1. R.I.P. Larry Smith.

    (Larry Smith at Battery Studios in London, 1984 | Photo: Michelle Charters courtesy Akili Walker).

    After ongoing health issues, pioneering producer Larry Smith has passed away. He crafted timeless tracks for Whodini , Run-DMC and Kurtis Blow , amongst others, and never really got the recognition he truly deserved. May he rest in peace.

    (For those who missed it, read the Cuepoint profile on Larry Smith by Robbie Ettelson here . For Larry Smith’s discography, go here )

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