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Sam Moore of Sam & Dave to perform celebration concert amid dropouts

By Joanna Chaundy | 18 January 2017
Published in: News
Despite an increasing number of dropouts over the past week, Donald Trump celebration concert Make America Great Again! has tapped Sam Moore of soul duo Sam and Dave to perform. Continue>
Fans of Jamiroquai are ecstatic after the London based band revealed a brand new teaser for their first album in nearly seven years. The short clip features a snippet of their upcoming album Automaton, which is set to drop later this year. Jamiroquai sparked up plenty of excitement for the… Continue>

Big Boi Announces His New Solo Album Is Ready

By Joanna Chaundy | 18 January 2017
Published in: News
Since the last Outkast album, Big Boi has kept active with a pair of solo albums and a collaborative EP with Phantogram, and now the rapper has announced the completion of his third solo outing by way of an Instagram video posted on MLK Day. Continue>

Boogie on the borders: The SSW7 Weekender

By Mark Devlin | 16 January 2017
Published in: News
The SSW Weekender reaches its seventh event this June, with one of the largest soulful and black dance music event of its kind anywhere in the UK. Early line-up announcements include Joey Negro, Bobby & Steve, Jimpster, Brighter Days, Mood II Swing, Gavin Page, Lucinda Slim, Ivan Smagghe, Soul Sam,… Continue>

Black music stars attend Obama leaving party

By Shaun Shearer | 08 January 2017
Published in: News
Solange Knowles, The Roots, Chance The Rapper, Usher, John Legend, Kelly Rowland, Wale, Jay Pharoah and Stevie Wonder were among the black music stars to have attended a leaving party to mark the end of Barack Obama’s US presidency at the White House this week. They rubbed shoulders with the… Continue>

Georgia University to offer an Outkast course

By Shaun Shearer | 08 January 2017
Published in: News
An OutKast class is set to be offered at a Savannah, Georgia university. Dr. Regina Bradley, a professor in the Languages, Literature and Philosophy department at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia, is offering a class called ‘OutKast and the Rise of the Hip-Hop South’. Continue>

Eminem suspected Kendrick Lamar of using a ghost-writer

By Shaun Shearer | 08 January 2017
Published in: News
Eminem made Kendrick Lamar prove he didn’t have a ghostwriter, according to Ed Sheeran. The singer-songwriter, who returned with two new songs this week, told the story during an interview. It was originally told to him by producer Rick Rubin. Continue>

Chris Brown's behaviour results in gym ban

By Shaun Shearer | 08 January 2017
Published in: News
Singer Chris Brown has reportedly earned a ban from a fitness centre chain, during training for a planned fight against rapper Soulja Boy. Brown attended Lifetime Fitness Center in New York with plans to work out with his crew, but management claimed the entourage were acting disrespectful, being loud and… Continue>

New DMX album slated for 2017 release

By Shaun Shearer | 08 January 2017
Published in: News
DMX fans can reportedly expect a new album from the often-troubled rapper during 2017. DMX’s long-time producer, and fellow Ruff Ryders member Swizz Beatz took to Instagram to make the announcement. Continue>
On November 11, A Tribe Called Quest will release their final album, We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service,following an 18-year wait. Continue>
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