On this day on February 11th, the legendary Prince premiered the song "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World" on the 1994 Miss USA Pageant. This song would be Prince(at the time the "Artist fka Prince)'s only number one single on the UK Billboard 100 pop charts. The song would intricately blend 70's soul with … Continue reading (Single Reviews) On This Day in Black History Music featuring PRINCE, SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES (February 11th & 12th)
Review: What a maniac onstage Little Richard was. Chuck Berry had the guitar that defined rock-n-roll, Little Richard had the vocal pipes and keyboards/piano that defined rock-n-roll. Sadly, this song was only two minutes long, but "Long Tall Sally" was a monster hit for Little Richard and for good reason. On this date, February 10th … Continue reading (Single Review): Day 10 of Black History Month: MTC Getting Educated “Long Tall Sally” by LITTLE RICHARD
The song that officially put Disco on the map, much to people's enjoyment or chagrin, "Love's Theme" by Love Unlimited Orchestra showed that Disco music was here to stay, well for the next several years anyways. The Love Unlimited Orchestra served as the backing music for composer/singer Barry White and female vocal trio Love Unlimited. … Continue reading (Single Review) Day 9 of Black History Month: MTC Getting Educated “Love’s Theme” by THE LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA
Happy 18th Birthday to "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" by 50 Cent. If this album was a human, it could enlist in the military, buy pornography, and be on its way to graduate high school(unless you're a prodigy of course). Seems like these days 50 Cent is known for throwing that ridiculously errant first pitch … Continue reading (Album Review): Day 6 of Black History Month(Day Late) “Get Rich Or Die Tryin'” by 50 CENT
Happy Belated Birthday to Barrett Strong! He turned 80 on February 5th and he's one of the most legendary songwriters in Motown history. In this special Weekend Brunch Edition, fry up some eggs and bacon, get a glass of orange juice and jam out to these Motown classics written by Barrett Strong. About Barrett Strong: … Continue reading (Weekend Brunch Edition): MTC Getting Educated Day 5(Couple Days Late) Happy Birthday Barrett Strong! Playlist!
"Aquemini" by Outkast showed an experimental, spacy, and creative departure from "ATLiens". This album showcased some psychedelic vibes with background noises that connected this elaborate story that takes many listens to unpack in order to get the complete story. Dare I say that Outkast was the Pink Floyd of hip-hop? First of all, "Happy Birthday" … Continue reading (Album Reviews) Day 4 of Black History Month: MTC Getting Educated “Aquemini” by OUTKAST
This group has changed the sound of "black pop" forever. They revolutionized the game. How did this band do it? How can a band be sensual and smooth sounding while being gamechangers and innovators in the writing and recording process? Leave it to Earth, Wind & Fire with their 1998 "Greatest Hits" collection. Let me … Continue reading (Album Review): Black History Month Day 2: MTC Getting Educated “Greatest Hits” by EARTH, WIND & FIRE
AXS TV pays tribute to some of music’s most influential icons this February with a “Celebrating Black History Month” lineup featuring a special Saturday Stack block on February 6, as well as insightful artist profiles on Rock Legends and candid conversations on The Big Interview With Dan Rather—airing every Saturday at 8pE. The complete programming lineup will also be streamed on the Network’s website. … Continue reading AXS TV Celebrates Black History Month Every Saturday in February from 8 PM EST to 10 EST, featuring Legendary Performances and Exclusive Interviews