Black Music Month

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) 106 & Park Studios 101 E 106th Street, New York, NY 10029 When: September 11, 2000 What: BET’s flagship music countdown show hits the scene, becoming must-see TV for hip-hop and R&B fans across America. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Perfect Pair Recording Studios 36 Meadow Street, East Orange, NJ 07018 When: Late 1997 – June 1998 What: The Fugees sold millions of records, but it didn’t stop Lauryn Hill from trying her hand at a solo career. The result was “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” a […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Master Sound Studios 1013 Assembly Drive, Virginia Beach, VA When: September 23, 2003 What: Missy Elliot and Timbaland were proteges of Jodeci’s Devante Swing. Elliott had gained notoriety as a songwriter but “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” was a breakthrough as a performer, and its otherworldly beat […]

As a part of our It’s All Black Music feature for Black Music Month, we’ve posted polls to see who you think are the best Black artists of all time. Our first poll asked you Who Is The King Of R&B? Check out the results below: It was a close race between old school crooners, […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)Studio 4 444 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 When: February 6, 1992 What: The wunderkind producer discovers the 12-year-old Kris Kross, writing and producing the first single from their debut album Totally Krossed Out, which goes on to sell over four million copies, launching his career in […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)Wishard Hospital 1001 West 10th Street Indianapolis, IN 1001 West 10th StreetIndianapolis, IN When: July 15, 1990 What: While horsing around after a show, Troy “Trouble T-Roy” Dixon, one of Heavy D’s dancers, fell off a balcony and died from his injuries. T-Roy’s passing, though tragic, inspired a […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Future Records Recording Studio 4338 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1238 When: 1990 What: Harlem native Teddy Riley was instrumental in the rise of New Jack Swing; R&B infused with Hip-Hop flavored beats. After making his move to VA he would influence a number of new […]

Jill Scott is preparing the release of her album The Light Of The Sun and clarifies to Detroit’s Hot 102.7 that it was pushed up a week early to June 21st from the past mentioned date June 28th. The soul-singer reveals her favorite Motown artist and her three most memorable black music moments as a […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Location of Get Live Records, home to D.O.C.’s original group the Fila Fresh Crew. Arlington, TX 76015 When: June 16, 1989 What: The Dallas native’s Dr. Dre-produced debut, No One Can Do It Better is considered a classic album. The DOC’s songwriting was key in early Death […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)Howard University 2225 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington D.C., DC 20059 When: 2003 What: Producer Rich Harrison already made a name for himself producing music for singer Amerie but his breakthrough was writing and producing Beyonce’s first solo hit “Crazy in Love.” The Jay-Z assisted smash cut featured a […]