Black Music Month

June is Back Music Month and we're celebrating Black artists all over the world! Checkout this week's new Afrobeats releases...

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MC Breed, was a highly influential rapper who emerged from the hip-hop scene of Flint, Michigan, in the late 1980s. Breed’s career began with his 1991 debut album, “MC Breed & DFC,” which featured the hit single “Ain’t No Future in Yo’ Frontin’.” The song became a hit, peaking at number 66 on the Billboard […]

Black Music Month

The event consisted of two concerts held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, England, and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over 72,000 people attended the event in London while an estimated 100,000 people attended in Philadelphia. The post 1985: Live Aid Brings Attention To Africa appeared first on Black America Web.

These 15 Black music icons made history by bringing our culture to the Broadway stage. The post Black On Broadway: 15 Trailblazing Musicians Who Brought Color To Musical Theater appeared first on Black America Web.

Rap historian, DJ, and radio personality Colby Colb Tyner’s joins the show to discuss 50 years of Hip Hop! Text “RICKEY” to 71007 to join the Rickey Smiley Morning Show mobile club for exclusive news. (Terms and conditions). Hailing from humble beginnings, he nurtured his dreams of working in media straight out of high school […]

We continue Black Music Month with the Black artists who have produced some of your favorite films and tv series’ soundtracks. See inside.

As we Celebrate Black Music Month, NPR has put together a string of artist to perform at The Tiny Desk that represent the culture of Black music.

Black Music Month

For Black Music Month we discuss the death of Marvin Gaye on April 1st, 1984 in Los Angeles, California The post 1984: Marvin Gaye Dies A Day Before His 45th Birthday appeared first on Black America Web.

Black Music Month

3 and you are at home watching the Merv Griffin Show, watching what would become one of the biggest-selling artists and one of the greatest voices of all time singing “Home” from The Wiz. Griffin would go on to tell the audience “You won’t forget that name — Whitney Houston!” The post 1983: ‘A Star Is Born’ Whitney Houston Debuts On The Merv Griffin Show appeared first on Black America Web.