Earl Simmons (December 18, 1970 – April 9, 2021), known by his stage name DMX (“Dark Man X”), was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He began rapping in the early 1990s and released his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998, to both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling 251,000 copiesContinue Reading

April is Jazz Appreciation Month! (JAM) is a music festival held every April in the United States, in honor of jazz as an early American art form. JAM was created in 2001 by John Edward Hasse, curator of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans,Continue Reading

Elle Varner, an award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, theincredibly gifted NYU graduate scored a classic with her 2012 debut album ‘Imperfectly Perfect’. Its long-awaited follow-up, ‘Ellevation’, was finally released July 12, 2019. Its two singles – “Pour Me” featuringWale and “Loving U Blind” – both showcase her extraordinary creativeContinue Reading