Music Interview: Indie Hip-Hop artist Klassik – You need in him in your life

By: Mut Asheru Hello Everyone. It’s time to introduce you to some good music. Even though our filters are set to let in a wide array of ear candy from all manner of musicians it sometimes gets difficult to actually hear over the music (ala Eric Roberson). It takes a mighty noise to rattle our […]

Music Interview: Hip-Hop Group Bone Thugz N Harmony on now being 100 percent in harmony

Written by: Melody Charles Two American Music Awards, One Grammy Award, millions in CD sales and nearly 20 years in the hip-hop industry: for the men of Bone Thugz N Harmony, their success as taste-makers and performers has surpassed their wildest dreams, but as far as Wish Bone is concerned, he and Krayzie, Layzie, Flesh […]

Filmmaker Interview: RT with “Gimme Shelter” Director Ronald Krauss, Actress Vanessa Hudgens and Kathy Difiore whose real-life work with homeless and pregnant girls in New Jersey inspired the film

Written by: Gordon K. Smith You will find no Hell’s Angels or Rolling Stones in GIMME SHELTER,  the inspirational new movie by writer / director Ronald Krauss, which stars Vanessa Hudgens, again “branching out” from her Disney image (but without twerking).   The fact-based story features the 26-year-old Hudgens convincingly playing a gritty 16-year-old pregnant runaway […]

Filmmaker Interview: Actress Tika Sumpter on Working with Ice Cube and How She Makes it in Hollywood

Written by: Melody Charles As you sit here reading this, actress Tika Sumpter has transitioned from one set to another juggling a variety of film and TV roles, most recently kicking off the second season of Tyler Perry’s ratings smash OWN series, “The Haves and the Have Nots”, and gearing up to promote her starring […]

Movie Black Nativity: Music Behind The Film Featurette feat Raphael Saadiq

Musician Raphael Saadiq speaks on the ingredients that went into making the music in the feature length film BLACK NATIVITY

Filmmaker Roundtable Interview: Meredith Walker & “Amy’s Smart Girls” for Alamo Drafthouse Richardson’s “Tough Ladies of the Cinema”

  Written By: Gordon K. Smith Count on the Alamo Drafthouse Dallas/Fort Worth for a groovy special event every month.  For November it’ was Tough Ladies of the Cinema,  and for their November 17th screening of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, the Alamo teamed up with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, an organization dedicated to helping young […]

Cool Site 2 Know: Soultracks – Where Passion for Soul Music has Led to a Leading Authoritative Online Magazine

Written by: Melody Charles A capital funds manager and true music connoisseur who turned his passion for soul music into the leading authoritative online magazine for all things soulful, Chris Rizik is the publisher of, a site devoted to expanding the encyclical knowledge of classically-composed and contemporary R&B. Thanks to thousands of quality reviews, […]

Author Interview: Brenda Jackson – the first African-American of either gender, or genre, to publish 100 books

Interview By: Melody Charles A quick book lover’s pop quiz question, if you will: what do titles “Tonight and Forever”, “Slow Burn” and “A Madaris Bride For Christmas” all have in common? They were all written by Brenda Jackson, the first-ever African-American best-selling romance novelist. And with Christmas, Ms. Jackson accomplished yet another feat: the […]

Interview: Larry Yarrell of The Marcus Graham Project speaks on the unique concerns facing today’s graduates and why more diverse players and leaders are so sorely needly in the advertising field

Written By: Melody Charles Question: what do Dunkin Donuts, Mountain Dew and Kmart all have in common? They’re responsible for some of the most asinine and mind-blowingly racist ad campaigns of 2013, and the saddest part of all is that those cringe-worthy commercials could’ve been avoided if there were more executives of color, and that’s […]

Music Interview: Glenn Lewis on his disappearance and now his comeback

Written By: Le Le Symone Just over a decade ago, the sweet and supple tenor of Toronto Glenn Lewis was all but inescapable thanks to his buttery tenor and that sweet mid-tempo ditty, “Don’t You Forget It” from his major label 2002 debut, World Outside My Window. Higher levels of exposure followed after his Maid […]