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Tuesday, July 26, 2016


The Church of Beyonce is on a new level.

May 1, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Last weekend, Beyonce released her visual for Lemonade, which was accompanied by her sixth album with the same title. And as expected, the media onslaught and her fellow “Beyhive” collective went on an arms race to crown Beyonce as the greatest thing since sliced bread was invented. Which of course, annoyed all the anti-Beyonce... [Read more...]

American Influence On Jamaican Music: Top 10 Reggae Classics That Are Actually Covers.

May 1, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Reggae is synonymous with the beautiful island of Jamaica, potent marijuana, and Rastafari. Reggae derived from the offspring of African slaves who were suffering from residue of a vicious plantocracy society. Reggae began in the Kingston slums of  Trench Town, Rema, Back-O-Wall and Jungle . Ironically, unknown to most fans... [Read more...]

Is U2 Bono Right About Christian Music Not Being Honest Enough?

April 30, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In a recent Huffington Post article, U2’s Bono was noted as contemplating why church music isn’t more like the Psalms of The Holy Bible, which displays a full range of human emotions from anger, irritation, sadness and bliss. Typically, I skim through articles with such criticisms and briefly wonder about what anti-Christian... [Read more...]

Black Men Should Respect Beyoncé.

April 27, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) With the releasing of a visual masterpiece on HBO this past Saturday entitled “Lemonade,” Beyoncé has yet again, redefined and set a new standard of what it means to be an icon. Her work now aligns her with her predecessors, that include the late, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and now sadly, Prince. Although captivated... [Read more...]

Beyonce’s Lemonade Sipping.

April 25, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Beyoncé! Sister girl, sister girl! Watching Lemonade seemed like catching glimpses of my mother and aunts at Granny’s kitchen table, reminiscent of Annie Lee’s picture of women playing cards. As a little girl, my aunts typically went to Granny’s house at least once a week. You knew it was something serious when all the... [Read more...]

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...]

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