Big L’s Accused Murderer Fatally Shot And Killed in Harlem

bigl in harlemBig L (pictured on left) whose birth name was Lamont Coleman was shot nine times in the face and chest on February 15, 1999, ending the talented MC’s life and career at 24-years-old. Continue Reading →

Jimi Hendrix At The United Block Association Benefit Concert In Harlem 1969 (video)

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On September 5th, 1969, Jimi Hendrix with the Gypsy Sun & Rainbows band performed outside 139th Street and Lenox Avenue at the United Block Association Benefit concert in Harlem, New York.

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Kanye’s ‘Cruel Winter,’ Gets It Right With Travis Scott, Big Sean, Gucci Mane… (video)

kanye-westKanye West drops another blast with Champions (Cruel Winter) featuring everybody including Travis Scott, Big Sean, Yo Gotti, Desiigner, 2 Chainz, Quavo and Gucci Mane.

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Boxer Joe Louis And Wife Mara “The Best Dressed Woman In America” Trotter Harlem NY (Rare Video)

trotter and joe louis in harlemRare video footage of boxing champ Joe Louis and his wife Mara “the best dressed woman in America” Trotter seen outside a apartment building in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

“… Woman From Harlem,” Annie Hall By Woody Allen (video)

diane keaton about harlemA 1977 classic Harlem movie moment, a clip of a neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall (Diane Keaton), and a few stereotypes from Alvy’s childhood, where his mother and father discuss their house keeper, “…a colored woman from Harlem…”.
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“Creole Love Call” Duke Ellington Orchestra Featuring Kay Davis 1948-1949 (video)

obit-davis-popup sliderKay Davis and Duke Ellington were both living in Harlem when she was hired to sing the incredible song “Creole Love Call” around 1948-1949. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Chanel Debuts Cruise Collection In Historic Havana Show 2016-2017

chanel style1On May 3rd, 2016, Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld presented the brand’s latest cruise collection 2016/17 in unprecedented fashion at Havana’s main artery, the Paseo del Prado seemingly inspired by a Harlem to Havana like style. 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 →

Rest In Peace Prince On A “Purple Rain” Cloud (video)

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Prince was the king of breaking down walls, his music was a gumbo of rock & roll, hip hop, r & b, blues and country – you name it.

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Harlem’s A$AP Rocky Brings Out Kanye At Coachella

coachella-2016-kanye-west-asap-rocky-billboard-650Harlem’s A$AP Rocky was one of the many artists taking the stage Friday night at this year’s Coachella, and boy did he deliver for the crowd. Continue Reading →