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Music Sermon: The Soul Train Awards Been Lit, We’re Just Late To The Party

The Soul Train Awards are an opportunity for respected faves to get their props and a platform for soulful new school artists who don’t get mainstream airplay.

Music Sermon: We’ve Been Sleeping On Bad Boy’s Dream Team

VIBE digs into the genius of The Hitmen, the crew of talented producers behind Bad Boy Entertainment's multiple eras of hit records.

Music Sermon: Eddie Murphy’s Music Career Is Not A Joke

Eddie Murphy's music career may not have the success as his comedy and acting, but it's quietly been his most consistent artistic avenue.

Music Sermon: Disco’s Revenge – How Disco Demolition Night Sparked Evolution In Black Music

VIBE illustrates how the black roots of disco, and how it flipped an anti-disco movement to lay the roots for even more dynamic genres of black music.

Music Sermon: How ‘Fight The Power’ Saved Public Enemy

While hip-hop’s most powerful group was dealing with turmoil in the late 1980s, Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’ and a legendary record proved their voice was too…

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

Children of the 80s remember their favorite TV sitcoms coming with theme songs that were more than just a random ditty to open the show: these were genuine mini-songs…

Music Sermon: The Quiet Storm Is Still Brewing

VIBE explores the black institution which is the Quiet Storm radio format, and praises some of its go-to musicians.

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 personality Andy Cohen was asking Patti Labelle about her dear friend L…

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 from the term whenever possible–but it’s appropriate for Bus…