Jeronimo Speaks – All About Hip Hop, Poetry & Activism In Chicago

Awake to the morning new When Sun awaits for the dawn to break And clouds start to move like bubbles kids playfully blow Black brothers and sisters gather round in … Continue reading Jeronimo Speaks – All About Hip Hop, Poetry & Activism In Chicago

H.E.R. – Meaning Behind “I Used To Know H.E.R.”

“I met this girl, when I was ten years old And what I loved most she had so much soul She was old school, when I was just a shorty” … Continue reading H.E.R. – Meaning Behind “I Used To Know H.E.R.”

Nuits de Fourvière – Ibeyi – Live Report

« Transmission, Lightin’ the layers of the past at last. We sing and our tears dry (transmission), Things in the clear sky (transmission). (…) You take, I give, And as the … Continue reading Nuits de Fourvière – Ibeyi – Live Report

Jazz A Vienne – R+R = Now – Live Report

“Love is God’s signature on all of creation Love is the reason whyeverything that you live ishere Love is the universe making itself known to itself and to anything inside … Continue reading Jazz A Vienne – R+R = Now – Live Report

Mariama – Chanter Et Danser Sous Une Pluie Qui Annonce Le Renouveau

“Self-love is the very first romance” – Akua Naru. “One of the greatest things is to know who you are and what you came to do in this life.” – … Continue reading Mariama – Chanter Et Danser Sous Une Pluie Qui Annonce Le Renouveau

Damoiseau – “Folie Gronde”, Plus Qu’Un Album C’est Un Livre (Interview)

C’est au crépuscule que le ciel affiche des nuances métissées D’or et d’azur. Rêves d’amour et fortune, le Jeune Noir, jamais ne dort Prisonnier de ses pensées, de ses furies, … Continue reading Damoiseau – “Folie Gronde”, Plus Qu’Un Album C’est Un Livre (Interview)

Akua Naru – En Concert A Paris – Conversation Autour De ‘The Blackest Joy’ (Interview)

Black power Black wealth and worth Black genius Black confidence Black independence Black royalty. Queens and Kings All about Black beauty Sleeping in the belly of a city never too … Continue reading Akua Naru – En Concert A Paris – Conversation Autour De ‘The Blackest Joy’ (Interview)

Childish Gambino – ‘This Is America’ Paints A Historical Picture To The Culture (Meaning)

One picture worth a thousand words One visual worth a thousand songs One simple message with several layers One piece of art worth the whole History of a country. Donald … Continue reading Childish Gambino – ‘This Is America’ Paints A Historical Picture To The Culture (Meaning)

AUDEL X’TET – Comment La Musique Trap Rajeunit La Musique Jazz (Interview)

L’exacte même mélodie conte encore les souvenirs intactes d’une nuit passée en Tunisie L’éclat de légendes jamais ne décline, et les âmes de Diz & Bird les âges défient. Riche … Continue reading AUDEL X’TET – Comment La Musique Trap Rajeunit La Musique Jazz (Interview)

H.E.R. – Genius Storytelling & Meaning Behind Focus, Avenue, and Every Kind Of Way

Music by a young woman Dedicated to young women Introvert individual with explosive temper “Tables turn and lessons learned” on self-love and self-worth. This is a whole sound experience and … Continue reading H.E.R. – Genius Storytelling & Meaning Behind Focus, Avenue, and Every Kind Of Way

ASH. – How To Build Your Brand As An Artist And Get Closer To Your Fans

Ever been this close to find disclosure About the one your wonder what colors paint her universe Mesmerizing downtempo beat, colorful landscape on the synthesizer, mellow vocals, and 80’s pop … Continue reading ASH. – How To Build Your Brand As An Artist And Get Closer To Your Fans

Rudy Currence – Career Conversation With Dove & Grammy Awards Winning Artist (Interview)

Blissful the one who can appreciate the blessings, Despite the pain in the dirt, the dark, and the dust,  One would not complain but put his trust and his faith … Continue reading Rudy Currence – Career Conversation With Dove & Grammy Awards Winning Artist (Interview)

Women Of Inspiration (Playlist) – International Women’s Day, March 8th

Women with Soul, women worth gold Women too fine to be confined, in the tiny box that should define their size Women big enough to be the boss Women rise, … Continue reading Women Of Inspiration (Playlist) – International Women’s Day, March 8th

