Mary J. Blige’s “My Life” was a personal confession about her battle with the blues in the form of drugs, alcohol and a bad relationship. The title track of her 1994 breakthrough album was about transcending depression but ironically it was structured over a sample of Roy Ayers’ “Everybody LovesContinue Reading

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[youtube id=”uNGpTJGmuvs”]Ro James’s video for “Last Time” is a snapshot of an evening of him with a melanin-rich natural-bodied woman surrounded by luxury. James tastefully samples Usher’s “Can You Handle It” for the new bedroom anthem that celebrates romance and physical love.  Related posts: Mary J. Blige Sings The NationalContinue Reading

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  Why doesn’t Drake feel connected to American Black rappers anymore considering how popular he was with many of them at the beginning of his career?  [youtube id=”JaDxTWyHp0k”] Is Vic Mensa right that rap music is to blame for Juice WRLD’s sudden death by a drug overdose?  Will Andre 3000Continue Reading

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