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Nestled amid the foothills of the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains and about a hundred miles South of Washington, D.C., the greater Charlottesville region offers visitors a thriving community and vanguard of arts and culture that’s both boldly innovative and grounded in rich tradition. Just beyond city lines, quiet rolling hills and family farms complement city life within […]

Politicians, activists and business leaders converged on Washington, D.C. for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference. During this year’s conference,  we sat in on a number of informative panel discussions and spoke with L-Mani S. Viney, National Chairman for Kappa Alpha Psi Guide Right Program, about the importance of the CBCF annual […]

If you are tired of hearing about rappers and their money, don’t look for a respite from their bombastic claims anytime soon. Forbes just released their “Forbes Five” list that ranks hip-hop’s top-5 wealthiest for this year. Leading the charge is Diddy, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre, but Cash Money cofounder Bryan “Birdman” Williams and 50 Cent rounded out the rest of the list, according […]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation recognizes the contributions of those who have significantly impacted the evolution, development, and perpetuation of rock and roll by inducting them into the Hall of Fame. Eric B. & Rakim, War, Donna Summer, Rufus with Chaka Khan, and The Spinners are among those nominated for induction into […]

The African beauty took the crown that has long been elusive to women of African descent. “Thank God I’m very satisfied with the way God created me and I wouldn’t change a thing,” Lopes said. “I consider myself a woman endowed with inner beauty. I have acquired many wonderful principles from my family and I […]

Michael Jackson‘s much-talked about collaborations with Freddie Mercury of the British rock band Queen are finally being released.  Jackson & Mercury teamed up in the early 80s to record three demos that will be finished by the surviving members of Queen.

Twenty three years after they jumped on the scene, EPMD is back with a brand new single called “Don’t Get Clapped.” “Clapped” comes three years after the group released the We Mean Business EP.

It’s hard to argue that Prince is one of the most talented and versatile musicians to ever set foot in a recording studio.  Since 1978, he’s released over 30 albums, had dozens of hit singles, a few movies, and sold out concert venues from his hometown of Minneapolis to Japan.

If you’re in the entertainment business, in any fashion, it’s safe to say Quincy Jones has had some influence on you. From creating some of the most memorable music in history to founding one of hip hop’s most loved magazines, Quincy Jones has done it all. WBW: Samples of History: Hip-Hop Mines Afrobeat In celebration […]

Remember Tracey Lee?  The rapper came on the scene in 1997 with the club classic “The Theme (It’s Party Time).”  He even had a cameo from Biggie on the song “Keep Your Hands High.”   But where is Tracey Lee now?