I sat down not knowing what would come out but here I go….Today, my heart truly cried out for one of God’s Children and My Friend Ms. Gwen McCrae. It’s very strange because she has been on my mind for the past week.

I’ve been feeling the need to reach out and get in touch and to get home to New York City. Much to my surprise I had no idea, first of all, that she was on tour in Europe (London) and had a massive stroke in June which caused paralysis to her entire left side.

It was even more strange how I found out…..no one called, e-mailed or posted to my social network. I happened to be browsing the events pages and stumbled across a benefit for Gwen McCrae….I immediately felt weak!

I reached out to, the Legendary House Master, Mr. Colonel Abrahms who will be hosting the whole affair. I will be producing and dedicating a show to Ms. mcCrae within the week, hopefully to coincide with the Tributes next week!

Please do whatever you can she is still in London, in the hospital and in need of emergency funds for treatments and transportation back to the states!

She is truly a  Dance Music & Gospel LEGEND who has made us all Laugh, Dance, Sing & CRY!!!!!

Love, Hugs & Blessings Ms. Gwen,

Lacy aka Uncle Earl & The Underground Experience :O))

Leah McCrae’s Gratitude To The People Of England! (Click This Link For Video Message from Gwen’s Daughter)




The Uncle Earl

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Kazantzakis The art of success begins first within your heart, no better example to attain this claim than the man of many talents that we have come to know thru the years in the industry as Lacy Darryl Phillips. Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL, an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ. President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience". He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 9th successful anniversary. Lacy Darryl Phillips has a career in the entertainment industry which spans four decades, in the disciplines of acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreography, and songwriting. He has worked with recording artists, such as Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, among others. Past performances include: The Triad (NYC), House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY), Coney Island Baby (NYC), Gold Sounds (Brooklyn, NY), Friars Club (NYC), The Delancey (NYC), Madison Street Theater (Chicago), Jazzmobile Summerfest (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park (NYC), JCC Manhattan (NYC), Broadway Sings For Pride (NYC), Gay Pride Festival (NYC), The Landmark (LA).