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Top 10 hip-hop albums of 2014

Even though we live in a time of radio-ready music that’s shallower than a starfish wading pool, there are some hip-hop artists who make an effort to show individual style and attempt to express real glimpses of worldly perspective.

Our Point of View, Sanabria in Bronx, Apollo Xmas, Sweet Lou

Some of the most influential jazz musicians to ever play an instrument recorded on Blue Note Records, founded in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis, with Francis Wolff joining with them shortly afterwards.

HSA and Minton’s present Dr. Glory’s Youth Ensemble

The on-going jazz fable is the music is dying, and it has yet to reach a younger audience. Hopefully, eager enthusiasts will be able to kick six feet of dirt on this mindless concept after venturing into Minton’s to witness ...

One love: Marley feted at the Apollo

This past Saturday, the Apollo Theater celebrated the 35th anniversary of reggae icon Bob Marley’s Apollo debut with two big blowout concerts.

Jimi Hendrix’s 72nd birthday tribute at BB King's this Saturday

Family, friends and supporters of rock and roll legend Jimi Hendrix will commemorate the 72nd anniversary of his physical birth, Nov. 27, 1942, with a concert at Midtown Manhattan's B.B. King Blues Club and Grill this Saturday evening at 7 ...

First Corinthian hosts Jazzmobile’s 50th Anniversary Concert (pics)

Pics from the First Corinthian hosts Jazzmobile’s 50th Anniversary Concert

Community Affairs Calendar 11/20-11/26

Greetings! President Barack Obama has announced that Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw and 16 others will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House Nov. 24 for their achievements and accomplishments.

Nicki Minaj lands 56th hit on R&B/ hip-hop top 100

Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj, who graces the current cover of Billboard magazine, is experiencing unprecedented success in her skyrocketing music career.

George Clinton by George Clinton

Questlove interviewed George Clinton about his memoir, "Brothas Be, Yo Live George , Ain't That Funking Kinda on You?" at the Schomburg Center. A fascinating time was had by all.

Hip-hop celebrates four decades this weekend

The West Bronx born and bred culture known as hip-hop commemorates its 40th anniversary this weekend, and the organization that established it—the Universal Zulu Nation—will observe its 41st anniversary.

‘A Great Night in Harlem’ artistically and financially rewarding

At each Jazz Foundation in America annual concert the logo stresses “saving jazz and blues…one musician at a time,” and the several younger musicians who performed Friday evening at the Apollo for the 13th annual concert assures the continuation of ...

Stevie Wonder and fiancee expecting triplets?

Oct. 9, the New York Women’s Foundation held their annual fall gala “A Night at the Plaza” in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Gunn swings, Payton plays, Kellylee Evans

During Russell Gunn’s recent one-nighter at the Blue Note jazz club, his music took the audience to the musical cliff’s edge, and as the pebbles fell beneath their feet, they breathlessly moved to a spiked groove.

Life story of ‘A Sucker Emcee’

It is with his own personal declaration of fear that Craig “muMs” Grant grabs our attention during his performance of “A Sucker Emcee,” directed by Jenny Koons and with music by Rich Medina.

Gods of hip-hop rock the Apollo Theater

A capacity-crowd packed the world famous Apollo Theater last Saturday evening to witness some prominent Five Percenters perform on stage to commemorate their nation’s 50th anniversary with this historic throwback concert.

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