De La Soul Teams Up With Usher on New Song “Greyhounds”
When De La Soul first stepped on the scene, music fans were impressed by their quirky, thought-provoking brand of hip-hop. Over the years, they have continued to create music that is entertaining and engaging. Their latest release, “Greyhounds,” from their upcoming album, and the Anonymous Nobody… “We were taking a break... Read more
The Roots Release, “Bittersweet,” Music You Can Taste
“I started as a trendsetter and I’m still one” – Black Thought, The Roots The Roots are hip-hop pioneers. Not only have are they the premier hip-hop house band, but they are also risk-takers who aren’t afraid to try new things. Their latest release, “Bittersweet,” is multi-sensorial song that... Read more
According to Run-D.M.C.’s Darryl McDaniels, “99% of rap out now is bad demos”
“There is so much bad stuff out that people think bad is good now” – Darryl McDaniels of Run-D.M.C. Darrell McDaniels is one of hip-hop’s pioneers. His group Run-D.M.C. ruled the airwaves in the 80s and influenced a generation of rappers. Recently, McDaniels sat down with SiriusXM host John Fugelsang to... Read more
Hip-Hop/Rock Supergroup Prophets of Rage Want to Make America Rage Again
What do you get when you combine elements of a revolutionary rock band and two iconic hip-hop acts? You get a supergroup of angry voices called Prophets of Rage. This newly formed band consists of Rage Against the Machine’s bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad... Read more
Ravyn Lenae Updates Her Magnificent EP, “Moon Shoes,” with Two New Songs
In February, we profiled an amazing young artist, Ravyn Lenae, in our monthly 5 Indie Artists Your Should Hear column. Born and raised on Chicago’s often turbulent south side, the 17 years old classically trained singer/songwriter released her first single, “Greetings,” in 2015. The song was a huge local hit.... Read more
My Experience with Surfing and Why More African-Americans Should Give it a Try
As a young African-American male, I never had much exposure to water sports. Sure, I’d go to the beach or a friend’s pool party, but I never participated in activities such as water skiing, riding jet skis, or surfing. I recently had the opportunity to Hang Ten (or attempt... Read more
Suicide Squad Character Profile: Will Smith as Deadshot
“Don’t forget. We’re the bad guys.” – Deadshot Will Smith knows a thing or two about playing a superhero on screen (see Hancock). In the new film, Suicide Squad, Smith switches sides and takes on the role of supervillain Deadshot, the world’s deadliest and most accurate marksman. To help... Read more
Freedom Over Texas is a Showcase for Great Music
Every year, Houston holds a huge 4th of July Celebration called Freedom Over Texas. In addition to honoring Independence Day, the event showcases many talented musical acts. This year, headliners The Suffers, Eli Young Band, and Darius Rucker rocked the main stage, but there were several amazing artists on the... Read more
5 Indie Artists You Should Hear – July 2016
Jazz Singer, Suraiye, Performs “My Funny Valentine”
You may remember Suraiye from our 5 Indie Artists You Should Hear series. She is a classically trained jazz singer who is equally adept in the genres of R&B and soul. In this video, Suraiye goes back to her jazz roots and delivers an outstanding live performance of “My Funny Valentine.” Tweet us @mochamanstyle... Read more