Black Music Is…

There are few current-day groups that are able to so potently harness the sheer balls-to-the-wall bombast of 70s rock and roll groups without traveling down the slippery slopes of parody or limp revivalism. Earl Greyhound is definitely an exception.

Flying Lotus (government name: Steven Ellison) is much more than just a simple beat maker.

If there’s one word that best describes Ben Kenney, it’s versatility.

The documentation of rock and roll’s Black roots should come as no surprise to anyone with an Internet connection and a thirst for musical knowledge, but many are unaware of the band Death and the role that they played in shaping the sound of 1970s proto-punk music.

While Kenna Zemedkun – better known simply by his stage name of Kenna – has an international background that spans from Ethiopia to England, but his real musical birthplace is in Virginia Beach.

For the one-year-anniversary of his death, The Urban Daily sat and listened to Michael Jackson’s entire discography.

Michael Jackson left behind an incredible amount of music, a lot of it not really known by the masses.

Reggae music has changed the face of music, the face of Jamaica and the face of the world. From a small island of less than three million people, thousands of songs have traveled the whole world, influencing billions.

Andre Harrell is a living legend in the entertainment industry.

Garry Shider, the musical director for George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic band known for wearing a diaper on stage, died June 16th at the age of 56.

June 15, 2010 marks the 41st birthday of O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson, one of the best MCs to ever touch a microphone.

  Jill Scott spotted on stage performing in support of ‘The Light of The Sun’ (album) in Los  Angeles and Oakland, CA (June 2010).     Don’t forget Jill will be in the Nati during the Macy’s Music Festival July 31 2010. Get ready and get on your Musical Quest!!!   Stay tuned to win your […]