Goapele courtesy Alex Mateo

Event Recap: Goapele Talks Music, Activism and Being ‘Strong As Glass’

Songstress and Bay Area native Goapele recently brought her beauty, brains, and impressive pipes to NYC to chop it up with fans about her latest album, her family’s activist background, the state of R&B and how she feels the music […]

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Event Recap:  Bilal Breaks Down New Album ‘In Another Life’ in NYC

Fresh off one of the most talked about sets at Essence Fest this year, Money Over


Soul Icons on the Big Screen

Producing and filming a biopic can be a very taxing endeavor.  Not only do you have all the same worries of any other film, but

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Second Chances: Artists Who Soared After Being Dropped

Several artists were dropped from their labels early in their careers, only to find success later.  Kelly Rowland, Sevyn Streeter, Jhene Aiko, and Tamar Braxton


Close but No Cigar: The Problem with R&B artists in a Hip-Hop Clique

Is joining a rap crew the best move for today’s R&B artists?   Not since Ashanti’s rise with the Murder Inc. family have we really seen hip-hop

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2014 Grammy Predictions

With the 56th Annual Grammy Awards just around the corner (airing January 26th on CBS), here are SoulTrain.com’s unofficial predictions for the big hip-hop and


TV’s Top 5 Biopics

CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story aired on VH1 last month and was the highest-rated television film premiere of 2013, as well as the highest-rated original film


‘Purple Rain’: How the Movie and the Music Influenced Popular Culture

Calling Prince legendary is an understatement. For the last 30 years the Purple One has blessed us with hit after hit, moment after moment, treasure


Movie Review: ‘12 Years A Slave’

Cinema has provided us with a decent number of films based on the American shame that is slavery.  Perhaps the most detailed was Alex Haley’s

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Why Our Favorite Artists Should Stay OFF Of TV

Reality TV has always been the perfect place for your average Joe or Jane to get a little recognition. Whether you’re outwitting the competition on

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