Prolific Bassist Louis Johnson, of the Brothers Johnson, Dies at 60

Funk and R&B bassist Louis Johnson died at age 60 on Thursday. His death was confirmed by his nephew Troy on Instagram, though no official statement has been made by his estate. Johnson was a founding member of the Brothers Johnson and a longtime collaborator of Quincy Jones‘. He worked with the legendary producer on albums like Michael Jackson‘s Thriller and Off the Wall, as well as Jones’ own Mellow Madness.

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With the Brothers Johnson, the bassist would top the Hot R&B Charts three times with 1976′s “I’ll Be Good to You,” 1977′s ”Strawberry Letter 23″ and 1980′s “Stomp!” Their highly successful 1976 debut Look Out for #1 was produced by Jones, and by the group’s fourth album (also their fourth to go platinum) Light Up the Night, they counted the King of Pop as one of their backup singers

“Thunder Thumbs,” as he came to be called, was also one of the pioneers of slap bass, making him an in-demand session player for everyone from Stanley Clarketo Donna Summer. Many of his classic grooves for artists like George Duke and Michael McDonald have also received a second life as some of hip-hop’s most popular samples.

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Celebrity tributes have been pouring in as everyone from Questlove to fellow bass legend Bootsy Collins pay their respects to the artist. “He was a dear and beloved friend and brother,” Jones told Rolling Stone, “and I will miss his presence and joy of life every day.”

Kyle Korver out for the remainder of the playoffs

Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver left Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday with a sprained ankle. He has been ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs and it is unclear at this time whether or not the ailment will require surgery.

On May 22, Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN.com noted that Korver exited the game with what was ruled a right ankle sprain. Arnovitz also reported that X-rays on the guard’s ankle were negative.

Atlanta was down double digits to Cleveland when the injury occurred and was well on its way to a 2-0 series deficit.

Korver shot a blistering 49.2 percent from three-point range this season and was the best floor-spacer on the team. It is difficult to envision Atlanta coming back in this series against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers without Korver, who played a critical role on the team this season, performing at a level that warranted an all-star selection.

Mixtape: Jim Jones (@jimjonescapo) – Miami Vampin

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A$AP Rocky (@asvpxrocky) Feat ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolBoyQ) – Electric Body

 

A$AP Rocky returns with his new joint called Electric Body featuring ScHoolboy Q. A$AP Rocky upcoming album At.Long.Last.A$AP, is set to finally drop on June 2nd.

Trailer: Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS4

Ultra Street Fighter IV hits the PS4 with all the bells and whistles including all characters, all current downloadable content, 1080p resolution, 60 frames per second, fight-stick support. Ultra Street Fighter IV’ will be dropping May 26 with a digital-only release for $25.

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