The Pulse of Entertainment: Rapper Lil' Hyste Releases New
Single, ‘Pandemic' ByEunice Moseley
"I hyped my way into your music,"
said San Diego rapper Lil' Hyste as to the meaning of his stage name. Born Hasan McDuffie,
Lil' Hyste just released a new single titled "Pandemic." He performed the offering recently at
the 22nd annual Baltimore "ULMII" Entertainment Conference, with a flow of a seasoned MC, a delivery like a seasoned
entertainer and a sound system backing him that gave a clear and booming experience for all. So impressive was his new single
and performance that he walked away with the conferences' "ULMII Best Songwriter" Award for the "Pandemic"
single. The San Diego rapper has lived almost everywhere in the U.S. as he takes his journey to the top of the music industry,
but he currently resides in Minnesota. "I'm staying in your way until you like my music," he laughed
about his stage persona. About his current project Lil' Hyste said that the "Pandemic" single
came out the uncertainties of... Read the full May 4, 2021
The Pulse of Entertainment: Marion
Meadows Releases ‘Twice as Nice' on Shanachie, Featuring Jeff Lorber, Paul Brown, Chris ‘Big Dog'
"They are all friends of
mine," said Contemporary Jazz saxophonist Dr. Marion Meadows about the featured artists on his latest
solo project titled "Twice as Nice" (Shanachie), who include Grammy winning guitarist Paul Brown
and keyboardists Jeff Lorber and Chris "Big Dog" Davis - to name a few. "Jeff Lorber, he and I have been exchanging
ideas for many years...it was close at times...never really happened. It so happens to be one of the hottest tunes on the
record. Paul Brown, I hadn't worked with him, but had known of him. He has the bulk of the songs on the record. Chris ‘Big
Dog', we've done many songs. He's like an electric car, you get in there and it goes. It's a win win situation for me." The veteran sax-man... Read the full April 30, 2021 column...>
Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Brent Jones Among Those Inducted
into Stevie Wonder's KJLH Hall of Fame
CA) - Stevie Wonder's powerhouse station KJLH 102.3 FM inducts its first Gospel stars - Yolanda Adams, Kirk
Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Mary Mary, Hezekiah Walker, Donnie McClurkin and Brent Jones - into its first Hall of Fame.
Soul Music Legend Shirley
Murdock Releases a Remake of the '65 Classic 'People Get Ready'
(New York, NY) - Soul music
legend, Shirley Murdock, is best-known for her `80s era R&B radio smash hits "Go on Without You,"
"Computer Love," and the gold-selling signature song, "As We Lay." Recently Murdock released an inspiring
new rendition of The Impressions/Curtis Mayfield 1965 hit song, "People Get Ready" (Degroat-Murdock
Enterprises / Tyscot).
(Los Angeles, CA) - Grammy
and Oscar winner Herbie Hancock was honored by The Friends of Jazz at UCLA recently at a
streaming live event at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, sponsored by KJAZZ and the Ralph Ehrenpreis Performance
April is Jazz Appreciation Month and the "A Song for Herbie" event was celebrating the 10 year
anniversary of International Jazz Day with original compositions of Herbie Hancock - a pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer,
actor and professor at University of California, Los Angeles's UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
were made by special guests Grammy nominated vocalist Freda Payne; pianists Paul Cornish. Stuart Elster and Elder Gindroz;
bassist Michael Saucier; drummer Peter Buck; UCLA Global Jazz Vocal students Arya Hora, and Lauren Brewster. Anthony "Tony"
White MC'd the event.
All the proceeds from this event benefis Barbara Morrison Jazz Scholarship Fund at the UCLA
Herb Alpert School of Music.