Turn up the Volume to Terrance Hunt on iTunes Now to Hear Hot New Hip-hop Music

Wanting to hear new and popular Hip-Hop music? Terrance Hunt is the artist to look out for on iTunes! His music is influenced by the sounds of hip-hops greatest – Nas and Notorious to Tupac and Jay-Z; Terrance Hunt is creating music to be heard and shared by the world. After a car accident at the age of eleven, Terrance used expression of poetry – in-turn his poetry into rap verses. Now signed with Indie Record Label Raw Entertainment, Hunt is bringing “songs that speak pain, love, and everyday life,” to people all around the world. ...more

March 2013 Central Florida Talent Showcase

Excerpt, "The location Martinez chose for the 2013 Central Florida Showcase embraced me in total Aquarian-friendly eclecticism, neon lights and hookah smoke.  You didn’t have to be high to experience the remnants of the interior designer’s revolutionary LSD trip.  Images of the Lion of Judah, Hugo Chavez, psychedelic dragons and Bob Marley pop art quickly made me forget about the fourth dimension I’d just left behind....more

Ashley Judd’s Remarks about Hip-Hop and Misogyny…..Why Are People Upset?

It seems that these days when a celebrity has something to promote, they ( or their publicist) release something provocative (even though it usually has nothing to do with the actual product) in order to gain attention. For the actor/activist Ashley Judd, a snippet of her memoir, All That Is Bitter And Sweet was, ahem, “leaked” -- and Judd was forced to give a public apology. From her book:...more

(VIDEO) "Letter to Lil Wayne" -- Young Black Girls on Misogyny in Hip-Hop

When rapper Lil Wayne was released from prison last year after being incarcerated for eight months on a gun possession charge , Hip-Hop media outlets and his fans welcomed him home with open arms. ...more
WOW! I wonder if Lil Wayne saw this music video, I hope he does and see his reaction. Women are ...more

If you got Swagger and you like to Dance listen to Laz and Cat’s Swagger Dance

If you like New Boyz’ Jerk and Cali Swag District’s Teach Me How to Dougie, listen to Laz and Cat’s new single “SWAGGER DANCE”. You can copy the Jerk or the do the Dougie, but if you got your own swagger you can make your own dance. And that’s what SWAGGER DANCE is all about, it’s about making your own dance move and having the confidence, or swagger, to do it no matter how crazy or ridiculous it is....more

Boston Hip-Hop Group “Laz and Cat” Releases “Tricity Vol. 1” + Airplay and HD Videos!

Check out the Newest, The Hippest, Most Freshest Hip Hop music act coming out of Boston, LAZ & CAT!  Their new release, "Tricity Vol. I," off their music label, Triceptus Studios, features a new crop of New England Hip-Hop and R&B artists including Jayo-City, The General, Mugsy , Ms....more

Tricity Vol. 1. is available on iTunes and Amazon, as well as other retailers including: ...more

Beyonce & Her All-Female Touring Band

Ok, I maybe a little late knowing this, but you'll have to forgive me! I've been out of the pop music loop only until recently. But, thanks to a post on Monitor Mix, I now know that Beyoncé has an all-female touring band with her. She purposefully picked the best female musicians she could find to support her live. I think this is just freaking awesome! There are so many talented female musicians out there, but you don't see them, and often no one even bothers to go looking for them. ...more

I've know about he all-female band for a long time, and think it's totally cool. You make ...more

Can VIBE magazine be resurrected? And should we care?

Oh the irony. In a week that saw a jaw-dropping surge in music sales, television ratings and internet traffic in response to the death of Michael Jackson, VIBE, one of the nation's leading music magazines, abruptly stopped publication Tuesday. ...more
i didn't read & therefore didn't care abt Vibe's demise. one Black magazine i STILL miss to this ...more

Barack and Curtis: Manhood, Power and Respect

Whether or not one likes his politics, the success of Sen. Barack Obama has been a boon to those of us who do battle against the lie that the only way that black boys can gain respect is to conform to the myth of the hypermasculine thuggish black man. As a mother, daughter, sister, cousin, niece, friend, (former) wife, and lover of black men, I know that this lie is killing us. I know that our corporate media system is complicit, and that motivates much of the work that I do as an educator. ...more

Talking storytelling and inspiration with Kevin E Taylor

While television is full of "reality" shows, few shows get into the real lives and struggles of prominent people the way that BETJ's Parallel Paths does. ...more