Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Jay-Z Resigns from Def Jam, R.I.P. Oscar Peterson

First things first - Merry Christmas to all

Now, the Daily Swarm reports that Jay-Z will step down from his presidential position at Def Jam when his contract is finished this year. The Jigga man said he wanted to pursue some new challenges.. more power to him!

In other news, famed Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson passed away at the age of 82 this weekend according to AP and the NY Times. Peterson, who recorded with Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, was called a "virtuoso" and a "technical and creative master." His career spanned over five decades, with Duke Ellington referring to him as the ''Maharajah of the keyboard" and Count Basie once said ''Oscar Peterson plays the best ivory box I've ever heard.'' Check out the video to hear one of his performances with Nat King Cole.

Hope everyone has a blessed holiday season, I'll be back with my Best and Worst of '07 picks before the new year starts... Peace!

[love life]

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