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Thursday, June 23, 2016


Prince, Exploring the Creative Mind of the Legend & Icon.

April 24, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Artist, Musician, Sex Symbol, Mastermind and Rebel Prince transitioned on Thursday, April 21st at the age of 57. Born Prince Roger Nelson on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, MN, Prince was well known for keeping his life private sharing himself only through his artistry. His albums scanned slightly over 18.5 million units in the... [Read more...]

Prince, Remembering the Other Prince.

April 22, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Does anyone hear us pray? For Michael Brown or Freddie Gray Peace is more than the absence of war.” “If there ain’t no justice then there ain’t no peace.” Baltimore police officials couldn’t have been too thrilled about these lyrics in May, 2015. They were the lyrics in Prince’s “Baltimore”... [Read more...]

Making of a LEGEND: Hidden Ingredients of the Success of Bob Marley.

April 13, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Robert ‘Nesta’ Marley is arguably one of the most famous musicians in the history of mankind, trumping the Beatles and Michael Jackson. The world is led to believe that Bob Marley is solely responsible for his position in musical and African history. A closer look will illustrate, depending on one’s beliefs, the divine... [Read more...]

Blues Music; Can Black People Write About the Blues?

March 28, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When I published the last blog, “Can White People Play the Blues?”, the reactions were immediate, varied and extreme.  What was most interesting to me is the range of reactions of those (mostly white) people who were clearly offended by the mere question.  When the blues was a young art form, there was no need to... [Read more...]

Movie Born to Be Blue – Chet Baker.

March 27, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “I did it my way…” No, Ethan Hawke doesn’t sing those lyrics in this faux bio/film about jazz great Chet Baker. But judging by his thoroughly convincing performance and writer/director Robert Budreau’s impressionistic screenplay and artsy direction, that was their mindset during this movie’s production. Convey the... [Read more...]

A Genius In Search Of Himself: Kanye West Has Made Us Forget About His Genius.

March 26, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Not since Michael Jackson has a pop star so gifted has had his persona tainted via his actions by the public. Also, not since Jackson, has an artist with such profound gifts let his public persona get in the way of his genius that is spread among his musical catalog. That artist name? Kanye Omari West. To the rest of America... [Read more...]

Essence Festival New Orleans 2016 – Empowerment Experience Stage Lineup.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Time Inc.’s, ESSENCE Festival New Orleans announces its star-studded daytime lineup for the signature event’s ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage, taking place Fourth of July Weekend, July 1–3, 2016, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. Free and open to the public, the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience... [Read more...]

Nancy Reagan is Dead. Why Consider Doing The Fool.

March 13, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) We all have a right to our feelings, and opinions. However this doesn’t make them fact nor should we always act on them. Throughout our history in this country, as Black People, we have been fighting oppression. So many different leaders have been at the head of harming us it’s hard to keep count. With that being said one... [Read more...]

Kanye West What’s Going On.

March 6, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Dear Kanye West, Please allow me to say I have known pain, and hardship in my life. However, in don’t know the pain of having lost a mother…I said a prayer for you when your mom passed. To this day you still have my deepest sympathy.  Your music is profound, and rather artistic…I must admit your first three albums (The... [Read more...]

Here’s How To Turn Your Passion For Music Into A Career.

March 2, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Over the past 20 years, the music industry has changed dramatically. Gone are the days when the only ways to achieve musical greatness was by being talented spotted. Today, there are many paths into the music industry. Each person’s path into the industry is unique, and it’s important to realize that. Nevertheless, if you... [Read more...]

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