This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Lena Horne, the legendary dancer, actress, singer and Civil Rights activist whose career spanned over 70 years, who died in 2010.
This week on The Breaks:
- Hosts Confucius and Fresh try to combat all the online negativity surrounding Big Boi.
- The hosts talk about the recent fight between NLE Choppa, his entourage and one of his fans.
- You’ll learn interesting things about Run DMC, Toni Braxton, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Nas, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe and more in this week’s installment of Random Hip-Hop Facts.
- In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh cautions local artists from trying to get their music listened to by publicly airing their grievances with other rappers.
- In his Confucius Says segment Confucius encourages people to keep pursuing their dreams.
On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 2005 conversation with Matt Dobkin, author of I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You, Aretha Franklin: Respect, And The Making Of A Soul Masterpiece.
In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Detroit-born singer Veronica Brown about her career as an award-winning Gospel recording artist, and about her equally successful previous career as a Dance and R&B recording artist.
King Curtis was an American saxophonist, who played not only jazz, but R&B, rock n’ roll, and funk as well. His style was powerful and poignant, allowing moments to fully expand and develop. Unfortunately Curtis died young, murdered at the age of 37. In this installment of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about what the life and legacy of King Curtis can teach us today.