Love Under New Management, The Miki Howard Story – A Harlem Fave

miki howard andMiki Howard is a Harlem Fave, it’s great to hear that TV ONE announced today Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story  will premiere on Sunday, June 12 at 7 p.m. ET (encore presentation at 9 p.m. ET). Continue Reading →

What, Kelis Admits She’s Never Made a Milkshake Before

kelis sreenshot milk shotIn 2003, the singer Kelis famously sang about how her “milkshake brings all the boys to the yard,” gazing seductively into the camera as she sipped the drink through a straw. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Harlem Fave Fat Joe Rocks New Hamptons Nightclub

harlem fave Fat JoeAn exciting new addition to the Hamptons nightlife scene, AM Southampton, opens just in time for the bustling summer season. The club will be spinning the newest tunes on Hip Hop Fridays, a special House DJ on Saturdays. Continue Reading →

Kay Davis “The Wordless Vocalist” Harlem NY 1940’s

kay davisKatherine McDonald Wimp née Katherine McDonald stage name Kay Davis, December 5, 1920 – January 27, 2012 in Apopka, Florida, was an “exquisite” American jazz singer best known for her time with the orchestra of Duke Ellington. Continue Reading →

Z, Blige, Faith, At Bad Boy Reunion Led By Harlem’s Combs

bad boy reunion1Before Sean Combs founded Bad Boy Records, the defining New York rap label of the 1990s, he was an intern and then an A&R executive at Uptown Records, transforming the label with a brash and forward-looking hip-hop-influenced take on R&B. Continue Reading →

Duke’s Belongings In His Sister’s Harlem Apartment Go Under The Hammer

3466F6DE00000578-3600155-image-m-89_1463713586132If Duke Ellington was the king of jazz, Harlem was his kingdom.

And on Wednesday, the neighborhood celebrated the music connoisseur with an auction of his most prized possessions – just a few blocks from the Cotton Bar where it all started in the 1920s. Continue Reading →

2016 Ertegun Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

lincoln cneter hall of fame 2016 1Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the 2016 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductees and Harlem faves J.J. Johnson, Wayne Shorter and Ben Webster. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Puff Daddy And Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour Dates Announced

Diddy-Announces-Bad-Boy-Family-Tour-The big announcement we’ve all been waiting for is here! The Bad Boy Family won’t just be reuniting this month at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to honor the late Biggie Smalls, but there’s an official tour launching to support one of the most accomplished musical dynasties in hip hop history. Continue Reading →

New: ‘I Won’t Complain’, 2016, By Benjamin Clementine (video)

Benjamin Clementine - I Wont ComplainWe love Benjamin Clementine and his new single “I Wont Complain” for Universal Music France. His video sensibility teeters on Giorgio de Chirico’s surrealism, his hair and bare foot vibe echos a sort of Jean Michel Basquiatness and his music is all Benjamin Clementine. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s A$AP Rocky Hand Signed Photograph

ASAP Rocky - Hip Hop Rapper Autographed Hand SignedHere is a rare collectible of a 11 x 14 inch high quality ‘thick’ photograph signed with a black marker by Harlem man A$AP Rocky pointing at the viewer in this black and white photograph. Continue Reading →