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Biz Markie, known for classic rap song ‘Just a Friend,’ dies
July 16, 2021
Biz Markie, a hip-hop staple known for his beatboxing prowess, turntable mastery and the 1989 classic “Just a Friend,” has died. He was 57. ... read more »
Temptations Founder Otis Williams Reflects on the Group’s 60th Anniversary
June 3, 2021
To celebrate The Temptations’ 60th anniversary, Motown/UMe announced the kickoff of a yearlong tribute to one of the most revered and prolific musical institutions in history. ... read more »
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Hip Hop Goes Home to the Bronx with Star-Studded Ceremony for New Museum
May 28, 2021
“Hip hop is one of those things that really gave my life meaning,” LL Cool J, perhaps the greatest of them all, stated during the ceremony that included Nas, Lil Kim, Fat Joe, Grandmaster Flash, Slick Rick, EMPD, Naughty By Nature, and other superstars and trailblazers. ... read more »
Pacific Symphony to Stream Concert to Mark Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death
May 25, 2021
The Pacific Symphony will stream a free concert today in tribute to George Floyd, marking the one-year anniversary of his death at the hands of Minneapolis police. ... read more »
Drake To Receive Artist Of The Decade Honor At Billboard Music Awards
May 11, 2021
Rapper Drake will receive an ``Artist of the Decade'' award at this month's Billboard Music Awards ceremony in downtown Los Angeles, show producers announced today. ... read more »
Kirk Franklin, Brent Jones, Yolanda Adams inducted into Hall of Fame
April 29, 2021
Stevie Wonder's powerhouse station KJLH inducts its first gospel stars into the Hall of Fame. Among the inductees, are: Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and Brent Jones. ... read more »
Prince Fans Pay Respects at Paisley Park 5 Years After Death
April 23, 2021
Paisley Park, where Prince lived and worked, welcomed back select fans Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of his death from inside his creative sanctuary. Some wore custom Prince clothes and shoes and left flowers and other mementos as tributes to the late superstar. ... read more »
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Honoring Shock G: ” I am the One Who Put the Piano Behind Shakur”
April 23, 2021
Honoring Shock G and his voice, reviewing his legacy. ... read more / watch video »
Jazz Icon Herbie Hancock Virtually Honored at Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center
April 22, 2021
Barbara Morrison honors Hancock on International Jazz Day and raises funds for scholarship program. ... read more »
Rapper Black Rob Passes Away at 51
April 18, 2021
The Hip-hop industry loses another impactful lyricist this year; on April 17, Rapper Robert "Black Rob" Ross died at 51 years old. Best known for his single, "Woah." and his affiliation with Diddy's Bad Boy Records, friends and loved ones reflect on his talent.  ... read more »
The Life and Legacy of DMX
April 15, 2021
A tragic close to the life of an artist who is considered one of the great song writers. ... read more »
Rapper-actor DMX, known for gruff delivery, dead at 50
April 9, 2021
DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, ... read more »
An Indie Artist’s Plea to Look Beyond Algorithms and Curated Playlists
April 8, 2021
But cut off from family, friends and other nearby musicians, Bond devised a way to bring together out-of-work musicians from around the world ... read more »
Bishop Marvin Sapp Announces New Multi-Media Entertainment Company
April 7, 2021
Elev8 Media & Entertainment will offer “Content at the Next Level” Bishop Marvin Sapp’s seasons continue to change. On April 1, he announced Elev8 Media & ... read more »
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