One Wish: Rap/Sung Collaborations We Want to See in 2016

When we talk about the best rap/sung collaborations, we don’t mean the Grammys category; we’re talking collaborations we’d like to see from our favorite soul and hip-hop artists. With Eric Roberson and Phonte of The Foreign Exchange recently announcing plans […]

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The Power 20

The movers and shakers of the music business are often behind the scenes and largely unsung. The Power 20 list highlights those who

photocourtesysucharles’s 2016 R&B Freshman Class

Another year, and another list of breakout R&B stars. The Freshman Class list is not simply a gathering of hot singers. It is


#BlackWealthMatters: Building a Solid Financial Foundation in 2016

Black consumers spent over $1 trillion in 2015, yet black businesses as a whole only pulled in $183 billion. We now have undisputed proof

Patti LaBelle

Why Patti LaBelle is Singing All the Way to the Bank

We all watched a simple video review of Patti LaBelle's Sweet Potato Pie turn into a nationwide sellout. Now, the 71-year-old

Keke Wyatt

The Transition: Top Ten Artists Who Went From Major To Indie

The landscape of the music business has changed drastically. Artists no longer look to the major label system to thrive in music. Over the last

Phil Thorton w: R&B Divas

Executive Decisions: Phil Thornton

As a member of the Soul Train Power 20, record executive and TV producer Phillip Thornton's resume speaks for

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Turning Point: Boyz II Men’s ‘II’

Perhaps the greatest R&B group of the modern era, Boyz II Men, dominated the 90s with record-breaking hits and life changing melodies. As successful as


Will R&B Survive Its Evolution?

The year 2013 was a great one for R&B. The genre has spent the last 5 years slowly working its way back to the top

Candice Glover’s R&B Freshman Class of 2014

Elle Varner, The Weeknd, K. Michelle, and the recent 3 time Soul Train Award winner Tamar Braxton all have some thing in common: All are

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