8 Hip-Hop Songs That Sample Music from Teena Marie

Busting on the scene in the late 70’s with a record deal from Motown, the late Teena Marie was one of the original divas of rhythm and blues. With white skin, but a voice as soulful as a singer with the richest melanin, Teena Marie was referred to as the ‘Ivory Queen Of Soul.’ Her noteworthy career and superlative vocals influenced hit-makers such as Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, and Faith Evans. Teena Marie may have been a r&b veteran, but her influence ran deep in the hip-hop community. Long before she signed a record deal with Birdman’s Cash Money Records label, Marie’s music was sampled in hip-hop tracks that came from some of the game’s biggest emcees, and it still is today.

Chef Curtis Proves That There Is More Food To Atlanta’s Strip Clubs Than Wings

According to the good people at foodbeast.com, strip clubs are the reason Atlanta is addicted to lemon-pepper wings. Let’s face it, strip clubs and wings go hand in hand. But there’s a pastry chef in Atlanta that’s changing our whole perspective to a strip club’s menu. He’s completely making us forget about wings and focus on his specialty desserts. Around 6:15 p.m. on a sunny and windy Wednesday evening in Atlanta, I got to meet Pastry Chef Curtis Lamar. I was greeted with a handshake and smil

I Miss Ja Rule's Hip-Hop Love Songs

I remember falling in love with hip-hop in the third grade. Ja Rule was my first favorite rapper. At the time I may have been too young to be thinking about a girlfriend, but I knew that Ja Rule's music made me want to have one. Now that I'm a mature 25, I look back and realize that the former Def Jam recording artist music gave connotation to the term "ride-or-die." Before we accepted accepted Drake in hip-hop as a soft-hearted thug singing on tracks, we accepted Ja Rule. Before the words love and hip-hop were joined together for the title of a VH1 reality tv show, Ja Rule combined them to bring us timeless music that doesn't get the recognition that it deserves.

John Snow, Guitarist | BIO

Guitarist John Snow's musical talents came naturally as he began playing drums at the age of 2. He gravitated towards the wide range of music that his dad played in the car, and vividly remembers asking his dad to have Prince on repeat. As he got older he learned from YouTube and studied Eric Gales day and night. Snow, a Tuscaloosa, Al native, began playing guitar with a group called Men of Prayze, at the age of 15. During his time with Men of Prayze, he learned a great deal about how to play i

Meet Jeanette of Ms. J’s Cafe in Fosters, Alabama

Cooking since the young age of 9, Jeanette Prevo Davis of Ms. J’s Cafe is still going strong in the kitchen almost 50 years later. Jeanette was raised by her grandmother, Johnnie Mae Prevo in Selma, Alabama who taught her how to cook. Being the only girl in a house full of boys, she was responsible for cooking and cleaning. She taught me how to cook everything under the sun. From southern dishes to wild game dishes, plus baking scrumptious pies and cakes. I learned how to cut up chickens, fish

Protesters seek justice in death of Brandon Peoples | Pickens County Herald

BY DEVERICK LONG Correspondent A month later, the family of the late Brandon Peoples, who was shot and killed on May 31, 2020, is still seeking answers. No arrest has been made and not much information regarding the case and investigation has been given to the family. On Saturday, June 28, a protest was held in Aliceville. Family, friends, and members of the community came together to march to the Aliceville Police Department to let it be known that they are seeking justice and answers.

REVIEW: Keyshia Cole Hits 'Reset' With Her New Album

Sometimes we all need to just go back to the drawing board and regroup. Better yet, "reset." That is exactly what 36-year-old R&B singer-songwriter Keyshia Cole did in order to bring forth her latest album, 11:11 Reset. After years of being the subject of inglorious memes and degrading tweets about selling fish plates after award shows, Keyshia Cole is back to flex her vibrant vocal range and flaunt her new glow.

Rich Homie Quan: 'Back To The Basics' Listening Event and EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

The historic Peters Street in Atlanta, Georgia is like a home away from home for many creatives. Those creatives include some of your favorite Hip-Hop artists. Last night (07/10/17), Escobar Restaurant & Tapas located on the infamous street hosted Rich Homie Quan‘s listening session for his latest project, Back To The Basics. The event, presented by marketing maven, Nick Love and BPE Records,  brought out many bloggers, DJs, and fans of Rich Homie Quan.

T.I.'s Hustle Gang Tour Has It's Grand Finale in Atlanta [Concert Review]

Fresh from his Canadian tour to support his politically-charged album, Us Or Else, T.I.  jumped straight to his Hustle Gang Tour as he traveled to several states with his colleagues. About a month ago, fans were excited to learn that the Atlanta rapper added additional dates to his Hustle Gang Tour. With the new dates, there was an Atlanta stop added as the final stop.  The Hustle Gang tour kicked off April 26th in Mobile, Alabama and was intentionally suppose to wrap up on  June 11th in Jackson