Being a songwriter in the music biz opens up a host of doors that can bring buckets of dollars for life. And if you’re honored by ASCAP, that’s just the icing on the cake. Melanie Fiona and Latoya Luckett were among the honorees to snag an award. “It’s really an honor and I feel really blessed,” […]

New York, NY: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Top Dawg Entertainment rapper-songwriter Kendrick Lamar with the ASCAP Vanguard Award during its 26th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will take place on Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The […]

This Black History Month, The Urban Daily looks back at a variety of memorable African-American moments from 2000 to 2012. Spanning the worlds of entertainment, sports and technology, some of these moments will fill folks with pride while others may frustrate you. Here’s to the last 12 years of our history! Moment: Beyonce Becomes First Black […]

Producer Khari “Needlz” Cain was honored at the 28th Annual ASCAP Pop Awards ceremony for his work on Bruno Mars’ Grammy Award-winning smash, “Just The Way You Are.”  After a decade of producing hits for 50 Cent (“Piggy Bank”) Jadakiss (“Letter To B.I.G.”) and Lupe Fiasco (“Hurt Me Soul”) and many other hip-hop staples,  Needlz […]