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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...

ANE – Bitan (EP)
A certain mystique shines through her hypnotic songwriting, and her sultry vocals pull you in... The post ANE – Bitan (EP) appeared first on

Jacob Latimore Celebrates Starring Role in ‘Sleight,’ Drops ‘Love Drug’ Video
A fan favorite from his album Connection, "Love Drug" is about the intoxicating nature that new love exudes and in this case, Jacob Latimore is the supplier. The post Jacob Latimore Celebrates Starring Role in ‘Sleight,’ Drops ‘Love Drug’ Video appeared first on

Cymphonique – Drippin
On the song, the 20-year old collabed with hit music producer Scott Scorch for the new summer anthem, which features an interpolation of Wayne Wonder's "No Letting Go." The post Cymphonique – Drippin appeared first on

Beyonce’s Foundation Launches Scholarship Program
Yesterday (April 24) on the one year anniversary of the release of her Lemonade album, Bey announced the creation of The Formation Scholars program... The post Beyonce’s Foundation Launches Scholarship Program appeared first on

Atlanta R&B Songstress Seiko Drops Slinky Offering ‘Body Language’
On the song, Seiko can be heard crooning her deepest desires on the piano and guitar laden track, the 22-year-old vocalist bringing forth the most angelic take on slinky sensuality. The post Atlanta R&B Songstress Seiko Drops Slinky Offering ‘Body Language’ appeared first on

Soul Songstress Maysa Covers Pat Benatar’s ‘Love Is A Battlefield’
On May 26th, Maysa will release her 13th studio album Love Is A Battlefield. On the album, Maysa re-imagines a handful of R&B gems and surprising covers like Pat Benatar's "Love is A Battlefield." The post Soul Songstress Maysa Covers Pat Benatar’s ‘Love Is A Battlefield’ appeared first on Singe...


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