Entertainment

Inside the New Royalty Split for ‘Uptown Funk’: Who Gets Paid What

  (Billboard) – Songwriting credits for “Uptown Funk!” went to four people initially: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, Phillip Martin Lawrence and Jeffrey Bhasker. However, before the song was even released it had gained two more: Nicholas Williams (AKA Trinidad James) and producer Devon Gallaspy, the authors of “All Gold Everything,” both receiving Read More

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Op-Ed

Hip Hop is No Path to American Dream

HIP HOP CONNECTION By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist The rags to riches stories that have defined the Hip Hop movement as a viable path to the American Dream may be the All-American distraction.  Early Hip Hop artists experienced true bliss when their hard work and Read More