I remember back in the day "battling" another sixth grader at the ice skating rink in who could rap the first verse of this song the fastest. White People will never be completely comfortable with Black Music so anytime they’re given the opportunity to like a song by one of their own race they go fucking overboard (see this record and all five thousand Eminem songs).
Don’t be fooled: deep down White People still think Ice is 110% gangsta.
Of course we were stunned and enthralled and laughed about the synchronicity of it all. No wonder Stevie took him on the road in his live band for years!
"We had asked the musicians with whom we recorded �The Language of Love" to recommend a trumpeter.
How did that come about - or was it honestly just right place, right time?
Love Don’t Cost a Thing (RJ Schoolyard Mix) – Jennifer Lopez feat. We played this version from "The Language of Love" at his funeral." On ' Sir Duke', you managed to get legendary trumpeter Harry Kim, someone who was in the original live Stevie Wonder band that toured the Songs In The Key of Life album.
I made him laugh telling him I had recorded the whole song for him so he could sing along and finally learn the rest, which he did!