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Naima Cochrane

Naima is a music industry vet and writer in NYC, and the creator and curator of #MusicSermon. In her free time, she watches too much tv, spends too much time on Twitter and eats too much candy.

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Protect, Preserve, And Perpetuate: How Black Music Month Started As A Power Play

“Black music is the basis for most other forms of music….There is nothing that I know of, no music that is…

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Kirk Franklin speaks with VIBE about tapping into "the old Kirk" for his new album, explains why both hymns…

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Music Sermon: The One Minute Hit – When TV Theme Songs Were Lit

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John Singleton: The Cinematic Voice Of The Hip-Hop Generation

For almost 30 years, writer/director/producer John Daniel Singleton had been one of the premiere storytellers…

Music Sermon: The Divinity Of Luther Vandross

“There are voices in this world and once they sing, it’s a stamp on everybody.” Bravo producer and…

Music Sermon: The Underrated Genius Of Busta Rhymes

The word “underrated” is overused. Even though I regularly write about underrated artists, I try to stay away…