When Restaurant Marvin opened in Fall '07 surrounded by a lot of anticipation, Jamil got in on the ground floor.
But it was a Monday.
I can't pinpoint when it happened, but maybe that's because it was so subtle. A slow Monday night gradually morphed into the most soulful, funky and eclectic party in town. There was no promotion, no advertising and no fanfare. Even before the City Paper article, The Main Ingredient was a phenomenon born of word of mouth.
Where else in the city can you party HARD to The Police, Chubb Rock, Glenn Underground, Rare Essence and J*DaVeY all in the same set?
It's a DJ's dream come true to be able to rock a dancefloor consistently with records you believe in. It's fitting that the diligence of a DC veteran like Jamil has been rewarded with a vibrant weekly party full of like-minded souls. Let's not take it for granted.
The Soul Controllers would like to thank Marvin's dedicated party-goers for supporting DJ Jahsonic and the staff and ownership of Marvin for providing a space for The Main Ingredient to flourish. If you know someone who wasn't there on this INSANELY fun night, please pass on the goods.
After a mini Rakim set for those who missed The God in DC, Wayna broke down her favorite emcee collabos. Check for her and Tabi Bonney at Zanzibar tonight.
Roy Ayers - Brawling Broads
84 - 3 The Hard Way feat. Bahamadia
Kev Brown - Say Sumthin (Kenwood remix) Strange Fruit Project - Crash feat. Thesis Random - Spread The Love
J. Cole - Grown Simba
*break* (Stro - Requiem For Dilla)
Strange Fruit Project - Why Does Summer Have To End
Eric B. & Rakim - The Ghetto
Dennis Edwards - Don't Look Any Further
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (Seven Minutes of Madness)
Eric B. & Rakim - Keep The Beat
*break* (Bobbi Humphrey - Blacks and Blues )
Wayna - Exposed feat. Cy Young
Wayna - Close To You feat. Ken Starr
The Pointer Sisters - Pinball Number Count
Pleasure - Bouncy Lady
DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince - Brand New Funk
Foster Sylvers - Misdemeanor
DJ Roddy Rod - Take N Stride
Patrice Rushen - Remind Me
Tragedy the Intelligent Hoodlum - Grand Groove Pt. II
Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love
Kenny Dope - Get On Down
A Tribe Called Quest - Lyrics To Go
Wes Wonder - Roll With The Punches feat. Oddisee Asamov - Seven
De La Soul - Watch Out
De La Soul - Big Mowf
Tahiti - Hip Hop vs. Rap
Asamov - Break Your Whistle
Redman - Coc Back
Camp Lo - Black Hollywood
L-Swift - Ride This feat. A Butta
yU - Thought About It
Tahiti - Loser
A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It? (Von Trapp mix)
Camp Lo - Sparkle (blend)
Jungle Brothers - My Jimmy Weighs A Ton (Q-Tip remix) DJ Mitsu The Beats - Ridin' Around feat. Cy Young & Kev Brown Redman - Coc Back
Sa-Ra Creative Partners - Love Czars II feat. Jay Electronica & Ta'raach
Fly Gypsy - 2 Step