Debra Filcman is a Chicago-based freelance journalist.
Tupac Shakur Releases His First Single: Sept. 25 in Hip-Hop History
Tupac fights against police brutality, Raekwon grabs the spotlight and we celebrate the birth of Will Smith and Donald Glover.
Mary J. Blige Drops Her Debut Album: July 28 in Hip-Hop History
This day in hip-hop history includes the release of Mary J. Blige's debut record, EPMD's classic Business Never Personal and LL Cool J's standoff with a shark.
Funk Music Hall of Fame Opens in Dayton, Ohio
The long-awaited Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center in Dayton, Ohio, has had its soft opening and expects a full opening this spring.
Bonnie Tyler’s Performs ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ Aboard Ship as the Song Hits No. 1 Again
As the moon obscured the sun yesterday, Bonnie Tyler's '80s hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" obscured just about everything else.
U2 Reportedly Set 2017 Release Date for New ‘Songs of Experience’ Album
U2 fans who have endured a long wait for the release of the band's new 'Songs of Experience' album may finally have two dates to circle on their calendars.
Green Day, Festival Promoters Explain Why an Acrobat’s Death Didn’t Stop the Show
Green Day and the Mad Cool Festival have explained why the band was allowed to perform after the on-stage death of an acrobat.
Watch Depeche Mode’s Intriguing 360-Degree Video for ‘Going Backwards’
The immersive video features a stripped down, live cut of 'Going Backwards," performed by Depeche Mode in a dark, sparse studio.
Listen to Coldplay’s New Single ‘All I Can Think About Is You’ From ‘Kaleidoscope’ EP
The band has also confirmed the track listing for 'Kaleidoscope,' which includes collaborations with Big Sean, the Chainsmokers and Brian Eno.