• Music,  Politics

    BEYONCE – ‘I Was Here’ (United Nations World Humanitarian Day Performance) via @lisafordblog #FlashbackFriday #Renaissance

    According to Rolling Stone, this video will be projected on huge public screens in Geneva, Dubai, and Times Square in New York today in honor of the U.N.'s World Humanitarian Day (August 19th). This year's theme: "I Was Here". And Beyonce's goal with this recording is to reach 1 billion people on the behalf of the United Nation's campaign. World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General…

  • Hip Hop,  Music

    J COLE – Snow On The Bluff – New Song! LISTEN via @lisafordblog

    J. Cole has dropped a surprise new record. On Tuesday (June 16), the Fayetteville, N.C. native released a new track titled “Snow on tha Bluff.” In the introspective new record, Cole speaks on the current state of the world. The 35-year-old rapper touches on the pain felt by Black women, social media activism and the collective feelings of anger and uncertainty felt by the Black community across the United States. Read More: J. Cole Drops New Song “Snow on tha Bluff”: Listen – XXL | https://www.xxlmag.com/j-cole-new-song-snow-on-tha-bluff/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral Lisa Ford’s…

  • Music

    BILL WITHERS Passed Away. Watch Him Perform “Ain’t No Sunshine” RIP (VIDEO) via @lisafordblog

    APNews Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81. The three-time Grammy Award winner, who withdrew from making music in the mid-1980s, died on Monday in Los Angeles, the statement said. His death comes as the public has drawn inspiration from his music during…

  • Classic Hip Hop,  Interview,  Music

    J DILLA Makes Music From Beyond The Grave!! Incredible! (Podcast & EP) – LISTEN via @lisafordblog

    I'm reporting on one of the best interviews and chronicles in Hip Hop history. It's an incredible tale on how producer extraordinaire, J DILLA, comes back from the grave, to release some of the world's most beautiful music. This mesmerizing story begins with the narrative of vintage album shop owner, Jeff Blue Back, of UHF Records in Detroit, an avid vinyl record collector since early childhood. As you will hear in this Podcast, via today's segment of NPR's Snap Judgement, Jeff's passion for music transforms…

  • International,  Music,  Music Video

    Gorgon City, MK – ‘There For You’ (Music Video)

    Gorgon City put on a masterpiece of a performance during Coachella 2019 and we simply fell in love with the band after that incredible live show. The UK duo, consisting of Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott, have developed a huge international presence garnering over 700+ million combined streams to date, and playing to enormous crowds around the world. They are also well known for our favorite, their 2014 single “Ready for Your Love”, a revival of that 90’s Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman” era in American…

  • Music,  Throwback Thursday

    ARETHA FRANKLIN – “Young, Gifted, & Black” (Music Video) RIP #QueenOfSoul

    Aretha Franklin’s rendition of Nina Simone’s “Young Gifted and Black” is a mighty, important, and swinging song by the queen of soul herself. I’m posting it as a tribute to the Queen who passed away today and was called home to heaven. On Twitter, President Obama said it perfectly, “Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our…

  • Music

    AMARA LA NEGRA – “What A Bam Bam” (Music Video) & “Insecure” (New Audio) via @lisafordblog #MusicMonday

    I am so proud of AMARA LA NEGRA for jumping into the entertainment scene full force through her saucy style and breakout role on 'Love and Hip Hop Miami'. Amara La Negra has released the video for "What a Bam Bam," directed by Montoya el Duro, which follows La Negra through a festive Miami pool party. “What a Bam Bam” samples Sister Nancy’s classic dancehall staple “Bam Bam,” a savvy intergenerational hat tip to another afro-diasporic pioneer, says remezcla.com. And now we have access to…

  • Music

    CHRIS BROWN Gets Candid About Assaulting RIHANNA – “I Felt Like A Monster” (VIDEO) via @lisafordblog

    In this new candid video, promoting CHRIS BROWN’s documentary, “Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life”, Brown gets candid about his turbulent relationship with fellow superstar, RIHANNA. When that infamous highly publicized fight happened between the two after they attended Clive Davis’ Grammy event in February 2009, I remember thinking to myself...relationships between two beautiful rich successful lovers are the ones that are suppose to work out. A lot of people were living vicariously through Rihanna and Chris Brown and was rooting for them. It was…

  • Classic Hip Hop,  Music

    JAY ELECTRONICA – “LETTER TO FALON” New Music ! via @lisafordblog

    We're sending a huge salute JAY ELECTRONICA for dropping "LETTER TO FALON", his new joint inspired by and dedicated to Kevin Durant. After sending a series of Tweets which spoke about how KD's performance in the NBA finals led him to drop a new song, Jay Electronica stated, "Letter to Falon is dedicated to all who are pushing forward through adversity, hard trials and hate from the naysayers. Keep going."

  • Music

    RAEKWON – “THE WILD” – The Chef’s 7th Solo Album!! (Stream) via @lisafordblog #WUTANG

    CONSEQUENCES OF SOUND: "The Wild’s production is absolutely modern, but many of these beats have a dark edge that pairs much better with the angry flow Raekwon has perfected over the past three decades. “This Is What It Comes Too” immediately recalls classic ’90s Raekwon. The New York MC effortlessly drops vivid, hard-hitting lines like, “Stroke my bullets with cyanide/ So when they touch you that’s a case closed.” Raekwon spits an endearing recount of the life of Marvin Gaye on “Marvin”. The song features…