Many recognize AJ McQueen for his smooth poetry and continuous activism on behalf of the black community. Now on his ever-evolving journey of life, McQueen is ready to show the world he has BARS with the debut of his new EP, The Gr8 Progression. Continue reading
High school student-athletes tend to have big dreams of going to college on sport scholarships and playing in professional leagues soon after. So often, these dreams are interrupted with reality and although the talent is there, many students and their families are not equipped with the tools needed to go to the next level. Anthony Harrison’s new book, The Top Recruit, hopes to be the guide that student athletes need to better reach their goals. Continue reading
It’s been a nice week of new music to vibe out to. Young Dolph drops his beefy mixtape, and Big Sean gets us thinking with I Decided. Trap rap trio Migos finally gives us Culture, while Kehlani and Syd mellows us out with their respective takes on R&B. Also, Missy Elliott surprises us with a new single that’s too good to pass up. Listen to all of this new music available this week!
Tory Lanez kicks off 2017 with not one, but two new projects each showcasing his versatility and raw style. Fans are sure to love both of these new mixtapes!
Did you miss the world’s largest black family reunion last night? No worries, I’ll catch you up! The 2016 BET Awards was nothing short of amazing and one of the most memorable award shows in recent years. Legends were honored, audiences were entertained, and outright “proud of my blackness” was at an all time high. I’m sure EVERY person of color is at their job this morning sporting luscious afros and colorful dashikis while staring down their melanin-less counterparts.
Tank has been in the music industry for 17 years, writing, producing, and singing. Starting out in the late 90s, Tank wrote many hits for some of your favorite artists before launching his own career and taking the R&B world by storm. He released his latest album earlier this year and it is a follow-up to his earlier hit album Sex, Love & Pain. I had the pleasure of speaking to R&B crooner Tank about his new album Sex, Love, & Pain 2, his tour, family and wearing the many hats of being in the industry.
Ice Cube has new movies out in theaters and in stores now!
White rappers have long stood out in the realm of black music and oftentimes becoming more successful than the black artists in the genre who deserve more recognition. Macklemore, a highly successful white rapper, released a new song where he blatantly expresses white guilt and spreads the word of cultural appropriation.
We have a lil bit of trap, a lil bit of rap, a lil bit of gospel and a lil bit of rock this week. Not many albums, but a few hot mixtapes that are a must listen. Check it out to see who’s giving us good music this week.
Ziggy Stardust. Thin White Duke. The white Prince. Whatever you know him as, he’s impacted pop culture in your lifetime in some way, shape or form. He served the entertainment world for nearly five decades and still had a lot more music left in him to give to the world.