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

Music Interview: Guitarist Mark Letteri of ‘Snarky Puppy’ on the recent Grammy win and working with Lalah Hathaway

Written by: Melody Charles If you’ve been a part of the re-emerging  30+ live music scene in Dallas, TX over the last few years, chances are you’ve heard—or seen—the long, lean guitar-wielding machine known as Mark Letteri. Ahem…make that the Grammy Award-winning guitarist, composer and producer Mark Letteri. For years the Ft. Worth, TX-based performer […]

LookHear: Amel Larrieux – ‘Afraid’