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Profile: Shaun LaBelle–Now You See Me

Highly-regarded producer/musician Shaun LaBelle is sitting in his hotel lobby, stringing his bass while speaking with SoulTrain.com. It’s mostly quiet, the faint sound of football could be heard coming from a nearby wall-mounted television. Asked his favorite Soul Train memory, […]

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Sound Check: Brian Angel—Double Duty with ‘Daybreak’

Pulling off touring with a group while establishing yourself as a solo artist is no easy feat but Brian Angel of Day 26 fame is

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Q&A: Avery*Sunshine

When it comes to independent R&B and soul, things probably don’t get any better than Avery*Sunshine. Since releasing her self titled 2010 debut, the “Ugly

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Is Beyoncé the Tina Turner of This Generation?

It was bound to happen. During her 2005 Kennedy Center Honors performance, megastar singer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter revealed there’s not one, but two important women named Tina

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Does Neo-Soul Music Still Exist?

In the mid-90s, music entrepreneur Kedar Massenburg launched a musical genre that changed lives of many artists including D’Angelo, Maxwell, and Erykah Badu. It was

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Q&A: Goapele–‘Strong As Glass’

Whether it’s through a beautiful ballad or a powerful political anthem, Goapele has made a career out of music that touches the

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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

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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

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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



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