Isaac Hayes

The 2017 Academy Awards are just days away and this year’s nominations list is blacker than ever! Just a year after the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the academy has made it a point to make every subsequent year as diverse as possible. This year’s nominees include greats like multiple Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, Viola Davis for Fences and […]

  File this under wait what? Thanks to Hip Hop DX we stumbled on to this story. Apparently, John Legend was on The Russ Parr Morning Show this morning and in the conversation, he compared Rick Ross to Isaac Hayes. Well, yes of course, we clearly see where he’s going with this, wait, actually no, […]

If the afro became the symbol of blackness then the baldy was the symbol of sexy. And one of the pioneers of that sexy is none other than the late great Isaac Hayes. Combined with the baritone voice, bare chest and gold chains, Hayes brought soul, funk and smooth to the bold style. But (much […]

Life is a cycle. We go through pain to become more appreciative of the joy in our lives. Nobody understands that concept more than Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins. She has experienced her fair share of pain in the last few years. She’s had to contend with the swine flu, a brain tumor, and an ongoing bout with Sickle Cell […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)135 North Grand Avenue When: April 10, 1972 What: For his composition of the “Theme from Shaft,” the man behind the “Stax records sound” was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song, becoming the third African-American, after Sidney Poitier and Hattie McDaniel, to win an Oscar. «  PREVIOUS […]

With the increasing number of films aimed towards black audiences in the early 1970s, filmmakers realized that they couldn’t turn to Henry Mancini to provide the musical backdrops for these movies.

With the increasing number of films aimed towards black audiences in the early 1970s, filmmakers realized that they couldn’t turn to Henry Mancini to provide the musical backdrops for these movies.

Director Malcolm D. Lee has had an interesting time making <em>Soul Men</em>. With a cast of all-stars, the filmmaker du jour sits down with <strong>The Urban Daily</strong> to talk life, love and family.

Old school R&B singers are classic… especially when they are played by Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mac. The two stars team up for this November’s appropriately titled Soul Men.