire and brimstone. Unthinkable.

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