Andre Cymone 'The Stone'

New Sounds: Spring Soul, 2014 Edition

Last year, featured a collection of new albums slated for release in the spring of 2013.  This time around, we’re focusing on a sampling of new works that have just recently been released, and are an absolute must for […]

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Prince 3rdEyeGirl

Prince and 3rdEyeGirl’s Manchester Take-Over

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to…Rock.  Your.  Face.  OFF!”  This was clearly the message on February 22, when Prince and 3rdEyeGirl took the


Recap: Sheila E.’s Elevate Oakland Benefit

[caption id="attachment_24387" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Co-founders: Sheila E., Lynn Mabry, Jason Hofmann, Yoshi Akiba. Photo by Christopher Victorio.[/caption]

Much has been discussed and debated over


Onward and Upward: Sheila E.’s Elevate Oakland Benefit

We know her as one of the baddest women to ever pound out Latin rhythms on the timbales and bring the funk with the kick

56th GRAMMY Awards - GRAMMY Gift Lounge - Day 3

Recap: Grammy Weekend 2014

Another high-voltage Grammy Awards weekend has drawn to a close, and once again was on hand to experience the magic and electricity “Music’s Biggest

Kev Choice 'Oakland Riviera'

Album Review: Kev Choice ‘Oakland Riviera’

Oakland, CA native Kev Choice is no stranger to the music scene.  Having toured and recorded with some of the greatest hip-hop, soul, and R&B

Danielle Curiel

Artist to Artist: Danielle Curiel

Dancer/singer Danielle Curiel’s career was catapulted into the stratosphere when she was tapped to write and direct the music video for “Breakfast Can Wait,” the

Janelle Monae

2013 Soul Train Awards Nominee Spotlight: The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

The scene is familiar: You jump in your car, turn on the radio, and cruise through the city with the windows rolled down, wind blowing


Where We Come From: The Black Rock Coalition’s ‘Deep Roots of Rock n Roll’

As prevalent as hip-hop, R&B, and soul are in the cannon of modern black musical expression, it is widely acknowledged that African Americans’ contributions to

2013 STA Logo

We Got Soul: The 2013 Soul Train Awards Are Go!

It’s that time of year again--leaves revealing golden hues, pumpkin making its appearance in virtually everything worth eating or imbibing, brisk winds ushering forth the

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