Remembering the OTHER Female R&B Voices of the '90s
Jul06

Remembering the OTHER Female R&B Voices of the '90s

'90s music and culture is currently experiencing a resurgence. Bruno Mars has been tapping into the New Jack Swing sound. Urban fashion lines such as Cross Colors and the African American College Alliance are making a comeback. The VH1 Hip Hop Honors highlighted 90s game changers. Missy’s back with new music, Lauryn Hill is on tour, Xscape caused a mild riot at Essence Fest in 2017, Drake is staging Degrassi reunions. The...

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Diplo releases an electronic remix pack of 'California' EP
Jul03

Diplo releases an electronic remix pack of 'California' EP

From Florida to California, Diplo‘s sound has morphed to fit around today’s top vocalist. The Mad Decent label boss now released an electronic remix package to contrast the subsequently chill California EP. He enlisted the talents of Quix, Keys N Krates, UNKWN, Jarreau Vandal, TWERL, Max Styler, and Tony Romera for reworks. Quix and UNKWN’s remixes go HARD, giving headbangers a reason to mess with the more...

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Ne-Yo, Alicia Keys, Nas and More Celebrate Father's Day [PHOTO]
Jun18

Ne-Yo, Alicia Keys, Nas and More Celebrate Father's Day [PHOTO]

Chart-topping artists like Ne-Yo, Alicia Keys, Nas, John Legend, Bruno Mars and others went on social media to celebrate Father’s Day (June 17). For Ne-Yo, the day is extremely special because he and his wife, Crystal Smith, welcomed his newborn son into the world last week. On his Instagram page, the singer shared a photo of himself cradling his bundle of joy. “Happy Father’s day to ME….,” wrote...

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What are the larger implications of The Grammys steep ratings drop? [OP-ED]
Jun04

What are the larger implications of The Grammys steep ratings drop? [OP-ED]

By most accounts, the Grammy Awards in 2018 was a big swing, and a big miss. The ceremony’s ratings plummeted by nearly 25% according to Nielsen Media, dropping from last year’s 32.9 million viewers down to 19.8 million for its most recent iteration. While the evening’s results have come under under considerable scrutiny following the event, Bruno Mars’ sweep of all the major categories isn’t the sole...

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Lollapalooza announces 2018 edition with The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Vampire Weekend, ODESZA, more – EDM All Day
May27

Lollapalooza announces 2018 edition with The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Vampire Weekend, ODESZA, more – EDM All Day

The Midwest’s premier music festival, Lollapalooza, returns to Chicago’s Grant Park August 2–5 with a newly announced lineup for the behemoth, 4-day affair. Topping the 2018 bill are The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Logic, and ODESZA, and, most notably, Vampire Weekend — the band’s first live performance in four years. Other high-profile acts include Tyler, The Creater, CHVRCHES, LL Cool J,...

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