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Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum Wins Bid on Harlem Building & Development Site
June 22, 2017
The HHHOF Harlem building is well positioned in a high volume traffic corridor next to a major transportation through way where an estimated 15+ million tourists and commuters pass by and travel annually. Tourism is expected to see a continual rise in New York City over the next 7-10 years, cited by a recent NYC Mayor's government report. ... read more »
Senator Harris Releases Spotify Playlist to Commemorate African-American Music Appreciation Month
June 22, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of African-American Music Appreciation Month, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris released a Spotify playlist today comprised of some of her favorite African-American artists that encompass a wide range of genres including rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, hip-hop, rap, soul, pop, reggae, and funk. This month recognizes that American music and African-American music are inextricably linked, reflecting the diversity of the American cultural experience. ... read more »
Prodigy, half of rap duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42
June 20, 2017
Rapper Prodigy, a member of the hardcore New York hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, has died. He was 42. ... read more »
‘Born for This’ Musical Reveals Winans’ Launch into Stardom
June 15, 2017
The cultural shock they experience combined with the temptations of fame and fortune result in a funny, yet emotional passage toward self-discovery. ... read more »
NMAAM Kicks of Black Music Month with My Music Matters
June 8, 2017
It is an extension of The Museum’s My Music Matters programing, which provides opportunities to explore the global influence of African American music. ... read more »
IT’S A RAP! (Music Briefs): 6/8 – 6/14/17
June 8, 2017
Tamika Scott and Tameka “Tiny” Harris, will perform a full set from their chart-topping portfolio of classic R&B staples in one of the festival’s four intimate Superlounges. ... read more / view gallery »
Ice Cube Signs With Interscope Records
June 1, 2017
Ice Cube began his career with gangsta rap group N.W.A more than two decades ago, then broke away to start his solo career. ... read more »
New Game Show ‘Beat Shazam’ Hosted By Jamie Foxx
June 1, 2017
The stand up performance is being called — “I Got Stories” — and it’s basically all of the stories of [events] that’s happened to me along with some topical stuff that’s going on in my life. ... read more »
A Perfect Blend: The First Lady of Motown
May 18, 2017
Claudette Robinson, was just a teen in 1953 when her brother was drafted into the army. Unbeknownst to her, her brother’s drafting was about to change the trajectory of more than just one life in her family. ... read more »
Lionel Richie addresses grads at Berklee commencement
May 18, 2017
Lionel Richie addresses grads at Berklee commencement ... read more »
Beyonce, Bruno Mars lead BET Awards nominations
May 18, 2017
Beyonce, Bruno Mars lead BET Awards nominations ... read more »
It’s A Rap: 5.4.17
May 3, 2017
The 13 track LP features rapper Ludacris and production by Grammy award-winning hit makers Andre Harris, Warryn Campbell and newcomer Anthony Saunders among others. ... read more / view gallery »
Behind the Music with Ms. Toi
May 3, 2017
Despite her ups and downs, she continues to flourish in her career. ... read more »
Common & Nelson George Talk Social Justice, Hip-Hop Roots at 2017 Tribeca Film Festival
April 26, 2017
The sold-out evening began with the screening of the extended version of Young’s “Letter to the Free,” followed with a Q&A with Common and Nelson George and finally a performance by Common and his band! ... read more »
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