Saturday, April 10, 2021

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...

Exciting Times for Black Entertainment Television

Network Programming Exec Kelly G Talks Award Shows and Why Music Matters The biggest televised event celebrating the achievements of Black music is a July event this year. The...

Jamie Foxx: The “Django Unchained” Interview with Kam Williams

Academy Award-winning actor, talented Grammy Award-winning musical artist and comedian Jamie Foxx is one of Hollywood's rare, elite multi-faceted performers. He was last seen in Horrible Bosses and also...

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...

Shawn Tubby Holiday Named Sr. VP, Columbia Records

Columbia Records has named Shawn ‘Tubby’ Holiday as SVP/Urban A&R. Previously SVP/A&R for RCA Records, Holiday will continue to discover, break and develop new talent as well as integrate...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Inside the World of DJ Spinna

For fans of Stevie Wonder, Prince and the late Michael Jackson, if you haven’t had the distinct privilege to attend any of their momentous concerts, then going to one...
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