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Highlight From SXSW 2017: Meeting Candice Pillay

I wanted to dive into this feature recollecting after a great trip from Austin, TX, while attending SXSW 2017.  One of the top highlights of my trip had to be attending the ASCAP Urban Showcase, & meeting Interscope singer-songwriter, Candice Pillay . Candice is one of my favorite creatives hailing from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa but…

Bruno Mars: I ‘Wouldn’t Be Here’ If Not For Black Artists

In an interview with Latina magazine, Bruno Mars pointed to the history of American music and praised black people for shaping the industry. “When you say ‘black music,’ understand that you are talking about rock, jazz, R&B, reggae, funk, doo-wop, hip-hop, and Motown. Black people created it all. Being Puerto Rican, even salsa music stems back to the Motherland [Africa]. So, in…