Soul Retrospective: Tower of Power

For over 40 years, Tower of Power has been the favorite of those who loved hard-driving, high- powered R&B. While the band is often known for its revolving door of lead singers, the band’s founders, Emilio Castillo and Steve “Doc” […]

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Robert Glasper Black Radio 2

Album Review: The Robert Glasper Experiment ‘Black Radio 2’

For most non-traditional music connoisseurs, listening to the radio nowadays is like placing your ears on sound punishment. Gone is the vast array of gifted


Sound Check: Musiq Soulchild & Syleena Johnson–Where R&B Meets Reggae

The number 9 has many meanings and connotations that span from leadership to the spiritual realm. However, in the musical sense, 9 has a different

Charlie Wilson

Urban AC Radio: R&B Haven or Graveyard?

Some have considered the separation of genres on radio the death of urban music. While more hip-hop- driven R&B stayed in the general format, more


The Sacrifice of R&B

Is it accurate to say long gone are the days of R&B, or has there been an inadvertent shift in the definition of the genre?


Always The Bridesmaid: The Grammys and R&B

The Grammys have had a love/hate relationship with Rhythm and Blues over the years. Who can forget India.Arie's infamous 7 nominations and all of the


Abiah: Life As Abiah

There is no doubt that soul music needs a fresh face every once in awhile. Enter Abiah (fornerly known as Jeremiah) and his newest album, Life As A


Artist to Artist: Bilal–Supersonic Soul

Little Richard.  Chuck Berry.  James Brown.  Marvin Gaye.  Prince.  Michael Jackson.  These are the names of a mere handful of multi-faceted soul men whose studio recordings and live


John Legend – Who Did That to You?

"Who Did That to You?" by John Legend is the second offering from the upcoming motion picture soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's new film 'Django Unchained.' Last week, Maybach Music rapper 


Emeli Sande – Clown

Emeli Sande takes a stand in the song and R&B music video for “Clown,” a reminder that it’s honorable to fight for the right to be ourselves, rather than give in to what the

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