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Ebro:’Too Many Black Men Want To Be White Men…’

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ENTERCOM WELCOMES DAMIEN BARLING AND KENNY CARAWAY TO ESPN 1320 IN SACRAMENTO

Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, announced the addition of Damien Barling and Kenny Caraway to ESPN 1320 (KIFM-AM) in Sacramento. “D-Lo and KC” can be heard weekdays from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Industry Attorney Says Music Industry Needs to Address the Elephant in the Room Too

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOMBy Ron SweeneyRon SweeneyI’m happy that Universal, Warner, and Sony Music want to donate money to support the Black Lives Matter movement.  But what the Movement needs is meaningful change, not window dressing.  Address the elephant in the room. 

BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour Ranks Top-40 Powerful Women in the Music Industry

BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour released its Power List of "the 40 most powerful women currently working in the music industry".The Power List was announced on BBC Music Day in a special programme hosted by Jenni Murray and broadcast from BBC's Maida Vale studios.

BMI Breaks Revenue Record with Royalty Distribution

BMI Sets Revenue Records With $1.199 Billion –Company Distributes $1.118 Billion in Royalties, a $95 Million IncreaseBMI has once again broken revenue records, generating $1.199 billion for the fiscal year ending June 30.

Apple Music Poses Increasing Challenge to Spotify In U.S. Market

Spotify may face trouble in the future if it doesn't find new ways to compete against Apple Music, particularly in the U.S. market.According to confidential subscriber data delivered to Digital Music News this summer, Apple Music now has more paying U.S. subscribers than Spotify.

Troy Carter Is Leaving Spotify to Become …

Troy Carter, Spotify’s Global Head of Creator Services, will be leaving the company in early September.Spotify now plans to merge its Creator Services division with its in-house Shows& Editorial team.  This newly-combined division will be led by current Global Head of Shows& Editorial, Nick Holmstén.Carter joined Spotify 2 years ago to improve the service’s reputation amongst artists and

Childish Gambino Debuts At #1 On The Billboard Hot 100 Chart With “This Is America”

Childish Gambino Debuts At #1 On The Billboard Hot 100 Chart With “This Is America”VIDEO BREAKS THE INTERNET WITH 110 MILLION VIEWS WITHIN 9 DAYSTRACK STREAMED 160 MILLION TIMES ACROSS ALL STREAMING PARTNERS WORLDWIDE“A shocking and brilliantly produced video for the song that’s left fans and music critics scratching their heads for days.” – NPR“A wildly innovative work that rewards

JOYNER LUCAS AND CHRIS BROWN RELEASE “I DON’T DIE” Plus Tour Dates

JOYNER LUCAS AND CHRIS BROWN RELEASE “I DON’T DIE” OFF OF ANTICIPATED JOINT PROJECT ANGELS AND DEMONSDIRECTED BY BEN PROULX AND JOYNER LUCASI’M KIND OF A BIG DEAL TOURKICKS OFF MAY 6TH - PURCHASE TICKETS HEREApril 19th, 2018 – New York, NY – Atlantic Records artist and creative Joyner Lucas is back with Grammy Award winning Chris Brown to release

"Definition" By Mos Def and Talib Kweli Changed My Life

[caption id="attachment_190630" align="alignnone" width="763"]Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)[/caption] Today XXL released a list of 30 hip-hop songs turning 20 in 2018Included on that list is “Defiintion” by Black Star, a group consisting of Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) and Talib Kweli. 1998 was a great year for hip-hop and I was in my formative years so I have a special attachment to most of these songs. “Definition” though, changed my life. When it comes to music I have a wide array of tastes. I produce music, DJ, and play guitar so my personal catalog contains everything from Creedence Clearwater to Chance The Rapper. But, there are a few moments when a song completely shifted what and why I consumed music. I first heard “Definition” flipping through the cable channels playing music videos in the late 90’s. I only caught part of Mos Def’s last verse, but when I heard it something clicked. The beat coupled with Mos forcing as many syllables as humanly possible into his lines different from everything I was listening to at the time. I had to learn everything about that song and the artists behind it. Unfortunately there was no Spotify, no YouTube, and no internet so that meant a lot of waiting. Black Star’s single wasn’t a super smash so the video only played sparingly and LA radio didn’t much push the underground New York based rappers. To learn more about the music I had to dig through independent record stores, college radio and read every single issue of The Source, XXL, and VIBE looking for any mention of the sub-genre which would become the soundtrack to my young life. Mos’ first album Black On Both Sides remains in my top five albums of all time. That search led me down a rabbit hole to artists like Common, The Roots, D’Angelo and Slum Village. Thirty random seconds of one song changed how I consume music for the next twenty years. Thanks to XXL for bringing up some good memories. And If you’re a fan be on the lookout, Yasiin and Kweli might be reuniting for a new album.

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