Forever 21 Gets Slapped With A Lawsuit For Copying Rihanna’s “Fenty” Footwear

Forever 21 is known for creating affordable, accessible versions popular high end designs, but Puma certainly isn’t going to let them get away with it. Puma is suing Forever 21 in federal court, accusing the company selling copycat versions shoes from Rihanna’s “Fenty” label with the brand. According to TMZ, Forever 21 has copied 3… Read More »

Solange Delivers a Magical Performance at Atlanta’s Afropunk Fest

Solange headlined Afropunk: Carnival Consciousness in Atlanta, closing out a weekend a performances that included Willow Smith, Miguel, Flatbush Zombies, and Oshun among a slew others. Solange’s performance ended the festival on Sunday (Oct. 16) night. Fueled by tracks from her acclaimed 2016 album, A Seat At The Table, Solange’s work is just as relevant now… Read More »

”The Velvet Rope’ Was a Challenging Record…’ My Conversation With Jimmy Jam

Phil Dent, Getty/Redferns Among contemporary pop icons, Janet Jackson is a bit an anomaly. Having long conquered the shadow cast by pop music’s most ubiquitous older brother, her career and discography is one distinction. Whereas her contemporaries forged legacies on larger than life personas, the avant garde and the provocation social norms; Janet carved her career out… Read More »

Happy Birthday, Teddy Riley!

Anna Webber, Getty s It takes a genius to invent a new genre music. After honing his skills as a young church musician, Teddy Riley ended up creating a go-to sound that flooded the dancefloors around the world. The architect New Jack Swing turns 50 years old today (Oct. 8). The talented musician rose out… Read More »

Throwback: Pimp C Flips Tom Petty’s ‘Free Fallin” for Post-Prison Anthem ‘I’m Free’

Bill Olive/Gary Gershf, Getty s The death legendary rocker Tom Petty at age 66 sent shockwaves through the music community. Petty, along with his backing band The Heartbreakers, has been a fixture in popular music since the 1970s, and it may surprise some fans just how far his influence reached. It definitely inspired the late… Read More »