By Kamren Curiel | 02/18/2013 - 10:00
José James already released his fourth album No Beginning No End, but is just beginning to get buzz after performing on David Letterman last month. He's not quite jazz, not quite R&B, but he blends both genres, including hip hop and electro, to make music outside of the box.
Born in Minneapolis to a Panamanian jazz saxophonist father and an Irish American mother whom he described as a "total hippie into folk and all that protest stuff," James was strongly schooled in jazz.
By Amaris Castillo | 01/02/2012 - 13:22
There’s a new Latino lyricist emerging in music – and he comes with already-lengthy credentials.
Dominican urban artist Sensato (born William Reyna) is best known for his wild success with “Watagatapitusberry,” an infectious (and somewhat nonsensical) song that blazed through the radio two years ago. The song’s popularity skyrocketed so that Lil Jon and Cuban American rapper Pitbull joined in on its official remix.
By Johanna Ferreira | 03/21/2011 - 14:00
Unfortunately, not quite. But someone really needs to get on that idea! Fat Joe chatted up Peter Baily from NBC Miami's Nite Cap about his collaboration on an upcoming cooking show and how he’s auctioning off his sneaker collection for charity to raise money for local schools.
By Angie Romero | 07/17/2010 - 14:00
The buzz has been building around award-winning journalist Aliya S. King’s new novel Platinum ($16, amazon.com), about the "glamorous" lives of hip-hop WAGs (wives and girlfriends) for some time now. Having just turned the last page, I can confirm that it’s addictive. At restaurants, coffee shops, in my bedroom, on the balcony, I couldn’t put the thing down!