Hip-Hop Single ‘Rapper’s Delight’ Turns 40
Hit single produced by hip-hop founder Sylvia Robinson celebrates its legacy
ENGLEWOOD, N.J., Sept. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sugar Hill Records’ hit song “Rapper’s Delight,” the hit track that would forever shape hip-hop, produced by Sylvia Robinson and the Sugar Hill Gang (Michael “Wonder Mike” Wright; Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson, and Guy “Master Gee” O’Brien) in 1979, now celebrates its 40th birthday.
Urban Legends/UMe Reissues Parliament’s ‘Up For The Down Stroke’ and ‘Chocolate City’ Albums in New Vinyl Editions
LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Urban Legends/UMe has reissued two classic Parliament albums on black vinyl and in limited special vinyl editions: Chocolate City (released June 21) and Up For The Down Stroke (released today).
Prince’s ‘Originals’ Now Live Exclusively On TIDAL
Hear the Album on TIDAL.com/Prince
NEW YORK, June 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Now live exclusively on TIDAL, Prince’s newest album, Originals, was pulled directly from the historic archive of Prince’s music. The 15-track album features 14 previously unreleased recordings that highlight the impact Prince had on modern music and the foundation of many artists’ careers. The tracks were selected collaboratively by JAY-Z and Troy Carter, on behalf of The Prince Estate.
KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE
Releases Video For “CHANGE MY WAY”
Addressing Current Crisis At U.S. / MEXICO Border
Directed By Acclaimed Filmmaker TG HERRINGTON
New Studio Album ‘GNOMES & BADGERS’ Due March 8 from Seven Spheres Records
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe has released a video for “Change My Way,” the second single from its forthcoming studio album, ‘Gnomes & Badgers,’ due March 8. Both the song and video make a poignant statement about the current crisis at the U.S. border.
Minneapolis funk pioneer, St. Paul Peterson’s new single, “You Got 2 Love,” OUT NOW.
“I’ve been so busy making records with fDeluxe and Eric Leeds, I realized that I hadn’t made music for myself for years!” stated Peterson. “This new song ‘You Got 2 Love’ is an up-tempo song I wrote and produced with my nephew, Jason Peterson DeLaire.
Willie Hutch’s Soundtrack To 1974 Blaxploitation Classic ‘Foxy Brown’ Reissued On Vinyl Via Motown/UMe
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Willie Hutch‘s soundtrack to the classic blaxploitation caper Foxy Brown, out of print for nearly two decades, is available once again via Motown/UMe. In celebration of its 45th anniversary, Foxy Brown [Original Soundtrack] is pressed on standard weight black vinyl in a faithful reproduction of the original packaging as released on Motown Records in 1973.
Legacy Recordings and The Prince Estate Launch First Wave of Prince Catalog Digital Releases Today
23 Catalog Titles (including Rare and Out-of-Print Recordings) + Newly Curated 37-Track Prince Anthology: 1995-2010 Available Now on Streaming Services and DSPs
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is launching its first round of Prince catalog digital releases today, August 17.
BOBBY BROWN, FAITH EVANS, BEBE AND CECE WINANS, AND DALLAS AUSTIN TO RECEIVE RECOGNITION AT 2018 BLACK MUSIC HONORS AWARDS PRESENTED BY CENTRAL CITY PRODUCTIONS
Rickey Smiley and LeToya Luckett to Host Television Special on Thursday, August 16 in Nashville, TN.
CHICAGO, IL // JULY 24, 2018 – Chicago-based television production company Central City Productions (CCP) announced today the 2018 Black Music Honors – the annual two-hour television special that honors artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music.
SOLAR Records and Founder Dick Griffey Honored by L.A. City Council for its 40th Anniversary
by A. Scott Galloway
The second order of business at the Los Angeles City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, was a commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of SOLAR Records and its founder, Dick Griffey, in conjunction with June being Black Music Month.
Resonance Records to Release Previously Unissued Music from
Jazz Guitar Icon Grant Green
Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970)
& Slick! – Live at Oil Can Harry’s
Resonance Records is proud to be releasing the first official previously unissued recordings of Grant Green in over 10 years, representing the earliest (1969-1970) and latest (1975) known live recordings of Grant Green as a bandleader.