It was Ladies Night this past Monday, August 31st when music legends Brandy and Monica came together for the night to perform their classic R&B hits for Verzuz. The battle that was streamed live on Instagram and Apple Music broke a record with more than one million viewers tuning in to watch the two superstarsContinue reading “#Brandy and #Monica Take Us Down #MemoryLane With a Record-Breaking #Verzuz Battle!”
The year was 1968. In Harlem and all over the world an uprising was occurring due to the major events that had taken place earlier in the decade. For African-Americans, it seemed like all hope had been lost. All of our prominent leaders had been either erased or shot down by mysterious forces. Continue reading “May 19th Marks The #50th Anniversary of #TheLastPoets Groundbreaking Debut #Album!”
This Sunday we’re celebrating 🎉 the 50th Anniversary of #TheLastPoets in Washington D.C. with performances by #TalibKweli and #SmifNWessun and #BrooklynGirlCode™ will be there!
April marks National Poetry Month across the globe. So, it’s only right for #BrooklynGirlCode to take a little time out to remember one of the seminal groups responsible for the evolution of modern day poetry and what would later become Hip-Hop music. The Last Poets formed in Harlem, New York in 1969. But, little didContinue reading “Remembering #TheLastPoets for #NationalPoetryMonth”
“Nobody is making Soul music today. “Soul” meaning music from the soul. We consider this type of music “vintage music” because this is the music of the past and this music made you feel good. We’re creating this type of music right now. So, we’re the babies of the vintage music. We’re the Vintage Babies!”Continue reading “The Vintage Babies Are on a Mission to Save Soul Music!”
Today is the centennial birthday of American jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. So, you know Brooklyn Girl Code had to write about it! Thelonious (Sphere) Monk (named after his maternal grandfather) was born in Rocky Point, North Carolina on October 10th, 1917. To many, Monk is considered to be one of the forefathers ofContinue reading “#JazzLegend #Thelonious #Monk Turns #100!”
“Don’t let them get the best of you, just get the revenue n*gga.” – Tee Grizzley, “First Day Out” It was all love last night at popular N.Y.C. venue SOB’s for Hot 97’s ‘Who’s Next?’ series and #BrooklynGirlCode was in the building! The series which features new up-and-coming rappers and singers was headlined this monthContinue reading “#AintItABlessing?! #TeeGrizzley Performs Live @ SOB’s for Hot 97’s ‘Who’s Next?’ Series”
Have you ever listened to TLC’s mega hit “Waterfalls?” Have you ever played your Stankonia CD by OutKast so many times that it just completely stopped working? Perhaps you’ve sung En Vogue‘s 1996 hit “Don’t Let Go (Love)” or Xscape‘s 1995 song “Keep It On The Real” at the top of your lungs so high that you completely lostContinue reading “Organized Noize Speak On Putting Southern Hip-Hop on The Map, Bringing Creativity Back to The Game & Their New Critically Acclaimed Self-Titled EP”