Barbara-Shae Jackson

Recent posts by Barbara-Shae Jackson


Virginia Emcee Bas$quiat Premieres ‘Glorious’ Album; Announces Documentary Premiere

In Robert Sean Jackson’s own words, his Glorious album is “more of a feeling than an album.” On March 1st, 1994, the same night that the 36th Annual Grammy Awards aired and Whitney Houston won three Grammys, Robert was born in Montgomery, Alabama. Today, we know him as Bas$quiat, an unorthodox wordsmith and storyteller based in Virginia. From the moment my . . .

james worthy

Billboard Producer James Worthy Wants More Substance & Content in Urban Music (Interview)

Whether it’s multiple horns beeping in a sea of traffic, the clamoring of voices, or the screeching halt of city bus tires, the world around us makes many sounds. For the average person who speeds through their daily routine, it is not common to take notice — on the contrary, we have trained ourselves to . . .

How Whitney Houston Sang my Creative Soul into Existence

At age twenty-six I remembered with deep conviction the childhood moment when I realized I was alive; that I was a living being, that I wanted to create. It was a peculiar feeling being reintroduced to my younger, less reflective self by way of a memory; but it was gratifying. This memory took me back . . .