LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25:  Cardi B attends the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

CARDI B

By Richard Ray:   Divisiveness is not limited to politics and the Trump administration. Less serious, but not necessarily less hotly debated is people’s opinions on female rappers. First off, congratulations to Cardi B. Her single “Bodak Yellow” is the first time since Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998 that a solo female […]

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STATE OF HIP HOP

As hard as I try not to, from time to time I sound like the old school dude stuck in the past when it comes to lamenting the state of hip hop today versus its alleged glory years of the late 80s-90s. For so many, music is a soundtrack for one’s life journey… the first […]

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LUTHER VANDROSS

I cannot believe that it has been over eleven years, since perhaps the greatest voice of our generation passed away. I know that many more famous entertainers have passed in that time period, like Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Prince, and while others have been more popular, know one has ever possessed a more pure, […]

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