“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 →

H&M And M.I.A. Encourages The World To Recycle (video)

mia and harlemhm2H&M is making all the right moves, first they moved to 125 West 125th Street in Harlem for a world audience, now they’ve partnered with M.I.A. with her music without borders to rock H&M‘s World Recycle Week campaign from Harlem to Harare.

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Baby Girl Says It’s A Harlem ‘Diddy Party’ (video)

sean-p-diddy-combs1Here’s another talent from Harlem’s Digital Waxx, this time it’s Diddy Party from singer and song writer Nneka “Baby Girl” Grimes from Washington DC. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Swizz Beatz “Represent Tonight” (video)

1401890364_swizz-beatz-alicia-keys-640Swizz Beatz (pictured here with wife Alicia Keys above) has made quite the resurgence in the music industry these past few months, receiving credits on Kanye West’s latest album The Life Of Pablo, and even releasing a solo record of his own last week called “Waitin On Me.” Continue Reading →

Alfie Wade Jr, A Portrait From Harlem To Paris (video)

afie wade from Harlem to ParisHere’s a great sneak peek video portrait and e-mail from our friend Alfie Wade Jr,  who is a founding member of the Harlem World Magazine board who moved to Sete, Paris a few back. Continue Reading →

Iggy Azalea’s ‘Team’, From Her New Album “Digital Distortion” (video)

a400ee56-877b-4aed-be84-81daf1a16a72In one of the more unlikely crossover success stories, blonde Australian beauty Iggy Azalea (born Amethyst Amelia Kelly) segued from a high-profile modeling career to become a Southern hip-hop star. Continue Reading →