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!”
“My girl’s like candy, a candy treat She knocks me high up off my feet She’s so fine as can be I know this girl is meant for me!” The year was 1982. Ronald Reagan was President of the United States. The average monthly rent was $335.00. The cost of a gallon of milk wasContinue reading “#BrooklynGirlCode’s #FBF #TimeMachine: “Candy Girl” New Edition (1982)”
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”
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!”
Photo of a young Michael Jackson listening to music via Rolling Stone magazine’s official Instagram page. The King of Pop turns 59 years old today. One of the hardest working entertainers ever, Michael Jackson often shadowed the great musicians and artists around him such as James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and several others. AsContinue reading “#ForeverMJ 🎶🎵💙 #MJTurns59”
Today’s #TBT has to go to a true musical genius. R.est I.n M.usic P.aradise to legendary Rock ‘N’ Roll artist Chuck Berry! The music most certainly lives on!!! Check out Chuck Berry doing his famous “Duck Walk” via YouTube here.