The Rhymesayers label has become the international ambassador of Twin Cities hip-hop. Since 1995, they have consistently produced albums that have given underground hip-hop lovers exactly what they want.
I say this for my brothers and sisters who have elected to become soundwave-shapers, who have given their time, their sweat, and their waking (and dreaming) hours over to this strange and hallowed profession: The world would be a mighty desolate place without you in it.
A: I went up to Paisley Park to jam with Prince. At the time, there was no real plan to make a record. But then I played him some of my songs and we began working on arrangements. Both of us were so excited about how great the arrangements sounded!
The famed photographer with good looks of a male model, or even perhaps Prince Charming, is in fact a real prince. More specifically, His Serene Highness Prince Alexi Lubomirski of Poland. So which came first, the photographer or the Prince?
Prince does appear as if like magic. Maybe it's his slender frame or the prototypical Prince outfit that he's never caught not wearing, complete with a pair of 3-inch man pumps that have defined so many of his rock star style moments.
The R&B superstar shocked the world when, in December, he dropped his long-awaited third album, Black Messiah. The critically acclaimed project is his first major release in fourteen years, and has reached the number spot in more than 20 countries.
He wore purple and gold like the Minnesota Vikings, MPLS emblazoned across his zip-down jacket. His Afro was back to its 1979 For You fullness. He was laid-back, full of conversation and, as usual, averse to being officially recorded for this exclusive EBONY.com interview.
One of the great privileges about covering culture in New York is the constant opportunity for discovery. Stacey Kent is a Grammy-nominated jazz singer with more than twenty years experience, but I heard her for the first time the other week when she took the stage at Birdland.
Prince was born in Minneapolis and lives outside of the city limits, and Mary Tyler Moore had a television show based in the city. Here are 10 things I learned about Minneapolis and beyond Prince and MTM.