Michael A. Gonzales

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avery sunshine

Avery*Sunshine Shades Her Sophomore Slump on ‘The SunRoom’ [INTERVIEW]

Singer Avery*Sunshine might not be a household name, but it shouldn’t be long before more…

Still Smokin’: 30 Years of Crack’s Influence on Pop Culture

Earlier this week, Showtime announced that director John Singleton is developing Snowfall, an original series…

OutKast Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’

While hip-hop heads have been celebrating the 20th anniversary of the undisputed classic Illmatic, giving…

Prince Ain’t the Only Minneapolis Sound

When it comes to the Minneapolis sound, most folks might believe the entire history begins…

illmatic

[VINTAGE VISION] Nas’s ‘Illmatic’ Turns 20

When 20-year-old MC Nas released his stellar debut Illmatic two decades ago this month, I…

harlem hellfighters

[VINTAGE VISION] Comics Adapt the Harlem Hellfighters

Although the best-selling writer Max Brooks (who penned World War Z, the zombie novel that…

Chaka Khan

[VINTAGE VISION] Chaka Khan Goes Through the Fire in New Doc [INTERVIEW]

It was the summer of ’74 when I first fell in love with Chaka Khan.…

[VINTAGE VISION] Why Hip-Hop Deserves Its Own Museum

This past Wednesday in New York City, hip-hop pioneers Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Caz, Kurtis Blow, Grand Wizzard…

Prince on The Arsenio Hall Show

[VINTAGE VISION] 30 Years Post-‘Purple Rain,’ Prince Upholds the Funk

When Prince announced he would appear on The Arsenio Hall Show with his all-fem (all…

Andre Cymone

[VINTAGE VISION] André Cymone Returns to Rock the Spot

It was the winter of 1981 when I first saw singer-songwriter André Cymone sliding across…

Stoney Jackson

Looking for Stoney Jackson

While I’ve read countless tales of Black women and their coming of age hair stories…

Kanye West x The Beatles

[VINTAGE VISION] The 10 Best Black Beatles Covers of All Time

With February 2014 marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles invading America, we have been…

Miles Davis

[VINTAGE VISION] Vote for Miles

There used to be a time when, for me, Black History Month simply meant a…