kendrick lamar

Is Kendrick Lamar Scared of the Sophomore Slump?

by Bryan Graham

Throughout baseball stadiums all around the country, fans and players are paying their respect to New York Yankees shortstop Derek… Read More

Somi’s ‘Salon’ Brings Africa to Harlem [INTERVIEW]<br />

Somi’s ‘Salon’ Brings Africa to Harlem [INTERVIEW]

by Suede

Chicago-born chanteuse Somi was raised by parents of Rwandan and Ugandan heritage. Her beginnings were a fascinating mélange… Read More

rapsody

Why Is Rapsody Still 'Hard to Choose'?
[INTERVIEW]

by Glennisha Morgan

If there is one thing that the first lady of Jamla Records is sure of, it’s her image. Thus, you won't see Rapsody face-down… Read More

Full Force Get Busy One (More) Time [INTERVIEW]<br />

Full Force Get Busy One (More) Time [INTERVIEW]

by Ericka Blount Danois

Full Force—with Bowlegged Lou, Paul Anthony, B-Fine, Curt-T-T, Shy Shy and Baby Gerry have always been a tight-knit family… Read More

Snoop + Memphis Music Legends = ‘Take Me to the River’<br />

Snoop + Memphis Music Legends = ‘Take Me to the River’

by Margeaux Johnson

Insistent beat. Soulful rhythms. Hallowed vocals. “Race music,” as it was coined in the early 20th century, combined… Read More

All Eyes on Us: When Black Culture Goes Global

All Eyes on Us: When Black Culture Goes Global

by Bessie Akuba Winn-Afeku

Two years ago, I made Germany my temporary home, using the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and attend numerous festivals… Read More

Simone Battle Adds to Tragic Trend of Celebrity Suicide

Simone Battle Adds to Tragic Trend of Celebrity Suicide

by #teamEBONY

Beyond the Lights, the romantic drama directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball)… Read More

Sheila E

Sheila E. Finds Her Own Beat

by Monique W. Morris

La-la, la-la, la-la, la-la…la, la la… A fur coat of mink in the summertime. A Mercedes sedan. Discovering… Read More

Hendrix: Experience the Original Afropunk

Hendrix: Experience the Original Afropunk

by Michael A. Gonzales

When writer/director John Ridley’s much anticipated film Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side opens September… Read More

Drake Scores 8 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

Drake Scores 8 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

by Cory Townes

News broke of the nominations for the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards, and the nods were evenly spread amongst the heavyweights as well as… Read More

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