Jazz’s current generation of stars grew up in these genre-fluid times with hip-hop. Concurrently, a significant number of hip-hop artists have been integrating jazz into their music. As American saxophonist Kamasi Washington puts it:
We’ve grown up alongside rappers and DJs, we’ve heard this music all our life. We are as fluent in J Dilla and Dr Dre as we are in Mingus and Coltrane.
A unique new American university course, exploring the historical connections between jazz and hip-hop, was recently announced. The only surprise is that it took so long for such a course to be designed… Continue Reading….
MOST TALKED ABOUT HIP HOP VIDEOS
Rapper/Actor Donald ‘Childish Gambino’ Glover shook the music world this weekend with the release of his artistic yet brutally necessary video ‘This is America’. The beautiful melodic song grabs the viewers emotions as Glover dances through chaotic and shocking moments.
With the wild success of his FX television show Atlanta, and his hilarious skits on Saturday Night Live this Saturday, Childish Gambino broke the internet by depicting America’s political and social injustices. Mayhem seems to ensue around him as his African background dancers perform their native dances around him. Hip Hop has always used it’s voice to speak out about issues that plague urban communities and other uncomfortable topics. Continue Reading..
R. Kelly Spotted In Public Shopping With Alleged “Sex Slave” Joycelyn Savage
It looks like Joycelyn Savage was telling the truth when she said she’s not being held against her will.
Last year, we reported a story on Joycelyn Savage and her family, who came forward saying that their daughter had been “brainwashed” and part of an alleged sex cult by R. Kelly. However, Joycelyn herself denied the claims, but her family continues to believe she’s being held without her will by the R&B singer. Well now TMZ has obtained video footage of R. Kelly and Joycelyn hanging out together in public, and she definitely doesn’t look to be being held against her will. Continue Reading…