R. Kelly x I Admit: The Acceptance of Pedophilia Within The Black Community

R. Kelly x I Admit: The Acceptance of Pedophilia Within The Black Community

When you discuss musicians, or creatives in general - especially ones with dark pasts or secrets, often times the quote “separate the art from the artist” will be brought in to play in order to downplay or disregard any negative allegations an artist has surrounding them. Some choose to look past certain shortcomings while appreciating [...]

Mismanagement and Missed Oppurtunities (Part 2): June’s Diary

Mismanagement and Missed Oppurtunities (Part 2): June’s Diary

In 2018, it is more than obvious that the climate for girl groups/duos has altered immensely. There used to be a great deal of diversity and acceptance when it came to allowing new groups to make their own mark on the industry; the 60s had The Supreme’s, the 80s had Vanity 6 (assembled by Prince) [...]

Mismanagement and Missed Opportunities (Part 1): Luke James

Mismanagement and Missed Opportunities (Part 1): Luke James

This affair between myself and Luke James began six years ago during an episode of 106 & Park (R.I.P). The music video for “I Want You” was premiered and immediately, I was hooked. This newfound obsession came with the wanting for him to gain as much exposure and success as possible, but, things haven’t quite [...]

In Depth: Chris Brown

In Depth: Chris Brown

A few weeks ago Chris Brown released another single off of his upcoming ninth studio album - eighth solo album - "Heartbreak On A Full Moon." The newest single "Questions" is an interpolation of Kevin Lyttles "Turn Me On," although the track is fairly enjoyable it triggered some issues that I've been having with Chris [...]

In Depth: Nicki Minaj

In Depth: Nicki Minaj

Like I ain't make all these bitches start spitting metaphors and all of dat The Pinkprint Freestlye Now while the above quote is clearly false and just a moment of a rapper being their usual overconfident selves, because lords knows if female rappers like Queen Latifah, Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim, Da Brat, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, [...]

In Depth: Views

In Depth: Views

I think that that kid on that album that I heard sounds real fucking uninspired. 40 continues to progress; Drake, you do not.  I miss the Drake that starts the waves, not hops on other waves. I miss the drake that pushes the fucking agenda. - Joe Budden   (only in your mind, Drake. Only in [...]

Editorial: June’s Diary

Editorial: June’s Diary

It's been almost a month since Kelly Rowland and Frank Gatson's docu-series Chasing Destiny reached its finale and announced to the world the ladies that won the opportunity to be in a group with a guaranteed recording contract with Epic Records. coinciding with the season finale of the show, the ladies released their cover of [...]

Throwback Thursday: RichGirl

Throwback Thursday: RichGirl

Soon after producing for Beyoncé's album B'Day album, Grammy award winning producer Rich Harrison decided to become even more hands on in the business, and what better way to do that than to discover new talent? Harrison  discovered four girls: Audra Simmons, Christina "Brave" Williams, Kristal Lyndriette Smith and Amber "Sevyn" Streeter; which became RichGirl. [...]

Editorial: Kelly Rowland

Editorial: Kelly Rowland

Around mid January media outlets got the word that Kelly Rowland, the former second-lead vocalist of Destiny's Child, would be gearing up to release new music "next month;" which meant February. Well...we're approaching the final week of March and surprise surprise...no new music! Kelly's last musical offering to fans came in the form of a [...]

Editorial: Aaliyah

Editorial: Aaliyah

Today would have been the singers 37th birthday. So we thought we'd take a stroll down memory lane while paying homage to this undeniable beauty. Back in 1994, Aaliayh burst on the scene with the R. Kelly assisted single Back & Forth. "It's Friday/and I'm ready to swing/ pick up my girls/and hit the party scene" [...]