Sunday, October 25, 2020

Music

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...
Powerhouse performer and first-ever winner of FOX’s “The Four: Battle For Stardom,” Evvie McKinney has released the upbeat anthem “Bring the Whole Hood,” her debut single on Motown Gospel/Capitol CMG. “I come from Memphis, Tennessee. Little small house, big family…,”...
Memphis’ music scene – it’s one that somehow doesn’t ever quite get the credit it deserves, but leads to more than a handful of hidden gems. Jorres Nelson, also known as RealRed, is Memphis’ newest producer to deliver a music...
Donald O’Conner – known to many as the founder/director of Watoto – and his son, Nick, have released a new CD – “Family” – inspired by being at home during the pandemic and reflecting on “how the family unit...
XXL Magazine is the premium publication for hip hop and African-American culture. Beginning in 2007, XXL released its annual “Freshman Class” list. The issue features ten artists-to-watch, all appearing on the cover of the magazine. The list has a history...
by Mark Kennedy -- Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart...
There is some science indicating that white noise – that staticky hiss (or hissy static?) you get while flipping through stations – helps with relaxation and sleep. That’s all well and good, but it’s NOT what I want to...
Memphis – Let’s get right to the point: the ‘transfer’ of the FCC license, equipment, and operations of WUMR from the University of Memphis to the newly formed Crosstown non-profit group, is a business deal valued between $2 million...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The founder of the South African multi-Grammy-Award-winning music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala, has died at age 78, the group and the government announced Tuesday. Shabalala died at a hospital in the capital, Pretoria, Tuesday morning,...
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