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Sunday, August 30, 2015


There’s Nothing Wrong With the Success of Straight Outta Compton.

August 26, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It’s almost the weekend. Which means it’s almost date night for some couples, or singles who like to treat themselves. And if you’re a typical couple, or single who likes to treat themselves, dinner and a movie, say Straight Outta Compton (if you haven’t already seen it) may be in order this weekend. Right now Straight... [Read more...]

It’s About Plucking Time.

August 24, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The banjo has come a long way since “Dueling Banjos” and “Foggy Mountain Breakdown”. You don’t have to be an overall wearing Appalachian to enjoy the tell-tale twang of the banjo anymore, as the instrument has broken free of its American bluegrass niche and wormed its way into the heart of popular music. No longer just... [Read more...]

Hip Hop; Five slept on records of 2015.

August 19, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Hip Hop in 2015 has been an interesting year as far as the aspect of the art. Kendrick Lamar dropped To Pimp A Butterfly that pushed his musical limitations and was well received by critics/music fans/connoisseurs. Drake furthered the Toronto Sound with If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and Future and Meek Mill... [Read more...]

Ol Hip Hop Is Not Just Music Anymore.

August 13, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Bill Goldberg and I discussed hip hop at length today; so it would only be fitting if I started this latest installment with a photo of he and I, walking and talking… Hip hop isn’t merely music, it’s a culture. The culture transcends music, it’s found in the clothing worn by generations young and old;... [Read more...]

What’s Old is New Again: From Tapes, LPs and CDs to Digital Tunes.

July 9, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) What’s old is new again. If you have old CDs, audio cassettes, or even LPs, you might be surprised to learn that everything can be saved and digitized. It’s a lot cheaper than buying all of your favorites all over again. And, it’s rather simple to pull off. Here’s how. Converting LPs This is probably the hardest of all... [Read more...]

Motown Legend Smokey Robinson Gets His Boots On To Support America’s Military.

June 25, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Heavyweight to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award, Thanks Veterans for the Freedom to Pursue his Dreams Boot Campaign announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson joined the esteemed list of more than 400 celebrities getting their “boots on” to support the... [Read more...]

Yes, What Black Music Needs Now More Than Ever.

June 23, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As we mark the 36th anniversary of Black Music Month, I am grateful that there is a time dedicated to commemorating and celebrating the significance of black music. I have been in the music industry for over 40 years, and have had the privilege of witnessing the amazing evolution of black music. As a former senior executive at... [Read more...]

Party Like a VIP at the BET Awards and BET Experience in L.A.

June 20, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It’s that time of year again. It’s the magical season when L.A. Live becomes one big rockin’, hip-hoppin’ party. It takes four magnificent days and three outstanding venues to accommodate all of the fun, good times and massive stars. Get ready to roll in the aisles because this mega event of peace, love... [Read more...]

CD Release; G Von Che’ I The G Spot.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) G Von Che’ is a rapper/poet/actor performing in the South Florida tri-county area of Miami-Dade/Broward/ Palm Beach.   G Von Che’ was born in Queens, New York City. Relocating to Florida to further his career in entertainment, the Queens native blends the streets with the sun. Whether it’s a club banger, music... [Read more...]

When Did Ole Rap Become So Ridiculous?

April 1, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’m sorry, but at what point do rappers become ridiculous? Yes, I understand that you’re insanely wealthy and you own 16 cars and ALL of your bitches (of which you have several) are extremely fly as well as half-naked, not to mention there’s a gigantic pool in your backyard where all of your fly bitches congregate. I get... [Read more...]

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