No MLK Day would be COMPLETE without this CLASSIC from the King Dream Chorus–‘King Holiday’! King Holiday is an R&B/Hip-Hop single released on January 13, 1986 by the King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew. Composed by Phillip Jones, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Bill Adler, it was released in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which was first celebrated as a national holiday in the United States on January 20, 1986. All proceeds from the single were donated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. The single peaked at No.30 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart. Continue reading VIBES from the Vault: #MLKDay- #KingDreamChorus ‘King Holiday’ [vid]
Can’t make it home in time to watch the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards!? Well!! We got you covered! Watch all the BLACK EXCELLENCE after the JUMP!! Continue reading #WATCH: The 49th annual #NAACP Image Awards HER! [livestream]
It appears that Donald Trump had BETTER things to do on a day of SERVICE that is #MLKDAY–GOLF! Continue reading #PresidentTrump spends #MLKDAY golfing! [details]
Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish rock band the Cranberries, died on Monday in London. She was 46.
Her death was announced by her publicist, who did not specify the cause.
“Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today,” Lindsey Holmes, the publicist, said in an emailed statement, adding that Ms. O’Riordan had been in London for a recording session.
Continue reading #TheCranberries frontwoman #DoloresORiordan DEAD at 46! [details]
What is in a NAME? ‘King’. Merriam Webster gives one definition: a person or thing that is better or more important than all others. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. may not think this to be true of himself. He did not think he was greater or better than us, but his fight has made us GREATER and BETTER people–ALL PEOPLE.
Continue reading #MLKDay- Celebrating the LEGACY and the LIFE of a KING![vid]
WAKE IT UP!!
Today, we celebrate the LIFE and LEGACY of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr! I think of some of his profound words:
“These are revolutionary times. All over the globe men are revolting against old systems of exploitation and oppression, and out of the wombs of a frail world new systems of justice and equality are being born. The shirtless and barefoot people of the land are rising up as never before. “The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light.”
These are indeed revolutionary times… After reading this, I was inspired to write this post and this song came to mind–Michael Jackson’s ‘Will You Be There’. Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #MichaelJackson ‘Will You Be There?’
Meshell N’degeocello is kicking off 2018 with a new covers LP,’Ventriloquism’ and surprises the fans with a MOVING rendition of Prince’s, ‘Sometimes It Snows In April’!
Continue reading #MeshellNdegeocello previews new cd with #Prince cover!
Remember not too long ago back in 2016, there seemed to be a possible BEEF brewing between Wale and J. Cole? Well it could’ve been all in Wale’s head, but let me set the stage before we talk about this POSSIBLE new collaboration between the two… Continue reading #Wale TEASES new music with #JCole! [vid]
By now we have all seen and enjoyed new mom and tennis champ, Serena Williams’ ‘TWERK Off’ set to N.E.R.D. and Rihanna’s ‘Lemon’! Well the ARTIST on the song have reacted and from the looks of things, they 100% COSIGN Serena’s DAnce moves!
RiRi had this to say on social media:
“Woke up to a champ brightening my day like…..,” she wrote. “@serenawilliams this song just got better thanks to you girl #Lemon”.
The video was also highly praised by N.E.R.D. frontman Pharrell Williams, who posted, “Serving (lemon)!!!! You killed it @Serenawilliams!”.
Take a LOOK after the JUMP! Continue reading #Pharrell + #Rihanna CO-SIGN #SerenaWilliams ‘Lemon’ Dance [vid]
The FIRST one of the NEW YEAR–the SATURDAY SLINGBACK–where we dig into the crates to DUST off a JAM we used to ROCK to that STILL BANGS today! It’s only fitting we pay HOMAGE to the Queen Bee, Lil’ Kim. I mean, ‘The Gamutt’ was gone for a minute now we back with the ‘JUMP-OFF’ for real! So let’s THROW IT back with that to celebrate the NEW year and the NEW HOME of #THEGAMUTT!
Continue reading Saturday Slingback: #LilKim ‘The Jump Off’ feat. #MrCheeks [vid]
By now you all have heard of Mark Wahlberg’s HEFTY 1.5 million payday to RESHOOT scenes for the upcoming flick, ‘All The Money In The World’. You may have also heard that his co-star, Michelle Williams got a measly FRACTION of what he earned for her reshoots. Let’s break this down. Mark Wahlberg’s agent was able to negotiate a HUGE fee in order to return to the film, landing a $1.5 million bonus which came up to about 10 extra days of shooting. Meanwhile, USA Today says that Wahlberg’s co-star Michelle Williams wasn’t told about the fee, and she was only given an $80 per diem that came out to be less than $1,000. In other words she made less than 1 percent of what Wahlberg made during the reshoots. Continue reading #MarkWahlberg DONATES his 1.5 milli reshoot money to #TimesUp for #MichelleWilliams! [details]
JD challenges the young rappers to find their own personal styles and brands; April Roomet helps style the young people; when it’s time for makeovers, Jordan has to decide whether to cut or keep his signature hair. WATCH ‘The Rap Game’ season 4 episode 7 BELOW! Continue reading WATCH: #TheRapGame season 4 ep 7 ‘Quit Biting My Style’ [full ep]