My people, my people: Black music ain’t going nowhere, no time soon. Even better, there’s a batch of artists who pride themselves on making pure, soulful music. Trust and believe that. Now that that’s established, we as consumers need to ...
Time not only heals old wounds, but also changes perceptions. In the ʼ70s, it was written that the music industry had sunk to its lowest point with the advent of disco.
In April 1992, historic seeds were planted in the world of hip-hop. With the release of a single from a moderately successful motion picture soundtrack, the music world was put on notice. “Yeah and you don’t stop.” We were forewarned.
Here’s a scenario painted at a Bronx barbershop. It’s a high stakes poker tournament featuring the creators of the greatest hip-hop albums of the past 20 years.
Brothers heading out to the Beacon Theatre Saturday, April 12 had an easy night of preparation. We realized that no matter what we adorned, we weren’t going to be the smoothest or the coolest cat in the room.
I guess their career would be akin to that of a short giant.
If a poll was issued to the legion of fans of songwriter, producer and singer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds on what makes his songs special, the vivid imagery would probably rank in the highest percentile.
we grieved and partied the entire weekend in memory of the passing of all-time great emcee Christopher Wallace, aka the Notorious B.I.G.
I never realized how much curiosity fuels folk. We always wanna know what happened.
With history as an indicator, it was probably a safe assumption that the awards season for African-American entertainment, specifically cinema, officially ended with last week’s NAACP Image Awards.
he NAACP Image Awards are recognized as the pre-eminent multicultural awards show by some
Once again it reared its ugly head, despite the fact that the adage says that words will never hurt: A college basketball player who happens to be African-American, Marcus Smart, was verbally disrespected by a middle-aged male, Jeff Orr, who’s ...
Ever wished you can be a fly on the wall for certain conversations?
Last Saturday at the Apollo an artist from Washington, D.C., by way of Ethiopia named Wanya lit up the stage
On Dec. 24, 2013, Chicago police apprehended 24-year-old Qawmane Wilson and two accomplices and charged the trio with the alleged murder of Yolanda Holmes, 45