Red Bull Music Academy NYC 2017 features Teddy Riley, Patrick Adams, more

This year’s Red Bull Music Academy NYC 2017 will be taking over New York City once again with a number of incredible events that will take place across the city from April 29 through May 21.

Ruff Ryders take over Brooklyn

For artist Lil Waah, Drew James, Quadir Lateef and Brillo, an assumption of extreme jitters was justified on the evening of Friday, April 21. That night, they were thrust into the fire and were about to showcase their wares in ...

T.I. speaks out on police brutality

CNN caught up with Tip "T.I." Harris at the SXSW festival last month, where the Grammy-winning rapper and actor premiered his latest passion project, "Us or Else" --- a short film that examines the relationship between police and the black ...

'When Doves Cry': Remembering Prince

Entertainment writer Flo Anthony pens a tribute to late pop singer Prince.

Fab 5 Freddy in conversation with Greg Tate

Artist, rapper, composer and television host, Fab 5 Freddy, whose given name is Fred Brathwaite, will be in conversation with author and music critic Greg Tate April 8 at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn in conjunction with Brathwaite’s new ...

All-star musicians Les Amazones d’Afrique raise funds for women’s rights

A powerhouse collective of West African women musicians, including Angélique Kidjo, Kandia Kouyaté, Mamani Keita, Mariam Doumbia, Mariam Koné, Massan Coulibaly, Mouneissa Tandina, Nneka, Pamela Badjogo and Rokia Koné, called Les Amazones d’Afrique have come together to collaborate on a ...

The Mann’s World Family Tour brings music to Brooklyn

David and Tamela Mann’s new TV One show, “The Manns,” which premiered April 4 and will run Tuesday nights at 8 p.m., ET, has every ingredient for a bona fide hit show, and one without the negative stereotypes and lavish ...

McDonald’s Gospelfest celebrates 35 years in New Jersey

The 35th Annual McDonald’s Gospelfest returns to the Prudential Center Saturday, May 13, featuring Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter Fantasia among this year’s performers.

Starting on a high note: Adam Ray

Flutist Adam Ray has not only made a name for himself on the New York music scene but also accomplished a lot at his young age while bringing much needed diversity to classical music.

Vy Higginsen's Mama Foundation salutes Cissy Houston at grand opening of The Harlem Gospel Concert Series

The Mama Foundation for the Arts launches The Harlem Gospel Concert Series starring Vy Higginsen's Gospel Choir from Harlem at The Dempsey Theater, 127 West 127th Street starting April 15th and continuing the first three Saturdays in May (6th, 13th ...

Drake returns with ‘More Life’

Grammy-winning rapper Drake returned last week with a new full-length album titled, “More Life.”

Kendrick Lamar drops new single, followed by leaked track list

Kendrick Lamar described himself as a “hip-hop rhyme savior” on his new single, “The Heart Part 4” via his Twitter feed March 24.

Bobbi Humphrey performing at Ginny's Supper Club

Jazz flutist Bobbi Humphrey is set to perform at Ginny’s Supper Club at the Red Rooster (310 Malcolm X Blvd.) in Harlem Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Chuck Berry, rock & roll innovator, dies at 90

Chuck Berry, the dynamic guitarist and songwriter, whose unique singing style crossed all genres and put the R in rock and roll with such hits as “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “Maybellene” and “Johnny B. Goode,” died March 18 at his home ...

Morehouse and Spelman College glee clubs perform in NY/NJ

The Morehouse and Spelman College Glee Clubs take the stage in two performances in New York and New Jersey.