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Reviewed by: Vida Michelle / Contact: mividamichelle@gmail.com This month world famous Hip Hop/Jazz Producer, Teacher, DJ, Emcee, independent music Executive, Usual Suspect Crew member and Columbus’ own, J. Rawls released his final solo album, The Legacy! The album has been creating a buzz on some of music’s most well known and highly respected media forums. […]

Remember when a remix was more than just slapping forty-five new regional voices to the same beat to get more spins on the radio? Well Robert Glasper does and he feels your pain. Earlier this year he released the remarkable Black Radio project, which featured a fusion of hip-hop and jazz from the likes of Erkyah Badu, Lupe Fiasco, Black Milk and Yasiin Bey (Mos […]

Muhsinah is smarter than you. Well, at least your favorite singer.  The alumnus of Howard University had the beautiful audacity to name one of her recent projects Oscillations: Sine and Triangle. Explore Our Nation’s Capital “I was in recording school and I wanted to be an engineer,” she says with a smile. “I was learning […]

Muhsinah is smarter than you. Well, at least your favorite singer.  The winner of our “One Minute to Shine” contest had the beautiful audacity to name one of her recent projects Oscillations: Sine and Triangle. “I was in recording school and I wanted to be an engineer,” she says with a smile. “I was learning […]

This year Wu-tang mash-ups seem to be all the rage. Earlier this year there was Shaolin Jazz: The 37th Chamber, an ethereal remix of Wu classics using samples of Jazz greats like Pharoh Sanders . Next we had Wugazi, an unlikely pairing between the Wu and punk rock group Fugazi. Now we have “Black Gold,” […]

Outkast fans have not had an album from the group since 2006’s Idlewild Soundtrack. With Andre 3000 shifting his attention to acting, listeners have had to settle for the occasional guest verse from 3-Stacks. His partner Big Boi has been enjoying a great solo career, but there is nothing quite like having the two of […]

Today many of Amy Winehouse’s peers are mourning  the loss of another musical talent. The singer was found dead in her London apartment by local officials. Several of her supporters and collaborators tweeted their condolences and frustration over her death. “R.I.P Sis. Why u couldn’t chill??? ,” wrote Nas, who was spotted hanging out with […]

Chris Brown is not letting the rap thing go. Last night Brown debuted part three in his “Real Hip-Hop” series where he places his rhyming talents front and center. This time around he recruited Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder for the instrumental and the part-time rapper himself had nothing but praise for Breezy on […]

In the next installment of Vibe’s “Full Clip” series MC/producer Q-tip discusses his entire catalog of hip-hop hits for A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Nas, Biggie and more. The Queens, NY native has been making headlines for his dispute with actor/director Michael Rappaport over his group’s documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life. With a focus […]

On Tuesday June 28, 2011 Pete Rock, Smiff-N-Wessun and hundreds of their supporters gathered at in New York’s Lower East Side to celebrate the release of their album, Monumental. The night was marred by violence when members of the  NYPD used excessive force to quell what they thought was an unruly crowd. However, eyewitness testimony […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Shrine Auditorium 665 West Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles When: September 23, 2003 What: The Philly-based rap duo become the first Rap act to win a Grammy for their song “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black Music” presents 100 […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)1605 East 174th Street, Bronx NY 10460 When: November 12, 1973 What: Wanting to combine his love for music with his influence on fellow gang members and other local kids to create a force for positive change, Afrika Bambaataa organizes one of the largest gangs in New York […]