MC Breed, was a highly influential rapper who emerged from the hip-hop scene of Flint, Michigan, in the late 1980s. Breed’s career began with his 1991 debut album, “MC Breed & DFC,” which featured the hit single “Ain’t No Future in Yo’ Frontin’.” The song became a hit, peaking at number 66 on the Billboard […]

Black Music Month

The event consisted of two concerts held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, England, and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over 72,000 people attended the event in London while an estimated 100,000 people attended in Philadelphia.

These 15 Black music icons made history by bringing our culture to the Broadway stage.

We continue Black Music Month with the Black artists who have produced some of your favorite films and tv series’ soundtracks. See inside.

Today in Hip Hop history, LL Cool J released his third album Walking With a Panther on June 9, 1989! The album marked a significant transition in LL Cool J’s sound and image, as he moved away from his previous hardcore and aggressive style to a more commercial and accessible sound. The title of the […]

As we Celebrate Black Music Month, NPR has put together a string of artist to perform at The Tiny Desk that represent the culture of Black music.

Prince would have celebrated his 65th birthday this week, and the annual Celebration at his Paisley Park studio and soundstage kicked off near Minneapolis today.

Black Music Month

For Black Music Month we discuss the death of Marvin Gaye on April 1st, 1984 in Los Angeles, California

Black Music Month

3 and you are at home watching the Merv Griffin Show, watching what would become one of the biggest-selling artists and one of the greatest voices of all time singing “Home” from The Wiz. Griffin would go on to tell the audience “You won’t forget that name — Whitney Houston!”

10 iconic collectives of Black musicians where every member was a hitmaker.

The principal of KIPP Durham College Prep Middle School talks about his viral moment with rap icon KRS-One at Durham's BIMBÉ Festival

On the would-be 64th birthday of Prince, we remember all that made The Purple One a global Black music icon both in life & in memoriam.