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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 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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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


The 80s: Miles Davis’ ‘Tutu’

In 1986, after his longstanding tenure with Columbia Records, jazz legend and trumpet player extraordinaire Miles Davis recorded his first album for Warner Brothers Records


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

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Jason “Juice” Williams: A Rising R&B and Soul Star

Jason “Juice” Williams is unquestionably one of the most talented independent vocalists and lyricists in America.  A native of Augusta, Georgia and affectionately known as “Juice,” Williams has


The Soul of Halloween

This past weekend on her popular eponymous MSNBC program, Tulane University professor and political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry took the last few minutes of her show to talk about


Heston – You [PREMIERE]

Funk and soul collide on the sensual ballad by Atlanta musician Heston. On "You," The R&B crooner does not attempt to complicate things by hiding  his motivation. He gently leads is admirer

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