I come to you in hopes that you can point me to some reading that will help me understand the root of homophobia especially in regards to POC and/or West Indian culture. I grew up in a west indian household and I can’t seem to understand why in our culture and even African culture it is responded…
Mark Corece, Damion West, J’Nara Corbin and myself were all in the studio reflecting on a sad week in New York City. As many of you heard, there were several anti-gay hate crimes, which included Mark Carson who was shot and killed in Greenwich Village — an area that many believe to be a “safe space.” But what is safe? The crew talk the tragedy, plus, the Billboard Music Awards and share dating horror stories.
Today the performance art icon turns 65. As Grace Jones once said, “Feeling like a woman, looking like a man…” — Grace was gender-bending before it was popular, especially for a black female artist from Jamaica.
Check out one of Grace’s classic moments below… seriously, Strangé needed her own spin-off!
This week in 1993, the soundtrack of the Bodyguard would start its final three weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album would rock number one for the last three weeks of May, totaling 20 weeks at the top of the chart.
Side note: Was I the only one mesmerized by Whitney’s array of headpieces in the film? The bejeweled waterfall really needs to make a comeback!
Best performance of “I Have Nothing” below. Sing, Whitney …
Mark Corece, Damion West and J’Nara Corbin were all in the studio — we talked stop and frisk, Scandal and our always animated Love Above the Groin segment. Thanks to all of our listeners and callers for helping us rock 70 shows!
Remember how the first single from a Janet Jackson album always included a long-form video with Damita teasing her dancers with a tape? ”That’s the Way Loves Goes” was the last video with this storyline and the song was a huge hit. On May 15, 1993 the song hit number one, making it her sixth chart topper on the Billboard Hot 100. The song rocked number one for eight weeks and earned Janet a Grammy for Best R&B song in 1994.
By the way, what is up with Jennifer Lopez’s accent? Did René tell her, “We need more Latina!”
Michael Jackson ruled the world in 1983 and exactly thirty years ago he scored his fifth no. 1 with “Beat It.” The red leather jacket, the iconic dance moves (choreographed by the late, great Michael Peters who won a Tony for Best Choreography for Dreamgirls), the curl in the front — MJ was king.
Check out the most famous performance of the song where he debuted the Moonwalk — at Motown 25.
There is a metal band in Brooklyn called Unlocking The Truth that is made up of three 11-year-olds. They make every band in the nu-metal scene look like total garbage. Not that that was difficult.
These kids have some seriously dope metally riffs and breakdowns. Not sure when they have time to come up with those in between doing homework and…I don’t know, what do 11-year-olds do these days? We have no idea. Play Pokemon?
Yo, little dudes. Wanna play the next show we put on? Offer is on the table. One catch: You gotta show us how to beat this last level on Bioshock Infinite.