Music : ThyBlackMan.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Yes, The Music Industry Hates Black People.

July 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) While watching the video for “Hot N****” by  Epic Records’ newest artist Bobby Shmurda, I could hear a voice in my head repeatedly cry out, “the music industry hates Black people.” Out of countless amazingly talented unsigned artists waiting for their big break, why would a record company sign yet another half-ass artist... [Read more...]

Why I love Iggy Azalea.

July 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I love Iggy Azalea. I think what she’s doing is brilliant. She has taken the rap industry and turned it on its head by coming out with a song, err rap, which highlights her ability to sound like a drowning kitten WHILE racking up over 135 million views on YouTube. That’s right, 135 MILLION YouTube views. You do the math.... [Read more...]

When Singer Chris Brown sings “These hoes ain’t loyal” on BET: Should women be offended?

July 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This week, I was thinking about Chris Brown, BET and the performance of the song with the chorus “These hoes ain’t loyal.”  I’ll admit that I’m left confused by some of the feminist scholars who took issue with my article on black male sexual responsibility, yet had nothing to say when Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and BET... [Read more...]

Nicki Minaj, Admit You Have a Problem With Iggy Azalea.

July 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Public relations for a celebrity is extremely vital; knowing what to say, when to say it and how to say it can separate the celeb who knows how to keep their image clean, versus the public relations disaster. Example, Chris Brown. With Nicki Minaj’s recent backlash against her “shade” toward Iggy Azalea at th2014... [Read more...]

Kanye West is purposely being a paradox with his new clothing installments, and it’s genius?.

July 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On Tuesday, Kanye West and A.P.C, a clothing line he partnered with released their second installment of clothes to sell to the general public and the fashion connoisseurs. For those of you who may wonder about the sensation of this event, Kanye West isn’t selling anything cheap; a general white tee-shirt will cost you... [Read more...]

Remembering Michael Jackson 5 years later?.

June 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The summer of 2009 will always occupy a permanent space in my heart and soul. I was a rising senior in high school and during that summer, I lost 25 pounds playing basketball with friends and family, and also had my high school sweetheart by my side. I went to Atlanta, Georgia and Montego Bay, Jamaica where I vacationed with... [Read more...]

Who Really Runs the Show at Hip Hop Station Hot 97, NYC.

June 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) By now, the latest Hot 97 fiasco is already old news.  The station’s annual Summer Jam occurred, stupidity ensued, Chuck D took to Twitter to express his disgust with Hot 97?s misrepresentation of Hip Hop, and the station’s morning hosts, Ebro and Rosenberg, proceeded to insult Chuck by questioning his position and relevance... [Read more...]

Why Don’t Our Youth Know Of The Great Ruby Dee Like They Know Of That Tramp Rihanna?

June 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) With the recent passing of Actress, Poet and Civil Rights Activist Ruby Dee, the overall bar of excellence in the creative Black world has been reduced. Ruby Dee has passed away on the heels of Maya Angelou and I do not feel that our great persons of influence get enough acclaim, respect and acknowledgement in life or in death. Ruby... [Read more...]

Chris Brown; The curse of Rihanna.

June 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A few days ago, Chris Brown was released from jail looking happy (and hefty,) while also relishing his first steps of freedom as a now 25 year old man. 25 is the age of the quarter, where young men and women now embrace adulthood and begin to prepare themselves for their middle years; getting married, establishing a career, raising... [Read more...]

Hip Hop; Why Rapper Chuck D was right about Hot 97.

June 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) By now the Chuck D/Hot 97 beef has been well-documented by blogs, and anyone with access to Twitter can see the back-and-forth exchange that’s spanned several days. Long story short, Chuck D blasted Hot 97 for this year’s Summer Jam show, calling it a “sloppy fiasco” and criticizing the liberal use of the n-word, questioning... [Read more...]

Next Page »