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Teena Marie Lady T
Hot irons in the fire!  Fiery classic soul.  Lady T., Teena Marie didn’t have to take a backseat to anyone.  I was lucky enough to see her perform live one time. It was in a large Philadelphia arena.  The size of the crowd did not distract from the intimate punch Lady T. hammered home that night...

Stephanie Mills In The House
Stephanie Mills, Kingsley Smith (King from Powerhouse Radio), and Diane Prior. It’s 1980, we are in the studio of WAYV-FM, Atlantic City, NJ. Diane, our evening dj, went on to WKTU-FM in New York City, and me to 4 different FM stations in Philadelphia, PA.

Sparkle Then and Now
Whitney Houston’s “Celebrate,” a nice uptempo duet with Jordin Sparks of American Idol fame was recorded in early February, 2012. The latest “Sparkle” movie was released in August, 2012. The original film from 1976 starred Irene Cara. “Celebrate” is included in the soundtrack.

Nile Rodgers Chic Le Freak
Nile Rodgers, the surviving founder of Chic, chronicles the rise of his group in “Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny.” Co-founder Bernard Edwards died in Tokyo, Japan in 1996. The distinctive production style of Rodgers was responsible for hits by Diana Ross, David Bow...

Whitney Houston So Emotional
From Newark, New Jersey to Beverly Hills.  Whitney Houston: born August 9, 1963 in Newark.  Died: February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills. Celebrate her life with this “So Emotional” wallpaper from Picture Sleeve Pop.

Donna Summer Remembered
LaDonna Adrian Gaines was born on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1948. She grew up in Boston with her parents and two sisters.  By the time she was 12, she was singing Diana Ross and Dionne Warwick songs. On her approach to singing as an adult, Donna says in her autobiography “to this day I will a...

.#Music: (@YUMMYB4U) Yummy Bingham - Hard To Love
"Come Get It" singer-songwriter Yummy Bingham returns with the brand new single "Hard To Love," her first official release since the mixtape, No Artificial Flavorz, which dropped in January of 2014.

.#Mix Room: J. Drew - The Long Way Home (EP)
J. Drew is back with a new project titled The Long Way Home, 4-tracks of jazzy, swingin’ R&B. Entirely produced by Drew, the project has a unique sound...

.#Island: Konshens - Physically Fit
Twenty-nine year old dancehall star Konshens sees a “Physically Fit” lady he has his eye on in the club in this visual for his single. Full of slow-mo dance sequences, gyrating hip action and high energy, you have to be physically fit to do moves like this!

.#Island: Shaggy - I Need Your Love ft. Mohombi, Faydee & Costi, Plus Jimmy F...
Dancehall legend Shaggy is back with a new single “I Need Your Love” featuring Mohombi, Faydee & Costi. To promote the single, Shaggy visited Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night (April 22) for a friendly battle of who can be the best Shaggy is a “Shaggy Off”...

.#News: (@JordinSparks) Spring Has Sprung and So Has Love! Jordin Sparks and...
It now looks like the two are officially a couple and they’re not shy about it, either! In several IG posts, the couple appear boo’d up. A source tells E! News the pair are together and happy as ever...

.#News: (@Ciara) Ciara Slays L'Officiel Mag Cover
Russell Wilson's alleged new boo is one flawless woman! Ciara covers the May 2015 issue of L'Officiel Singapore, and we find ourselves asking, "what kind of slayage is this?"