A Closer Look at the Billboard Charts

A Closer Look at the Billboard Charts

Billboard’s R&B and Hip-Hop charts can sometimes leave music lovers a bit confused at how consistent they are with defining what makes a certain type of music fit into a specific category. These days if you take a glance at the charts, the list may or may not...
The First Time I Heard…Jill Scott (Demo)

The First Time I Heard…Jill Scott (Demo)

“Jill’s album comes out next week y’all. Make sure you go out and support. This is a big deal.” It was the summer of 2000 in Philadelphia.  I had spent countless Tuesday nights at the legendary open mic called Black Lily of the now defunct The Five Spot. It’s where I...
The First Time I Heard…Usher (Demo)

The First Time I Heard…Usher (Demo)

Man I miss the 90’s. Big puffy jackets, Yo! MTV Raps, S-Curls. I could sit here all day talking about the things I miss about that decade. Just like every era, there’s a certain cycle that comes around ever so many years. We have our boy band era, our girl group era,...
The Legacy of James Brown’s Music & Nicknames (Demo)

The Legacy of James Brown’s Music & Nicknames (Demo)

The nicknames of a person can tell you a lot about them, their life and accomplishments. For James Brown, it’s evident as soon as you start to recall his influence on various artists along with his very prominent nicknames. What comes to mind immediately? “Soul...