I’ve been on a bit of a world music kick recently, thanks in no small part to blogs like African Gospel Church and Dream Beach Records, both depositories of unusual and danceable tunes from obscure corners of the globe. It was on the latter that I came across one of the most unusual (and catchiest-sounding) [...]
The actor-turned-director of the new hip-hop documentary Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest explains why he feels the group is just as important to music as the Beatles and discusses his disagreement over the film with Tribe frontman Q-Tip.
Not only was he a big man, his musical flare was just as huge.
The news of the death of an icon is always sad, and it was particularly so with the passing of musical pioneer, visionary poet (and personal hero of mine) Gil Scott-Heron. Scott-Heron died in a Manhattan hospital May 27th at the age of 62. The cause of death was not immediately clear, but the musician’s [...]
Veteran entertainer reflects on his career success and demonstrates why he’s ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time by performing “Bring on Tomorrow” from his new CD, “15 Minutes”—his first original album in 10 years.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter discusses his father’s legacy and explains why every song on his latest album is from his heart; he also performs a track from “Wild and Free.”
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter discusses her latest CD, “Kaleidoscope Heart,” and explains why her music career initially was an uphill battle.
Not feeling all of this Odd Future buzz? Yeah, me neither. This guy, on the other hand, is awesome. Here’s the single from Ghostpoet‘s (aka Obaro Ejimiwe) debut album, Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam. Cool name, right? You can find the rest of the album streaming on the BBC’s website, here.
Grammy-winning triple-threat artist talks about his latest projects, and performs a track from his new CD, “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive.”
If you weren’t one of the 125 million people who tuned into the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend — the annual celebration of song, dance and foppery that maintains the word “Euro” as a disparaging adjective — you’re probably dying to know who won. Perhaps it won’t come as much of a surprise (I, for [...]