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Dr. Teeth: Eye To Eye

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past few months, then you’ve seen the slew of music videos by Mike Jones and Paul Wall. You may have also noticed the “Dr. Teeth Productions” graphic in the beginning of every video. But who is Dr. Teeth? It sounds like a demonic dentist in… Read more »

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Chris Brown: New Kid On The Block

While waiting for a lift in the Manhattan offices of Jive Records, Chris Brown is openly singing to himself, taking little notice of those around him. The singing is sensational, and he is obviously confident, but the song isn’t his; it’s Usher’s “Nice & Slow”. Although it’s safe to say there will never be another… Read more »

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Cruna: Life On The Outside

With a stage name like Cruna, Ke.Anthony Dillard better know how to sing. His single “Take Me Higher” is a calypso-tinged ditty about love and happiness. But times weren’t always so cheerful for one of the newest R&B crooners with a throwback style. Cruna was raised in a family full of Gospel singers. Despite the… Read more »

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Miri Ben-Ari: Strings Attached

She went from recording “Overnight Celebrity” to becoming an overnight celebrity, but don’t call Miri Ben-Ari a one-hit wonder. This Israeli-born artist is out to prove that a violin-toting virtuoso can be more than a novelty in the world of Hip-Hop. Although she came with Bach-inspired fire on Twista’s “Overnight Celebrity”, the hit song was… Read more »

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Blair Underwood: Man Of Distinction

When you hear the name Blair Underwood, you may fondly reminisce on the 1985 classic film Krush Groove, in which he portrayed now-billionaire Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons. Or perhaps you envision the good-man banker who so desperately tried to save Jada Pinkett’s character Stoney in the dramatic film Set It Off. Whatever your first memory… Read more »

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Steve Spacek: For The People

You know that chilled-out music that DJ’s play in the wee hours of the night at lounges? Often times, we’re too preoccupied or too stubborn to ask what it is. Steve Spacek’s solo debut Space Shift is that kind of album that you wish you had ask about. The Electronic-Soul fusion finds the front-man of… Read more »

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Ne-Yo: Unplugged

Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo is entering the entertainment industry strongly – slowly perfecting each angle of the game. Although he is only 22, Ne-Yo is not a newcomer to the scene. Growing up in a musical household in Las Vegas, his talents were engrained in him from birth, and he began honing his crafts in his teens…. Read more »

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Sean Paul: Just Cause

Sean Paul is known to sing during his interviews. In fact, he never stops singing or writing, his music being the obvious outlet for everything he has to say. But what do we really know about this Dancehall maestro, who has had a hand in bringing Jamaican music back to its glory days reminiscent of… Read more »

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Na’Sha: Straight Up

The road to a singer following their dreams of becoming a household name is often long-traveled. For Na’sha it has been a struggle all the same, and the path to an already bright career. Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, she fell in love with music as a child, listening to everyone from Aretha Franklin and… Read more »

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Si*Se: Chameleons Of Sound

If you mixed Sade’s sweet voice with a little of Portishead’s edginess and a Latino swing, you still wouldn’t have enough genres to describe Si*Se’s sound. Formed by DJ Carol C. and U.F.L.O.W. (Cliff Cristofaro), the six-piece group has evoked just about every type of music and instrumentation into their sophomore effort, More Shine, which… Read more »

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Floetry: Opposites Attract

It’s funny how two women who used to play against each other on the basketball court in high school now are credited with making some of the most soulful music together. As different as Floetry members Marsha Ambrosius (the Songstress) and Natalie Stewart (the Floacist) seem to be, the better their music gets. The two… Read more »

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