Family! I woke up this morning I thought about what my trainer use to say to me all the time. He said, “Everybody wants to be a boss until they learn what bosses have to do.” Bosses don’t just happen over night, it takes hard work! I’m encouraging you today to have laser focus because […]
Some of the best songs are not born of one mind, but instead result from the collaboration of great artists. In 1984 Zapp And Roger’s “Computer Love” was a top 10 Billboard hit featuring Charlie Wilson and Shirley Murdock. In this interview for TheUrbandaily.com Uncle Charlie tells the hilarious story of Roger coming to his […]
Michael Jackson‘s much-talked about collaborations with Freddie Mercury of the British rock band Queen are finally being released. Jackson & Mercury teamed up in the early 80s to record three demos that will be finished by the surviving members of Queen.
It’s hard to argue that Prince is one of the most talented and versatile musicians to ever set foot in a recording studio. Since 1978, he’s released over 30 albums, had dozens of hit singles, a few movies, and sold out concert venues from his hometown of Minneapolis to Japan.
If you’re in the entertainment business, in any fashion, it’s safe to say Quincy Jones has had some influence on you. From creating some of the most memorable music in history to founding one of hip hop’s most loved magazines, Quincy Jones has done it all. WBW: Samples of History: Hip-Hop Mines Afrobeat In celebration […]
Forbes put out their list of the wealthiest people in Hip-Hop this week. Can you guess who made the list? 5 & 4: 50 Cent & Bryan “Birdman” Williams The top five starts out with a tie between G-Unit superstar 50 Cent and Cash Money mogul Birdman aka Baby at $100 million. 50 Cent made […]
Of course one of Hip-Hop music’s greatest break beats is a jazz record. “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” by Bob James originally appeared on the jazz fusion artist’s album Two, released in 1975. A pianist arranger and producer, James has numerous records in his catalog that have been raided by producers over the years, […]
With the increasing number of films aimed towards black audiences in the early 1970s, filmmakers realized that they couldn’t turn to Henry Mancini to provide the musical backdrops for these movies.