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Toki Wright

In the words of Toki Wright, “Windows open when doors close. Glad to announce that I’ve accepted the position of Assistant Chair of Professional Music at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Honored to have a leadership role at an institution that has graduated Quincy Jones, Lalah Hathaway, Steven Tyler, Esperanza Spalding, John Mayer and many more. Looking forward to creating more…

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With recent passport issues and album delays behind him, Yasiin Bey has returned to the scene collaborating with producer Ferrari Sheppard for our listening pleasure. Though the rapper and noteworthy actor is retiring after two more albums (Negus in Natural Person, and Mannie Fresh collaboration As Promised), Bey still managed to deliver a solid foundation…

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Due to popular demand, the Apollo Theater announced today, Dec. 13 that it has added a second show on Thursday, December 22nd for yasiin bey (formerly known as Mos Def), one of hip hop’s most influential artists. These special engagements follow bey’s announcement earlier this year of his retirement from the music business and will…

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As we get closer to the release of the highly anticipated ensemble action film, Furious 7, the first taste of the movie’s accompanying soundtrack is starting to hit the airwaves. The first single from the Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is an energetic, revenge-themed track called “Payback” featuring Juicy J, Kevin Gates, Future & Sage…

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BET Honors will honor Ice Cube this year and it is a well-deserved distinction. The West Coast native has had a distinguished 25-year musical career and has also seen much success in the acting world. With such a lengthy and impressive career, it’s no wonder that Cube has influenced younger artists. Let’s take a peek at who…

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Attorney Ralph Kenol is a business leader who believes in serving his community and setting defined and reasonably attainable goals. The 39-year-old Queens, N.Y., native has his own law firm in Hollywood, Fla., where he practices immigration, business, litigation, mediation, nonprofit entities, and wealth protection law. The multifaceted lawyer is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Creole.…

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Happy 39th birthday, Mos Def! Born Dante Smith, he is a rapper, actor, and political activist who also goes by the name Yasiin Bey. He was in the musical  group Urban Thermo Dynamics. He received a Grammy Award for his album The Ecstatic in 2010. With his wife Alana Wyatt, he has two children. In January 2012, it was reported that…

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