“Music fans and historians have had a collective realization over the last couple of decades that the anti-disco sentiment was all spin. Not really about the music, but who the music represented: Black, Hispanic, Latinx and LGBTQ+ people and women – basically everybody except the bros holding onto classic rock for dear life.” READ DISCO’S
A Collection of the Most Iconic and Impactful Albums by African American Women I was a contributor to Zora Mag’s list of the 100 most iconic albums by African American women, a thoughtful and exhaustive work that spans seven decades and multiple genres, and I’m so proud to have been part of this work, and
On Wednesday June 10th, I was one of 50 Black women participating in a first-of-its-kind amplification exercise: white women with large platforms turned them over – literally – to Black women for the day to use as we see fit. An opportunity to promote ourselves, our work, our causes, or just have a dialogue –
I talked to For Harriet’s Kimberly Foster about the Babyface vs Teddy Riley #Verzuz, the state of commercial Black music, my career path, the inspiration behind #MusicSermon, and more!
Get Prepared for Sunday’s PLAY A FANTASY VERSION OF THE Epic Producer Battle On Sunday, Timbaland and Swizz present were planning to stage the most legendary match up to date for their short-lived but quickly growing VERZUZ IG live-based producer battle: Kenny “Babyface” Edmunds and Teddy Riley. Two of the biggest contributors to the sound
As part of Billboard‘s celebration for all things 2000 last week, I wrote about Neo Soul’s mainstream breakthrough, and why it didn’t last long. If you chart modern R&B’s course on a map, you’ll notice a giant fork in the path around the year 2000. Actually, it was more of a massive roundabout, leading to
#MusicSermon’s annual Springtime Music Showdown is still on and poppin’! This year, it’s the BATTLE OF THE REMIXES! We resumed regular #MusicSermon services last weekend with a celebration of the real and true REMIX. Not these somebody-emailed-you-the-track-you-laid-you-verse-and-emailed-it-back joints, but the real and true, change the whole song, change the lyrics, up the energy, put fiftylemn