Black Music

Pioneering songwriter and producer Sylvia Moy has died in her home state of Michigan. Moy was the first woman to work as a producer for the legendary Motown Records and has been recognized for her talents behind the scene countless times. Her name might not be familiar to those outside the music industry, but her […]

The music world lost another of its bright stars in Leon Ware last Thursday, but the songwriter has left behind one of the richest legacies in the industry. As a songwriter and producer, Ware was behind some of R&B’s biggest hits and lent his pen to many a musical legend. Ware was born on February […]

Just ahead of their three night biopic mini-series on BET, beginning Tuesday night at 9 p.m., Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Ralph, Mike and Johnny of New Edition were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. These guys were such a big influence for me and my bros. So happy their finally getting their star. […]

The music world is reeling once again after news that Philadelphia soul legend Billy Paul has died. Best known for his smash hit, “Me and Mrs.…

The music gods have blessed us. Fantasia and Anthony Hamilton two of the most soulful artists left in the game, are heading out this spring…

Fans of the legendary Sly and the Family Stone band are reeling from news that original member and trumpeter Cynthia Robinson has died. Robinson had been…

Sylvia Moy’s name might be familiar to those outside the music industry, but her creations have certainly lasted the test of time. Ms. Moy was…

Crooner Avant’s new CD, The VIII (The Eighth) will be released next Friday, September 25th and as a treat, he is offering a discount to TJMS listeners…

Avery Sunshine is performing tonight at the Southern Heritage Classic Festival, where she’ll open for Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia and Johnny Gill. She talks to the…

Deanna Brown Thomas, the daughter of the legendary James Brown, is bringing the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils, also known as the J.A.M.P. Masters…

In a move sure to delight their fans, BET has announced they will be doing a miniseries on the group New Edition. Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky,…

  You may already know Tank as a talented singer, but now you can see him regularly as an actor playing the role of Donovan…