The South Been Had Something to Say

    Photo: Datrick Davis for ONE Musicfest   "Atlanta has been called the new Motown of the South...and is the home of LaFace Records and Organized Noize Productions.”-OutKast   Welcome to Atlanta! The city where opportunities are endless. For aspiring creatives and musicians, Atlanta seems like an open door to the entire entertainment industry. For rappers,

Flashback Friday: Remembering The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin

    Photo: Boing Boing   The world lost an iconic, legendary, multi-talented musician, the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin passed away Thursday, Aug.16 at 76-years-old following a battle with pancreatic cancer.   Franklin's family announced that they would have a public viewing and private funeral in her native hometown, Detroit.   The public viewing for Franklin will

Spike Lee & John David Washington dishes on ‘BlacKkKlansman’

    Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed film, BlacKkKlansman hit theaters Friday, Aug.10. BlacKkKlansman is based on the life of the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department, Ron Stallworth.   Stallworth infiltrated the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and even became the leader of the local chapter. The film illustrates Stallworth

Flashback Friday: Bobby Brown X “Every Little Step”

    Photo: Albumism   With The Bobby Brown Story set to premiere on BET in September, let's take it back to Brown's "Every Little Step." The original bad boy of R&B released the record in 1988 on Geffen Records. The music video highlights Brown hollering at some fly ladies and showing off his smooth dance

Nicki Minaj Drops ‘Queen’ Album!

    Photo: Urban Islandz   It's finally here! After several delays, Nicki Minaj has released her fourth studio album, Queen.   Her latest LP comes a week earlier than the scheduled Aug.17 release date she announced last week. Minaj made the announcement last night on the first episode of her Beats 1 radio show.   Queen features Eminem, The