Black Music Month

Black music means so many things to each of us, but what does it mean to you? Below we have a list with 25 artists who in one way or another represent what is going on in Black Music in 2011. Here is your chance to voice your opinion on who YOU think best represents […]

Imagine physically going to some of the greatest locations in music: Kool Herc’s apartment, Rick Rubin’s dorm, Kanye’s High School, Aretha Franklin’s childhood home. Wild, right?! As part of our Black Music Month celebration in June, we’ve lined up a partnership with Foursquare to help bring a local, real world context to all the great […]

This June, Radio One is harnessing the power of all its properties in a month-long, companywide, synergistic campaign called “It’s All Black Music!” This 360 multi-platform, national promotion was created in celebration of Black Music Month by Radio One’s and Interactive One’s digital core  and Radio One’s national web content editorial team. Black music is […]

jump — 1. to spring free from the ground, to move suddenly or involuntarily. 2. a form of R&B music that places emphasis on strong rhythm, exciting solo work especially by saxophones, and vocals in a shout-blues manner. R & B (rhythm & blues) – a kind of music developed by African-Americans that combines blues […]

Ella Jane Fitzgerald, also known as “The First Lady of Song,” was born on April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia. The legendary jazz and song vocalist was considered by some to be the greatest songstress to ever live. With a voice that ranged from three octaves, “Lady Ella” brought an entirely different sound to […]

Though it can be said that Afrobeat never died, in recent years its seen levels of exposure that would’ve seemed unheard of when the genre was first created in the 1960s.

Africa  1500 – 1860 juju (from the African Hausa language) – an object used as a fetish, a charm or an amulet in West Africa, or the supernatural power ascribed to such an object. Africa is the second largest continent on Earth.  Africans account for over 12% of the world’s population, are distributed among 54 […]