The First Time I Heard … Kirk Franklin (Demo)

The First Time I Heard … Kirk Franklin (Demo)

“For some who don’t understand our purpose and may not understand our praise, we as a family in Jesus’ name would like to tell you the reason why we sing…”  ~ “Why We Sing” – Kirk Franklin and The Family       From what I’ve heard (and because I’m...
2016 Black Music Honors was an Iconic Success (Demo)

2016 Black Music Honors was an Iconic Success (Demo)

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC WELCOMED HONOREES, ARTISTS AND MUSIC INDUSTRY TO THE INAUGURAL CELEBRATE THE SOUL: BLACK MUSIC HONORS  New Event Honored Music Legends in Music City Through Tribute and Song Nashville, Tenn. (August 23, 2016) – The...
The First Time I Heard…Big Daddy Kane (Demo)

The First Time I Heard…Big Daddy Kane (Demo)

“It’s ’88, time to set it straight, you know what I’m sayin’?  It ain’t no half steppin’…”  In 1988, Big Daddy Kane finessed his way into the golden era of hip-hop with his debut classic album Long Live the Kane. From his early beginnings as a member of the legendary...
The Global Acceptance of African American Music (Demo)

The Global Acceptance of African American Music (Demo)

by Roy “Futureman” Wooten The global acceptance of African American music from classical music to popular music represents a historical journey full of challenges, adversity and political influence. Despite the impressive number of European composers that embraced...
The First Time I Heard…New Edition (Demo)

The First Time I Heard…New Edition (Demo)

“What is that dance that boy is doing? He looks like he’s having a fit.” This was how my father described the popping and locking a little boy was doing in the barbershop one Saturday morning  to New Edition’s new song “Candy Girl.” Much to the delight of this child...