Monthly Archives: January 2017

Locksmith: Agenda Official Video

Locksmith kicks off the future release of Olive Branch with a video for “Agenda.” He raps about gentrification, Bacon’s Rebellion and colonization in black and white. The Bay Area lyricist released Lofty Goals in 2015 and is getting ready for Olive Branch to come out the end of March.


Keke Palmer To Have Book Signing At Aaron Davis Hall This Thursday At 6PM

Keke Palmer will appear at City College Center For The Arts this Thursday at 6PM EST to sign her new book, I Don’t Belong To You: Quiet The Noise and Find Your Voice. Palmer’s book is about how she survived her trials and advice to her generation on how to do the same. The event, which runs from 6-8PM is presented by the City College Center For The Arts (CCCA) and Melba’s.

Palmer, who became famous after her role in Akeelah and The Bee, will give a reading from the book. “Keke Palmer is a multi-talented, nationally recognized performer who has accomplished so much at a young age,” said CCCA Managing Director Gregory Shanck. “We are looking forward to sharing her book with students, Harlem residents and the wider New York City community.”

The event, part of CCCA’s role as a Harlem cultural hub and a bastion for great art and artists, is free but RSVP is required at Books can be purchased at the venue. Aaron Davis Hall is located on the campus of The City College of New York, at West 135th Street and Convent Avenue (129 Convent Avenue).

Melba’s Restaurant is located at 300 W. 114th Street, New York, NY 10026.


TV On The Radio Cover Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U

TV On The Radio were one of the performers at Yale’s conference, Blackstar Rising & The Purple Reign: Celebrating The Legacies Of David Bowie and Prince. The group performed “Nothing Compares 2 U” which was originally recorded by Prince’s group The Family. Solange, Questlove, Sheila E. and Kimbra were there and gave talks about Prince.


A Tribe Called Quest Is Performing At The Grammy’s

A Tribe Called Quest will perform at The Grammy’s this year with anderson.paak and Dave Grohl. The 59th Grammy’s ceremony will air on February 12th on CBS at 8PM EST. Paak has been nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album but ATCQ’s We Got From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service did not meet the Grammy cut-off date of September 30th so they will probably be nominated for 2018.

James Corden is hosting The Grammy’s and Adele, Bruno Mars and John Legend are scheduled to perform this year. Alicia Keys and Maren Morris are scheduled to do a collaborative performance as well as Daft Punk and The Weeknd.


Mayer Hawthorne Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson In His Time For Love Video

Mayer Hawthorne surprised fans with the release of his Party Of One EP a few months ago. Today he shared the “Time For Love” video that brings back memories of Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” visual. “Time For Love” goes back to James Brown and travels through disco and ’80’s pop to beckon you to dance.