10 spirited songs that should be on your holiday playlist

The turkey has been stuffed and devoured and Christmas time is here. There’s nothing like holiday music to bring in the Christmas festivities and get close with friends and family or cozying up with that someone special. Here are just a few songs to kick off the jolly time of year. Donny Hathaway – “This […]

James Brown’s family finally settles 15-year battle over his estate

It looks like the Godfather of Soul James Brown can now rest in peace as his family has finally reached a settlement over his estate after a 15-year battle. David Black, an attorney representing Brown’s estate, confirmed to the Associated Press on July 23 that the agreement was reached July 9, but the details of […]

Spike Lee praised as ‘the godfather of Black moviemaking’

Spike Lee is the “godfather of Black moviemaking.” The 64-year-old director will preside over this year’s Cannes Film Festival jury and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah — who is working on a new movie with Spike — has compared him to James Brown. He told The Observer newspaper: “For me, Spike Lee is the godfather: the godfather […]

Bruno Mars shuts down cultural appropriation comments (video)

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak reemerged on Friday, March 5 with the slick new video “Leave The Door Open” from their upcoming joint album An Evening With Silk Sonic. The duo stopped by The Breakfast Club too and discussed the new project. During the conversation, Charlamagne Tha God asked the “Uptown Funk” singer how he […]

James Brown’s longtime ‘cape man’ Danny Ray dies at 85

James Brown’s concert emcee and famed “cape man,” Danny Ray, died on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the age of 85. The entertainer was known for draping the cape over the Godfather of Soul while he sang the classic ballad “Please Please Please,” to the ladies. Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen confirmed to the Augusta Chronicle […]

Bootsy Collins says he ‘decided to drop acid’ to prove James Brown right

Bootsy Collins claims he began taking LSD to “prove” James Brown “right” after the iconic singer “started accusing [him] of being high.” The 68-year-old musician was a member of James’ backing band, The J.B.’s, for less than a year when he was 19, and has said he was fired after he “dropped acid” before a […]

CNN special alleges James Brown was murdered in Atlanta

In December 2006, James Brown, “The Godfather of Soul,” died from a heart attack and fluid build-up. Now CNN has posted a shocking investigative series titled “Lost in the Woods with James Brown’s Ghost,” which alleges that Brown was murdered. The startling claims are a result of a two-year investigative report by CNN.  It all […]

Venisha Brown, daughter of soul legend James Brown, dies at 53

The family of soul legend James Brown is in mourning after the passing of Venisha Brown, his daughter with Yvonne Fair, formerly of The Chantels. She was 53. Brown died Wednesday night, Sept. 19, at Augusta University Health Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, due to complications from pneumonia, according to a statement released by her […]

5 things to know about Aretha Franklin’s amazing ‘gold’ casket

Aretha Franklin represented the essence of soul, glamour and prestige during her life and career. So it was fitting that Franklin’s casket represent a touch of royalty during her homegoing service. Here are five things to know about Aretha Franklin’s amazing casket. Name and origin Franklin was laid to rest in a Z94 Promethean bronze casket. The […]

Classic performance: Shirtless Prince, Michael Jackson and James Brown

In 1983, James Brown performed in Los Angeles he invited superstars Michael Jackson and Prince to join him on stage. Classic! Brown took his last bow on Dec. 25, 2006 followed by Jackson on June 25, 2009. Today, April 21, 2016, we lost Prince Rogers Nelson. Enjoy! [jwplatform 8M09K5BK]

Will Packer, Kenny Leon honored by Georgia Black Elected Officials

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus held its annual dinner on Thursday, February 26, at the Georgia World Congress Center. At this year’s event, they honored African Americans in arts and entertainment with Georgia ties. It was hosted by actor-comedian Chris Tucker and Fox news anchor Cynne’ Simpson. Honorees included Steve Allen, Andre Thompson, Brenda Sigletary […]

Young Thug says 'anyone can rap'; gets co-signs from Birdman and T.I.

Whether anyone likes it or not, Young Thug matters in today’s rap scene. The 23-year-old rapper has gone from virtual unknown to appearances alongside T.I., touring with Cash Money’s Birdman, and even a feature in Rolling Stone. Among other things discussed in the article, Thug, born Jeffrey Williams, tells Rolling Stone about his difficult up […]

Jason Brown: NFL player quits football and builds farm to feed the hungry

Jason Brown was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2005 and earned a lot of money. In 2009, he signed a five-year deal with the St. Louis Rams that was worth $37.5 million with a $20 million guarantee. In March 2012, he was released by the Rams and instead of taking it as a personal tragedy, […]

Drake surpasses The Beatles on Billboard Hot 100

Drizzy Drake is “on a roll like Cottonelle” indeed. The Young Money rapper just made history by passing legendary band The Beatles on the list for most times appearing on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With his guest appearance on protégé iLoveMakonnen’s “Tuesday,” Drake now has 72 appearances on the chart in comparison to The Beatles’ 71 entries. […]

Michael Jackson and his celebrity friends

Michael Jackson was loved by most and adored by many. Throughout his lifetime in the music industry, he acquired a long list of celebrity friends. Befriending a wide range of influential people, from Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela, and Elizabeth Taylor to Whitney Houston and Eddie Murphy, Jackson was again, loved by many, including millions of fans […]