Sugah: Susie, Rolita, Tweet NJS4E: It's good to hear both sides of the story for once. Having so many artists under his wing must have been a difficult feat, considering what he was trying to achieve with many of you, and how young he was too, and then to be deserted by people he trusted to stick by him. Do you think that it all took its toll on a young man who had the … [Read more...] about Da Bassment: Susan Weems (of Sugah) Pt 4.
Missy' Elliot with Sista (and Devante) NJS4E: And then what happened? I think people just couldn't deal with it anymore - the negativity, DeVante changing, working long hours and having nothing to show for it in terms of records and labels offering record deals. It just made more sense at the time to leave, before it could get any worse. By that point Sista had already … [Read more...] about Da Bassment: Susan Weems (of Sugah) Pt 3.
Black music and culture gets a nationally televised platform with massive "crossover" reach On a historic Tuesday night (January 3rd 1989), The Arsenio Hall Show made its debut. Arsenio Hall was the first African-American to host a major talk show – and he did so very successfully, reaching a diverse cross-section of mostly under ‘30-something’ viewers. The debut of The … [Read more...] about 1989: Things Really Start To Heat Up