Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Music

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...
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...
X
X