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“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 […]

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: Donell Jones on His Latest CD “Forever” and Finding that Special Someone

Written By: Melody Charles You can’t exactly tell from his youthful look, buttery croon and playful demeanor, but Donell Jones is a certified veteran in the music game. With gold and platinum-selling CDs in his catalog and an enviable arsenal of pop and R&B hits (“Where I Wanna Be,” “You Know That I love You,” […]

Musician Interview: Marsha Ambrosius the Person and Artist

Interview By: Lele Symone Her voice? Ethereal. Her pen game? Immaculate. And her success? Inevitable. With two back-to-back concert tours, a number one debut CD and a resume that reads like a “Who’s Who of Soul and Hip-Hop,” Marsha Ambrosius is having a stellar year. As one half of the London, England-hailing duo, Floetry, Natalie […]

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 […]


By: Melody Charles Kelly Price did more than hit the charts and earn her fourth Grammy nomination with her first new song in three years, “Tired”: apparently, she ignited a movement. “I was literally blown away,” says the 37-year-old from her Los Angeles home about hearing the news last week. “I was just telling someone […]

Music Interview: Sophia Darcell

Sophia Darcell  – Fresh Morning Breeze By: Mut Asheru Sophia Darcell is that fresh morning breeze seeping through your window pane. Her sound is jazzy loveliness offered up on the altar of pure sound that appeases the sound gods with an unheard of swiftness. With a breathy sound from her blessed voice they are made […]