Fantastic Negrito Performs ‘Lost in a Crowd’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Fantastic Negrito is a rare artist. Not only is he an amazing performer, but he is also a top-notch songwriter. His music is raw, personal, and authentic. Listeners immediately connect with Fantastic Negrito because he speaks so much truth. We first discovered him in 2015 and immediately added him to... Read more
De La Soul Releases “Memory Of…(US)” Video from Grammy-Nominated Album
I’ve been a fan of De La Soul since I first heard “Plug Tunin'” in 1989. The group was quirky, creative, relevant, and eager to spread a messages of positivity. I was proud when I hear, after all these years, they were recently nominated for a Grammy Award. Their album,... Read more
“What I Need” from Jackie Venson Live at Strange Brew
Last year, we covered Jackie Venson in our 5 Indie Artists You Should Hear series. Since then, the talented musician has blown up and is making a name for herself in the music industry. Venson instantly captures your attention as she mindfully blends Blues, Rock, R&B, Soul with her introspective... Read more
Listen to Exclusive New Holiday Song, “Snowy Day,” by Boyz II Men
Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, Boyz II Men, remains the best-selling R&B group of all time, with over 64 million albums sold. The iconic trio (Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman) is back on the scene with a new song that is destined to become a holiday... Read more
Lecrae Performs “Can’t Stop Me Now” with Lelah Hathaway
Grammy-Award winning rapper Lecrae is one of the top voices in hip-hop today. However, his music doesn’t get widespread airplay. Fortunately, Questlove introduced Lecrae to Jimmy Fallon. The popular talk show host loved Lecrae’s music and booked him on the show. Since then, Lecrae has appeared on The Tonight... Read more
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