In Awesome News: ‘The Maya Rudolph Show’ Is Coming To NBC!

In Awesome News: ‘The Maya Rudolph Show’ Is Coming To NBC!

One of my favorite veterans from Saturday Night Live is getting her own show! The Maya Rudolph show is scheduled to premiere Monday, May 19th at 10pm ET/PT on NBC. The show will be the simple, yet effective variety format with musical guests. SNL’s Lorne Michaels will executive produce the series and will feature an array of guest stars including Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, Craig Robinson and…

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XD Artist To Watch: Steffanie Christi’an

XD Artist To Watch: Steffanie Christi’an

Often times when presented with Rock N’ Roll, we imagine big haired white men playing guitars on stage and screaming at the top of their lungs. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with that as I just finished playing Bad English’s epic, monster ballad “When I See You Smile.” However, we are living time where we are redefining music and making it our own. Often times, we’re taking back our…

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6 Tips To Help You Spring Into Summer

6 Tips To Help You Spring Into Summer

It’s Spring time! For most of us, Winter is finally acting like the bitch it is and going back into hiding. The flowers are blooming and if you know like I know, the pollen count has brought you crippled to your knees. Spring is the season of renewal. “The old falls away to make way for the new.” Now is a time to thrive and to do that, but you’ve got to make an investment now. Here are a few…

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Introducing: Roman GianArthur

Part of the incredibly talented group of artists, the Wondaland Arts Society, Roman GianArthur has remained relatively quiet and behind the scenes, working predominantly with Janelle Monáe since her groundbreaking album The ArchAndroid. Roman is slowly but surely working his way to the forefront, however, with hopes of a new EP coming soon and a full-length album to follow. Think a mix of Raphael…

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After Dark: XD Talks Sex, Love, And His Fear of Dating On ‘Talk About Sex’

After Dark: XD Talks Sex, Love, And His Fear of Dating On ‘Talk About Sex’

I recently had an in depth interview with, Tony. Tony is a Black Sex Master (A Black guy who has a Masters Degree in Sexuality) and has an amazing podcast called “Talk About Sex.” We sat for an interview, and what was supposed to be an hour, ended up being 90 minutes of me being the most honest and raw I have ever been on the internet to date. Listen to the interview below, and leave comments…

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‘The Tenth’ Explores the Phenomenon of the Black Gay Male

‘The Tenth’ Explores the Phenomenon of the Black Gay Male

Last night was the gallery debut for the new publication ‘The Tenth’ and TheXDExperience.com was on hand for all of the celebrations. Held at a gallery in the Bowery area of lower Manhattan, the launch event was an intimate gathering of artists, taste makers, supporters and friends, all interested in seeing what the minds behind ‘The Tenth’ had created.

More of an artsy literary journal than your…

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New Music: Vancouver Sleep Clinic - Winter [EP]

New Music: Vancouver Sleep Clinic – Winter [EP]

One thing you’re most likely going to notice about my taste in music is that the majority of it sounds like it was made while under the influence of one or more hard narcotics. The Winter EP from Vancouver Sleep Clinic is definitely no exception. And while musically it may be pleasing to the ear and calming to the soul, if you pay close attention to the lyrics they’re actually some of the most…

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The Latest Release From Moonchild Sends Us To The Moon!

The Latest Release From Moonchild Sends Us To The Moon!

I have been playing this album all week and I need to share it with you all. I recently discovered a Los Angeles R&B group through Bandcamp during my weekly music dig to find new gifts to bless my ears. Andris, Andrea, and Max of Moonchild have given me the greatest gift with their latest album Press Rewind.Each track is smooth, mellow and makes you want to curl up in bed with your siggie-o or…

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New Music: The Roots - When The People Cheer [audio]

New Music: The Roots – When The People Cheer [audio]

The Legendary Roots crew release a new track called When The People Cheer from their upcoming album scheduled to be released later this year. Listen and tell us what you think about this track from The Roots below.

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New Music: River Tiber - The Star Falls EP

New Music: River Tiber – The Star Falls EP

Although I’m (im)patiently waiting for the full-length album to grace my iTunes, this five track EP by River Tiberis more than enough to keep me occupied until then. Canadian-born Tommy Paxton-Beesley wrote, produced and provided all vocals to this hypnotic collection of tracks that will be sure to inspire even the most holy to want to light up. Listen to the EP below and let us know what you…

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Take A Breather: New App That Brings Peace And Quiet To Your Fingertips

Take A Breather: New App That Brings Peace And Quiet To Your Fingertips

It’s 12:30 in the afternoon. You just finished your interview, and you need sometime to kill before the next one at 2pm. It was an intense interview, and you really need to relax. Decompress, even. Your house is an hour uptown, and it’s raining, and Starbucks is beyond crowded. What do you do?
You pull out your phone, and take a Breather.

Designed for the person who is always on the run, Breather…

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X. D. Signs On As ‘Quarter Century’ Executive Producer And To Be Featured On The X. D. Experience Network

X. D. Signs On As ‘Quarter Century’ Executive Producer And To Be Featured On The X. D. Experience Network

“QUARTER CENTURY,” GROUNDBREAKING NEW DIGITAL SERIES FROM FILMMAKER SHAYLA RACQUEL NOW IN PRODUCTION FOR SEASON TWO

XAVIER D’LEAU SIGNS ON AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND SERIES TO PREMIERE ON THE XD EXPERIENCE NETWORK

LAUNCHES INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN TO FUND SERIES

(April 7 2014 – New York City) QUARTER CENTURY, the groundbreaking digital series from filmmaker, Shayla Racquel, continues it’s success…

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Review: Hip-Hop’s #1 Radio Show Comes to VH1 with ‘This Is Hot97’

Review: Hip-Hop’s #1 Radio Show Comes to VH1 with ‘This Is Hot97′

Ever wonder what a Hip-Hop version of “The Office” would look like? Well VH1 has you covered! This Is Hot97 is an unscripted comedy show that follows the day-to-day operations of New York City’s most iconic radio show.

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Jazmine Sullivan Is Back With First Performance Since Hiatus + “Break My Little Heart”

Jazmine Sullivan Is Back With First Performance Since Hiatus + “Break My Little Heart”

One of my favorite artists of all time, Jazmine Sullivan is back and looking, and sounding, better than ever! She is slated to release new material towards the end of 2014, however, my girl is back with her first live performance since her 3 year hiatus. Check out the clip of her singing a jazzy rendition of Daft Punk’s hit, “Get Lucky”

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