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Basheer Jones shares his music moment growing up in commemoration of Black Music Month June 2010. Join him on Street Soldiers every Sunday evening at 9pm Z107.9FM and every weekday morning 6am-9am on 1490AM. Streaming live on and Join Basheer Jones every Sunday at 9pm on Street Soldiers on our Z107.9FM station. The […]

Just a few nights ago I had the pleasure of meeting and seeing the performance of Cleveland’s own Tommy Johnson, singer-songwriter-producer-musician. Him and many other Cleveland talents hit the stage at D.I.V.A.’s “Sensual Showcase” held at the Cleveland Improv. Many showed up and little did I know what I was in store for. Mind you, […]

Yolonda Adams on our sister station 1300am Praise got an interview with Eddie Levert and he releases a single of his new album compilation, “I’ve Been Saved” Yolanda and Eddie talk about his song contribution to the WKM Gospel Compilation “I’ve Been Saved” Which comes out one June 22nd.. The song is called “Why” and […]

N.W.A., the unapologetically violent and sexist pioneers of gangsta rap, is in many ways the most notorious group in the history of rap. Emerging in the late ’80s, when Public Enemy had rewritten the rules of hardcore rap by proving that it could be intelligent, revolutionary and socially aware, N.W.A. capitalized on PE’s sonic breakthroughs […]

What does it mean to be the proprietor of your destiny? If you’re a singer, songwriter, pianist extraordinaire, producer, author, news correspondent, award winner, philanthropist and actress like Alicia Keys, it’s probably perceived as affluence. For Keys, prosperity isn’t measured monetarily but through passion, self-fulfillment and life experiences. It’s this philosophy that has made the […]

With the increasing number of films aimed towards black audiences in the early 1970s, filmmakers realized that they couldn’t turn to Henry Mancini to provide the musical backdrops for these movies.

Zapp, also known as the Zapp Band or Zapp and Roger, is a soul and funk band originated in 1978 out of Dayton, OH. The band was formed by a group of brothers Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Lester Troutman, Tony Troutman, and Terry “Zapp” Troutman. The group became famous for their style of electro funk […]

Can Hip-Hop evolve any more????????? Do emcees still have something to say???????? This five member crew out of Columbus, Ohio screams Yes, we have to! Rashad, Pa.Flex, Co City, Shakes and Blaksmif, also known as The 3rd, has been a work in progress since they met in middle school. But like P.A. says, something so […]

Juicy by biggie Who Am I by Snoop Dog If I ruled the world by Nas I Get Around by 2Pac Cream by Wu Tang Clan Reminisce by Pete Rock and CL Smooth Shook Ones Part 2 by Mobb Deep All I need by method man and mary j blige Friday by Ice Cube Lost […]

VIA:  FindArticles.Com For centuries African Americans have dominated the American music scene.  Black music is in fact America’s original music, and the Spirituals-Blues-Jazz-Gospel-Charleston-Twist-HipHop gift is the foundation not only of  rhythm and blues but also of Broadway and The Grammys.  Read about three of the most important moments in Black Music History below: 1.  1660 […]

What instrument, primarily associated with country music, was developed by enslaved Africans and adapted from several African instruments? What is your favorite genre of music?customer surveys