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Dove Apologizes for Racist New Ad

It would be easy to think that some companies thrive off of controversy and riling up Black Twitter, that they allow blatantly offensive and hurtful behavior despite having a hired team of professionals to prevent exactly that. Consumers are starting to question how these worldwide, multimillion dollar corporations can “miss the mark” so many times…

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“THE GREAT XSCAPE TOUR” Platinum Selling R&B Quartet XSCAPE Announce Nation-Wide Tour With Special Guests Monica and Tamar Braxton

One of the most beloved groups in R&B history, XSCAPE, have announced their first-ever headlining tour, THE GREAT XSCAPE TOUR. “THE GREAT XSCAPE TOUR” PLATINUM SELLING R&B QUARTET XSCAPE ANNOUNCE NATIONWIDE TOUR Answering the overwhelming demand of fans nationwide, XSCAPE—Kandi Burruss-Tucker, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott—return to the stage to perform…

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All Hail the Queen: 3D Na’tee

Remember when femcees had crazy lyrical skills, integrity, a lot of consciousness and sex appeal? Think, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah  (okay, well maybe not the sex appeal part there but you get the point), Lauryn Hill, and Remy Ma. Fortunately, it appears those days are coming back.  We know that Remy Ma has been smashing…

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Singing Cashier Gets Surprise Message From Maxwell Inviting Him on Stage

A Dollar General cashier from Lansing, Michigan, is reaping the rewards for singing while he works. Lucas Holliday was caught on camera singing Maxwell’s “Ascension” while checking out a customer, and the video has nearly a whopping 500 million views. Today he received the surprise of a lifetime on “Good Morning America,” with a personal…

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We Might Just Get A New Tribe Called Quest Album After All?

  A new A Tribe Called Quest LP may be arriving in the very near future. Dedicated Okayplayer readers may recall that we almost lost our damn minds when word reached us that ATCQ had been in the studio and working on new material before Phife Dawg passed away so tragically and unexpectedly. But now there is…

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Anthony Hamilton, Lalah Hathaway & Eric Benet To Tour Together This Fall

  Anthony Hamilton is riding high from What I’m Feelin’ still doing well on the charts, President Barack Obama slow jamming to him on his presidential playlists and the release of a new music video for “Love Is An Angry Thing.” Meanwhile, Lalah Hathaway has been heating up festival stages and concert venues all season long on…

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‘Love Jones the Musical” heading to the Atlanta’s Fox Theater

“Love Jones the Musical” comes to the Fox Theatre with shows Oct. 29-30 starring R&B singers Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, Dave Hollister, Raheem DeVaughn and rapper MC Lyte. Shows are at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. The musical is directed by Theodore Witcher. Tickets go…

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Marques Houston is a changed Man

You just might begin to rethink pretending you’re not home when Jehovah Witnesses are knocking at your door! You never know who might be sent out to do field service, maybe even Marques Houston. Yes ladies Marques Houston! The same Marques Houston that melted our young hearts as Batman in R&B group Immature, the same…

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Meshell Ndegeocello Is Scoring ‘Queen Sugar’

Sharing a secret I’ve held for 4 months. So proud to announce that this genius is our composer for #QUEENSUGAR! — Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) July 11, 2016 I have been a HUGE fan of Meshell Ndegeocello for years. And when Ava DuVernay announced that she would be singing the score to “Queen Sugar” I…

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