....."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 down her cheeks and chin. … [Read more...] about “I Am Charlie Wilson” – The Gap Band, despair, addiction and back.
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 won a Grammy Award in the process. But years later, its … [Read more...] about Music Interview: Chauncey Black of “Blackstreet” – wants to set the record straight, starting with the ownership drama surrounding the name
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," "Love Like This" and his signature take on the Stevie Wonder … [Read more...] about Music Interview: Donell Jones on His Latest CD “Forever” and Finding that Special Someone
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 “The Floacist” Stewart and Marsha “The … [Read more...] about Musician Interview: Marsha Ambrosius the Person and Artist