Champion Legacy (Stay Fly)

Here’s a beat I made, inspired by the CREED movie. The horns (obvious) and the guitars (not-so-obvious) are samples from Gonna Fly Now, the original ’70s Rocky Theme.

I called it Stay Fly, to salute the original (and composer, Bill Conti), but once I remembered the 3-6 Mafia jam of the same name, that became the subtitle —so here’s Champion Legacy. Stream via the player below, or click the pic to download (automatic on some devices). Enjoy, hit me on Twitter or Instagram



JBTV is an iconic, Chicago music television program (and production studio), named for founder, host and executive producer, Jerry Bryant. Since 1984, he’s showcased some of the biggest names in modern rock, like Arctic Monkeys, Dave Matthews Band, Fall Out Boy, Green Day, No Doubt, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, and many more.

I was brought onboard in 2010 as a co-host and producer to add some hip-hop, neo-soul, “world music” and other funkyness (my first booking was Senegalese great, Baaba Maal). During my brief run, I interviewed an eclectic variety of great guests, and established a strategic partnership with Red Bull Music Academy.