Black Music Month

We all know R&B singer Ginuwine can dance. What you might not know was that he was originally cast in the movie You Got Served but was later replaced by Marques Houston. His real name Elgin was kept by the writer for one of the lead roles. RELATED POSTS: Ginuwine & Tameka Raymond Have Joint […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Address of influential go-go records label TTED/DETT Records 3834 Ironwood Place, Landover, MD 20785 When: Late 1970’s What: Go-go is a live blend of R&B, funk and rap music still most popular in the DC Metro area and surrounding counties. Groups credited with popularizing the percussion-filled genre […]

Denver, Colorado native, India.Arie, is the definition of “slow and steady wins the race.” In 2000 her debut single, “Video,” wasn’t an instant hit. It gained momentum as radio stations began adhering to the requests of fans. Contrary to the many flashy, over-the-top clips of the day “Video” was about loving yourself for who you […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Record Plant Studios 2200 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94966 When: Oct 1 – Dec 22, 1977 What: Prince Rogers Nelson signed to Warner Bros. and demanded that he write and produce his debut album himself. In an unprecedented move for an unproven artists, Warner agreed. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)529 Bryant Street, NW When: Summer, 1977 What: When Cathy Hughes was the General Manager of Howard University’s WHUR, she urged Melvin Lindsey to use Smokey Robinson’s hypnotic “A Quiet Storm” as the theme music for a new format that featured laid back soul and R&B hits that […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) 90 Warren St, Roxbury, MA 02119 When: March 1973 What: In March 1973, Boston’s WILD was sold to Sheridan Broadcasting Network, who switched the station from rock and roll to an urban contemporary format. At points WILD was the only station playing R&B music in Boston. «  PREVIOUS […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)CBS 30th Street Studio 270 E 30th Street, New York, NY 10001 When: April 1970 What: Miles Davis’ first certified gold record sold more than half a million copies, later being recognized as one of jazz’s greatest albums and a progenitor of the jazz rock genre. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) 2121 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 When: July 4, 1995 What: The Essence Music Festival debuted in 1995 and is now the largest festival to celebrate African-American contemporary music and culture in the United States. The three day celebration has always been held in New Orleans, […]

Black music means so many things to each of us, but what does it mean to you? Below we have a list with 25 artists who in one way or another represent what is going on in Black Music in 2011. Here is your chance to voice your opinion on who YOU think best represents […]

This June, Radio One is harnessing the power of all its properties in a month-long, companywide, synergistic campaign called “It’s All Black Music!” This 360 multi-platform, national promotion was created in celebration of Black Music Month by Radio One’s and Interactive One’s digital core  and Radio One’s national web content editorial team. Black music is […]

jump — 1. to spring free from the ground, to move suddenly or involuntarily. 2. a form of R&B music that places emphasis on strong rhythm, exciting solo work especially by saxophones, and vocals in a shout-blues manner. R & B (rhythm & blues) – a kind of music developed by African-Americans that combines blues […]

During African-American Music Appreciation Month, we celebrate the extraordinary legacy of African-American singers, composers, and musicians, as well as their indelible contributions to our Nation and our world, according to a statement from the White House.