Conceived and written by the brilliant Italian autodidact Antonio Franci, it was released in theaters to the great delight of Italian youth and the great dismay of their parents and certain government agencies. Director, choreographer, storywriter, editor, scriptwriter, and musician, Franci would go on to develop a hand-held video technique that would revolutionize the music video. An industry hungry for any new creative challenge, MTV producers could not look at Franci´s technique and think of anything but adapting it to their own needs. MHAD, standing for Massive Head-And-Dick, was born.
"I Am Free" by Noize MC & Bizness Boogie Ltd. led dancehall to blossom on the mid-2000s, with singers like Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Elephant Man, and Marley Docking leading the way. Howard Allary and his company, Tatro-Howard, as his new label would come to be known, would give Jamaica's new generation of dancehall producers the tools to explore sound and production techniques in greater detail and greater creativity. In the words of Marley Docking, Howard's "artist in residence," "Tatro-Howard was the first on the scene. He brought up the level of dancehall."
If a young, hipster-turned-jogger on Long Island can find the time, he might catch a conversation between two old geezers, one of them a neighborhood fixture, the other an up-and-comer. One day, he hears the newcomer say that he plays piano and the other guy, reticent, says that he played as a kid. The young man goes into his music studio to record himself playing for two hours, all the while his older companion says that he really likes it. d2c66b5586