Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the 2017 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Chic’s Nile Rodgers will be given the Award For Musical Excellence.
Hip-hop pioneer Chuck D talks Black Lives Matter and Black love matters at the Justice or Else rally in Washington D.C.
Bill Stephney, an advisor to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, has previously led the music companies Def Jam Recordings, SOUL Records and Stepsun Music. Stephney has produced artists ranging from Public Enemy and Vanessa Williams, to the social satirist Paul Mooney. He has supervised music and produced soundtracks for films such as “Boomerang,” “Be Be’s […]
Public Enemy will host and perform at a special concert this Sunday (Jan. 15) in the Los Angeles Skid Row neighborhood to benefit the area’s impoverished residents, according to Billboard. SEE ALSO: Chuck D. Takes on the “Obama Deception” VH-1 Says PE’s Fight the Power is Best Hip Hop Song Ever The Operation: Skid Row […]
Music videos weren’t exactly a new phenomenon when MTV debuted in 1981. French musicians had been making short films to accompany their songs since the invention of the Scopitone visual jukebox in the late 1950s. However, MTV’s launch upped not only the quantity of music videos being produced, but the quality. We racked our brains […]
Chuck D talks with Newsone.com’s Bakari Kitwana about Barack Obama’s historic run, activist Dick Gregory, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, the 1988 presidential run of Reverend Jesse Jackson, and how America has evolved over the last 20 years of presidential politics. Watch the interview here.
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