Profile: Sebastian Mikael–How High

Experimentation and taking risks are both parts of everyday living. It’s only natural for these to be characteristics of singers. Many who’ve suppressed their fear of criticism have gone on to enjoy industry longevity, reinventing themselves without compromising their identity […]

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Q&A: Teddy Riley—Chapter 3, “Reinventing Michael Jackson”

The best should always work with the best. Given Teddy Riley’s reputation making hit urban and pop music, it was only a matter of time


How Too: Still Remembering Redd Foxx (A Original Short Story)

First, there’s a large thud heard from above.  The distinct sound of intense coughing follows a couple minutes later. This noise startles Donny, his hands shoved


Concert Review: Stokley with Phil Denny and Shaun LaBelle at The Loft

Hundreds of people dressed in their most impressive upscale evening attire. Round tops highlighted by the glow of flickering candles. Not a single empty seat. The


Sound Check: RND—“Be With Me”

One of RND’s two managers is frantic, his eyes bulged, mouth gaping, sweat streaking from his forehead to his face. Following yet another

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Happy Birthday, Don Cornelius: The Party

On September 27, we celebrate the birthday of the late great Don Cornelius, Soul Train’s iconic creator. Born Donald Cortez Cornelius in 1936 in Illinois, the

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Profile: Anthony Lewis: The Gift

There should be no reason to ask whether or not Anthony Lewis can sing. The Los Angeles, CA born entertainer dared to reinterpret the group

Malina Moye_Rock and Roll Baby Exclusive: Malina Moye—A ‘Rock & Roll Baby’ Is Born 

Rock n roll music is as deeply personal as it is colorful, flashing sparks of premeditated improvisation mixed with glowing collisions of carefully

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Q&A: Teddy Riley—Chapter 2, “Pete Rock and Heavy D”

Where would music be today without the contributions and influence of Teddy Riley? A standard-bearer in production since a teenager, Riley’s intricate ear heard the right


Album Review: Kierra Sheard ‘Graceland’

Six songs into Graceland, Kierra Sheard’s fifth studio album, the multi-award-winning Detroit native opens up about her “Flaws,” an emotionally personal testimonial which sounds more

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