Music Archives - Mocha Man Style
Anita Baker Makes 2018 Great with Farewell Concert Series
Last year, Anita Baker announced her retirement from the music business. After 30 years in the game, eight Grammy Awards, seven albums and six world tours, it was well-deserved. However, as a fan, I was deeply saddened by the news. Baker’s music will always have a special place in... Read more
Check Out IhsAn Bilal’s New Video “Too Late”
Earlier this month IhsAn Bilal released her latest album, IhsAnity. The L.A.-based singer has just dropped “Too Late,” her first video from the album. Directed by Briana Monet, the video also features actor David K. Sommerville.  Visit to for upcoming show dates and other announcements from the artist. Tweet us @mochamanstyle or... 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
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
Maxwell Returns to the Spotlight with an Incredible Performance of “Lake by the Ocean”
Fresh off an incredible tribute to Prince at the BET Awards, Maxwell took the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform his new single “Lake by the Ocean” (not to be confused with DNCE’s “Cake by the Ocean”). The song is from his new album blackSUMMERS’night, the second in... Read more