In a game where superstars of each generation set and break new records every year, it gets pretty tough to be the first to do anything, but not impossible. After all, black athletes may dominate the field but the coaching staffs (and the owner’s boxes) of the NFL have always been pretty slim on African […]

When producer Wyatt “Wyldfyer” Coleman says he started making beats in “the lab,” he’s not just tossing around industry jargon. Before he brought the world beats like Jay-Z and Nas’s “Black Republicans” or Kendrick Lamar’s “Kush and Corinthians,” the Philly native was pioneering the mobile studio—sort of. “Black Republicans” “We would be at the Spelman […]

Long before battling rappers on wax and cowboys on the screen, Common aka Lonnie Lynn Jr. was attending Florida A&M University on scholarship majoring in Business Administration. Where Presidents Play and Writers Find Their Muse The rapper formerly known as Sense had a strict three-hour-a-day studying regimen, but his mind was still on rapping. In […]

Music legends and fans are mourning the loss of Soul Train host and creator Don Cornelius. The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin released the following statement: “It’s just so sad, stunning and downright shocking and a huge and momentous loss to the African-American community and the world at large. Don Cornelius single handedly brought about […]

In a recent interview with TheUrbandaily about his new album Groovy People, legendary songwriter and producer Leon Huff shared how he and his partner Kenny Gamble came to create the “Soul Train” theme song: Exploring The Sound Of Philadelphia ..It was a dance show and he[Don Cornelius] was very excited about it. He had everything […]

Even if you don’t know his name, you know his music. Lenny Williams’ classic ballad “Cause I Love You” has been sampled by everyone from Kanye West to Scarface and remains one of the most well-known love songs of the past thirty years. Fact: Lenny Williams won a BMI Award With Kanye West for Twista’s […]

On January 22, 2003 Black television changed forever. Comedian Dave Chappelle premiered his late night sketch comedy show on Comedy Central filling a void in late night television that had been vacated by the likes of “The Aresenio Hall Show” and  “In Living Color.” But Dave’s irreverent humor was in a class all its own. […]

We thank everyone who came out to the Magic 98.9 comedy show case on Friday night featuring Cedric The Entertainer,  JJ and Malik S.  Over 3000 people enjoyed a night full of laughs with us.  Keep listening for details on the next big event coming soon on Magic 98.9!

Don’t miss THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S  Old School Funk Fest featuring: The Bar-Kays,  Zapp,  The Ohio Players,  Confunkshun,  Slave and The Dazz Band.  The Palace Theatre in Columbus,  Ohio is the place to be.  Buy your tickets for the show online HERE.

Don’t miss The Old School Funk Fest THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at The Palace Theatre in Columbus,  Ohio.  Watch and listen to the above video and catch up with “Sugarfoot”,  original lead singer of The Ohio Players.   Buy your tickets for the show online HERE.

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