Summer Jam 2017

On Sunday June 11th, Hot 97 will be hosting their annual Summer Jam concert at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Prince born day celebrated in Bed-Stuy

Saturday, June 3, Spike Lee hosted “Your second annual PRINCE BORN DAY PURPLE PEOPLE PARTY” from noon to 6 p.m. at Restoration Plaza on Herkimer Street.

Shabazz Palaces announce July 14 album releases

The afrofuturistic hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces has announced the release of not one but two albums after their 2014 full-length debut album, “Lese Majesty.”

Maysa Leak and her soulful

Maysa Leak and her soulful DNA

Lauryn Hill and Nas going on tour

Lauryn Hill and Nas are ready to rule the world.

Michael Jackson gets sympathetic treatment in 'Searching for Neverland'

Narrowly focused on the last few years of his life, "Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland" labors to humanize the King of Pop, acknowledging eccentricities but portraying him as an object of sympathy.

Disrupt NYC host their first concert with Jidenna and the Local Natives 

TechCrunch Disrupt NY hosted their first private concert at the Webster Hall in Manhattan on Wednesday, May 17. Megastar Jidenna and Local Natives performed from 8 p.m. to 11pm.

Billboard Music Awards 2017: What you missed

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards were held Sunday in Las Vegas and oh what a night.

Prince in tribute via The Purple Xperience

Vocalist and frontman for The Purple Xperience, Marshall Charloff, was a teenager when he first met Prince. Little did he know that 30 years later he would perform as Prince in The Purple Xperience, a tribute act fostered by Matt ...

Viva the Revolution

For many longtime fans, the most difficult thing to accept about Prince’s untimely passing was the prospect of never attending another live concert by the artist.

Alice Coltrane protégé speaks on mentor, upcoming Red Bull Fest concert

I spoke on the phone with Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda protégé and spiritual student Surya Botofasina about how Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda touched his life as his guru and musical teacher.

‘Akua’s Dance’ release party held at Sistas’ Place

Akua Dixon held court at Sistas’ Place last night. I am not one of those folks for whom the word queen comes naturally in addressing my sisters, but truly Dixon reigns supreme in the accomplishment of her craft.

Mary J. Blige shows strength of a woman

Human nature is a little twisted sometimes, especially when love is involved. Case in point: Imagine if you are in a 20-plus year friendship.

Gonjasufi releases new psychedelic hip-hop remix album ‘Mandela Effect’

Experimental producer and hip-hop artist Gonjasufi recently released “The Mandela Effect,” a remix album full of interpretations from notable Black artists such as Moor Mother, Shabazz Palaces and King Britt.

Patrick Adams returns to Red Bull Music Fest May 11

Musician, arranger and synth player extraordinaire Patrick Adams returns to the Red Bull Music Academy Festival NYC to curate a two-hour concert of his greatest hits, selected from the catalog of more than 1,000 songs he’s been credited with working ...