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!”
The world before social distancing.
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!
Guess what?! Despite all that’s going on and has went on this month of February, it’s still Black History Month on the planet Earth 🌍! And in honor of their 50th Anniversary, my father’s group, the legendary Last Poets will be live in Philly this weekend with fellow poets Sonia Sanchez and Ursula Rucker toContinue reading “#TheLastPoets 50th Anniversary Celebration Live This Weekend In #Philly!”
“Now when freaks get dressed to go out at night They like to wear leather jackets, chains and spikes They wear rips and zippers all in their shirts Real tight pants or fresh mini skirts All kinds of colors runnin’ through their hair And you could just about spot a freak anywhere But then again,Continue reading “#BrooklynGirlCode’s #TBT #TimeMachine: “Freaks Come Out At Night” Whodini (1984)”
It was a crazy and very eventful Summer ’18 to say the least! While some people attributed all the weird and wild events to Mercury Retrograde, others claimed it was just the weather. Either way, #BrooklynGirlCode was there for every weird and wild news happening that occurred. From the tragic news of Aretha Franklin’s passingContinue reading “#TheBiggest #News Stories of #Summer2018!”
“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”