Tag: hip-hop

Africa Rising: African albums to watch out for in 2013

With the world’s hot love affair with the African continent, African artists are slowly becoming a force to reckon with globally. The sounds of Africa are once again becoming the soundtrack […]

Don’t Call Me African…The Cries & Crisis of Lost Africans Continues

As Dr. Kwame Nkrumah said: “I am not African because I was born in Africa, but because Africa was born in me.” When I see articles like “Some blacks insist: […]

Sylvia Vanderpool Robinson -HIP-HOP ICON -RIP (March 6, 1936 – September 29, 2011)

Behind every great man & every great movement, there is a greater woman. Today we lost one of the greatest in the movement & culture enjoyed globally as Hip-Hop. Sylvia […]

While You Were Watching The Throne-The Revolution Was Being Televised & Missed

While everyone & their momma was praising Kanye & Jay Z’s new album, the rest of the world was getting messed up & fighting for our lives. Once again the […]

Music Is A Weapon : Jay Z & Kanye West Drop “Otis”

By now we have all been bombarded on the internets with yet another so called “Highly Anticipated Album” from Jay &  Ye!  Well the album entitled “Watch The Throne” is […]

Music Is A Weapon: K’Naan, The Somalia Story & HIP-HOP’s Legacy As The Voice of The People

The festering & expected tragedy of famine in Somalia that has now captured the world’s attention & caused the United Nations to declare a famine in two areas of southern […]

Gil Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011)

As soon as Gil Scott Heron‘s death was announced , his image, music , poetry  and praises spread like wildfire on the “internets”, but how many people bought his new […]

Global Fusion Playist: The Soul Of Destani Wolf

Destani, sweet sweet Destani, is a friend, a sister & one of my favorite artists. That intro just made me feel like I am coming out of the Destani closet […]

JAY Z Showcases His Global Fusion With Life +Times

Jay Z has done it again. This time his creativity & new era pushing the envelope has come in the form of his new website Life + Times, which is […]

Global Fusion Playlist: Sade’s “The Moon And The Sky” (Remix feat. JAY Z)

Well, Well Well, Sade‘s no rappers cherry has been popped as the ban gets lifted with a Jay Z verse on the remix of “The Moon & The Sky”, slated […]