Cynthia Robinson of Sly & the Family Stone Passes at 69<br />

Cynthia Robinson of Sly & the Family Stone Passes at 69

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by Michael A. Gonzales

When 20-year-old MC Nas released his stellar debut Illmatic two decades ago this month, I must’ve been on the only… Read More

Michael Jackson Gets New Life On 'XSCAPE': Listen Now

XSCAPE, New Track from Michael Jackson, Hits the Internet

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XSCAPE, new track from Michael Jackson, hits the internet.  When Michael Jackson died in 2009, he left an… Read More

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Africa Now! Descends on the Apollo Theater [REVIEW]

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The influence of Africa and its culture are everywhere you look. Look no further than the World Music Institute’s second annual… Read More

Hear The Roots’ New Single, “When the People Cheer”

The Roots Debut New Single

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The Roots debut "When the People Cheer" -- a track from their upcoming album, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. Three… Read More

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SZA Season: TDE’s 1st Lady Drops Debut [NEW MUSIC]

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SZA, “Sweet November” SZA has been consistent with new leaks from her forthcoming album, Z, which… Read More



“Romance Dawn” is Radkey’s rad new video (a standout track from their 2013 four-track Devil Fruit EP)… Read More

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Leave Michael Jackson Alone

by Michael Arceneaux

In a combination of greed and not knowing when to leave well enough alone, Epic Records has announced that they will soon release… Read More

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Enduring: A DJ’s Dedication to Frankie Knuckles

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The summer of 1982, the last season of DJ Frankie Knuckles’s residency at the Warehouse club at 206 South Jefferson Street… Read More

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David Bowie's Heroes Covered by Janelle Monae

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Janelle Monae covers David Bowie for new Pepsi campaign. Ask Janelle Monae if she was scared or nervous to cover… Read More

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Frankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House Music, Speaks! [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

by Margena A. Christian

As a kid growing up in the South Bronx, the late Frankie Knuckles (who passed away March 31 at the age of 59) never dreamed of being… Read More

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