Celebrating Black music from Nashville to Brooklyn—all is love and pride

David Goodson | 8/23/2018, 5:19 p.m.
It’s the morning of Aug. 16, 2018. So far so good. My flight landed as scheduled. What it do Nashville?
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Speaking of Whodini, Jalil of the group, was moved to tears with the achievement. People get amnesia when mentioning Whodini among the all-time greats, but their rhythmic stylings, melodic sound beds and universal content made hip-hop music palatable for radio and adults, a huge achievement given that rap was deemed amusing to only infantile thinkers, who get to play out their misogynistic and violent alter egos through the overly aggressive drums and vocal projections. Yo-yo, who participated in the musical tribute offered of their legacy, “To have women do the tribute to them is so beautiful, as it symbolizes who they are and what they stand for. They were always inclusive in their music and that’s what hip-hop is about.” Other performers included Bell Biv Devoe, Next, Jade Novah, Kierra Sheard, Tasha Page-Lockhart, V. Bozeman, Demetria McKinney, Sammie, Donnie McClurkin, Rhyon Brown, Raheem DeVaughn, Regina Belle, Jonathan McReynolds, Monie Love and Doug E. Fresh. Taking place, the night that the Queen transitioned, a special tribute was done in her honor by Syleena Johnson, Angela Winbush and Paris Bennett.

The show is set to air here in NYC Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. on WPIX.

Over and out. Holla next week. Til then, enjoy the nightlife.