How Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins Continues to Evolve While Creating Platforms That Allow for Creative Freedom

April 7, 2015 1:30 PM

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I think I was in my car when I - no, wait - maybe it was a department store. The club? Or maybe a friend of mine shared it with me. Then again... Hell, I don't really remember exactly where I was or what I was doing but I remember exactly how I felt when I first heard Sam Smith's Grammy award winning Stay With Me. I recall being even more delighted when I heard Mary J. Blige's lyrics fall on my eardrums on the second part of the Sam Smith's single. There was something so familiar about the soul affirming arrangement and delivery of the music that I had to investigate.

It was the same way I've felt when I heard songs like Lady Gaga and Beyonce's Telephone; Beyoncé's Déjà vu and The Black Eyed Peas' Just Can't Get Enough. I was so well acquainted with this sensation was that I recall feeling it all the way back to the first time I heard Toni Braxton's He Wasn't Man...

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