LookHear of the Week: Hyukoh(혁오) – “Comes And Goes “(와리가리) : SFW

“I Am Charlie Wilson” – The Gap Band, despair, addiction and back. Interview with the Soul singer on his upcoming memoir and the life that’s filled its pages

…..”Give me a hit,” I croaked into her ear, sure I could score a little something from her out there on the street. “I’m clean, Charlie. Have been for three years,” [my cousin Shirley] said, her voice cracking. “Three years?” I yelled…..While I contemplated the thought, Shirley started to full-on cry, her face contorted, tears leaving streaks […]

CD Review: “Winter” by MBLAQ is their best thus far!

Review by: Mut Asheru It’s with a heavy heart that I write this review. WINTER is the 7th mini album MBLAQ a Korean male group that debuted only 5 years ago and is arguably the best musical effort they have produced to date. Having steadily progressed in skills and talents this album shows maturity in […]

CD Review: Christmas Anthony Hamilton Style…”Home for the Holidays” invokes the feel and comfort of home

Album review by: Melody Charles Pot liquor, smoked neck-bones, gravy puddled on a plate that you sop up with a biscuit: those flavors invoke the feel and comfort of home and that’s what I feel when I hear the voice of Anthony Hamilton. Seriously—-his voice is the truth.  Ever since the late 90s, the NC native’s gritty […]

CD Review: “The Box” by Indie R&B King Eric Roberson

CD Review by: LE LE SYMONE Eric Roberson is not the called by some “The King Of Independent R&B” for nothing. A New Jersey native who earned his music credentials at Howard University and built his career the old-fashioned way via songwriting and studio work with a variety of performers (Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild and […]

LookHear of the Week: “Be” – Daley

Music Maker Interview: Rapper Fiend on his new moniker ‘International Jones’ and performing with a live band

Written by: Breeze Jackson Artists born in New Orleans have a breadth of musical education that someone who isn’t from there might find hard to understand. Your earliest memories are colored by music and the characters who produce it. The discipline, hard work, and fun that is involved with its creation has seasoned all your memories. […]

Music Interview: Chauncey Black of “Blackstreet” – wants to set the record straight, starting with the ownership drama surrounding the name

Written By: Lele Symone For R&B fans coming of age in the 1990s, there was something special about Blackstreet: a hybrid of new jack swing, hip-hop and old school R&B that filled the airwaves with silky ballads and infectious club jams (“Booti Call,” “No Diggity,” “Before I Let You Go,” “Joy,” etc.) and who also […]

Music Interview: Singer / Songwriter Ledisi’s – Courage, confidence, trial and transformation

Written by: Melody Charles Courage, confidence, trial and transformation: in the nearly three years since her last album Pieces Of Me, singer and songwriter Ledisi Young has experienced growth and loss. Getting good with herself dovetailed with leaving a long-term relationship, but instead of secluding herself to the shadows and licking her wounds, the eight-time Grammy […]

LookHear of the Week: N’dambi “Imitator” – sfw