Friday, December 15th, 2017

  Reigning International Power Soca Monarch Machel Montano appeared to be a strong contender in the Groovy Soca category this year as his song “Mr Fete” proved to be a crowd favourite at HOTT 93.5FM’s Inferno event on Friday night. Also making waves in the fete were Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry’s “Surrender” and Kerwin Du […]

President Barack Obama has spent much of his presidency giving speeches about boosting the economy, and now he might have found a way to help the struggling music industry increase sales. After the commander in chief unleashed a surprisingly impressive rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” at an Apollo Theater fundraiser last week, sales […]

A lot has changed in the music industry since Atlanta rhyme slinger Rocko first dropped his club smash “Umma Do Me,” in 2008. The success of the ubiquitous single paved the way for the then-independent self-starter to release his major-label debut, Self Made, on Def Jam later that year. Though the album peaked at 21 […]

It’s been a long time coming for Grammy Award winning neo-soul icon D’Angelo but he finally got his first performance in 11 years out of the way. The troubled singer hit the stage at Filadelfiakyrkan in Stockholm, Sweden, last night [January 25] reports Hip Hop DX. At the show, the star, who hasn’t had a […]

Estelle took three years to complete her sophomore album and a lot of people have been scratching their heads trying to figure out why, especially after her U.S. debut hit “American Boy.”  But Estelle’s answer to this is simple — she was traveling nonstop, she wanted this project to mean something, and she got personal. […]

The “Rack City” remix video is shaping up to be quite the all-star affair. If Fabolous and Wale weren’t enough for fans, Tyga went ahead and recruited two more rap heavyweights for the clip. Last week, the Young Money solider set up shop in Atlanta and invited T.I. and Young Jeezy to guest on his […]

Music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs is planning another attack on the world of television in his next venture — the launch of a music-themed cable network reportedly called Revolt. According to Broadcasting & Cable, Diddy is in works to introduce the urban arts station by year’s end. Sources say that Diddy’s station comes as a […]

After a star-studded grand re-opening of Jay-Z’s original 40/40 club last Wednesday, which was attended by everyone from Swizz Beatz, Russell Simmons and billionaire Warren Buffet, the famed New York City hotspot was shut down by the health department a day later. According to, a rep for 40/40, Ron Berkowitz, says one of refrigerator […]

Double Barrel (1971) and Monkey Spanner by Dave and Ansel Collins. Ring the Alarm by Tenor Saw and Supercat’s Boops (mid-1980s). General Echo’s renown – and maybe reviled – album Slackest (1979). Winston Riley’s productions on his Techniques label are an indelible part of Jamaican popular music and span decades. But before he took up […]

The legendary singer, whose hits included Something’s Got a Hold on Me and rhythm and blues standard At Last,has passed away aged 73 after a battle with leukaemia. She had been diagnosed with the condition in 2010, according to her long-time friend and manager, Lupe De Leon, and died in hospital in Riverside, California. Last […]