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DANIEL CAESAR – R&B’s Newest Canadian Prince

DANIEL CAESAR – R&B’s Newest Canadian Prince

Daniel Caesar is nominated for Best R&B Album at next year’s Grammy ceremony. One of several R&B talents that have emerged out of Canada, Caesar is an independent artist, in this streaming age of music. Liken to fellow Canadians, Justin Beiber and The Weeknd, his fan base spawned from the Internet.

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Reflections: The Black Panther Party’s 48th Anniversary

Reflections: The Black Panther Party’s 48th Anniversary

Fifteen days ago, October 15th, marked the 48th anniversary of the Black Panther Party (BPP).  This is the second installment of my reflections on the revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organization.  The BPP was able to flourish in urban cities like Baltimore, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Winston-Salem.

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15 FUNKY MUSIC BIOPICS – honorable mentions, dream ‘pics & conflicts

15 FUNKY MUSIC BIOPICS – honorable mentions, dream ‘pics & conflicts

As music fans, lovers and aficionados are perched and waiting for “Get On Up” and “Jimi: All Is by My Side,” one can’t help but think of musical biopics that have been previously released.  This blog was prompted and inspired by a chat with, and query from my wife, as to how many films of this nature have been done — there are numerous.  While many are excited for the lives of James Brown and Jimi Hendrix to grace the silver screen, the lives of other music icons have been brilliantly depicted.  (click on photo above for full view)

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The FUNK Beyond of LUC BESSON – “LUCY”

The FUNK Beyond of LUC BESSON – “LUCY”

At the age of 22, Luc Besson released his first short film “L’avant dernier,” (translation: Next to Last) in which he also appeared.  It starred Jean Reno, an actor that he would work with repeatedly in future films.  Besson’s new film “Lucy” starring Scarlet Johansen hits theaters across the country this week, and it’s nowhere near ‘next to last’, on Luc’s list of movies.

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A New FUNKIN’ NYC – Where’s My 8th Street At?

A New FUNKIN’ NYC – Where’s My 8th Street At?

“If I can, make it there, I’ll make it, Anywhere…”  Truer words were never spoken of all the true words there are.  The truth of that statement still exist, but THAT “New York, New York” is long gone.  As this life has afforded me nearly half a century, ‘these vagabond shoes are longing to stray’, not so much ‘through the very heart of it’, but to continue my journey around the country and the world.

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Prince ROCKS Dubai Tonight!

Prince ROCKS Dubai Tonight!

Prince’s latest video is a bit of a departure from many of his hits over the years.  One who has boasted about his sexual prowess and a voracious appetite for partying and the night life, “Rock and Roll Love Affair” touches on the vulnerability and humble side of a “Rock Star”, check it out.

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AT LAST, IT’S JUST BEGUN: THE BEST IN FUNK – LEGENDS IN MUSIC

AT LAST, IT’S JUST BEGUN: THE BEST IN FUNK – LEGENDS IN MUSIC

Two of music’s favorite children made their transitions recently.  One was once considered the Queen of the Blues, the other a Master of Funk.  I’m speaking of Etta James and Jimmy Castor, two people in music that may not have always been top of mind as artists via the mainstream, but certainly loved and highly respected among their fans and peers.

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FUNKIN’ D’Angelo and Van Hunt – Are They Back?

FUNKIN’ D’Angelo and Van Hunt – Are They Back?

D’Angelo is doing a European tour!  According to various websites, he rocked the stage of Filadelfiakyrkan Church in Stockholm last night.

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