Saturday, August 15, 2020

Interview: Ice Cube in a Mellow Mood! (with Kam Williams)

Born O'Shea Jackson in Compton, California on June 15, 1969, Renaissance man Ice Cube is an actor, writer, producer, director, rapper, philanthropist and father. N.W.A., the rap group he...

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...

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 Q&A with Neil Portnow, President of the Recording Academy

It’s award show season, and who better to offer some perspective and insight on the season’s top-rated show than Mr. Neil Portnow. In the following Q&A, he discusses a...

Notting Hill Music Group: It’s a Celebration!

10 Years in the U.S. and Counting… Their West Hollywood-based offices nestled at the end of the vibrant Sunset Strip may be modest, but the U.S. arm of The Notting Hill...

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...

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...

Executive Spotlight: Zach Katz, Chief Creative Officer, BMG Chrysalis North America

Zach Katz was recently appointed Chief Creative Officer for BMG Chrysalis North America, which represents, administers and exploits the music rights of some of the biggest names in contemporary...

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,...

Executive Profile: Meet Sean Glover, Senior Manager, Industry Relations, Soundexchange

What’s an average day for Sean Glover? My role at SoundExchange is to increase our industry presence and visibility in both the entertainment and tech community. I talk to lots...
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