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Monday, November 12, 2018


SPIKE LEE, TYLER PERRY, BERRY GORDY, BILL COSBY + the Role of the Black Artist.

August 3, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The US has often been called a melting pot. Whether or not this is so ethnically, it is certainly true in the cultural sense. For example, Berry Gordy and his Motown Record Company avidly promoted cultural exchange and intermixture. Before Motown white record companies thoroughly dominated the music industry, deciding how and... [Read more...]

What Skills Does Music Develop?

August 2, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It is said that music keeps students busy, provides a place to learn or sharpen their talents and skills. But, it also plays a significant role in their mental growth, social and other skill-sets. In case you suspect or feel that your child is interested in learning music, make sure you enroll them in a school that offers music... [Read more...]

I Don’t Mind Essence.

July 25, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) New Orleans is a place many feel they can visit to be free of any restraints they have at home. In their mind this is the place where laws don’t matter, and you can bare your soul, and body, if you choose on Bourbon Street and its all good. Let me be clear as a native…it’s not. Of course, there are events that are known... [Read more...]

Interview; Talking Hip-Hop and Radio with Paul Porter.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Paul Porter has been in the music industry, and apart of radio, for what seems like more than a lifetime. He has watched the music change, and the industry itself as the goal became get money at all cost. In his book “Blackout: My 40yrs in the Music Business” he exposed the dark side of an industry that seems to have a valuable... [Read more...]

Omari Hardwick, Black Men, and Superheroes, An essay on HERO: A WORK IN PROGRESS.

July 14, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In Omari Hardwick’s HerO, a one-act play [bravely directed by Indira Etwaroo] and co-written by Grant Sullivan [Hardwick is the other playwright], a hooded-man dodges bullets from behind a scrim on stage. He is a backdrop and a symbol for the theme of senseless murder Hardwick examines in his one-man show intimately written... [Read more...]

Speller Street Films & Alter Eye Cinemaworks Presents Political Drama “White Face”.

July 6, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Speller Street Films has announced a distribution partnership with Alter Eye Cinemaworks to release “White Face” on July 4, 2018 through Vimeo. “White Face” is a dramatic short film on the expression of the current culture wars involving race, identity, politics, and art. From documentaries to challenging narrative films,... [Read more...]

Jay-Z Is The Prototype For How Rappers Should Move Throughout Their Career.

July 4, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, Ent., Money, Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Can you believe that Jay-Z is still occupying a space in rap at the age of 48? A couple of Friday’s ago, Jay-Z, paired with his wife Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, released a duet album titled EVERYTHING IS LOVE. The nine-track album completed the trilogy released over the past two years on how the power couple have dealt with the... [Read more...]

Interview; Kurt Farquhar: The Brother Behind the Music of Black Lightening.

June 27, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The score of a television show, or movies, is a vital part of the feeling and emotion the show conveys to us. Many of us don’t know many of the people behind the scenes of a show that creates those moods for us the viewer. Kurt Farquhar has scored more show than any African-American in history. He is the composer for the CW... [Read more...]

Whether you love or hate Nas new album, Nasir, it’s always great to hear a legends voice.

June 23, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Nas released his long awaited-eleventh album Nasir last Friday, but it was met with mixed reviews. Fans raved about the style of production supplied by Kanye West and even loved the political awareness brought on by Nas. But the main criticism was that the lyrics were subpar while his energy was lacking. But even with all that... [Read more...]

Who was XXXTentacion.

June 23, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I must admit the loss of life is very disturbing to my soul. Our children are being buried at a rapid rate; no one can predict the future, so we never know what could have come of them. I’m the first to admit, outside of a handful of artists, I couldn’t tell you who is new on the Hip-Hop scene. The direction of many of the... [Read more...]

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