Harlem Rappers Who Got Fresh For GQ

diddy-kanyeYes, Kendrick Lamar cleans up rather nicely, but he’s not the first rapper to get jiggy for the camera lens of GQ. But Harlem has the numbers! Continue Reading →

Azealia Banks: ‘Kanye West And I Are Like The Same Person’ (video)

azealia-banks-kanye-westDuring a recent interview with ELLE, Harlem female rapper Azealia Banks, who received a co-sign from Kanye West early on in her career, talked about common things she shares with the “Yeezus” rapper. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Kanye West, Black Skinhead, 2013, Language Warning, (video)

It’s a music video by Kanye West performing Black Skinhead off the Yeezus album. Continue Reading →

The National Action Network Boycott Kanye Apparel!

Kanye West leaves Barneys New York in Beverly HillsVia EurWeb

The National Action Network of Los Angeles, a leading national civil rights group founded by Rev. Al Sharpton calls for a national boycott of hip hop superstar Kanye West new clothing line featuring the confederate flag symbol.

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Walter’s World: Harlem Dance Caravan (with video)

By Walter Rutledge

The Faison Firehouse and Summerstage presented Harlem Dance Caravan on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 at Marcus Garvey Park’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in the village of Harlem. Continue Reading →

The Apollo’s Chiquita Renee “Kiki” Shepard (video)

Chiquita Renee “Kiki” Shepard (born July 15, 1951) is an American television host, best known as the longtime co-host of It’s Showtime at the Apollo. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Jimmy Castor, Dies at 71 (video)

Jimmy Castor, a singer, instrumentalist and songwriter whose mastery of genres from doo-wop to Latin soul to funk, and instruments including saxophone and bongos earned him the title Everything Man, died on Monday in Henderson, Nev. He was 71. Continue Reading →

HW Talk: Kelis, Chocolat, Dr. Khalil…

 

… who would have thunk it, Kelis the Harlem mommy cooks, this week she was on Top Chef … boy, if I hear one more time how good the calamari is at Chocolat I’m going to go (Lady) Gaga, got to check it out … spoke with Dr. Khalil Muhammad this week on HW Radio, he’s the incoming director at the Schomburg replacing Dr. Howard Dodson, we talked about the new “family friendly” Schomburg and his Harlem roots … Robb Pair, CEO and President of Harlem Lofts, Manhattan Realtor of the year was also on HW Radio, and talked about his 24/7 work week and his love of Harlem cafes – Compiled by HW Staff

Ms. Drama, The Queen of Drama

The onetime intern sports reporter and almost weather reporter in Atlanta has transformed herself into one of the best gossip writers in the business. The Spellman, NYU graduate and inventor of the Ms. Drama, The Drama Queen brand talks on her hometown, Harlem, her spiritualism, Alicia Keys and memorable interviews. Continue Reading →