Kendrick Lamar, SZA – All The Stars (Meaning), Highlight of The African Civilization

Forgotten history, forgotten legacy, Facts of the past sure can influence our future ‘Fore they can face the truth, my people fades to black Back against the wall, living in … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar, SZA – All The Stars (Meaning), Highlight of The African Civilization

Cherri V – Unapologetic Brown Skinned Singer-Songwriter

“Everybody got a path that you can never go back” – Alicia Keys “I’m sorry if I, don’t come across like I’m here… forgive me now for sayin ‘Leave me … Continue reading Cherri V – Unapologetic Brown Skinned Singer-Songwriter

Rachel Kerr – Impactful Anthem, Alive Despite The Hard Knock Life

  “I woke up this morning, I woke up this morning… I got a smile when I say that […] I woke up this morning” – Chance The Rapper – … Continue reading Rachel Kerr – Impactful Anthem, Alive Despite The Hard Knock Life

Emanuel Harrold – From The African Origins Of Jazz To Contemporary Hip Hop

  On the only road where Tomorrow meets Past, the meeting of two generations, One manages to Look Forward while cherishing his Dear Old Past, like a dear old friend, … Continue reading Emanuel Harrold – From The African Origins Of Jazz To Contemporary Hip Hop

Arnaud Fradin & His Roots Combo – La Mémoire Du Blues Encore Vivace

Telle une prière vers les cieux  S’élève encore la note bleue.  Vibrent le corps et l’âme, vibrent les cordes de guitare et contrebasse. Sonne la voix claire et tonne la … Continue reading Arnaud Fradin & His Roots Combo – La Mémoire Du Blues Encore Vivace

Kelvin Frazier – The Definition Of A True Renaissance Man

They say people hide their life and soul right in the corner of their eyes. When you look at this man, you’ll see that he’s lived more than one life … Continue reading Kelvin Frazier – The Definition Of A True Renaissance Man

Porcelan – Real Soul Music Lives On, From Generation To Generation

When doubts surround your mind, Cloud your vision, and question your ambition Good times or hard times, times’ changing,  Though one must remember that The Real Thing Don’t Change. One must … Continue reading Porcelan – Real Soul Music Lives On, From Generation To Generation

Emanuel Harrold – Conversation On Drums, Music Innovation, Vision & Songwriting (Interview)

Most of the time, we tend to focus on the lead singer of a band. Though one lead singer alone wouldn’t be the same without his fellow musicians. A successful … Continue reading Emanuel Harrold – Conversation On Drums, Music Innovation, Vision & Songwriting (Interview)

Jay Z – ‘4:44’ His Most Emotional Song After ‘Song Cry’

Women with Soul, women worth gold Wrong men taken for soulmates, scary scenario getting old Lies, and cries, when real men apologize, their wrongs they wanna right So to the … Continue reading Jay Z – ‘4:44’ His Most Emotional Song After ‘Song Cry’

Nuits de Fourvière 2017 – Nuit Soul : Lee Fields & The Expressions (Live Report)

That’s What I’m Talkin’ About Seul ou en compagnie, l’Âme de cette homme est animée d’une flamme passionnelle, Passion pour la vie, passion pour la scène, passion pour l’amour, 40 … Continue reading Nuits de Fourvière 2017 – Nuit Soul : Lee Fields & The Expressions (Live Report)

Nuits De Fourvière 2017 – Nuit Blues : Music Maker Blues Revue (Live Report)

Avoir une fois 20 ans, puis deux fois 20 ans, puis encore une troisième fois Fougue de la jeunesse conservée, musique intemporelle et légende éternelle Ces grands hommes font fi … Continue reading Nuits De Fourvière 2017 – Nuit Blues : Music Maker Blues Revue (Live Report)

Nuits de Fourvière 2017 – Nuit Blues : The Como Mamas (Live Report)

“I Woke Up This Morning”, that’s a blessing, Thanks they’re giving, to the King of Kings On les surnomme les reines du Gospel, mais elles préfèrent donner toute la gloire … Continue reading Nuits de Fourvière 2017 – Nuit Blues : The Como Mamas (Live Report)

Nuits de Fourvière 2017 – Nuit Blues : Leyla McCalla Trio (Live Report)

