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Slept On Soul: Long Time No See

By Michael A. Gonzales Seventeen years ago, during the summer of 1997, 29-year-old Chico DeBarge was at Battery Studios working on his then-upcoming album Long Time No See (Universal/Kedar Entertainment). Dressed in a ho...
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MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT this THURSDAY 7/3 – @BKNationOrg

MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT: This Thursday, July 3rd, at 5 p.m. Calling people between the ages of 18 and 30 of every race, ethnicity, and gender for a music video shoot for a BK Nation song about summertime. Please wear summer &h...
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Bobby Womack: Legend

By Chris Barnes The legendary Bobby Womack passed away at the age of 70 due to complications from colon cancer, diabetes, and pneumonia. As a child my parents would blast the song “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” on the ...
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Down in Brownsville, Brooklyn

By Caleb Bloomfield When I rode the Crescent Line of Amtrak from New Orleans to New York City — returning home from college for the summer — I met only one person in my train car that was taking it … <...
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@Pharrell Gets Lucky

By Caleb Bloomfield From the moment I walked into The Apollo Theater in Harlem for Pharrell’s concert, part of the “American Express Unstaged” music series, emotions were running high. I could feel history as I watched p...
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BK Nation 50-State Summer 2014 #MusicFestival Preview

Alabama   Gadsen Riverfest When: June 13th-14th, 2014 Where: Gadsen, Alabama Description: The Gadsen Riverfest is a country music festival bringing prominent country music stars to Gadsen since 1986. Website: http:/...
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Memories of Marvin Gaye

By Rosina Teri Memolo During a summer program, I worked with youth across from Marvin Gaye Park in my hometown of Washington, DC, in the Deanwood area. I began researching Mr. Gaye so that I would be able to have &hellip...
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Enter Wu-Tang’s 20th Birthday

Reminiscing on the 20th anniversary of the Wu-Tang Clan’s debut, Michael A. Gonzales wonders if it was all so simple then The recent 20th anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan’s groundbreaking Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)...