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Hip-Hop Legend Big Daddy Kane On The Music Biz, Brooklyn Gentrification And Trump

Ben Arnon | Posted 07.25.2016 | Entertainment
Ben Arnon

Big Daddy Kane, who epitomizes Brooklyn rap music from the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, recently performed in downtown Brooklyn’s Albee Square ...

Jill Scott Secretly Ties The Knot With Longtime Boyfriend Mike Dobson

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices

It appears Jill Scott is back to living her life like it’s “Golden” as she married fiancé Mike Dobson during a private wedding ceremony on Satu...

Conversation With Phife Dawg of a Tribe Called Quest

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

The opportunity came up to interview Phife Dawg of the legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest right before the Christmas holidays. For those of ...

Groovin' From the Bayou to Brooklyn: Introducing The Nth Power

Tom Semioli | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

"We all bounce off each other. I will sing Nate a bass line...sometimes Weedie will sing me drum parts...as a matter fact, Weedie sang me this incredi...

Guess Who's Been Added To This Year's Soul Train Awards Lineup?

Posted 11.04.2013 | Black Voices

As Kendrick Lamar leads this year’s Soul Train Awards nominees in six categories, today the long running music event announced its confirmed list of...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Beats with Bernhoft and Serving up Las Supper

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

As Officer Larvelle Jones in the Police Academy films, Michael Winslow made a name for himself with thousands of impeccable sound effects. There is no...

2013 ESSENCE Music Festival Lineup Announced

Posted 01.14.2013 | Black Voices

Jill Scott, Maxwell, New Edition, and Keyshia Cole are among the star-studded list of performers scheduled to perform at this year’s annual ESSENCE ...

PHOTOS: Sunset Junction Street Festival Turns 30

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Sunset Junction celebrated its 30th anniversary with last weekend's street festival. Tens of thousands hoofed it to Sunset Boulevard (parking was scar...

Ratification of the Magna Carter: Is Jay-Z the Greatest Rapper Alive?

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barry Michael Cooper

Shawn Corey Carter, aka Jay-Z, is at a crossroads in the continuous ascent of his vertically integrated career. He's been both passenger and conductor on the Jigganational Express.