Category Archives: Urban Music

  • Aretha Franklin: The Queen Rules L.A. – Review by Miki Turner

    Aug 3, 15 by Miki Turner 1 Comment


    *It was 1968, the year of our discontent. Martin Luther King Jr. was about six weeks away from losing his life, courtesy of an assassin’s bullets. Democrats were gearing up for what would be a historic convention. My brother was a junior in college and I was an obsessed fourth-grader who begged my mother to […]

  • The Weeknd Close to Reaching Plea Deal in Cop Hitting Case

    Aug 3, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *Things appear to be coming to an end for The Weeknd as the singer is reportedly close to reaching a plea deal in a criminal case that involves accusations of him punching a Las Vegas police officer. TheJasmineBrand.com cites court documents that reveal negotiations are currently underway to reach a plea deal in an effort […]

  • Teddy Pendergrass, Angie Stone Team For Posthumous ‘Love TKO’ Duet (LISTEN)

    Aug 3, 15 by Qwest7 2 Comments


    *He may be gone, but Teddy Pendergrass is certainly not forgotten as plans are set to honor him posthumously with the upcoming album, “Duets Love & Soul.” SoulTracks.com reports the Cleopatra Records offering will pair the late R&B legend with various artists and include recordings of Pendergrass’ classic hits that were remade by the entertainer […]

  • Bobby Shmurda, Girlfriend Plead Not Guilty to New Weapons Charges

    Aug 2, 15 by Ny MaGee 2 Comments


    *As we previously reported, 20-year-old Bobby Shmurda (born Ackquilla Pollard) has been accused of having his girlfriend, Kimberly Rousseau, 18, smuggle a knife into Rikers Island prison where Shmurda is being held on gang conspiracy and gun charges. Now, he’s facing additional felony and misdemeanor charges for promoting prison contraband, perjury and criminal possession of […]

  • Birdman Finally Speaks About Fallout with Lil Wayne (WATCH)

    Aug 2, 15 by Ny MaGee Leave a comment


    *Cash Money fans have been patiently observing from the sidelines as Lil Wayne and Birdman’s feud has played out for months now. While Lil Wayne has been expressive in social media, neither he nor Birdman have given an interview about their fallout. As MTV reports, their feud started with a tweet from Weezy in December, […]

  • Jill Scott Talks New Album ‘Woman’, Motherhood and Longevity

    Aug 1, 15 by Ny MaGee 2 Comments


    *Jill Scott’s fifth studio album “Woman”  is receiving rave reviews for being that familiar harmonious formula of spoken word and unapologetic soulful ballads that her fans have grown accustomed to. To support the album, Scott chatted with ESSENCE.com for a Q&A about music, motherhood and longevity, saying “My career is not Beyonce’s career.” Below are […]