Kennedy Center Launches First Ever Hip-Hop Season With Harlem Stage Ex-Director

The Kennedy Center has been presenting hip-hop for over 15 years, but not as part of its institutional programming. Continue Reading →

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Final Performances At The Apollo Theater (Update)

mos-def-yasiin-beyThe Apollo Theater and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that they will present the final U.S. performances of one of hip hop’s most influential artists – yasiin bey (formerly known as Mos Def). Continue Reading →

Kamasi Washington At SummerStage In Central Park

Kamasi washigntonAt the age of 13, Kamasi Washington started a lifelong quest discovering the many wonders of music. One night, his father left his soprano saxophone lying on the piano. Kamasi, filled with curiosity for all the beauty he heard from the instrument, picked up his father’s horn. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s A.S.A.P. Rocky Gears Up For June Album Release

alla-coverThe wait is almost over. The highly-anticipated sophomore release from Harlem rapper ASAP Rocky is due out on June 2, and ASAP has finally shared the track listing with fans.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s A$AP Rocky Intimate Lecture Session In London (video)

asap-rockyOn April 8th, Harlem-man MC A$AP Rocky held court at an intimate lecture session in central London’s St Pancras hotel, as part of the Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour. Continue Reading →