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There are so many favorite Jay-Z songs, but which belong in the top 10? Cast your vote below for Black Music Month, and drag and…

Kendrick Lamar has proven in a short period of time that he is a force to be reckoned with; he has such an impressive catalog…

As part of TheUrbanDaily.com’s Black Music Month coverage we asked several of our featured artists to tell us about their favorite or most influential album…

From BlackVoices.com Following in the footsteps of Whitney Houston, Sam Cooke, Bob Marley, Sade, and Lauryn Hill is something that Melanie Fiona has always admired throughout her career. In support of Black Music Month, the Canadian-bred Grammy Award-winner opened up to the Huffington Post exclusively on the five black music icons and how they have […]

After 11,590 votes, Jill Scott has beaten out Nicki Minaj, Drake and even Beyonce in our “Who Represents Black Music In 2011” poll. Jill, who’s album “Light Of The Sun” just debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts recently lost 50 pounds adding to her sexy. Out of the 11,590 votes Jill stole 1,096. Chris […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Woodstock Festival White Lake, NY When: August  18, 1969 What: On Monday morning, August 18, 1969, the last day of the Woodstock Festival, headliner Jimi Hendrix closed his two hour set by performing a searing rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” on his electric guitar. The performance […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Los Angeles Coliseum 3939 South Figueroa Street When: August 20, 1972 What: Often referred to as “the Black Woodstock,” the day-long concert featuring Stax Records artists was held to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Watts riots. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Can Am Studios Tarzana, CA 18730 Oxnard Street When: August 1996 What: The fifth and final studio album from the iconic Tupac Shakur was finished in a total of seven days, barely a month before his death. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Kool Herc’s apartment  1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, NY When: August 11, 1973 What: With his sister Cindy acting as “promoter,” sixteen year old Clive “Kool Herc” Campbell throws a “back to school” party to raise money for school clothes, and inadvertently launching the musical movement that became […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Shrine Auditorium 665 West Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles When: September 23, 2003 What: The Philly-based rap duo become the first Rap act to win a Grammy for their song “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black Music” presents 100 […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Harvard University where Dave Mays & Jon Shecter met. 12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 When: August 1988 What: Harvard undergrads David Mays and Jon Shecter, one a college radio disc jockey, the other a member of a white rap group called BMOC, bring on their classmates […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Westlake Studios. 8447 Beverly Blvd in West Hollywood When: November 8, 1982 What: Michael Jackson felt his “Off the Wall” album didn’t get its proper due at the Grammy Awards. He recorded “Thriller” with the intent of showing the world the he was the King of Pop, […]