It’s All Black Music

Andre Harrell is a living legend in the entertainment industry.


Erykah Badu: Through the Years Erykah Badu, real name Erica Abi Wright, was born in Dallas. She began rapping at the age of 14 for a local radio station before deciding to change the spelling of what she called her slave name. Badu briefly attended Grambling State University before working on a 19-song demo with […]

jungle boogie (jungle –oft attrib to Hindi jangal + boogie – prob alter of bogle – goblin, object of fear) a 1974 hit by Kool & the Gang, frequently sampled by hip-hop artists, perhaps the funkiest piece of music ever recorded.

On June 16, Roc Nation and Skull Candy presented a secret J. Cole concert in New York City. The exclusive event was courtesy of Roc Nation/Sony Records.

Garry Shider, the musical director for George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic band known for wearing a diaper on stage, died June 16th at the age of 56.


NEW YORK (CBS) Late rap icon Tupac Shakur, famously gunned down outside of a Vegas hotel in 1996, is being remembered for his birthday today and his legacy in popular culture. Had he lived, the entertainer would have been 39 years old. Shakur died on Sept. 13, 1996. Tupac Amaru Shakur, known by his stage […]

June 15, 2010 marks the 41st birthday of O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson, one of the best MCs to ever touch a microphone.


jam (origin unknown) – 1. to drive or wedge forcibly into a tight position. 2. to fill often to excess. 3. to make unintelligible by sending out interfering messages or signals. 4. to force one’s way into a restricted space. 5. to take part in a musical jam session.

T.I.’s album cover for King Uncaged features the ATL rapper seated next to a lion, drawing an obvious parallel between the recently-released-from-jail rapper and the king of the jungle, as well as a fleeting nod to a classic 70’s soul album from Minnie Riperton.

It's All Black Music

eLZhi, no explanation needed. One of hip hop’s greatest emcee’s took the time out to speak with me.

jive (origin unknown) – 1. the jargon of jazz musicians or enthusiasts. 2. deceptive, nonsensical or glib talk. 3. to play or dance to jive music.

Bijou Star shares her black music moment to commemorate black music month in June.