La croisée des cultures, le récit de l’Histoire, La Musique lui sert de miroir Pour apprécier le reflet de son identité métissée, Avec joie de vivre le Blues créole, elle … Continue reading Nuits de Fourvière 2017 – Nuit Blues : Leyla McCalla Trio (Live Report)

LIZ LOKRE – Emerging From The “Toronto Sound”

   “So long– that’s what she said” sang Erykah Badu “So Gone [over you]” Monica used to sing and rap “Buh Bye“, says Liz Lokre not only singing but dancing too, Tired … Continue reading LIZ LOKRE – Emerging From The “Toronto Sound”

Mikala – When You Remember Why You Do What You Do

Pockets full of dreams and the making of promises, Life changes and everyday challenges, Precious times with your precious ones, The little things to remind you why you do what … Continue reading Mikala – When You Remember Why You Do What You Do

Ollie Gabriel – Motown Soul Flavors

As long as kept pulsing the beat of his heart As long as the will of fire kept burning in his spirit As long as he’s allowed to breathe, he … Continue reading Ollie Gabriel – Motown Soul Flavors

DJEFF – The Smoothest Way to Fuse Neo-Soul With Hip-Hop (Soul Awakening Music)

What if I told you that the world follows Eternal Laws, Just like (My) Love, Would you believe it, blindly? Or would you question it, deeply? Like you sometimes question … Continue reading DJEFF – The Smoothest Way to Fuse Neo-Soul With Hip-Hop (Soul Awakening Music)

Beautiful Playlist – Black Music Month 2017

African American Music Appreciation (previously Black Music Month) Even though Music is universal, and we enjoy Real Life and Real People’s Music, it is also about a culture and its … Continue reading Beautiful Playlist – Black Music Month 2017

TUELO – Inspirational Soul From South Africa With A Rocking Voice

  The young woman had left her family farm in South Africa for America Guided by the strength found in her voice And driven by her love for meeting people, … Continue reading TUELO – Inspirational Soul From South Africa With A Rocking Voice

Emanuel Harrold – A Visionary Drummer Making Music For A Bigger Purpose

Time flies and so does the plane. High and far in the sky, aside of the brightest stars (of jazz) In his mind, he keeps praising the most precious times … Continue reading Emanuel Harrold – A Visionary Drummer Making Music For A Bigger Purpose

MALAIKA – How To Explore The Sounds Of Jazz, Soul And Pop

There she stands, at a distance, and glancing at the idea of writing a new song As her thoughts are running quite as fast as the one that she’s crazy … Continue reading MALAIKA – How To Explore The Sounds Of Jazz, Soul And Pop

ROCKY – La Créativité Infinie

      Différents courants d’influences empruntés, Codes et références avec aisance détournés, Sources d’inspiration aussi fraîches que diverses Esthétique originale et sophistiquée, pour une musique sans étiquette, Le groupe … Continue reading ROCKY – La Créativité Infinie

Mary J. Blige – Un Album Pour Rapprendre A S’Apprécier A Sa Juste Valeur

Avoir la force de se regarder dans le miroir, Long tumulte et multiples chutes, mais toujours la force de se relever Puis lever les yeux au Ciel, y laisser briller les éclats … Continue reading Mary J. Blige – Un Album Pour Rapprendre A S’Apprécier A Sa Juste Valeur

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN: The Curse Of A Mortal Man (Lyrics Explained)

  Can you be immortalized without your life being expired? Even though you share the same blood is it worth the time? Like who got your best interest? Like how … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar – DAMN: The Curse Of A Mortal Man (Lyrics Explained)

Joey Bada$$ – The Best Lyrics From An Album Bigger Than Him

This might be the most consistent and engaged album for Joey bada$$, even though he’s always been committed to his community.   1) A Freedom Talk For Woke People: GOOD … Continue reading Joey Bada$$ – The Best Lyrics From An Album Bigger Than Him

Electrophazz – L’Art De Laisser Briller Sa Vraie Nature

“J’oublie mes manquements, mes ratures Être ici est ma vraie nature, [Stars] Derrière les nuages, mon étoile, [Flyin High] Le rideau s’ouvre, s’élève le voile [Electric City] Est-ce là qu’est … Continue reading Electrophazz – L’Art De Laisser Briller Sa Vraie Nature