Daily Archives: March 9, 2014

Oddisee-Back Of My Mind

Oddisee shares the dark thoughts he has in “Back Of My Mind” in a car ride late at night.


Marsha Ambrosius-Fvck & Love EP


Marsha Ambrosius has a 6-song EP called F*ck & Love that she is giving to the fans ahead of her Friends & Lovers album release. Click on the back cover below to download it.



David Banner Does Spoken Word On The Arsenio Hall Show

David Banner fearlessly delivers a poem about Black assimilaton and white supremacy on The Arsenio Hall Show.


Throwback: Smiley-But I’m Not Friendly


Smiley became the first female rapper from Detroit to have a national presence in 1989 with her single “But I’m Not Friendly.” The video showed Smiley and her crew in doorknocker earrings rapping around Detroit before the days of The Rhythm Kitchen and the Hip-Hop Shop. The song earned Smiley a gold record and the video was seen on BET’s Rap City and Yo! MTV Raps. The video was so popular on the video jukebox show The Box, that many fans mailed her their phone bill after getting into trouble with their parents for requesting the video numerous times. Smiley recorded three albums for Bryant Records before leaving the rap scene to work as a model for Chrysler and a commentator for Ebony Fashion Fair. She launched and ran The Smiley Show on cable for 7 years before entering the radio industry where she worked as a program director for Radio One stations in the 2000s.