The 80s: The 30th Anniversary of ‘King Of Rock’

When the needle dropped on RUN-D.M.C.’s sophomore release, King Of Rock, back in January 1985, it was obvious that the trio of Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay were dead set on making sure they weren’t thrown into […]

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Profile: Hermene Hartman and the 25th Anniversary of ’N’DIGO Magapaper’

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Soul Train History Book: Jackie Wilson

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