It’s All Black Music

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Harvard University where Dave Mays & Jon Shecter met. 12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 When: August 1988 What: Harvard undergrads David Mays and Jon Shecter, one a college radio disc jockey, the other a member of a white rap group called BMOC, bring on their classmates […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) The GE Building (formerly the RCA Bldg) 30 Rockefeller Plaza When: February 4, 1981 What: Performing on Saturday Night Live with musical guest Blondie, the Bronx quintet becomes the first rap act seen on national television. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Baltimore School for the Arts. 712 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-5298 When: June 25, 1986 What: In 1986, Afeni Shakur relocated her daughter and son Tupac from Harlem to Baltimore.  After two years at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, the late rapper transferred to the Baltimore School […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Can Am Studios Tarzana, CA 18730 Oxnard Street When: August 1996 What: The fifth and final studio album from the iconic Tupac Shakur was finished in a total of seven days, barely a month before his death. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals 56 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA When: 5/8/1992 What: After two years of countersuits and trials, the Eleventh Federal Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a previous ruling that 2 Live Crew’s As Nasty As They Wanna Be was obscene and sale of […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Woodstock Festival White Lake, NY When: August  18, 1969 What: On Monday morning, August 18, 1969, the last day of the Woodstock Festival, headliner Jimi Hendrix closed his two hour set by performing a searing rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” on his electric guitar. The performance […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Westlake Studios. 8447 Beverly Blvd in West Hollywood When: November 8, 1982 What: Michael Jackson felt his “Off the Wall” album didn’t get its proper due at the Grammy Awards. He recorded “Thriller” with the intent of showing the world the he was the King of Pop, […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Fifth Ward, 4300 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020 When: February 17, 1989 What: Rap-A-Lot Records releases Grip It! On That Other Level the first album to feature the line-up of Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill. Rick Rubin remixed ten of the album’s twelve tracks for the […]

Common ditches the electro-robotic sound on his last album, Universal Mind Control, and returns to the raw street vibe of his earlier works.  This sick beat is produced by none-other than No I.D., who also produced many songs one of my favorite Common albums, One Day It’ll All Make Sense. His upcoming album produced by […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Kool Herc’s apartment  1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, NY When: August 11, 1973 What: With his sister Cindy acting as “promoter,” sixteen year old Clive “Kool Herc” Campbell throws a “back to school” party to raise money for school clothes, and inadvertently launching the musical movement that became […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Los Angeles Coliseum 3939 South Figueroa Street When: August 20, 1972 What: Often referred to as “the Black Woodstock,” the day-long concert featuring Stax Records artists was held to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Watts riots. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s […]

We all seen how upset Mama Jones was when she was left out of the plans of Chrissy’s proposal to Jim Jones on VH1’s Love and Hip Hop. Mama Jones still feels that Chrissy is a selfish bit*h and is ready to put her feelings on wax. She says the diss record is for all […]