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Sonic Boom:
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Soul legend Ronald Isley, 72, has been famous for the majority of his life. Performing his first solo in church when he was a toddler… Read More

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At a very young age, indie singer Kai Martin knew her pipes were made to blow sweet harmonies. And while growing up she might have… Read More

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We all know rappers tell tall tales about a lot of things, from the alleged life of crime they lived before they made it big or what… Read More

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This is your third time performing at Essence, and your first in support of your upcoming album SUMMERS. Will you perform… Read More

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Why I Just Can't Get Into Magna Carta...Holy Grail

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