Monthly Archives: April 2014

Gary Clark Jr.-Blak & Blu The Mixtape


D-Nice and Gary Clark Jr. have collaborated on a mixtape version of Clark’s Blak & Blu album. There are features with Talib Kweli, Bilal, Big K.R.I.T. and Alice Russell and remixes from K.R.I.T. and Robert Glasper Jr.


Incognito-Hats (Makes Me Wanna Holler)

Incognito kicks off the video preview of their 16th album, Amplified Soul, with visuals for “Hats (Make Me Wanna Holler).” The album drops on May 13th and Carleen Anderson and Deborah Bond appear on the project as well as returning members Tony Momrelle and Imaani.


Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant Announces Nationwide Registration


Los Angeles – The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant will celebrate 21 years on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Pageant producer Lisa Ruffin has once again announced a nationwide registration and will select 50 young participants, between the ages of 6 and 12 for the event. The pageant has seen supported over the years from numerous celebrities including Will and Jada Smith, Denzel Washington, Shaquille O’Neal, Laila Ali, LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx, Tarji P. Henson, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens, Jr.

The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant is an educational program. The girls learn to wear their “C.A.P.” which stands for Confidence, Awareness and Pride. Selected participants undertake a cultural enrichment program designed to promote teamwork, self-esteem, and heighten cultural awareness. They take classes in public speaking, science, technology and etiquette and are taught performances by award winning choreographers. The young ladies make new friends and learn about their rich African American history.

“By fostering these universal attributes at such a tender age, our girls grow to be leaders in their communities and help to change the world,” cites Ruffin.

The pageant will award over $10,000 in scholarships this year. Young hopefuls, age six to 12 can submit their application for participation at . The last day to register is May 14, 2014.


The Revelations-Got To Use My Imagination

The Revelations cover the Gladys Knight and The Pips song, “Got To Use My Imagination” which is on their new album The Cost Of Living. Rell Gaddis takes over the lead vocals previously helmed by Tre Williams for their fourth album. The Brooklyn R&B band is offering the album in an autographed CD form as well as autographed vinyl.


Sananda Maitreya-Siamo Qui

Sananda Maitreya’s “Siamo Qui” is the Italian translation of “We Are Here” and it’s an affirmation for living together and struggling in times of difficulty. The artist formerly known as Terrence Trent D’Arby just independently released The Rise Of The Zugebrian Time Lords.