Will Nicki Minaj’s 7 Year Winning Streak Break at this Year’s BET Awards?

In the past, the BET Awards have had predictable winners in the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, and Best Female Hip Hop Artist categories. This year's nominations include some tough competition for past champions Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, and Drake. Beyoncé is nominated for 7 awards including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Video, and Best Album. [...]


SZA, Kaytranada, Soul II Soul, and more announced in the 2017 AfroPunk lineup

The 2017 lineup for AfroPunk has been released. The unique and unapologetic festival will be held on August 26th-27th in its annual location of Fort Greene’s Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, New York. So far, the fest will include SZA, Sampha, Willow Smith, Thundercat, Gary Clark Jr., Dizzee Rascal, and more along with veteran artist [...]

The 5th annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival starts today!

The annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, created by artist Tyler the Creator, will begin today in L.A. The event is filled with rides, music, food, and exclusive golf wang merchandise. The music line up includes Tyler, Erykah Badu, School Boy Q, Toro Y Moi, Joey Bada$$, Kamasi Washington, Yuna, Action Bronson, The Internet, and more.  [...]

Alicia Keys releases short film, “The Gospel”, directed by A.V. Rockwell

Alicia Keys releases short film, The Gospel, featuring music from her new album, Here. The visuals were directed by A.V. Rockwell. The film explores police brutality, young love, and womanhood in the inner cities of New York. Check it out below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byTHi57uxBg

Wax Poetics Back Issue Sale!!!

The dope music magazine Wax Poetics is having a huge sale on their back issues featuring covers from Al Green, Betty Davis, Ice Cube, The Ohio Players, Barry White, War, Daft Punk, Daryl Hall, Master P, Janelle Monae, Bishop Nehru, Gary Clark Jr. and the current issue featuring A Tribe Called Quest. Wax Poetics was [...]

The 2016 BET Awards: Entertainment, Soul and Politics

Bet came through with a very entertaining and political show Sunday night. The event presented a great mix of current artists, old school musicians, upcoming stars, humor and a spotlight on positive leaders in the black community. The night had too many amazing moments to count. Beyoncé’s performance of her powerful song Freedom was one of the best BET Award intros [...]