Over the weekend, Roland Martin was honored by baseball legend Hank Aaron’s Freedom Fighters Awards. The two had a conversation over the NFL black balling Colin Kaepernick. “I think he’s [Colin Kaepernick] getting a raw deal. He is 1,2,3,4. I don’t think anybody can do the things he could do. I wish somebody would open up and give him […]

Wow, this is one of those “How can it be, I just saw him” moments. That’s surely what it’s like for hundreds of record and radio industry associates who were at the annual “Legends and Icons” picnic at Woodley Park in LA’s San Fernando Valley last Sunday. Augie Johnson and his Side Effect crew was […]

Rodney Bryce, who made his mark on hip-hop under the name DJ E-Z Rock, died Sunday, a spokesperson for Bryce’s friend and collaborator Rob Base confirmed to Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone reports: Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock released their first single, “DJ Interview,” in 1986, but the 46-year-old Bryce cemented himself into the hip-hop […]

ROME, Ga. (AP) — Despite the wet and muddy conditions, the energy was high for Outkast’s performance in their home state at the CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival. Organizers suspended the festival due to heavy rain and inclement weather, pushing Outkast’s set back more than an hour Sunday night. But the Grammy-winning rap duo still […]

Ronald Isley may not be in a museum but that doesn’t mean he’s not a national treasure. The lead singer of the Isley Brothers has had a storied career spanning five decades and encompassing multiple genres of music. His latest release “This Song Is For You” showcases his uniquely beautiful voice while teaming him up […]

In 1993, Prince decided to change his name to an unpronounceable symbol that was the combination of the symbols for male and female. He started writing “Slave” on his face as well, saying that being locked into a contract with his long-time label, Warner Bros., was limiting him artistically. That they also owned his master […]

It’s been nearly three years since Katherine Jackson lost her famous son, and not a day goes by that she doesn’t mourn his passing. “Every morning, all through the day, I think about Michael,” she said on Monday’s broadcast of Piers Morgan Tonight. “If I wake up through the night, my mind is there.” When […]