Friday, June 18, 2021

Music

by Stacy M. Brown --  At 22, Paris Jackson bears the scars of a childhood that took a devastating turn 11 years ago with the death of her father, Michael Jackson. After the King of Pop’s death, a chaotic years-long struggle with family turmoil and...
Pat Mitchell Worley was repping the Memphis Music Foundation in 2011 when she created the Memphis Music Month initiative, which is getting a relaunch this October. Now the executive director of the Stax Music Academy, Worley is upbeat about Memphis...
It's official: "I'm Good" -- the new single by Larry D -- was officially released Friday (Sept. 18) after its premiere earlier this month. The former lead singer of The Bar-Kays, who has been busy with his music endeavors since...
Patricia Wilson Aden, whose background includes having guided the African American Museum in Philadelphia as president/CEO, is headed to Memphis as president/CEO of The Blues Foundation. “I am genuinely excited to join The Blues Foundation and the Blues community in...
Cameroonian beauty Bijoux is stepping out on faith. She has been singing since a teen and has been an in-demand cover singer until recently venturing out to release original music. Her first single – “Go With It” –  appeared...
TELISU's music is that FYE. She’s fabulous and stylish with seemingly no bad angles, which doesn’t always translate into good music. But, oh contraire! If you’re sleeping on her, don’t. I asked the burning question first. Why K-Pop (Korean Pop)...
Memphis singer-songwriter Brandon Lewis depicts the painful institutional mistreatment of Black men in his new single, titled “Black Man.” “Black Man. I’m still a man. It shouldn’t matter about the color skin that I’m in, I’m still a man. A Black man.” Though the single...
by Mesfin Fekadu --  NEW YORK (AP) — A never-before-heard solo version of the late Aretha Franklin’s riveting and powerful collaboration with Mary J. Blige about faith and race, 2006’s “Never Gonna Break My Faith,” has arrived on Juneteenth. Sony’s RCA Records, RCA Inspiration and...
Most Black Memphians and Mississippians have some cousins “Up South,” which is Chicago. While blues and jazz may have traveled “up river” from the Bayou, the Delta and the Bluff City, Chicago sent house music “down river.” It traveled...
Mille Manny – cause getting to a million of course! – is a 17-year old rising star creating his own hybrid sound, which he calls “hip pop.” While he may put you in mind of Chris Brown, he’s seventeen-seventeen...