On Monday, to cap off Black Music Month, The Recording Academy’s LA Chapter Presented “Urban Alternative Music: A Global Movement”, an event which had panelists Vikter Duplaix, Sy Smith, Garth Trinidad and select industry professionals. Much was discussed to a full house, including the ever-argued point about the term “Neo-Soul”. The verdict was namely that the term is sometimes OK but Urban Alternative (i.e. Music of the African Diaspora) is good, a term The Academy has used since 2003 since giving awards to Outkast, Lupe Fiasco, India.Irie, Damian Marley, Jill Scott and Gnarls Barkley.

Peter Hadar’s sophomore album ‘Well Dressed for the Art Show’ out now. Exclusive Interview | Listen & Learn | Myspace

Hip Hop is Green: a classic summer mixtape that also brings awareness to CITYSOL and the efforts of the SOLAR 1 organization. With the energy crisis in full swing and global warming facing us everyday we all must work to get information about solar power as an alternative resource. Download

2nd Remix: K-Salaam & Beatnick Present: “Common: The Corner” (RMX). Every week or so the duo will be releasing another song from the Official Common Remix Album titled “S.T.O.R.Y.” (Stories Told Over Remixed Years) Download

Chris Webber’s 3rd Annual Bada Bling Celebrity Charity event in Vegas JULY 25 & 26th with musical director Raphael Saadiq and many special guests. More…

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