iHeart Media: In It To Win iT

“I’m REALly excited about the talent and the character of the REAL 92.3 on-air squad. They are all extremely passionate about REAL 92.3 and what this radio station means to Los Angeles. Big Boy is the perfect ambassador to help ingratiate them all with...

GRAMMY Museum Mississippi Grand Opening November 14

The ‘cradle of American music,’ Cleveland, Mississippi, is the site of the first GRAMMY Museum to be built outside Los Angeles. The 27,000 square feet facility housed on the campus of Delta State University, home of Mississippi’s sole accredited music...

Live Nation Music Network Channel This May

Scheduled to rollout this May, Live Nation Entertainment’s new full 24-hour, live, choice music channel with original programming and ongoing concerts expands its launch last year on Yahoo that showed one live concert every day. According to Michael Rapino,...

Together We Can Heal Our Mother Earth

Pictured top: HOME artists and the Hip Hop Caucus celebrated the album release at Washington D.C.’s Howard Theater Photo by SNEAKSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY Five-time Grammy and Emmy winner Malik Yusef joined the United Nations confab on World Climate Control in...

Jersey Girl Debut Single as Social as It Is Contemporary

(l-r) Lance Gross, Larenz Tate, Antonique Smith and King Bach By CAROL OZEMHOYA Stepping out boldly in her debut track, “Hold Up – Wait A Minute,” Antonique Smith picks up where Marvin Gaye left off with her take on what’s going on in the world...

KCOH: New Ownership Revitalizes Houston’s Historic Black Voice

Ben Hall Leads “A-Better Broadcasting Team” By HEDI BUTLER Photos by DEVON HATTON Houston’s iconic KCOH has been an information, entertainment and cultural lifeline for generations of African Americans. “The 1230AM” had become the home on the...

The Memphis Connection: “Empire”and“Hustle & Flow”

Since its January debut, “Empire” has captivated the viewing public with its behind-the-scenes story of a hip-hop label and the family who owns it. The Fox television mega-hit created by famed director Lee Daniels immediately brings to mind the...

Historic Royal Studios Still Rocking Memphis

By TONI SALLIE I started my career as a music writer at BRE with the column ”In The Studio,” which covered who was making music in Los Angeles.  Now, a few decades later, I am pleased to report on exciting studio activity in my own hometown of...