Snoop Dogg Acquires Death Row Records

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In a full-circle moment, rap legend, actor, entrepreneur and television show host Calvin "Snoop Dogg" Broadus has acquired Death Row Records,...

Go-Go Finally Gets Added to Regional Roots Grammy Category

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Chris Richards of The Washington Post is reporting Go-Go music, Washington, DC's Black regional dance music has finally made it's way...

Rap Legend: John “Ecstasy” Fletcher Dies at 56

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The blogosphere is weeping over the loss of John "Ecstasy" Fletcher of the legendary rap group Whodini! Fletcher, known as "Ecstasy"...

DJ D-Nice: CQ Made 2020 Election Season & COVID Bearable

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As we move into the Holiday season and stare down the Georgia Senate run-off that will hopefully keep the normally red...

African Jazz Great Manu Dibango Dies of Coronavirus

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The Associated Press is reporting African jazz-funk great Manu Dibango has died of complications related to COVID-19. Dibango blended African rhythms...

Irving Burgie Remembered for Selling 100M+ Records

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Irving Burgie, Songwriter who helped bring Calypso to America has died. Burgie wrote the calypso song “Day-O” (“The Banana Boat Song”) which...

African Diaspora: New Year’s Eve Traditions

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  In a photo gallery, Chantal Martineau of the Huffington Post shares different New Year's Eve traditions that occur throughout the African...

The Burton Wire’s Christmas Playlist

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The Burton Wire would like to wish you a safe and Happy Holiday season! To help you get into the Christmas...

Music Legend Dennis Edwards Dies

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Grammy award-winning music legend Dennis Edwards of The Temptations has died. Edwards joined The Temptations in 1968 after the departure of...
Prince 1958-2016

Prince Rogers Nelson: Fans Remember Him on #PrinceDay

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The one and only Prince Rogers Nelson passed away on April 21, 2016, much to the shock and chagrin of the...

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