Black Music Is…

There are few current-day groups that are able to so potently harness the sheer balls-to-the-wall bombast of 70s rock and roll groups without traveling down the slippery slopes of parody or limp revivalism. Earl Greyhound is definitely an exception.

Flying Lotus (government name: Steven Ellison) is much more than just a simple beat maker.

If there’s one word that best describes Ben Kenney, it’s versatility.

The documentation of rock and roll’s Black roots should come as no surprise to anyone with an Internet connection and a thirst for musical knowledge, but many are unaware of the band Death and the role that they played in shaping the sound of 1970s proto-punk music.

While Kenna Zemedkun – better known simply by his stage name of Kenna – has an international background that spans from Ethiopia to England, but his real musical birthplace is in Virginia Beach.

As we previously reported, Oscar-winning actress/comedian/talk show host Mo'Nique came out to Majic 107.5 / 97.5's ATL Summer Jam! Check her out here!

Ne-Yo has confirmed that his girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw, is indeed pregnant with their first child. Click here to see what Ne-Yo told Ebony.

For you history buffs, The 54 named their band after the first official all black unit in the United States Armed forces during the Civil War, The 54th Regiment. Click here to find out more about the group!

In her latest video blog for HelloBeautiful, Kandi Burruss’ mom gives her daughter and her friends advice on love and dating. The ladies are sitting around getting made up, and the conversation steers towards relationships and finding a good man. Take a look at Kandi Presents: “The Bitter & The Sweet.”

“I have been known as the dude of begging in R&B," said Keith Sweat, who has lived in Atlanta since the early '90s. "Test Drive [the single from his latest album] is one of those songs where I want to get with a young lady."

In her latest video blog for, Kandi talks about an upcoming photo shoot and feels she’s not in the best shape that she can be. While browsing one of her featured galleries on the site, she notices she looks a little out of shape and challenges herself to lose 10 lbs.

Atlanta's own India.Arie will be among the 2010 inductees into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, organizers have announced. The annual awards show moves to a new home this year. It’ll be Sept. 11 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and will be broadcast live at 8:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Television.