Julia Beverly

Q&A: ‘OZONE’ Publisher Julia Beverly Keeps Hip-Hop Icon Pimp C’s Legacy Alive

It’s been thirteen years since the debut of the successful hip-hop magazine, OZONE. In that time its founder, publisher, and editor, Julia Beverly, grew into an icon of urban culture. Surprisingly, though, she does not possess a favorite Soul Train […]

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Book Review: Timbaland’s ‘The Emperor of Sound’

To the unenlightened, Timbaland is best known for his role as executive music producer of the popular FOX television series, Empire;

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Why Erykah Badu Will Make the Best Soul Train Awards Host

In case you haven't heard, or for those living under massive rocks, Erykah Badu will be hosting the 2015 Soul Train Awards set to air

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Q&A: ‘Da Jammies’ Creators Aulsondro “Novelist” Hamilton & William “Dolla” Chapman

If you travel down memory lane, some of your fondest childhood memories can often be connected to your favorite cartoon series. From

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Urban Legend: The Human Beat Box

When hip-hop producer PL 12 was a young boy, he had to keep his love for iconic trio The

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Sample This: Grover Washington Jr.’s “Mister Magic”

Saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. is considered one of the pioneers of the smooth jazz genre.  For two decades, the New York native recorded some

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Q&A: TribeNYC

The artistic collective TribeNYC recently released their debut opus, Enter the Tru.  So far, he project has been received with critical acclaim and support

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Urban Legend: Monie Love

During the time period dubbed hip-hop’s Golden Era (the 1980s to mid-‘90s), women in the genre rapped about equal rights, social equality,

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From “The Message” to “Chains”: Hip-Hop’s Role in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

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Hip-hop music has a long history of shedding light on social inequalities. The early days

Marco Pavé

Sound Check: Marco Pavé

Memphis, TN native Marco Pavé is a hip-hop artist/social activist who has opened for the likes of Young Dolph, Waka Flocka, and

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