In the aftermath of “Mandela Day” (July 18), the worldwide acknowledgment of Nelson “Madiba” Mandela, we join the world in celebrating this “world champion of human rights,” whose light continues to shine around the planet.
Since it was established in 2005, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has put forth the best balance of celebrating and preserving hip-hop’s legacy through culture-based educational events, exhibitions, movie screenings and the climactic block party.
When you attend a concert of the multireed player and flutist Rene McLean, his music will ascend the boundaries of the hard bop American tradition.
Miami rapper Trina has announced the release of her sixth studio album, “The One,” which is due out Sept. 8.
Christopher "Fresh Kid Ice" Wong Won, a founding member of rap group 2 Live Crew, died Thursday, according to his agent. He was 53.
Our July 2017 GBE Black Media Month highlights the Motor City, beginning with our own Herb Boyd, whose new book “Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination” is drawing critical raves.
Rapper and entrepreneur Jay Z released “Footnotes” to accompany his emotional opus, “4:44,” which was released exclusively on the digital music provider, TIDAL. “Footnotes” shows a montage of Black men and men of color giving accounts of their trials in ...
The mysterious and sultry folk soul singer/songwriter Moses Sumney has released a new single in anticipation of his debut full-length album, whose title has not yet been announced.
The New York-based avant-folk musician, Larkin Grimm, has released a collection of free jazz, experimental-inspired of songs with her new album, “Chasing an Illusion.”
Hours after social media was abuzz Tuesday, June 27, that Geri Allen was ailing, the gifted pianist, composer and educator was dead.
A couple of weeks ago, “up in the Bronx where the people are fresh,” hip-hop legend DJ Scott La Rock was honored with a street-naming ceremony at the intersection of Jerome Avenue and Kingsbridge Boulevard.
During this month of June three legendary figures who helped popularize the urban culture known as hip-hop have transitioned onto the ancestral realm.
In our GBE 2017 Black Music-Black Media Month Spotlight, Charlie Wilson, Dionne Warwick and Catherine Russell will join the list of previously announced acts for this year’s Grammy Salute to Music Legends event, celebrating the recording academy’s 2017 Special Merit ...
Jay Z has opened up about his rocky relationship with wife Beyonce on “4:44,” his first album in four years
I traveled to Los Angeles over the weekend with #NissanDiversity for the 2017 BET Awards.