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Jermaine Dupri & So So Def – 20 Years & Counting

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since So So Def first made its mark, becoming the sound, look and lifestyle for a whole generation. It began...

Executive Spotlight: Meet Al McLean [c], Senior VP, Creative, Kobalt Music Publishing America

Q: You came up during a pivotal period in the music business. Al McLean: Yes, I was fortunate to grow up in the Bronx during the evolution of Hip-Hop. Because...

Sy Smith Asserts Her Independence with Fast And Curious

Interview Conducted by David A. Mitchell Sy Smith is a lady who’s truly independent. With three albums, 2 EPs, 1 greatest hits collection and a live DVD already under her...

Sas Metcalfe Promoted to President, Global Creative, Kobalt Music Group

Sas Metcalfe has been promoted from Executive Vice President Creative to the newly created position of President, Global Creative for Kobalt Music Group, it was announced today by Willard...

Radio Spotlight: Up Close with Doc Wynter and the Real 92.3

Back in February, Los Angeles urban radio got a much needed injection with the launch of the REAL 92.3. It’s the new home for Hip-Hop and R&B—and perhaps even...

People You Should Know: Cayman Kelly, Airpersonality, Sirius XM Radio

Sirius XM Radio air personality Cayman Kelly is a natural-born entertainer.  By age 15, he had already developed a voice that demanded attention.  That voice landed him in radio,...

Walker Smith Pens “The Incredible Life Story of Jack the Rapper” (Interview w/A. Scott...

In the early `80s, a female Urban AC singer on Casablanca Records going by the name “Bobbi Walker” was introduced to Black radio legend Jack “The Rapper” Gibson at...

Rock City: A Dollar and a Dream Fulfilled

Hailing from the Virgin Islands, brothers Theron Thomas and Timothy Thomas, a.k.a. Rock City candidly admit it was a leap of faith landing in the U.S. with just a...

Amalgamation Executive Spotlight: Jesse Flores, VP, Business Development, Lyric Financial

Q: Jesse, please provide some brief background on your industry history, and how a company like Lyric Financial can be beneficial to the creative community. A: I am proud to...

Bringing the Empress of Blues Bessie Smith to the Big Screen

Special to Amalgamation by A. Scott Galloway Time and again we read or hear about the development of a biographical motion picture about a figure in African American history whose...

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