Brian Angel

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 up for the challenge. The group dropped their EP The Reunion a few months ago […]

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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


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


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


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


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

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?

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