Celebrating the music of Nina Simone on what would have been her 90th birthday.
“I want to create opportunities for Black youth around me to participate in high-quality programs that develop their strengths.”
‘I was trying to embody the emotions of my seventh generation grandfather.’
The star-studded segment was produced by Questlove and included dozens of artists. See the full setlist.
Owusu isn’t taking any guff – the song is about taking action, getting off your butt and back in the game.
In new PBS series Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World, host Chuck D of Public Enemy explores hip-hop’s political awakening over the last 50 years.
All of the sudden lines start moving and cracks start cracking…before you know it, chaos takes over.
“No Reason” is honest and direct. It moves quickly, but it leaves a lasting impression.
Sa-Roc talks about storytelling, her perspective as a female MC, and the impact of playing Colorado Springs after the Club Q shooting.
“To no longer be the only Black musicians in a group meant there was no need to code-switch – we could be our full selves.”
The beat is catchy, the production’s scratchy, and her voice cuts through it all with unbridled confidence.
Sylvia Robinson was the producer behind some of early hip-hop’s most iconic songs.