The Grammy Awards, and pretty much any other “mainstream” (read white dominated) music awards show, tends to give black artists ghettoized accolades--“urban” “R&B” and “hip-hop” awards but never the “pop” awards – “Video of the Year” “Song of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” etc.
Yesterday’s inauguration was an emotional rollercoaster, and many had a hard time stomaching the sight of our valorous outgoing president shake hands and smile with Orange Creamsicle that has taken over the Oval Office. While the Obamas’ grace was certainly admirable, nobody would’ve blamed them for mean-mugging and side-eyeing their way through the entire ceremony. […]
If The Donald is real enough to oblige, we have a few more musical suggestions that could help re-define his already tarnished presidency and maybe, just maybe, make America great for once.
Frank Ocean‘s mom is not here for gospel singer Kim Burrell and her comments about the LGBT community. The singer called homosexuals “disgusting perverts” and spent the last day of last year trying to convince others how to feel about the topic. The gospel singer preached, “You as a man, you open your mouth and take a […]
On this day in 1994, Mary J. Blige released her sophomore album My Life, which went on to go triple platinum and cement the singer's position as the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul.
Frank Ocean‘s Blonde was one of the most anticipated and acclaimed albums of the year, so it was a surprise when it was announced that the album wasn’t submitted for Grammy Award consideration. Though many were disappointed, including Kanye West, Ocean isn’t too concerned. “That institution certainly has nostalgic importance,” he told the New York Times in […]
https://twitter.com/TeamFrankDaily/status/788843304423137281 To call it an “interview” may be pushing it, but nonetheless, Frank Ocean gave his first Q&A in over three years at Obama‘s final state dinner. In a minute-and-a-half video clip, Ocean speaks to reporters about his choice to rock checkered Vans to the White House and whether or not he’ll be endorsing Hillary Clinton. From Complex: “Ocean wore checkered […]
Blond sees major illegal downloads, De La Soul gears up for a new album & more