Monday, September 21, 2020

Luke James: The Amalgamation Mag Interview

The time couldn’t be riper to celebrate one of the more gifted young voices leading the R&B genre today. Luke James is his name, and he recently released his...

Lecrae: Balancing Spirituality and Mainstream Acceptance One Rhyme at a Time (by Ural Garrett)

It was only a matter of time during the growth of Hip-Hop that a sect of rappers would spit rhymes with a Christian slant. Outside of Kirk Franklin’s domination...

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...

One on One with BET President of Music Programming Stephen Hill

With a theme that says, “Anything Can Happen,” Black Entertainment Television’s President of Music Programming, Stephen Hill, wouldn’t want things to get too unpredictable. After all, the 13th Annual BET...

Meet Reggie Hawkins: PD, Hip-Hop Nation; Talent Manager, Shade 45

As Program Director of Sirius XM’s Hip Hop Nation (channel 44) and Talent Manager for the satellite network’s Shade 45 (channel 45, produced by Eminem), Reggie Hawkins oversees one...

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...

Six Questions w/Wardell Malloy – Executive. Dir., Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI

Performance rights executives are typically on the front lines when it comes to the development, compensation and advocacy for songwriters’ rights. Wardell Malloy is one such executive. He recently...

Rondor Music Celebrates 50 Years!

Rondor Music Publishing has an increasingly strong presence in Urban music. They have picked up Future, one of the hottest up and coming artists in the game. Future is...

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...

Eighty4Fly: In Full Flight

A computer scientist might say that Eighty4 Fly is a skilled developer of user experience. A chemist might remark on the mixture of elements found in his style and...
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