Queen & Slim: Melina Matsoukas On Curating The Perfect Soundtrack

Grammy Award-winning director Melina Matsoukas has always wanted to tell Black stories, and for more than a decade, that’s exactly what she’s been doing. Most notably known for her visionary work in Beyoncé’s “Formation” – a video that uniquely portrays Black Southern life – Matsoukas is a film maestro inRead More →

I Got To Witness Hip-Hop Dance At Its Finest Thanks To Red Bull Dance Your Style Battle In Miami

Dance has been a part of hip-hop culture since the beginning of time and Red Bull created the most epic dance competition to highlight the craft.   Dance Your Style is a worldwide dance competition hosting more than 50 events in over 30 countries and will hold a World Final inRead More →

John Singleton: Hollywood’s Ultimate Hip-Hop Head Broke Ground For The Culture

“I’m the first generation hip-hop filmmaker,” late director extraordinaire John Singleton proudly proclaimed in George Alexander’s 2003 volume Why We Make Mov!es: Black Filmmakers Talk the Magic of Cinemas. “I was 11 years old when ‘Rapper’s Delight’ came out, so I’ve grown up with hip-hop. If you look at all ofRead More →

The Legacy Of Motown: Black Music Is Pop Music

Motown. An era of irresistible rhythms characterized by their skillfully stylish beats, catchy hooks, standout vocals and uplifting music, during which some of America’s most influential artists – Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson – forged their legacies by developing their everlasting sounds. BET’s original series AmericanRead More →