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HBO releases second ‘Game of Thrones’ hip-hop mixtape

Cable network HBO has announced the release of the second volume of the “Catch The Throne” mixtape, showcasing a number of hip-hop songs from some of the industry’s top lyricists.

Hot 97 hosts album signing event featuring stars of 'Empire'

As anticipation for Wednesday’s two-hour season finale of Fox’s hit prime time drama Empire builds up, two stars from the show stars are making an appearance in the city for an album signing event.

Marvin Gaye's family says Pharrell could have stolen another song

Just days after a jury found Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke guilty of copyright infringement for ripping of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up” to make their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines,” Gaye’s family says there might another case song ...

Gospel Heritage Foundation, Majestic Life Ministries host 20th annual Gospel Summit

Orlando was the venue of the Gospel Heritage Foundation’s 2015 International Worship Summit, the largest worship gathering in the U.S. during Black History Month.

Sugar Hill Gang doc screens at Schomburg

Hip Hop Hands Foundation and True Hip Hop Memoirs invite the community to attend a screening of the Sugar Hill Gang documentary “I Want My Name Back.” After the film will be a Q&A with the original members of the ...

Jury rules Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye song

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams must pay up after a jury rules that they copied Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit song “Got to Give It Up” to make their 2013 smash hit “Blurred Lines.”

FAMU Wind Symphony to make historic debut at Carnegie Hall

The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Wind Symphony is gearing up for a historic performance at Carnegie Hall later this month.

Kem at the Barclay's Center, Brooklyn tonight – March 5, 2015

If you haven't seen Kem live ever – peoples you are going to be in such a treat on Thursday, 5th March 2015, at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. He is featured in a line up which includes Charlie Wilson ...

‘Forever Freestyle 9’ returns to Lehman Center for ninth year

Producer Sal Abbatiello of Fever Records is once again bringing freestyle music to the stage via his show, “Forever Freestyle 9,” taking place this Saturday in the Bronx. Tickets for the popular show go quickly so fans should get to ...

Bassist dies at 78; Garland Thompson Sr. memorial

The intuitive bassist and educator whose style was a perfect fit for such varied musicians from Duke Ellington to Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone, Cecil Taylor and Carmen McRae died Dec. 2 in his home in Montclair, N.J. He was 78.

Raheem DeVaughn tops Billboard R&B chart

Three time Grammy Award nominated recording artist Raheem DeVaughn's new album, Love, Sex and Passion, debuted this week at No. 1 on Billboard's R&B Albums Chart.

Tenor sax player Fred Staton celebrates 100th birthday

On a cold February evening at the Local 802 Jazz Foundation of America in Midtown Manhattan, musicians from the Harlem Blues Band played wonderful jazz music in celebration of saxophone player Fred Staton's 100th birthday.

Music and culinary thrills in San Francisco

Whether you’re into a chaotic bar scene, mellow speakeasy vibes, classical music, artistic dance performances, the opera, DF-infused dance beats, intimate live ensembles, piano bars or anything in between, you’ll find something to fit your musical temperament in San Francisco.

Not ‘N*ggas in Paris,’ ‘Brown Butterfly,’ Whalum review

Hip-hop, jazz, blues, gospel, R&B and funk are all members of the Black music family. Like its older brother blues, hip-hop comes directly from the experiences and perspective of the singer or rapper.

Rapper J. Cole plans to open childhood home to single mothers

Young hip-hop star J. Cole plans to open his childhood as a safe haven for single mothers and their children.