Black Music Month Celebrates The Geto Boys. Geto Boys (originally spelled Ghetto Boys) is a hip hop group from Houston, Texas, consisting of Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill. The original Ghetto Boys consisted of: Prince Johnny C, The Slim Jukebox, DJ Ready Red and Little Billy, the dancer who later came to be known […]
eLZhi, no explanation needed. One of hip hop’s greatest emcee’s took the time out to speak with me.
jive (origin unknown) – 1. the jargon of jazz musicians or enthusiasts. 2. deceptive, nonsensical or glib talk. 3. to play or dance to jive music.
It goes without saying that Kanye West, who celebrated a birthday yesterday, is one of hip-hop’s greatest producers.
Black Music Month Celebrates The Red Cat Jazz Cafe. Located in a narrow brick building dating back to Houston’s earliest days, the Red Cat Jazz Cafe shows what sophistication and good times are possible in born-again downtown. Located just half a block off Old Market Square, these brick walls have resonated with many a blues […]
soul (Middle English, from Old English sawol) – 1. the animating and vital principle in human beings, credited with the faculties of thought, actions and emotion and often conceived as an immaterial entity. 2. a sense of ethnic pride among African-Americans, expressed in areas such as language, social customs, religion and music.
Marvin Isley, bass player for the legendary Isley Brothers, died June 6th from complications of diabetes at 56.
On the extended version of his 1988 single “I Wish U Heaven,” Prince sang “Take this beat / I don’t mind / Got plenty others / and they’re so fine!”
Prince & Beyoncé’s opening performance at the 2004 Grammy Awards may as well have been the opening and closing performance.
On August 3, 1983, Prince played a benefit concert at First Avenue, the Minneapolis club he would immortalize a year later in his film Purple Rain. That same night, Prince debuted several new songs that would appear on the soundtrack to that film. When the Purple Rain album was released, three of the performances from […]
From WhiteHouse.gov: Music can tell a story, assuage our sorrows, provide blessing and redemption, and express a soul’s sublime and powerful beauty. It inspires us…
jubilee (Biblical) – 1. in Hebrew Scriptures, a year of rest to be observed by the Israelites every 50th year during which slaves were to be set free. 2. celebrations held by African-American slaves, usually at Christmas and Easter, which included respite from labor, feasting, music and dancing.