Black Music Month

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Los Angeles Coliseum 3939 South Figueroa Street When: August 20, 1972 What: Often referred to as “the Black Woodstock,” the day-long concert featuring Stax Records artists was held to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Watts riots. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Can Am Studios Tarzana, CA 18730 Oxnard Street When: August 1996 What: The fifth and final studio album from the iconic Tupac Shakur was finished in a total of seven days, barely a month before his death. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Kool Herc’s apartment  1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, NY When: August 11, 1973 What: With his sister Cindy acting as “promoter,” sixteen year old Clive “Kool Herc” Campbell throws a “back to school” party to raise money for school clothes, and inadvertently launching the musical movement that became […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Shrine Auditorium 665 West Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles When: September 23, 2003 What: The Philly-based rap duo become the first Rap act to win a Grammy for their song “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black Music” presents 100 […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Harvard University where Dave Mays & Jon Shecter met. 12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 When: August 1988 What: Harvard undergrads David Mays and Jon Shecter, one a college radio disc jockey, the other a member of a white rap group called BMOC, bring on their classmates […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Westlake Studios. 8447 Beverly Blvd in West Hollywood When: November 8, 1982 What: Michael Jackson felt his “Off the Wall” album didn’t get its proper due at the Grammy Awards. He recorded “Thriller” with the intent of showing the world the he was the King of Pop, […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals 56 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA When: 5/8/1992 What: After two years of countersuits and trials, the Eleventh Federal Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a previous ruling that 2 Live Crew’s As Nasty As They Wanna Be was obscene and sale of […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) (New) Yankee Stadium, 1 East 161 St, Bronx, NY 10452 When: October 30, 2009 What: Jay-Z and  Alicia Keys perform their anthemic “Empire State of Mind” before a World Series game between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music […]

Dreamgirls is the film adaptation of the Tony Award 1981 Broadway play. Dreamgirls follows the story of The Dreams, an R&B all girl group who rise to fame during the 1960’s. With a production cost of $80 million, Dreamgirls is the most expensive film to feature an all African-American cast. Dreamgirls was originally meant as […]

Lil Wayne and B.G. was once a rap group called the B.G.’z. BG was once known by the alias “Doggie.” He and Lil Wayne was to record the album True Story but Wayne’s mother did not want Lil Wayne spitting such graphic lyrics. During this time is when the name BG was given to Doggie […]