Debra Filcman is a Chicago-based freelance journalist.
Public Enemy Stand Up for MLK: October 1 in Hip-Hop History
Records by Public Enemy, Prince and Xzibit were released on Oct. 1 in hip-hop history.
MC Lyte Goes R&B on ‘Act Like You Know Me': Sept. 17 in Hip-Hop History
On Sept. 17, Mariah Carey stunned once again with her vocal range, MC Lyte went in a new direction and Jay-Z tops the soundtrack for a Martin Lawrence comedy.
How Run-DMC Translated Aerosmith’s ‘Hillbilly Jibberish’ on ‘Walk This Way’
Run-DMC's cover of Aerosmith's 'Walk This Way' helped them break into the mainstream in 1986, but it wasn't their choice to record it.
Joe Jackson Dies: Family and Others React on Twitter
After the death of Joe Jackson, members of his family and other stars issued statements about his life on social media.
Joe Jackson on Health Battle: ‘The Sun Sets When the Time Comes’
A tweet from Joe Jackson, who has been hospitalized with terminal cancer, seemed to acknowledge that he has little time left.