Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)1605 East 174th Street, Bronx NY 10460 When: November 12, 1973 What: Wanting to combine his love for music with his influence on fellow gang members and other local kids to create a force for positive change, Afrika Bambaataa organizes one of the largest gangs in New York […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) The Warehouse206 South Jefferson Street, Chicago, IL 60661 When: March, 1977 What: When the Warehouse club opened in Chicago, New York DJ Frankie Knuckles, known for his  soul, disco and R&B mixes, was invited to play on a regular basis, planting the seeds for what would eventually […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)201 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 When: 1989 What: Bernie Rabinowitz’s Music Liberated record stores come up time and time again when any history of the Baltimore club and music scene is being recounted. Up until Rabinowitz’s death in a car accident in January 2003, the last […]

Rakim, who’s real name is William Michael Griffin, Jr. is known as one of hip hop’s most influential and skilled MCs of all time. Rakim has always been praised for his lyrical content and flow. At the age of 16, William Michael Griffin joined The Nation of Gods and Earths also known as the 5 Percent […]

Most of us know Lloyd from getting his start with Irv Gotti’s Murder Inc records. In 2004, he released his debut album “Southside” which landed him a top thirty hit for the self titled duet with Ashanti. In 1996, when Lloyd was a teenager, he was chosen by Klymaxx’s leading lady Joyce Irby to join the […]

It’s Black Music Month. Black music has a long history, but just how much do you know about the girl groups that have topped the charts over the last decades? From Diana Ross and the Supremes to Destiny’s Child – see if you can answer the tough questions that only a Black music expert would […]

As part of our ongoing Black Music Month coverage legendary Producer and DJ Pete Rock to a break from recording with Camp Lo and Roy Ayers to  share with TheUrbandaily what exactly Black Music means to him. As Told To Jerry L. Barrow Black music to Pete Rock is like steak to a hungry lion. […]

This time we asked you: which dead artist would you like to bring back to life? This is by far the biggest poll ever and you all had a lot to say in your votes! The Black Music Poll is apart of TheUrbanDaily’s celebration for Black Music Month. It’s All Black Music  is the destination […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)William Howard Taft High School 240 East 171st St, Bronx, NY 10457 When: 1969 What: The velvet-voiced singer/songwriter graduates high school and dives headfirst into his musical career, eventually selling over twenty-five million albums and winning eight Grammy Awards. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)Park Plaza Hospital 1313 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004 When: September 4, 1981 What: The future R&B and pop diva was born in Houston, Texas to an ex-Xerox executive turned talent manager father and a costume designer/hairstylist mother. Beyonce first rose to fame as lead singer of the R&B […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Lincoln High School East St. Louis, IL 62201 When: 1939 What: Miles Davis picked up the trumpet at his father’s behest after the family moved from Alton, IL to East St. Louis, IL when he was about a year old. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music […]

Rick Ross is currently enjoying being one of the top hip hop artists in the game right now, but we all had to start somewhere. We all now know that Rick Ross was once a corrections officer, however I believe being a corrections officer requires some type of education or at least obtaining a few […]