Southern Rap Icon Mannie Fresh on NOLA Music Scene: ‘It’s Gumbo’

In the late 1990s when mainstream hip hop culture was becoming more commercially viable and making a coastal migration below the...

Maurice Hines: Tap Dance Legend Talks Manzari Bros. & ‘Tappin’ Thru Life’

After more than 60 years in show business, Maurice Hines sets the standard for performers that are as equally passionate about...

EXCLUSIVE: Broadway Legend George C. Wolfe: “You Just Have to Make the Work Good”

George C. Wolfe is one of American theatre’s most celebrated figures. The double Tony Award-winning African American director, playwright and producer...

Kanye West and Common Join Urban League to Create 20,000 Youth Jobs

Writing for, Jamilah King is reporting that iconic rappers Kanye West and Common are teaming up with the Chicago Urban...

Anita Wilson and Rick Robinson Talk New Album ‘Vintage Worship’

  Ms. Anita Wilson is releasing her uplifting sophomore LP, Vintage Worship, on Jun. 24. The inspirational album on the Motown Gospel imprint was primarily written...

Salsa Legend Cheo Feliciano Dies in Car Accident

CNN is reporting that Puerto Rican salsa legend Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, a giant of the genre, died in a car...

Jamaica: Journalists Covering Vybz Kartel Trial Receive Death Threats

The Jamaica Observer newspaper is reporting that two journalists who covered the recent trial of Dancehall and Reggae artist Vybz Kartel...

EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Neville Talks ‘My True Story’ (Album), God and Grace

For over five decades, Aaron Neville has entertained audiences with his unique wailing vocals and willingness to defy fitting neatly into...

Uganda: NewzBeat Raps News in Luganda and English

Amy Fallon of Inter Press Service is reporting the NewzBeat, a news segment that airs on Uganda's free-to air channel NTV,...

EXCLUSIVE: A Cappella Legends Take 6 Want People to ‘Respect Music More’

Take 6 is single-handedly one of American music’s most famous and celebrated vocal ensembles. The extremely talented, 10-time Grammy award-winning sextet’s...

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