Music songwriting and producing icons, Gamble and Huff talked about turning “tragedy into triumph” this past weekend at the NABOB awards this past weekend in Washington, D.C.
First graf: Music songwriting and producing icons, Gamble and Huff talked about turning “tragedy into triumph” this past weekend at the NABOB awards this past weekend in Washington, D.C.
These two definitely know a thing or two about triumph, as they’ve producing fro greats such as the late Teddy Pendergrass, the Jackson 5 and the O’Jays. For a career spanning over 30 years, they received the NABOB Pioneer in Music award on Friday.
They recently had a taste of tragedy however, when a fire ravaged the famous Philadelphia International records studios in late February. Ruled by officials as arson, the fire destroyed priceless memorabilia.
When we had a chance to ask them about the latest news, the dynamic duo was happy to report that the person responsible has been caught and charged, but the reasons behind the bizarre act have yet to be uncovered in the ongoing investigation.
“We’re asking the same questions that you’re asking,” Kenny Gamble said. “We wanna try to figure out why something like that would happen at that particular time.” Both Gamble and Huff are due back in court on Tuesday. The pair are not discouraged, however, and carried a powerful message for anyone facing adversity. “You can turn tragedy into triumph if you got the will to do it,” Kenny said. “At Gamble and Huff, we’ll turn that tragedy into something triumphant.”
– Ariana Gordon
Reporting by Ericka Boston