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BET held back not a single ounce of shade following Billboard Music Awards’ Prince tribute. Playing off what seemed to be mass disappointment, the TV network shared a teaser for their upcoming award show with the message, “Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry. We got you.” In case you missed it: And it seems they came through on […]

Prince‘s legacy is untouchable. In this 5-minute clip from Nelson George‘s documentary Finding The Funk, D’Angelo, Questlove, Sheila E and others come together to share what made the Purple One legendary. From his influence in the shaping of the Minneapolis sound to his fearlessness to take sonic risks, Prince left a lasting mark in music that will never be forgotten. “Prince […]

Legends never really die. That statement is especially true when it comes to artists whose work lives on forever. Today, we celebrate the 58th birthday of The Purple One. And while Prince may no longer be here with us, his genius continues to inspire and bring people together. His music also lives on when it is transformed by […]

The Sound

It was a nostalgic weekend for Will Smith, who attended the 9th annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia with his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air pal DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Original A Tribe Called Quest member Jarobi White wasted no time petitioning to have a street named in Phife’s honor, after the rapper’s passing in March. Not only will Linden Boulevard be co-named A Tribe Called Quest Blvd, TMZ reports, but the legendary group will also have a mural painted on the side of Nu-Clear Cleaners–the famous dry cleaner […]

Maxwell hasn’t changed much since 1996, but that’s because he doesn’t have to. It’s the sultry swing of those signature laid-back grooves that make Mr. Rivera so timeless. With “1990X,” the neo-soul vet proves he’s yet to lose it. “Lay here closely beside me,” he croons in his trademark falsetto. “Feel my heart as it’s pounding / We will climax with […]

Pusha T is one of those artists who is so laid back and cool, you sometimes forget how talented and influential he is in the music industry. Thank god for his hip-hop angels Kanye West and Pharrell, who have no problem speaking on his behalf, letting the world know about the prodigy that is King Push. This […]

Angela Robinson from The Haves and the Have Nots swung by our studios to read a portion of Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise. The triumphant poem is political yet so very personal to the struggles that African-Americans are facing. Angelou speaks to the truth that no matter what, you should continue to stand up with your head […]

Produced and arranged by Prince Rodgers Nelson. That kind of liner note only hits a generation once, and since 1984’s sleeper soundtrack, “Purple Rain,” they’re few and far between.  By every law of music and time, Prince is bonafide rock royalty. But in the summer of 1984, Prince was just a “Kid,” gearing up for his […]

Black Music Month

For only having released two studio albums, Notorious B.I.G. has hits! Let’s celebrate him the right way! Which is your favorites?! Like on Facebook to stay updated with the latest entertainment news and original interviews! MORE BACK MUSIC MONTH ON THE URBAN DAILY Pusha T, EPMD, Redman To Headline 2013 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival K-Ci […]