Black Music Is…

There are few current-day groups that are able to so potently harness the sheer balls-to-the-wall bombast of 70s rock and roll groups without traveling down the slippery slopes of parody or limp revivalism. Earl Greyhound is definitely an exception.

Flying Lotus (government name: Steven Ellison) is much more than just a simple beat maker.

If there’s one word that best describes Ben Kenney, it’s versatility.

This cut from Big Boi's "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty" is probably about as close as we're going to get to an OutKast reunion on his album. "You Ain't No DJ" featuring Yelawolf was produced by Big Boi's partner in OutKast, Andre 3000.

Def Jam Records held a pre-BET Awards party in L.A. featuring a few of its artists, including Atlanta's own Big Boi of OutKast. The show also featured Big Sean and Jermiah. Big Boi closed out the show doing a melody of OutKast hits and songs from his solo album, "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty," due out July 6th.

The documentation of rock and roll’s Black roots should come as no surprise to anyone with an Internet connection and a thirst for musical knowledge, but many are unaware of the band Death and the role that they played in shaping the sound of 1970s proto-punk music.

While Kenna Zemedkun – better known simply by his stage name of Kenna – has an international background that spans from Ethiopia to England, but his real musical birthplace is in Virginia Beach.

T.I and Chelsea Handler have an interesting connection. Whenever they are together it's full of humor and sexual innuendos. They joke openly about their "relationship" and keeping it a secret from Tiny. Watch Chelsea interview TIP here!

Ne-Yo has confirmed that his girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw, is indeed pregnant with their first child. Click here to see what Ne-Yo told Ebony.


Ludacris had a bit of a homecoming this past Saturday when he returned to Hot 107.9 and rocked the Birthday Bash 15 stage. Luda's come a long way since his days as an intern at Hot 97.5 (now Hot 107.9), where he eventually became a radio personality known as Chris Lova Lova. Watch Maria More talk to 'Chris about his radio days, as well as his love for Trojan Magnum condoms!

Ciara made a triumphant return to her hometown last Saturday at Hot 107.9's Birthday Bash 15! Ludacris brought Ciara out during his set. Check her out lookin' good!

Hot 107.9 caught up with Shawty Lo backstage at Philips Arena after he rocked the Birthday Bash 15 stage! The Bankhead Ambassador spoke about his recent engagement as well as new music he's working on. Check it out here!