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Johnny Gill is back with new album Game Changer
Written by Shonassee Shaver 19 December 2014
The legendary artist discusses being a storyteller, preserving R&B and his new record label J Skillz Records.   Grammy-nomi­nated and multi-platinum selling artist Johnny Gill is a veteran in ... read more >>
The Vintage Heart of Lydia Rene
Written by Miles Clay, Sentinel Intern 06 December 2014
The soulful and grooving sounds of Lydia Rene could best be described as classic feel good music. Listen­ing to the R&B/Neosoul songstress, you’ll quick­ly catch yourself head bopping to the ... read more >>
Stevie Wonder received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 December 2014
Stevie Wonder received the Presiden­tial Medal of Freedom November 24 along with Meryl Streep, NBC anchor Tom Bro­kaw and 16 others at the White House. Marking his achieve­ments, the medal is the ... read more >>
Hip Hop’s finest to appear on Full Court Press, Vol. 1 album
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 December 2014
Full Court Press Vol. 1 will fea­ture some hip hop’s finest teaming with legendary basketball stars on 9 tracks. Pro­duced by Full Court Press Records in col­laboration with The Cherry Party, a ... read more >>
Rick Ross released his seventh album Hood Billionaire
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 December 2014
Eight months after releasing Mas­termind, Rick Ross dropped his seventh studio album Hood Billionaire on Novem­ber 24. The 16 tracks include appearances from Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, K. Michelle, Big K.R.I.T., ... read more >>
Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Tyga will kick off Between The Sheets Tour in 2015
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 December 2014
Chris Brown is gearing for upcoming tour “Between The Sheets with fellow headliners Trey Songz and Tyga. “It took a while for something like this to happen be­cause you do grow a friendship over ... read more >>
Wale Announces Simply Nothing Tour
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 December 2014
From one tour to another, Wale will be hitting the road for his “Simply Nothing” tour starting New Year’s Day. Hitting 32 cities, Wale plans to offer fan favorites as well as new music. “To give ... read more >>
Don’t Run From Your Dreams
Written by Amen Oyiboke 13 November 2014
 Indie artist & songwriter Hewan creates music that pushes people to activate their goals Her expressive journey started with writing poetry in high school. Since then she has sharpened her writing ... read more >>
Anderson .Paak brings a diverse Sound and Artistry to the LA music scene
Written by Shonassee Shaver 31 October 2014
Anderson .Paak is a charismatic crooner with an edge. (Photo credit by Jacqueline Verdugo) Anderson .Paak is a versatile and rising LA-based artist. Multitalented and artistic, the singer and songwriter ... read more >>
Miles Davis "All Of You: The Last Tour" reveals iconic tour
Written by Shonassee Shaver 16 October 2014
The Miles Davis Quintet featuring John Coltrane, "All Of You: The Last Tour,” a 4-CD set of 'live' recordings from the 1960 tour of Europe will debut December 2nd. The collaboration marks the close ... read more >>
DJ Quik returns with ninth studio album “The Midnight Life”
Written by Shonassee Shaver 16 October 2014
Legendary rapper and producer DJ Quik will release his ninth studio album, The Midnight Life, October 14 via his Mad Science label in conjunction with INgrooves Music Group. The Compton native says the ... read more >>
Ryan Leslie addresses World Summit on "Re-shaping the Artist-Fan Experience"
Written by Shonassee Shaver 16 October 2014
Disruptive Multimedia founder and serial entrepreneur Ryan Leslie addressed the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE) in an exclusive talk on "Re-shaping the Artist-Fan Experience" on ... read more >>
Grammy Award-winning singer Estelle to be featured in Next TBYM Spot
Written by Shonassee Shaver 16 October 2014
Music Choice has partnered with Established 1980 Inc. and will feature Grammy Award-winning songstress Estelle as the newest artist to appear in the multi-platform video and music network’s “Take ... read more >>
Blacks Expect More from the Hip Hop Artists
Written by By Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent 11 October 2014
  Jasiri X speaks during a panel discussion on Ferguson, Mo., and police brutality in the Black community in Washington, D.C. in August. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)    WASHINGTON (NNPA) –In the wake ... read more >>
Industry Professionals Judge StarQuest Auditions
Written by Shonassee Shaver 09 October 2014
Accomplished actors, artists, journalists and radio personalities gave talented hopefuls words of wisdom during showcase tryouts.  The Bakewell Company and the Los Angeles Sentinel presented this year’s ... read more >>
It's a Rap! 9.25.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 25 September 2014
New documentary Nas: Time Is Illmatic twenty years later  New documentary Nas: Time Is Illmatic looks at the life and work of Nas and revisits the release of Nas's groundbreaking debut album “Illmatic” ... read more >>
It’s a Rap! 9.18.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 18 September 2014
Prince new studio albums Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum drops late September Music icon Prince will release two new studio albums globally via Warner Bros. Records. The highly-anticipated album ... read more >>
Photos: 2014 BB Jazz Festival
Written by Troy Tieuel 11 September 2014
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Tony! Toni! Toné! Chrisette, Stone, Mint Condition and more Rock BB Jazz Fest
Written by Troy Tieuel 11 September 2014
TONY! TONI! TONÉ!:  Laying everything on the line for their show, performers from Tony! Toni! Toné! Show up and show out at the BB Jazz Festival in Huntington Beach. The sun covered a sea of umbrellas ... read more >>
It’s a Rap! 9.4.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 04 September 2014
Rap mogul 50 Cent to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival From one festival to another, 50 Cent has been added to the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014 line up. The two-day music event hosted by ... read more >>
PHOTOS: 2014 Budweiser's Made In America Los Angeles
Written by Nicole Williams 04 September 2014
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VIDEO: 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Red Carpet
Written by Amen Oyiboke Contributing Writer 28 August 2014
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3D Na’Tee Readies for the number one spot in Hip Hop
Written by Shonassee Shaver 21 August 2014
The New Orleans rapper holds nothing back as she discusses being an incomparable female rapper in a male dominant industry. 3D Na’Tee is not just a rapper, but a lyricist and entertainer. Being a ... read more >>
It’s a Rap! 8.21.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 21 August 2014
Love and Hip Hop star K. Michelle stars in new VH1 musical Songstress K.Michelle is keeping busy with the release of music video “Dawn” off Rebellious Soul album was released last August with debuted ... read more >>
It’s a Rap! 8.14.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 14 August 2014
Nas Signs West Coast Rapper Fashawn to Mass Appeal Label West Coast Rapper Fashawn has officially been signed to Nas newly launched Mass Appeal imprint.  Working on his long-awaited sophomore album, ... read more >>



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