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Rakim Tweets: ‘You are now witnessing the devolution of rap music

Still regarded as the greatest lyricist in hip-hop’s glorious history, Rakim Allah vented his views Tuesday, Feb. 13, via Twitter about the decaying state of the music genre he helped popularize and make a global phenomenon.

Washington Women in Jazz celebrates women artists in March

If you’re looking for a great jazz festival right in your back door, the Washington Women in Jazz Festival will take place all over the Washington, D.C. area from March 10 to March 18.

An evening of Otis

Harlem’s Apollo Theater recently hosted a celebration of Otis Redding.

Philadelphia Eagles show solidarity with imprisoned rapper Meek Mill during Super Bowl entrance

Meek Mill might not be able to attend this year’s Super Bowl, but the imprisoned rapper was with his home team in spirit on Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles took the field to his 2012 song “Dreams and Nightmares” — ...

Canadian Consulate, Michael Moore celebrate best of Canadian music in NYC

Canadian musical excellence was on display recently at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Pavilion. In celebration of the then upcoming Grammy Awards.

Women artists denied acknowledgement at Grammys

The 2018 Grammys have shown that the music industry, compared with Hollywood’s film and television industries, continues to be in a regressive downward spiral for gender equality.

Grammy gots to get a grip

The set-up was ohh so sweet! Seeing the coronation of his latest project, “4:44,” transforming from one of the year’s most anticipated projects to the year’s most celebrated album at the top award show in music: the 60th Annual Grammy ...

Grammy winners: Here’s the full list

Check out the winners from the 60th Grammy Awards!

Swizz Beatz, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, Kool DJ Red Alert being honored at Hip-Hop Element Awards in the Bronx

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Windows of Hip Hop will co-host the annual Hip-Hop Element Awards at Pier 132 in The Bronx.

Jazz Media Summit 2018 focuses on women, BLM

The Jazz Journalist Association will be hosting the Jazz Media Summit in New York City in the midst of NY Winter Jazzfest and Jazz Congress. This year the collection of panels will take place at the Jazz Gallery in Manhattan ...

What to expect at the 14th annual NYC Winter Jazzfest

The 14th annual NYC Winter Jazzfest, taking place Jan. 10 to Jan. 17, will continue this year to confront issues of injustice.

Kevin Mahogany, the jazz vocalist of his generation, passes at 59

For jazz buffs coming of age in the late ’50s and early ’60s, particularly for aspiring singers, the litmus test was “Moody’s Mood for Love,” the lyrics added to James Moody’s solo on the standard tune.

Queens College commemorates Dr. King with Sweet Honey in the Rock Jan. 14

The acclaimed a cappella women’s ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock, will headline Queens College’s fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration Sunday, Jan. 14.

Big Daddy Kane runs down memory lane at Schomburg Center

Saturday, Dec. 16, the Schomburg’s Hip-Hop History Project initiated its new series “Going Way Back” with an exclusive featured interview of Grammy award-winning MC, Big Daddy Kane.

Taking a knee with Tribeca-Grand

Hadn’t had much interest in watching football lately, but that National Championship Game Monday was indeed a thrill ride.

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