Black Music

The BET Awards is heading into Oscar territory. Not just for it’s 3-and-a half-hour running time, but for a noticeable transition into a new direction.…

It’s the last week of Black Music Month and we’ve saved the best for last. We’ve recorded your votes and chosen the Best R&B Male…

The voters have spoken and we have a winner. The #1 R&B love song is Heatwave’s “Always and Forever,” which just beat out “Here and…

Jazz/R&B crooner Will Downing has been around when since when listening to an album on a turntable was the only way you could hear recorded…

If you’ve been fortunate enough to experience it, love is a beautiful thing. And so are love songs. They are the songs that make the…

Once again, the people have spoken. Who is the top female R&B singer as voted on by YOU? It’s none other than Whitney Elizabeth Houston.…

Yes, it’s the ladies turn this week. We need your vote again to choose the greatest female R&B singer of all time. Is it Gladys,…

Despite the tragic loss of Kriss Kross rapper Chris Kelly, Jermaine Dupri and So So Def, celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year, will go on.…

Writer/producer/cultural critic Nelson George is an expert on Black Music given his long career as a critic covering the Black music scene. He is the former black…

Trekkies, unite. The second installment of the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise “Star Trek: Into Darkness” is heading your way this weekend, with Zoe Saldana picking…

Watoto From the Nile, the young sisters from Baltimore who created the “Open Letter to Lil Wayne” video that went viral on the Internet last week, have finally given their first on-camera interview. In this NewsOne exclusive, meet 10-year-old Nia, 9-year-old Nya, and their father Jabari Natur, who reveal how they conceived the song and […]

Slave musicians in North Carolina and throughout the country were often responsible for providing the dance music for both white and African American social gatherings. If a slave was trained as a musician, their value as property went up for their masters. String bands were formed to accompany the social dancing. After slaves were given […]