Of course one of Hip-Hop music’s greatest break beats is a jazz record. “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” by Bob James originally appeared on the jazz fusion artist’s album Two, released in 1975. A pianist arranger and producer, James has numerous records in his catalog that have been raided by producers over the years, […]
With the increasing number of films aimed towards black audiences in the early 1970s, filmmakers realized that they couldn’t turn to Henry Mancini to provide the musical backdrops for these movies.
After more than a month of voting and sitcom upsets such as The Jeffersons and Good Times being voted out of the competition, we’re happy to announce the two Finalists in our Greatest Sitcom of All Time Competition: The Cosby Show and Martin. See Greatest Black Sitcom Bracket Challenge It was an easy road for […]
Urban celebs Anthony Mackie, Rosario Dawson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, etc. attended the LG Cinema 3D HDTV Gift Lounge where they experienced the LG’s hot new TV and all its effects! ‘Here is a highlight from the night: “Though Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson were both sporting sunglasses when they showed up to […]
Hip hop producers are known for digging deep in the crates for the records they use to create the songs we all know and love. No genre is immune from being sampled! Here are some songs you might know that have sampled Afrobeat records! Missy Elliott “Whatcha Gon’ Do” Taken from Missy’s 2001 album, Miss […]
Want to know the way to gauge how great a show is? Break it down by episodes. Take The Cosby Show for instance: For those who watched the series through it’s eight seasons, the debate is never whether or not the show was good, it’s which episode was the best. Ask as many people possible […]
Before Barack Obama became the first African-American President (sorry, Bill Clinton does NOT count) the only time we saw a Commander-in-Chief of color was in the movies. Sometimes the portrayals were dignified (Morgan Freeman in Deep Impact) other times they were not (Terry Crews in Idiocracy), but nine times out of ten the world was […]
Paula Patton, Angela Bassett, Laz Alonzo, Loretta Divine, Meagan Good, Romeo, and Mike Epps star in this romantic black comedy “Jumping The Broom.” After a failed love life Paula Patton meets Laz Alonzo where they kick it off and later get engaged. Problem is Paula’s family is more “upscale” than Lazes. Drama ensues after the […]