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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ol Hip Hop Is Not Just Music Anymore.

August 13, 2015 by  
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Tweet ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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...]

Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly: Redefining Freedom and the American Dream.

March 29, 2015 by  
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Tweet ( James Baldwin, one of the most prolific writers and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance, suggested a very specific process for escaping the crippling confines of hatred and oppression as a man of color in America. Deriving from the philosophy of existential alienation, Baldwin’s practice of Black Existentialism prescribed... [Read more...]

The Fall of Kanye West.

March 16, 2015 by  
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Tweet ( As a first generation Hip-Hopper who was nearly born into the culture, I have witnessed every major Star come and go from the beginning of the genre. As a Hip-Hop executive, I can honestly say that I have my head around this culture and I’ve completely and intentionally submerged myself in the culture over the past three years... [Read more...]

Waka Flocka; Rappers, Let’s Stop Calling Black People Niggas.

March 12, 2015 by  
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Tweet ( Last week, I was among the millions of people who were angry about the racist chant by members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity.  The song, with the chorus, “There’ll never be a n*gger in SAE,” was heard around the world, leading to the University of Oklahoma cutting all ties to the fraternity. That’s a... [Read more...]

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