Little Known Black History Facts

Fans of James Brown are no doubt familiar with the sounds of Clyde “Funky Drummer” Stubblefield within the framework of the band. Helping to propel the Godfather of Soul’s funk groove to its oft-studied heights was fellow drummer John “Jabo” Starks, who passed away earlier this week. John Henry Starks was born October 26, 1938 […]

The Black Beat

Questlove has a new side hustle. The Roots drummer, whose group is Jimmy Fallon’s house band Monday through Friday, is executive producing a music series for VH1 that will feature three artists performing simultaneously on one stage. “SoundClash” debuts July 23 with Lil Wayne, Fall Out Boy and buzzed British group London Grammar, reports the […]