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Exclusive Premiere: Tori WhoDat – “Thru My City”

Just in time for your weekend, we’ve got the exclusive on brand new Tori WhoDat – check out the music video for “Thru My City”!  We asked Tori to tell us a little bit about this song and the story behind the video, produced and directed in collaboration with Street Savvy Unlimited and Iconick […]

 

Memphis Music: Our 10 Favorite Recent Releases

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of a good time. That’s the Memphis way. Typically we wouldn’t have to look farther than the HiTone or DKDC, but times are changing. As a result of coronavirus and social distancing protocols, many of us may have undoubtedly found ourselves wandering off the beaten […]

 

Stax Academy Alumni

It’s no secret that Memphis has given the world some of its more iconic hits and musicians. Whether it’s the blues, R&B, rap, rock-and-roll, or that signature soulful sound, Memphis is a home where melodies are made. A big part of that legacy is Stax Records, where big names such […]

 

This is Memphis Soul and R&B: curated by Tonya Dyson

Music has always been a huge part of my life from the time I was born. Growing up on steady portions of gospel from the church and soul music from the vinyl records that were found in my home, I developed a love that eventually led me to move to Memphis. I was born and […]

 

5 Questions with Marco Pavé

Marco Pavé is a native Memphian, gifted storyteller, and standout musician. Since 2012 when he released his first series of freestyle rap videos, he’s been performing and creating within the local hip hop scene and sharing his passion for Memphis, Black folks, and all things music. […]

 

The New Memphis Sound with David Porter

When legendary, GRAMMY-winning Stax Records singer-songwriter David Porter founded The Consortium MMT in 2012, his goal was to use his career success as a “door-opener” for the next generation of Memphis talent. “What hasn’t changed since the start of my career to now is the […]

 

5 Questions with Tia Henderson

Tia Henderson is a singer-songwriter based in Memphis, TN. With a melodic style that fuses both Jazz and R&B, Tia’s sound is sure to bring you emotion with a message. She’s performed all over the world and is currently on tour with Tank and the Bangas. For fans of Aretha Franklin, Jazmine […]

 

What Have We Learned From 4 Decades of Memphis Hip-Hop?

Ratta. Tatta. Ratta. Tatta. Ratta. Tatta. Boom.  Imagine the year is 1993, and you and the homies pull up to Crystal Palace in your mom’s 87’ Cutlass Supreme. Your high-top curl with the V-shape line up is freshly chopped by Napoleon’s Barber Shop in Smokey City. That one gold tooth is […]

 

Exclusive Premiere: Brandon Lewis – “Natural High”

We’ve got the exclusive on the new visuals for “Natural High” by Brandon Lewis, directed by Brandon McCoy (a.k.a B’Nodd)!  Brandon is a native Memphian who’s honed his music and art through the programming at The Consortium MMT – now, he’s got a series of singles set to release via […]

 

5 Questions with Carl Maguire of the Maguire Twins

Carl and Alan Maguire are identical, musically inclined twins who grew up in Hong Kong. At the age of 15, they moved to Memphis, where they fell in love with the jazz music they seldom heard in Hong Kong, and the rest is history. Ever since, they’ve been playing jazz music together around the […]

 

5 Questions with Don Bryant

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Music from Memphis: Checkout these 2020 Releases

We’re four months into 2020, and yes, it’s been a rough year so far. But there’s one thing we can count on, even in uncertain times: the power of music. Can you hear it? It’s the sound of April showers turning into May flowers, coming straight out of Memphis. Here’s a list of some of […]

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