Shanti Das 2015

Q&A: Shanti Das Talks the ‘1,2,3s of Entrepreneurship’ was excited to have spotted Shanti Das, founder and CEO of Press Reset Entertainment, at Essence Festival 2015. The widely celebrated, always hardworking music industry executive, marketing executive, consultant, mentor, philanthropist, entrepreneur and author wasn’t just on hand to […]

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SoundCheck: Silas Blak

Currently signed to indie label Cabin Games, Seattle's Silas Blak has an established reputation as one of the most complex rappers in

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Q&A: Blaq Ice

Blaq Ice is an American poet, international spoken word artist, entertainer, lecturer, promoter, producer, host, published author, mentor, and activist.  His contributions to

Mavado_Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest 2008’s Top 5 Music Festivals in the Caribbean

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The Caribbean is one

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In Memoriam: Remembering Hussein Fatal

I’ve stated before that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to write about the passing of celebrities, notable public figures, or artists who’ve impacted my life.

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Concert Recap: Snoop Dogg, Wale and Tech N9ne at Common Ground Music Festival 2015

Snoop Dogg snapped his head from left to right, swinging his impressively thick braids. A gold chain rivaling their girth dangled from his neck,

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Album Review: Jamal STEELE’s ‘Driving Toward Our Purpose’

Hip-hip artist Jamal STEELE believes we all have a unified purpose: To achieve greatness. Throughout his inspirational and socially-encouraged debut LP, the Atlanta native

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The Great Debate: Bell Biv DeVoe vs Guy

It’s customary for music-loving individuals to debate which songs, albums, and artists they consider the best, especially when comparing one artist head-to-head with another.


Profile: Nerd Boy—Revenge of the Nerd…Boy

After watching one of his energetic live performances or listening to his socially aware or storytelling tracks, most would describe hip-hop artist Nerd Boy


What Artists Inspire You?

Sweden-born soul singer Sebastian Mikael touches people with his music. Screams erupt when he performs “Made For Me,” and during meet and greets and

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