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.
What is it about the July 4 weekend that has people planning for it in mid-July the year prior, to congregate in the Crescent City, New Orleans, La.?
“Rest in Power” is an expression that’s been utilized since the passing last week of Albert “Prodigy’ Johnson.
The phrase “one and done,” so synonymous with the National Collegiate Athletic Association/ National Basketball Association pipeline, is a once a year, celebrated, life-changing occurrence.
The verbiage indicated it would be a ‘soul man’ dominated few days, originating on Long Island and reaching a crescendo uptown in Harlem.
Maysa Leak and her soulful DNA
It could be effectively argued that visuals destroyed the process of visualization. This theory, once applied closely to the arts, as video popularity sometimes supplanted that of the song it was to support, has trickled into everyday life.
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.
Cleveland? If I were to stay true to the core tenets of loyalty to my town, I’d want no parts of anything from that city, especially from the perspective of an avid sports fan. Here’s a quick then/now synopsis as ...
When we rock with you, we rock with you, especially when it’s family. Their journey is ours. May 2 and May 3 BB Kings played host to a family reunion as two of our favorite kin, Marsha Ambrosius and Eric ...
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 ...
If you are a native of the Bronx, you’re quite familiar with the expression, “Shots fired!” and the actions associated with it.
Had it focused only on the subject matter, it would have been a very good film. What elevated “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story” to great was that it nuanced how common behaviors we may take for granted can powerfully affect ...
College is supposed to be that time when people begin to find themselves and make inroads to maximizing their potential.
True, that foot-high, dirt-covered pile of snow may belie what that month says, but we have a season change. It’s hard to write when you have your pinky finger lifted to the moon.