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Category Archives: Urban-Hip-hop
Planet VI’s "The American Dream" opens a new musical chapter for the Thomas brothers, Uptown and A.I., who stepped away from writing hits for others to create a striking and ultimately inspiring portrait of what it takes to get by … Continue reading
New York soul singer-songwriter Maiysha received a Grammy nomination in the "Best Urban/Alternative Performance" category for "Wanna Be," one of the more personal songs from her debut CD, "This Much Is True." Maiysha is a trained jazz singer who is … Continue reading
Black Kold Madina is Kim Rivers Roberts, a New Orleans native who is one of the city’s rap artists. Roberts lost nearly all of her music in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, but recovered a half-dozen tracks from different points in … Continue reading
Heston aptly describes himself as a folk singer doing soul music. He has an old-school heart and sensibility, singing about personal struggles and experiences in a heartfelt way against funky and acoustic backdrops. "Storyteller" is filled with wonderful examples of … Continue reading
Gordon Chambers is on a musical mission. The acclaimed R&B songwriter turned vocalist wants to restore the tradition in soul music that celebrates love and relationships. His latest recording, "Love Stories," explores various stages of relationships with an eye to … Continue reading