MTV VMAs 2015: What in the world happened?

Leave it to the MTV Video Music Awards to give folks plenty to talk about the next day.

Percussion Discussion in concert

It is rare in these parts for a jazz ensemble to have a concert date on the heels of the release of its latest recording.

Yasiin Bey releases surprise single

Hip-hop star and accomplished rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) released a surprise single, “Basquiat Ghostwriter.”

PHOTO GALLERY: AfroPunk Fest 2015

Highlights from AfroPunk

Bed-Stuy hosts Universal Hip-Hop Parade for Social Justice

The Universal Hip-Hop Parade for Social Justice

Charlie Parker Jazz Fest, Maxine Sullivan Way

The phrase “Bird lives” refers to Charlie “Bird” Parker’s iconic life as the most influential alto saxophone player in jazz.

Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ continues to attract mixed reactions one year on

The successful hip-hop star Nicki Minaj made history by becoming the first female rapper to earn a life-sized wax figure in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Las Vegas.

2015 AFROPUNK Festival

The 2015 Brooklyn AFROPUNK Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22-23 in Commodore Barry Park.

A new frontier for BET founder

As the spokesperson for a new chapter in digital network history, Traci Blunt's words are an anointing, given the weight of UMC’s founder.

Jill Scott’s new album debuts at No. 1 on Billboard charts

R&B songstress Jill Scott is celebrating the wildly successful debut of her newest album, “Woman.”

Three-bass hit in Harlem

It’s a great day in Harlem when in a few days you can encounter three major jazz musicians, more specifically three Hall of Fame bass players—Reggie Workman, Mickey Bass and Larry Ridley.

Summer nights: Afropunk at Lincoln Center

Summer nights: Afropunk at Lincoln Center

Dr. Dre announces first new album in 16 years

It may be time to let go of the idea of a "Detox" album from Dr. Dre.

Web series 'Token Empire' launches Kickstarter campaign

Web series "Token Empire" has launched a Kickstarter campaign

‘Masters of Ceremony’ rock Radio City despite DMX arrest

So there we were at Radio City Music Hall Friday night at the “Masters of Ceremony” show. Rakim, Brand Nubian and Shabba were part of that boss lineup.