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  DJ Frankie Knuckles, who was responsible with pioneering house music, lost his battle with Type 2 Diabetes and died Monday. He was 59 years old. Knuckles, who was born in The Bronx, later moved to Chicago where he made his musical mark and packed clubs with his blend of disco and soul. He later worked […]

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or taking a trip to Cancun for your first ever spring break, flights are boring. While some may opt to watch movies on their smart phones or tablets, others enjoy a good read. But who really wants to lug around three or four magazines with luggage? Not to fret. Inflight […]

Sometimes you don’t want to turn up. Sometimes you just want to relax and listen to music that will wash away the day’s anxieties. If you’re in that kind of mood, then Leon Timbo is your guy. The Florida native scored the dream of a lifetime opening for singer/actor Tyrese at the Dallas House of Blues. […]

Every so often comes an artist that’s worthy of our attention — Polly A is that artist. The Milwaukee native realized early on the typical 9-5 wasn’t going to fulfill her, so she quickly pursued a music career after graduating high school. Polly enjoyed small successes, like singing back up for Bobby Womack and writing for […]

  In September 2003, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and Andre “3000” Benjamin released their critically acclaimed double-disc “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” which catapulted the ATLiens from hip-hop heavyweights to international super stars. In the album’s first week, it shot straight to number one selling more than 500,000 copies and was later certified diamond with 10 million […]

Well this is awkward! Drake stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote his third album “Nothing Was The Same.”   Ellen, who is notorious…

In honor of the publications 20 year existence, VIBE magazine celebrated with three different covers showcasing the diversity and range of Black music. Peep all…

It’s hard to believe Basquiat is gone. It’s even harder to believe he’s been gone for 25 years. August 12th marks the anniversary of the young artist’s untimely death and his introduction to the haunting “27 club,” which includes Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse. Basquiat, who frolicked around New York City’s art scene with Andy Warhol and […]

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Unafraid to push the envelope, film director, Lee Daniels, who brought Precious to the big screen, wrote produced and directed a poignant film The Butler. Filmed from the point of view of a Black White House butler who worked from 1952 to 1986, Daniels showcases a man who gets a front-row seat to witness change happen for […]

Like most boys growing up, Rob McConnell enjoyed making a mess of things. “When I was young, I played a lot with Legos, taking things a part, putting things together,” said the Lansing, MI native. “Hot wheels, Matchbox, I was always just excited about cars,” McConnell, who admits to being exceptional in the maths and […]

Music’s brightest stars came out to party and rub elbows for the 55th annual Grammys, and what a night it was! Between T-Swizzle’s theatrical opening performance, to the electrifying Bob Marley tribute and Hov biggin’ up the swap meet where The Dream apparently buys all his clothes, everyone was all smiles at the Staple Center. But all eyes were focused on […]