MY PREDICTION: Cardi B’s debut album ‘Invasion of Privacy’ could be the best-selling female hip-hop album of all time

Cardi B's debut album 'Invasion of Privacy' is well on its way to break records on the Billboard charts. Early projections indicate the project could sell more than 200,000 units within the first week alone. No doubt about it, 'Invasion of Privacy' will quickly make it to the #1 spot on the Billboard album charts. … Continue reading MY PREDICTION: Cardi B’s debut album ‘Invasion of Privacy’ could be the best-selling female hip-hop album of all time

What Mannie Fresh’s career teaches about ‘Homeboy Business’

Fact: Mannie Fresh is one of the best hip-hop producers of all time. He may be too humble to claim that, so I’ll say it. That distinct New Orleans signature sound that got the world’s attention would not have been the same without him. As a producer, the sonic architect gave us epic and memorable … Continue reading What Mannie Fresh’s career teaches about ‘Homeboy Business’

Demystifying the mutation of music genres [Mississippi delta blues + folk + rock ‘n roll]

Blues singer Mississippi John Hurt never got the credit he deserved. I mean, what African-American musician born in the late 1800’s did? He came into this world in 1893 - barely free, broke, and somehow discovered his own unique style that easily turned him into a musical treasure.  Hurt worked as a sharecropper, singing the … Continue reading Demystifying the mutation of music genres [Mississippi delta blues + folk + rock ‘n roll]