Friday, July 22, 2011

So I'm sure you all have heard of Mary J. Blige, Notorious BIG, Mos Def and Erykah Badu, right? And you probably dig their music, right? Well if it was not for one man and his tremendous influence on music throughout the 70s, then its pretty safe to say that their music and sound would not be what it is today.

Roy Ayers, musical genius, intellectual and downright cold brother has been making music for over 50 years. His music has spread around the world and has been recognized as a sound that no one has even been able to replicate since its creation. The lyrics, the instrumentation and that infamous vibraphone has blessed millions of our ears either through his own work or through sampling of his music by countless artists and bands.

With that being said, Roy Ayers in a sense is an unsung contributor to the creation and evolution of music. Whether it be Hip Hop, R&B, and even Dance, his music has been intertwined into these genres and many people do not even know it. It has been time for Mr. Ayers to receive his just due for what he gave to us through music, and I am so happy to present this to you...

Behold, The Roy Ayers Project! This project is a documentary that is simply focusing on exposing the life, musical journey and mind of Roy Ayers. It is also a movement that allows artists of any kind to pay homage to Mr. Ayers through art, music or even dance. Just seeing how this whole project is unfolding is amazing, and how many people he has truly blessed with his music is even more moving.

A trailer for the documentary was released a couple days ago, and it is a true tease to what is in store for viewers. I cannot express how happy I am to see so many people showing love to Roy Ayers, it is long over due and it is only the beginning.

The Roy Ayers Project



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