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The Queen Of Soul Has Died Aretha Franklin passed away in a Suburban Detroit hospital. Franklin was born in Memphis, Tenn. in 1942, the daughter of the famous pastor and civil rights activist C. L. Franklin. Before Aretha’s 5th birthday, the family moved to Detroit when Pastor Franklin became pastor of the famous New Bethel […]

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of 2Pac‘s ground breaking and historically important song Changes. Including the timeless catchy piano melody by Bruce Hornsby The Way It Is. Changes [Listen below!], which was released two years after 2Pac’s murder, tells of the war on drugs, police brutality, racism and poverty. It was this track […]

Six months from today, on December 8, 2018, reggae and dancehall superstar Buju Banton will return home after almost a decade behind bars. As Buju Banton’s worldwide fanbase eagerly anticipates his triumphant return, the artist’s management team proudly announces the launch of his official website BujuBanton.com Buju Banton was the first recording artist to break Bob […]

Popular entertainer Capleton is now in police custody after he was arrested yesterday and charged with rape. The police have also confirmed that they are conducting an investigation into allegations made by the entertainer that he is being extorted by the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her. Capleton, whose real name is Clifton […]

Rakim is not rocking with today’s hip-hop scene. The Goat emcee and one half of the legendary DJ/Rapper duo Eric B & Rakim, took to Twitter on Tuesday to – with as much detail as possible and taking full advantage of the extended character count– make his opinion on the rap scene today known. “You […]

When you think ‘hard as f*ck’, you don’t always think of a stay-at-home mom. But, halfway into Sum-01’s intro track, you already get a feel for an artist whose hungry to spit after too long away from the mic. The London rapper is back after an eight year haitus with her second album – 2 […]

The music legend on the secret Michael Jackson, his relationship with the Trumps, and the problem with modern pop. In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning 28 Grammy awards and co-producing Michael Jackson’s biggest-selling albums will do.) But in person, […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica – An absent Damian Marley was named winner in the Best Reggae Album category of the 60th annual Grammy Awards. He won for his fourth solo studio album Stony Hill which was released on the Republic Records label. The announcement was made during the pre-telecast at the Madison Square Garden in New York […]

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards nominees have been revealed. Five releases are nominated in the category BEST REGGAE ALBUM. What are the eligibility requirements for nominations? For the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards, albums must be released between Oct. 1, 2016, and Sept. 30, 2017. Recordings must be commercially released in general distribution in the United […]

Last December, veteran reggae singer Freddie McGregor, sent tongues wagging when he boldly expressed his displeasure at the annual picks for the Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards. In an article published in The Gleaner, on December 20, 2016, he lashed out at the then 59 year-old Recording Academy, calling the reggae arm of […]