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Wynton Marsalis Toots His Own Horn [INTERVIEW]

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Yes, Wynton Marsalis has soul. The knee-jerk criticism of the 51-year-old jazz trumpeter ever since his self-titled 1981 album has… Read More

Welcome Home, Lauryn

Welcome Home, Lauryn

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

If you think a three-month stint in prison and mental health counseling have softened Lauryn Hill’s provocative views on social… Read More

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Newbie Marques Houston fans are most likely eager to see him on film. Those who used to crush on him when he was “Batman”… Read More

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Chaka Khan describes singer/songwriter Sandra St. Victor as one of the best vocalists and songwriters she knows. In fact, given St… Read More

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At this year’s 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by… Read More

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Amy Winehouse was arguably one of the decade’s strongest, most nakedly expressive singer/songwriters. Just 27 when she passed… Read More

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Hear ‘Let God Lead’ by Jon Batiste & Stay Human

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“The lyric explores why love is the greatest of all things,” says jazz pianist Jon Batiste, discussing “Let God… Read More

Non-Profit Gives Young People 'Hip Hop 4 Life'

Non-Profit Gives Young People 'Hip Hop 4 Life'

by Princess Gabbara

Ask Tamekia Flowers, founder of not-for-profit organization Hip Hop 4 Life,… Read More

The Difference Between Rap & Hip-Hop

The Difference Between Rap & Hip-Hop

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Hip-hop vs. rap. Though the iTunes store mashes the two terms into one convenient label for all of your urban listening needs (“hip-hop/rap”)… Read More

Goodie Mob Addresses Southern Hip-Hop’s Bad Rap

Goodie Mob Addresses Southern Hip-Hop’s Bad Rap

by Souleo

If the influence of Goodie Mob were to be measured solely by the number of contemporary socially conscious Southern hip-hop artists… Read More

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