Turning a Corner: How 4:44 Airstreamed the Revolution (Demo)

by H. Beecher Hicks, III, CEO & President, NMAAM Over the last few weeks I’ve enjoyed listening to Jay-Z’s most recent album 4:44. The predominant thought that comes to mind – over and over – is that hip-hop has turned a significant corner with this one. I’m sure...
The First Time I Heard…Kashif (Demo)

The First Time I Heard…Kashif (Demo)

The First Time I Heard…Kashif Early to mid-80’s and the late 90’s are the eras in R&B that are dearest to my heart.  There are two producers in those eras who are responsible for that: J Dilla, who I credit for one of the main reasons I love the late 90’s and...