Published on March 23rd, 2015 | by Phil

No Church In The Wild

I was driving down Ladbroke Grove in Notting Hill in August 2012 with my son Charlie when my mobile rang. It was an international call, the voice at the other end of the line said, “Hi”, in an American accent “this is Roc A Fella Records ringing from New York, Jay Z and Kanye West have sampled a guitar riff yours and are using it on a track on their new album “Watch the Throne.” I said thanks but that they must have made a mistake as people were always getting my name mixed up with Ray Manzarek from the Doors. They said “no we think it’s you and obviously as it’s top secret we can’t send you the track but we can play it down the phone” I put it on speaker phone and signaled to Charlie to record it on his phone. “Yes, that’s me I said, great, thanks, sounds good”. Two years later I’m delighted to have recorded my own version of ‘No Church in The Wild’.

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