Jalylah Burrell


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  • 9 months ago | Books

    Lovebug Starski gave me license to DJ. A legend before my time, he had his hip-hop bona fides certified when he was shouted out on Notorious B.I.G.'s 1994 single "Juicy," alongside totemic DJs Ron G, Brucie B, Kid Capri, and Funkmaster Flex, all o...

  • 11 months ago | Hip-Hop

    In a September 2014 appearance on Sway Calloway's Sirius XM radio show, Sway in the Morning, electronic music producer and DJ Skrillex asked his host — arguably hip-hop's foremost interlocutor, who as a radio and television veteran has chronicled ...

  • 1 year ago | Harlem

    “You know when you imagine your future and you have certain soundtracks? ‘Purple Rain’ was mine,” said 27-year-old actress Lori Laing. She and her friend Myah Stone, both Harlem residents, danced on the outer ring of the impromptu praise party tha...

  • 8 years ago

    In the '90s, Ms. Warwick visited her family in Seattle and stopped by a local church. The pastor, spotting her in the pews, beseeched her to bless the parishioners with a holy warble. Warwick declined politely but firmly, so the pastor then preach...

  • 8 years ago

    The day of the r&b band is gone. It’s for the worse, certainly, although that can't provide veterans Mint Condition much comfort. The Minneapolis-St. Paul outfit has been marginal since their last mid-90s chart riser, "What Kind of Man Would ...


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