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Maxwell Performs Lake By The Ocean On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Maxwell gives his first television performance of “Lake By The Ocean” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. “Lake By The Ocean” is the first single from More »

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Leon Bridges: This Is Home (Documentary)

This Is Home is a documentary about Leon Bridges and it looks at his life on the road, he introduces his mother and talks about his success. More »

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Fantastic Negrito-Swisher Sweets Artist Project, Part 1

Fantastic Negrito gets profiled for the Swisher Sweets Artist Project and talks about his childhood and brief days as a drug dealer before he moved to Los More »

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Alicia Keys Debuts New Single In Common

Alicia Keys is back with her new single “In Common” from her forthcoming sixth studio album. On her inspiration for the song Keys says, “We all have More »

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Spike Lee, Questlove & More Remember Prince Panel Discussion 2016

Last Saturday Spike Lee, Questlove, journalists Carol Cooper, Toure and others sat on a panel at NYU and discussed Prince’s importance to music and their personal memories More »

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Dam-Funk-Believer

Dam-Funk’s techno-funk single “Believer” is an exclusive composition for his DJ-Kicks mix CD coming out May 27th. Related posts: Dam-Funk-Hood Pass Intact 7 Days Of Funk-Faden Away More »

Maxwell Performs Lake By The Ocean On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Maxwell gives his first television performance of “Lake By The Ocean” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. “Lake By The Ocean” is the first single from blackSUMMER’snight coming out in July.

Leon Bridges: This Is Home (Documentary)

This Is Home is a documentary about Leon Bridges and it looks at his life on the road, he introduces his mother and talks about his success.

Fantastic Negrito-Swisher Sweets Artist Project, Part 1

Fantastic Negrito gets profiled for the Swisher Sweets Artist Project and talks about his childhood and brief days as a drug dealer before he moved to Los Angeles. Last week he made a surprise appearance on the TV show Empire and he’s currently on tour in Israel and will appear at the BottleRock Music Festival in California at the end of the month.

Alicia Keys Debuts New Single In Common

Alicia Keys is back with her new single “In Common” from her forthcoming sixth studio album. On her inspiration for the song Keys says, “We all have our issues, our challenges,” she explains. “We are all kind of messed up and that’s all right. In fact, that’s what helps us understand each other. To me, that’s is what is so beautiful.” She will perform “In Common” on Saturday Night Live this weekend and on May 28th, she will become the first artist to open the UEFA Champions League Final in Milan.

Spike Lee, Questlove & More Remember Prince Panel Discussion 2016

Last Saturday Spike Lee, Questlove, journalists Carol Cooper, Toure and others sat on a panel at NYU and discussed Prince’s importance to music and their personal memories of him.

Dam-Funk-Believer

Dam-Funk’s techno-funk single “Believer” is an exclusive composition for his DJ-Kicks mix CD coming out May 27th.

Hot97 Interviews The Internet

Hot97 Interviews The Internet and they talk about their Grammy Nomination, their name and selling out the Highline Ballroom.

R.I.P. Afeni Shakur

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Afeni Shakur, who became famous for being the mother of late rapper Tupac Shakur, died yesterday in California at the age of 69. Tupac spoke openly about his mother’s influence on his life from her time as a Black Panther to her struggle with crack cocaine addiction. He immortalized her in the song, “Dear Mama” and praised her until he was murdered in 1996. Afeni Shakur gained control of her son’s estate after his passing and continued her community work by founding the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center For The Arts in Georgia. She also founded Amaru Entertainment which has released eight posthumous Tupac albums and the documentary Tupac: Resurrection. In 2014, she co-produced the 2014 Broadway musical Holla If Ya Hear Me which was a Broadway musical featuring Tupac’s music. Afeni Shakur had most recently worked as an executive producer of the Tupac biopic,  All Eyez On Me which is scheduled for release in November. 

Kandace Springs Covers John Coltrane’s Soul Eyes Featuring Terence Blanchard

Kandace Springs covers John Coltrane’s “Soul Eyes” with Terence Blanchard and it’s also the title of her debut album coming out June 24th in North America and July 1st worldwide. If you pre-order the album now and you can immediately receive “Soul Eyes” the single.

Aretha Franklin Sings Purple Rain At International Jazz Day

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted International Jazz Day at the White House this past weekend and there was a plethora of performers there for the event. Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Dianne Reeves, Al Jarreau, Esperanza Spalding, Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Terence Blanchard, Diana Krall, Kurt Elling, Rapsody and Aretha Franklin were just some of the entertainers present.  Morgan Freeman was the emcee for the event that started five years but had its first appearance at the White House this year. After singing “A Song For You” earlier in the evening, Franklin lead the audience in a brief singalong of Prince’s “Purple Rain.”

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