“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 […]

Interview: Freddie Jackson: Droppin Knowledge. Yungsters listen up

FREDDIE JACKSON: Coming from the Heart and Soul By: Melody Charles He’s a Harlem-born, church-cultivated  word-processor-turned crooner who, just over 25 years ago, cemented his status among other R&B love men of that time by hitting it big with the number one smash “Rock Me Tonight.” Downright inescapable in the 80s and 90’s with songs […]