Cynthia Robinson of Sly & the Family Stone Passes at 69<br />

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Frankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House Music, Speaks! [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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As a kid growing up in the South Bronx, the late Frankie Knuckles (who passed away March 31 at the age of 59) never dreamed of being… Read More

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What’s the Greatest Marvin Gaye Song of All Time? [POLL]

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Today marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Marvin Gaye, an irreplaceable presence in soul music that’s never been filled… Read More

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Shirley Caesar is a multi-award winning artist, pastor, and humanitarian. With a career that has spanned over six decades, the “First Lady of… Read More

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Embarking upon a creative path might be the loneliest road of them all. The future depends on your ability to imagine and create… Read More

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On April 1, 1984, Marvin Gaye was infamously shot to death after a domestic dispute with his father in their Los Angeles home one… Read More

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[NEW MUSIC] Alicia Keys + Kendrick Team Up for ‘Spider-Man 2’

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Alicia Keys ft. Kendrick Lamar, “It’s On Again” Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar teamed up for this tune… Read More

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When it comes to manifesting ones dreams, Em Jai knows the importance of sacrificing… Read More


[AFRICAN CONNECTION] Akon Lights Up the Motherland

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Akon has seen the light—and in more ways than one. For starters, the hit-making musician has always been quite the philanthropist… Read More


[NEW MUSIC] Kelis Gets Ready to ‘Rumble’

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Kelis, “Rumble” [VIDEO] Kelis’s new “Rumble” video features Christian Lamb-directed visuals… Read More

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Frankie Beverly Talks 38 Years of Maze [INTERVIEW]

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Every funk band has a front man. It’s an old-school law obeyed by Maurice White, whose vocals reigned supreme as Earth, Wind… Read More

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