BGN Playlist: BGN Black Ass Summer

BGN is ending June, National African American Music Appreciation Month and the first month of summer on a dancing note with the #BGNBlackAssSummer Playlist. We have talked to our fans and our staff to come up with the songs that are unapologetically black and undeniably summer. Here's BGN's Black Ass Summer Playlist of over...

SURPRISE! Beyonce and Jay Shock the World with “Everything Is Love”

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z surprise the world with a long-awaited collaborated album Everything Is Love. The album is worth the wait! We all know the Carters are currently touring the world for their second On The Run Tour. But, no one said a thing about the couple's decision to shock the world--while on said tour--with nine tracks...

Bye Wally–Heyyy Keiynan

Legends of Tomorrow just lost Wally West. As a regular cast member. In a statement posted to Twitter after the official studio announcement, Keiynan Lonsdale explains that he is headed into another direction creatively, but is not leaving Wally--and Wally fans--behind completely. https://twitter.com/KeiynanLonsdale/status/1004356381321805829 Wally's storyline was actually in a weird place after he popped in midseason....

This Really Is America

By Appei Porbeni, America (the United States of America) has always been an object of fascination for me. Growing up in Nigeria, I always heard those around me herald it as the greatest in the world. It’s a true paragon of what a nation should be. Not like our devastated and corrupt taped-together-and-barely-standing excuse for a...

‘Beat Shazam’ Season 2 Features Foxx Father-Daughter Duo

By Ayana Arnette Underwood Corinne Foxx is joining her father Jamie Foxx as the newest DJ on the game show “Beat Shazam”. Season 2 premieres on Tuesday, May 29th at 8/7c on Fox. BGN had the chance to speak to Corinne and gather the juicy details about the second season.   BGN: It’s so exciting that...

#BGNPlaylist Is Back For ‘Black Panther’

I have one passion project for BGN that is near and dear to my heart and it's the #BGNPlaylist. We've heard you ask when we would start back up, and this month we got you. Just in time for Black Panther. An idea that came to fruition back in early 2017, has created a new way...

BGN Music: Cam O’bi – “Tenderheaded” feat. Smino

Some of you may have heard of Cam O’bi already, but remember the name. I first learned about Cam from Noname’s deeply personal, fraught, but sublime classic Telefone from 2016, a bonafide classic record of startling intimacy. The most obvious star track would have to be “Diddy Bop,” the breezy outdoor jam featuring Raury and...

Interview With Singer & Songwriter Freelamour

In November of 2017, Netflix released their highly anticipated show She's Gotta Have It, a ten episode serie based off of famed director Spike Lee's 1986 film of the same name. The show stars DeWanda Wise as the protagonist Nola Darling, a Black woman going through a journey of self-discovery though her friendships, romantic relationships...

Exclusive Music Video Debut: ‘Gingerbread Hag’ by Uncommon Nasa

Uncommon Nasa has been a fixture in NYC hip-hop for years, a presence circulating through a surprising amount of some beloved releases, and highly linked to El-P’s seminal Definitive Jux label. His label Uncommon Records has been active since the early 2000s, drawing a creative route through left-of-center emcees like Short Fuze, Gajah, and...

Pixar Releases New Clips For Their Newest Film ‘Coco’

New clips and featuretts for Pixar's upcomming film 'Coco' give us more details about the film and a glimpse behind the scenes.
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